Photo of the Week: September 10th

Surgery Being Performed at St. Damien's

St. Damien’s surgery is composed of two surgical suites, a recovery room, prep room, and a sterile changing area. The staff of
15 includes 2 doctors, 4 nurses, 2 certified nursing assistants, and 3 technicians who were trained in Italy. Around 360 surgeries are
performed a year by the staff, and include colostomy, hypospadias, hydrochephelus, hernias, and oncology referalls. There are also
visiting teams of surgeons who come 4x a year, and perform an additional 160 surgeries annually. Patients are referred to surgery
from the general clinic and the emergency room, and the chief of surgery consults on 5-7 patients a day (monday through friday) to
determine if surgery is needed. Non-emergency surgery is performed Monday through Friday, while emergency surgery is performed 7 days a week.

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