• 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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San Ignacio, Belize May 2015

Jaylene.Rubon

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 mission trips.

 

LisetteChan.andClodomina

This is Lisette Chan and her mother, Clodomina from the village of Succotz. Lisette is 14 years old and presents with a large mass of her right breast causing her and her Mom a great deal of worry. Women’s surgical services are lacking here in the jungle of Cayo, and the HHA Team has pledged to work with the Staff of the San Ignacio Community Hospital to provide support for the evaluation and management of these conditions. Lisette underwent removal of the mass and took the first step towards peace of mind.

 

Jadiner.Yacab

Jadiner Yacab is a 5 year-old boy from Santa Elena who presented to us with microtia of his right ear. Microtia is a congenital deformity of the ear affecting 1 in 6000 births and is nearly twice as common in male children. Microtia is treated at the age of 6-7 years and the HHA Team promised his family our care during a future mission.

 

David.Trujillo

This is David Alberto Trujillo, a 26 year old young man from Benque with his mother Elisabeth. David has been concerned about an enlarging tumor of his left upper back which has begun to cause him pain. The Team was able to remove it today and David should be back working as a pig farmer painfree.

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