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US leading neurosurgeons arrive in Lviv to treat patients affected by Russia’s war

The US neurosurgeons on a mission in Lviv. Source: The Lviv First Medical Association
US leading neurosurgeons arrive in Lviv to treat patients affected by Russia’s war

On 2 April, 12 leading US surgeons came to the western Ukrainian city of Lviv with the unique mission to perform complex surgeries and provide consultations to Ukrainians affected by the war, announced the Lviv First Medical Association.

The Lviv First Medical Association is a consortium of six hospitals that provide comprehensive medical treatment for patients and use the latest medical innovations. These clinics operate 24/7 to deliver round-the-clock emergency care to the population during the hospital phase of acute illnesses, injuries, accidents, poisonings, and during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

“Leading neurosurgeons from the US are on a mission in Lviv. Today, they have started performing complex surgeries. It is the fourth visit of the American specialist team to the Lviv First Medical Association. They arrived over the weekend and immediately began consultations. Overall, they conducted more than 40 consultations,” said the Lviv Medical Association.

The patients receiving assistance as part of the mission came from various regions of Ukraine, including adults, military personnel, and children affected by the war. Surgeons prioritized those persons who required surgical intervention the most.

Adult surgeries are conducted at the Hospital of St. Pantaleon, while pediatric cases are treated at the Hospital of St. Nicholas. Luke Tomich, the American neurosurgeon who leads the mission, will, alongside Ukrainian colleagues, perform surgeries on children with epilepsy, vascular anomalies, and brain tumors.

Overall, this mission involves 12 medical professionals from various cities and clinics in the US, including neurosurgeons, neurologists, anesthesiologists, and surgical nurses. Their main objective is to support their Ukrainian colleagues during this challenging time for Ukraine.

Additionally, they aim to share their expertise in the surgical treatment of patients with vascular pathologies, including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations of the brain and spinal cord, trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasms, tumors of the brain and spinal cord, spinal pathologies, and pharmacoresistant epilepsy.

All surgeries will be performed jointly by the American-Ukrainian team and are free of charge for patients. The mission will persist until 5 April 2024.

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