A team of surgeons from Israel’s Rabin Medical Center recently flew to Ethiopia to teach local surgeons how to carry out laparoscopic surgery. The hospital in Ethiopia where the local surgeons work serves a community of eight million people.
The procedure is considered a modern operation and is done through small incisions. The camera used in the procedure enters the patient’s body and provides the surgeons with a clear picture of the affected area.
Israel News Company reported that the members of the Israeli team volunteered to teach the surgeons the procedure at the main hospital in Ethiopia’s Bahir Dar.
“In Ethiopia, they are performing gastric surgeries by opening the stomach from bottom to top, just like we were doing 50 years ago,” Dr. Hanoch Kashtan, head of Rabin Medical Center’s Division of General Surgery, explained.
Dr. Kashtan continued, “I realized that I could teach them how to carry out advanced surgeries that we are currently performing as daily operations.” (Article from Jerusalem Online)