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A surgeon operated for free on an 86-year-old grandfather and saved his life.

The expenses of the operating room, anesthetic fees, prosthetics (costs 80 thousand pesos) and the surgical center was fully covered by the Cencor Foundation.

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“Smile, don't be shy,” Carmen tells Geronimo, while man cannot hold back tears of emotion. He lived again. And you can tell.

In recent days, Carmen Nievas performed a totally free operation and thus helped Gerónimo Guardia, an 86 year-old grandfather from Sanjuanino to improve his quality of life. The expenses of the operating room, anesthetic fees, prosthetics (costs 80 thousand pesos) and the surgical center was fully covered by the Cencor Foundation.

“We perform a peripheral bypass. In which a PTFE prosthesis skipped an obstruction with a bridge (bypass) and in this way the blood continued to reach the foot. So we were able to avoid amputation,” explained the doctor.

In addition, the patient is being made a transmuscular laser, something new and unique in San Juan,since Dr. Nievas is the only health professional to do it. “This is a new method that is being used in medicine and is for people who have pain below the knee,” he expanded.

Surgery was done on the lower limb. As the patient does not have the resources to cope with this operation, the Cencor Foundation took over all the expenses. The surgeon Javier Ferrari of Buenos Aires - vice president of the Argentine College of Cardiovascular Surgeons - also participated as an assistant in surgery.

Carmen studied Medicine at the National University of Córdoba, then made her residency in general surgery in Buenos Aires and then moved to Brazil where she performed a residency in cardiovascular surgery at the Heart Institute of the University of São Paulo. In this place, the first heart transplant was performed in Latin America. Carmen then moved to Europe where she made rotations in Germany and France. Now she returned to San Juan and is the first female cardiovascular surgeon in the province. < !

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“I would like to receive all social works for example Obra Social Province, since there are many patients who have it and need to be operated, but still in Audit”, he stressed.

“We would like to continue collaborating with patients like Geronimo but we need financial assistance from individuals or companies, since we do not have enough funds to be able to do everything we could do.”

He added that “Geronimo owns a vegetable garden and brings me organic vegetables weekly, they are delicious and I am grateful to them too.”

Grandfather arrived at the Foundation almost unable to walk and now enjoys his new life. “I couldn't live with that pain, and the doctor gave me hope, she has a very good heart, but there are other doctors that you can't even talk to,” said the father of seven children, grandfather of 40 grandchildren and great-grandfather of 20 great-grandchildren.

Source The zonda

Publication Date: 28/04/2019

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