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Surgeons Aboard the USNS Comfort Remove Umbilical Hernias and a Lipoma for Twin Patients
Navy Public Affairs Support Element East - (Active)
Nov. 29, 2018 | 3:02
181129-N-BN355-1001 (Nov. 29, 2018) RIOHACHA, Colombia – Cmdr. Howard Pryor and Lt. John Richards, surgeons aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), remove umbilical hernias and a lipoma for a young set of twin patients who came aboard Comfort with their mother,Yessica Fanador. Comfort is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. Working with health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Honduras, the embarked medical team will provide care on board and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems caused partly by an increase in cross-border migrants. The deployment reflects the United States’ enduring promise of friendship, partnership and solidarity with the Americas. (U.S. Navy Video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jailene Casso)
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