Orthopaedic Specialists surgeon leads Ecuador medical mission: 5 details

Jackie Drees -   Print  |

Orthopedic surgeon Tyson Cobb, MD, of Davenport, Iowa-based Orthopaedic Specialists, PC, led a medical mission to provide surgical care to patients in Milagros, Ecuador, in August.

Here are five things to know:

1. As part of Medical Ministry International's global missions, Dr. Cobb and his team assisted children, teens and adults in Milagros who had limited or no access to surgical procedures.

2. Dr. Cobb and his team contributed their expertise in hand, wrist and upper extremity procedures for four days of scheduled surgeries.

3. This was Dr. Cobb's second medical mission to Ecuador, and he has also traveled to Trinidad as part of a mission to teach local physicians advanced techniques in hand and upper extremity surgery.

4. Dr. Cobb serves as director of Orthopaedic Specialists, PC's Hand and Upper Extremity Center.

5. After earning his medical degree from Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock, Dr. Cobb completed a fellowship training in hand and microvascular surgery at the University of Texas.

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