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What is the purpose of mobile surgeries?

The primary purpose of mobile surgeries is to deliver state of the art healthcare to those who need it most, but may not benefit from it, perhaps due to their location. For example, people living in rural communities rarely get the standard of healthcare that someone living in a major city may receive. A mobile surgery can visit rural inhabitants in their home towns, meaning they get the advanced healthcare that they need without having to travel miles in order to do so – a feat impossible for some. Mobile surgeries can perform surgery on patients who need it and provide follow up care after the operation has been performed. This work has been invaluable to hundreds of people.

What kinds of surgery can be performed in mobile surgeries?

There are many operations that can be performed in mobile surgeries by specialists, although the operations conducted are all low-risk. This is just in case there are complications in the surgical procedure. These include ear, nose and throat surgeries, dental surgeries, vascular and urology operations and even plastic surgeries! There are many more operations that can be performed in different fields of medicine – in all there is about 300 different operations that can take place in mobile surgeries, providing invaluable assistance to those in rural communities who find it difficult to travel.

What are the advantages of having surgery in a mobile surgery?

There are a few advantages to having surgery inside a mobile surgery rather than having surgery within an established hospital. Once one has applied to be treated on board a mobile surgery, one’s name will be put onto a waiting list. Although someone may have to wait longer to be treated on board a mobile surgery than if they travelled to hospital, the patient is given a very definite date that they will be treated. This is when the mobile surgery will next visit the area in which a patient lives. This means that a patient and their family can prepare thoroughly for the day ahead – something which may not be possible with a hospital as often one does not know when treatment will occur as accurately as with mobile surgeries. Another obvious advantage is that the surgery that takes place on board a mobile surgery will be close to home. This means that after the operation, one can sometimes return straight home, with follow-up visits planned from the mobile surgery unit to check that everything is okay and as it should be.

There is no doubt that mobile surgeries are invaluable – especially to those who live in rural areas and may find it difficult getting to an established place of medical care. Mobile surgeries provide a leap forward in modern technology and takes a giant leap forward in providing state of the art healthcare for as many people as possible. They help thousands of people every year and also provide people with an education about medicine and dangerous diseases and illnesses every year.

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