Hudson Valley Ambulatory Surgery's Dr. Severin Palydowyzc Completes Medical Mission Trip to Macedonia
Hudson Valley Ambulatory Surgery and director and chief surgeon at Tri-state Eye, recently completed a medical mission trip to Macedonia to provide care for underserved patients.
Dr. Palydowycz's office assistant is a native of Macedonia and she related the dire need for medical care in her home country, which has a three year backlog for cataract appointments. According to a surgery center news release, no cataract surgeries had been performed for nine months preceding Dr. Palydowycz's trip.
During his trip, he was able to help more than 200 patients with cataract surgery. Many of the patients agreed to undergo surgery without anesthesia beyond numbing drops and an agent injected into their eyes.
Dr. Payldowycz also worked with and trained Macedonian physicians on techniques to perform cataract procedures. Surgeries were also live streamed for other native physicians.
This was not Dr. Palydowcyz's first medical mission trip; he has self-funded two trips to Haiti in the past.
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