Surgeons from different parts of Maharashtra
visit SEARCH to perform surgeries for the rural and tribal populations
of Gadchiroli district and other neighboring regions.
Twice a year, a surgical team from Mumbai headed by Dr Shekha Bhojraj
visits SEARCH for spine surgery. Among the surgeries completed are
spinal cord repair, disk prolapse and pinched nerve. Approximately
5-10 surgeries are completed per camp.
Once every 2 months Dr Salphale of Chandrapur visits SEARCH with
his team for performing hernia and hydrocele operations. Phimosis
and vasectomy procedures are also performed. On an average, 40-50
operations are performed per camp.
The surgeries performed in other surgical camps (held presently
twice a year) for which doctors from Sangli, Miraj, Mumbai and Akola
contribute, include vaginal and abdominal hysterectomies, thyroidectomies
under both general and local anesthesia, plastic surgery procedures
such as burn contractures, cleft lip operations, and skin grafts,
urinary stone removal, prolapsed uterus, lipoma, and fistula and
pediatric surgeries. On an average, 70-100 operations are completed
during the camps.