Monterrey is the capital of the Mexican state of Nuevo León, located less than 150 miles south of Laredo, Texas. It is the commercial center for the north of Mexico. The city lies in the northeast of the country at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental. The mission takes place at the Cristus Murguerza Hospital and is led by Dr. Roberto Chapa.'
Advantages of Monterrey:
- Closest outreach site to the USA!
- Central Time Zone (no jet lag)
- No vaccines necessary
- 7 day time commitment
- 120V outlets
- No visa necessary
Over the week, we anticipate to evaluate 60-80 children with spinal deformities and provide surgery to 10-20 of these children. Our entire team evaluates all the children together and participates in the operating room - each team member providing important insight into the care of the child.
Common diagnoses include:
- Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
- Early onset scoliosis
- Syndromic scoliosis
- Rare syndromes