FTW’s second specialist Maxillofacial and Orthodontic mission has been a resounding success. The collaborative approach of the missions is designed to complement the international Fellowship programs in the UK and Canada so that a true craniofacial service can be established in Vietnam.
Missions in 2018
36 patients were assessed by the 2018 FTW team in collaboration with the Da Nang General Hospital doctors, and the week’s operating schedule was planned.
Missions in 2017
For the first time, Facing the World brought a small team of Consultants from the UK to Vietnam representing all aspects of Maxillofacial surgery, with the aim of holding a week of concentrated teaching and operating focused on one speciality. The charity hopes to hold more such targeted missions to supplement the UK Fellowship Program and the much larger cross-speciality annual missions.
120 patients were initially assessed by the multidisciplinary team of consultant surgeons brought by the Facing the World charity. In all, there were 17 doctors representing the following specialities: Neurosurgery, ENT, Maxillofacial Surgery, Ocular Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery, Anaesthesiology.