Cleft Lip / Palate congenital deformity

On November 5, 2016, specialist in Cleft Lip / Palate congenital deformity arrived in Sulaimany upon the invitation of Kurdistan Save the Children.

Dr. Brian Sommerlad, will stay in Sulaimany until November 13. During this time, Dr. Sommerlad will be performing surgeries on the children with different kinds of Cleft Lip / Palate deformity, who are registered in the KSC’s Health Program database, and examine the children on KSC’s waiting list. On the 5th of November 2016 Dr. Brian Sommerlad and a team of specialized doctors in different fields examined 56 children to discuss their treatments and procedures. Dr. Brian Sommerlad has performed surgeries for about 6 children so far this year and will continue performing procedures for children till the conference on the 10th and 11th of November 2016.

It’s worth mentioning that Dr. Brian is an international specialist in congenital cleft lip and palate deformities. This is the fifth year Dr.Brian Sommerlad has visited Sulaimani, upon KSC’s invitation, in coordination with Sulaimani’s Emergency Hospital. Surgeries have been performed for about 86 children until now. In addition to performing surgeries for children he will also conduct workshops and seminars to enhance the capacity and performance of our local physicians for a week.


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