Aesthetic surgery is my passion! But as an aesthetic surgeon I also feel ethically, morally and socially obliged to pass something on, to give something back!
In 2005 I participated for the first time in a surgical mission in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, for the treatment of NOMA patients.
From 2006 to 2012 I headed a surgical mission in Cameroon. In a small hospital far to the east of the country, we treated physical deformities caused by a serious infectious disease called Buruli ulcer.
In annual missions we carried out some of the most complex surgical corrections under the simplest conditions. In the form of lectures and teaching sessions on patients, we trained local doctors and nurses.
The project was supported by the non-profit organization FAIRMED.
Since 2018 I have been involved in a project to train young plastic surgeons in Central and East Africa. This is done in workshops with participants from up to 14 African nations. A fruitful transfer of knowledge takes place in the form of lectures, teaching sessions on patients and instructional operations. An extremely meaningful and sustainable project to promote local doctors at the places where they are needed. It is also very gratifying to be able to pass on one's own knowledge and experience.
This project is supported by 2nd Chance, a Geneva-based non-profit organization.
- [Translate to english:] Vergessene Seuche[Translate to english:] NZZ Artikel von 2010 über unsere chirurgische Mission in Kamerun738 KB
- [Translate to english:] Unterwegs gegen Buruli[Translate to english:] Fairmed Boschüre zum Thema Buruli Ulcus2 MB
- [Translate to english:] En lutte contre l'ulcère de Buruli[Translate to english:] Artikel aus "Le Temps 2010" zum unserer chirurgischen Mission in Kamerung 682 KB