Borland-Groover Clinic executes major mission to Cambodia
Local doctors and nurses from the Borland-Groover Clinic returned from Cambodia where they assisted in setting up a new hospital and provided endoscopic training and education to Cambodia-based doctors.
Borland-Groover Clinic donated new medical equipment and supplies needed to staff a freestanding endoscopy center, called the Borland-Groover Endoscopic Center, for patients in need of gastroenterology care.
During the trip, Borland-Groover Clinic physicians performed the first Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP) in the region. The non-invasive procedure is designed to examine diseases of the liver, bile ducts and pancreas.
The team also visited Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope to train doctors on various endoscopic procedures.
For members of the team, it’s not about the funds donated, the mission is much more personal.
“Our vision is to provide the knowledge and tools necessary to elevate the quality of healthcare in this region of the world while helping people and saving lives. Through education, prevention and treatment, we hope to make a positive impact for those afflicted with colon cancer and other digestive diseases,” said Jack Groover, M.D., CEO/President of the Borland-Groover Clinic.
Borland-Groover Clinic sponsored the trip and provided much of the supplies, along with donations from several other medical supply companies such as Olympus Medical Systems Group.
Hong Taing Tek, M.D., who was born and raised in Cambodia, and Kyle Etzkorn, M.D. gastroenterologist with Borland-Groover Clinic, Dr. Tek’s wife, Suon, who served as a translator, Tiffany Burch, Jennifer Clark and Angie Hull were included in the Borland-Groover Clinic team.
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