Dr. Roh Mission Trip Story on WREX-TV
Dr. Michael Roh traveled with Global Spine Outreach to Colombia in December 2014 on a medical mission trip to perform complex spine surgeries. Dr. Roh shared the success of the trip on WREX-TV in Rockford, IL.
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Rockford Spine Center’s Dr. Michael Roh recently shared his expertise and services on a medical mission trip to Cali, Colombia. Dr. Roh is pictured above in the white coat on the far left with members of the GSO medical team and local doctors as they watch a patient proudly show off a push up.
Dr. Roh joined Global Spine Outreach (GSO) on what marked the 25th successive spine mission to help patients with severe spinal deformities. During the week-long trip from November 29 to December 6, 2014, a team of volunteer spine surgeons and other medical professionals saw 70 patients and performed 12 severe spinal deformity surgeries. All of the surgeries and follow-up care are provided free to the patients.
“This mission was an amazing experience and I thank GSO for inviting me to join the team,” said Dr. Roh. “Not only were we able to impact the lives of many children, but we were able to teach the local surgeons some new techniques in treating similar cases going forward.”
“It was such a pleasure to have Dr. Roh on this recent mission trip to our hospital,” said Dr. Juan Uribe, Neurosurgeon, Fundacion Clinica Valle Del Lili. “He raised our game and taught us some techniques that allow us to do procedures more effectively and safely for our patients. We have built a strong friendship and hope we will work together again in the future.”
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Rockford Spine Center is the first practice in the U.S. to install a wireless Samsung Dual Detector GC80 X-ray machine. RSC shared the story on WIFR-TV and WREX-TV in Rockford, IL. The technology lowers radiation exposure to patients by 30-50 percent, offers a higher quality image to aide in proper diagnosis and creates greater efficiency by speeding up processing time.
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