Friday, Dr. Altman and myself will be putting on a small conference for Iraqi physicians. The purpose of this conference is to begin the process of transitioning the responsibilities of providing medical care from the U.S. military to the Iraqi's. It is a process that will take a few years but we are honored to be able to start that process Friday. I will post pictures of the conference next week.
We welcomed our new optometrist and his technician this week. Dr. Jin Ha will be taking over for Dr. Geiman. I am glad to have him as a part of our staff. Optometry is a big part of our mission. Next week I will be going through the clinic and take pictures of our staff so that you can all have a face to put to the names when I talk about them.
Things are going well.
I have dissected down to the top of the cyst.
Putting on traction
Spc. Gravitt assisted me with this procedure. She is a good medic and also our resident swimming instructor.
Behind me is Dr. Rod McPhee. He is an allergist and he wanted to come in and see what we were doing. So, I put him to work as our circulator. He is a great guy to work with.
Just another lipoma.
Here I am exploring the wound to make sure I didn't leave anything behind.
Ready to close
Just approximating the wound edges
Finishing up the closure. It is a little tight but will do well. I used a locking suture for this which will provide appropriate tension when the skin is pulled tight and will relax when pressure is removed.
I think Lt. Nott needs some sun on that skin
Lt. Nott is relieved. I don't think it was as bad as he thought it would be. He did a great job and only cried twice.
Another happy customer.