Humanitarian Missions- June 2017 and March 2018
Dr. Carter is deeply committed to forming lasting relationships with her patients and surgical partners. One of these relationships is with the surgical team at Le Dantec Hospital in Dakar, Senegal. Dr. Carter and her assistants Emily and Swathi stay in close contact with these surgeons to plan surgical days of high-need cases.
Near to our heart, is Baby Assane. Assane is a 2 year old boy with congenital bilateral polysyndactyly. This means that both of his hands formed with extra digits, fused together from birth. In staged operations, we are separating his right hand to give him the ability to hold and grasp. His first operation, in June 2017, separated his thumb and index finger. His second operation, in March 2018, separated his third and fourth fingers. His third operation, scheduled for May 2018, will separate his fourth and fifth fingers, as well as remove extraneous bone and tissue from the hand.
Pre and Post-op June 2017
Pre and Post-op March 2018