On a medical mission, as many as 500 children may receive free physical examinations, in addition to the 100-150 who receive surgeries. For many of these children, this is the first time they have received a medical exam. These screenings are vital to determining which children qualify for surgery and which may require more extensive treatment.
Post-Operative Care Program
The Post-Operative Care Program provides our patients with comprehensive care after surgery by evaluating their health, the progress of their surgical treatment, their speech and, if necessary, delivering further medical care. Patients are examined one-week, six months and one year after their Operation Smile surgery.
Outcome studies are performed and patient progress is tracked by Operation Smile’s electronic medical records, digital speech recordings and digital photography. The Post-Operative Care Program not only facilitates our surgeons’ continual education, but ensures our patients receive the highest quality of care.
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