New Medical Mission for St. Vincent & the Grenadines

The first Laparoscopic Mission will soon take place to St. Vincent and the Grenadines as part of the continued medical assistance program, hosted by the World Pediatric Project (WPP).

Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), bandaid surgery, or keyhole surgery, is a modern surgical technique in which operations are performed far from their location through small incisions elsewhere in the body, with the assistance of a video camera and several thin instruments.

WPP Director for the Eastern Caribbean – Jaqueline Brown King said they have ten scheduled surgeries to conduct on children who require these interventions.

She said the surgeries are being led by Dr. David Lammin, who started the program and was last here in St. Vincent & the Grenadines in 2012.