Friday morning in Thanh Hoa

Docs are making rounds on the final patients. The rest of the CSI team members are packing up, counting charts, paying bills and blogging. After evaluating many more potential patients than we imagined this week, the team was able to perform surgery on 28 urology and 31 ENT patients. So many grateful families; so many changed lives!

Our team was also able to incorporate an educational curriculum into the busy week, which was an important goal for the mission.

The week’s finale last night was a team-building dinner with our Vietnamese counterparts at a restaurant of their choosing, complete with karaoke, an essential part of Vietnamese entertaining. Very, very funny!!  It’s been a memorable, successful week in Thanh Hoa. Here are few final photos before we start our long trek home.