A five member team from the World Pediatric Project (WPP) completed their surgeries yesterday – as part of a one week neural surgery medical mission.
The team which was lead by Neural Surgeon Dr. Tye – assessed about 58 children from St. Vincent and the Grenadines and across the region, during a clinic on Sunday at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.
Team leader Dr. Gary Tye said about 8 surgeries were being carried out this week – adding that Pediatric Neurosurgery deals mainly with disorders of the brain and the spinal cord.
He noted that one of the common conditions associated with this medical area, is hydrocephalous a condition in which fluid accumulates in the brain, typically in young children, enlarging the head and sometimes causing brain damage.
This is the 8th medical mission to be carried out in St. Vincent and the Grenadines – by the World Pediatric Project for the year.
The team is scheduled to leave the state tomorrow.