• San Ignacio, Belize May 2015

    This is 5 month old Jaylene Rubon and her mother, Daisy from San Ignacio. Daisy has a stable hemangioma of her right forehead. Daisy wanted an opinion about treatment options for her daughter. The HHA Team assured her that as Jaylene grew the hemangioma would shrink and resolve. We will be monitoring Jaylene on future Continue Reading

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  • About Us

    Based in New York City, Healing Hands Abroad is a multi-disciplinary group of volunteer medical professionals.  We share a common interest: providing specialized surgical care to the underprivileged communities of the world. Founder and President Dr. Michael J. Lacqua initially traveled to Central America to provide plastic surgical care to patients of the Cayo District Continue Reading

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  • Tena, Ecuador November 2016

      The Healing Hands Abroad Team traveled to Tena, Ecuador for a week-long mission serving the indigenous Kichwa communities around Tena, Misabualli and Chontapunta. These Amazon Basin mestizos people have poor access to healthcare, with only one public hospital in Tena which is both understaffed and devoid of specialty services. Many Kichwas are forced to Continue Reading

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  • Benque Viejo, Belize April 2014

    Rosibel Cruz, seen here with her two sons, Kieran and Zinaan, suffered from an enlarging, painful mass of her left upper thigh which she could not afford to have treated. The Team successfully removed what appeared to be a benign tumor at the Western Regional Medical Center, relieving Rosibel of much pain and worry.   Continue Reading

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    Healing Hands Abroad was established to address the prevalent issue of people in desperate need of specialized surgical care. Jesse is a perfect example of the type of patient we see repeatedly. We met Jesse through the staff of the Good Shepard Clinic about 7 years ago in the small village of Succotz in Western Continue Reading

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Benque Viejo, Belize April 2014

RosabelCruzRosibel Cruz, seen here with her two sons, Kieran and Zinaan, suffered from an enlarging, painful mass of her left upper thigh which she could not afford
to have treated. The Team successfully removed what appeared to be a benign tumor at the Western Regional Medical Center, relieving Rosibel of much pain and worry.

 

 

 

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JuanitaAlvarado2The HHA was visited by a patient we cared for during an earlier mission. Juanita Alvarado, now 85 years old, presented to us initially in 2012 with a growth on her scalp that grew for nearly 13 years because of lack of available treatment. The Team excised the cancerous growth and Juanita did well. She presents this time with a much less challenging concern – a small nevus seen on her left cheek which we readily excised.

RosaldoTzibThis is Rosaldo Tzib who has beensuffering from a worsening skin condition for quite some time now and her doctors in Cayo have not been able to helpher. The HHA Team took the first step in trying to determine the etiology of her facial condition and has pledged to treat her on future missions.

 

 

NathanTilletNathan Tillet is a 15 year-old young man from Benque Viejo who presented to the Team with a lesion of his left forehead. It was determined to be premalignant, but because of its location the local doctors were reluctant to remove it. Nathan underwent successful removal and he will return to his
studies at the Sacred Heart High School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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