11:15am (Peruvian time) – as these words are being written the first female patient is on the table in OR1. This is surely an historical moment. Dr Michael Stathis, a surgeon from Australia and Dr Jens Hassfeld from Germany are performing the operation. Assisting in the operation is a nurse and an anesthesiologist. Also looking on are Stefan Hoefer and Michael Moerl acting as scout nurses.
So once again, Hospital Diospi Suyana, at an altitude of 2650masl, has brought another dream into reality.