ADF surgeon makes Vietnam theatre debut


ADF surgeon makes Vietnam theatre debut (1.4 mins)

An Australian Defence Force surgeon from Darwin has helped a Vietnamese man with severe electrical burn scars to regain full use of his right arm. The life-changing surgery was conducted during a three-hour operation at Khan Hoa General Hospital in Nha Trang, Vietnam, this week. Commander Ravi Mahajani, a Royal Australian Navy Reserve Medical Officer, is in Vietnam for Pacific Partnership 17 – the latest of the largest annual multi-national humanitarian assistance and disaster preparedness missions conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region. The experienced Australian Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon worked alongside a multi-national medical team in the operating theatre, including a Plastic Surgeon from the United States Navy and two Vietnamese Orthopaedic Surgeons. Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017 will conclude in Nha Trang at the end of the month. Commander Mahajani will complete several more surgeries this week, before the mission concludes. Australia has been involved every year with Pacific Partnership since it was first started more than twelve years ago after the multinational Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief response to the 2004 tsunami event in Banda Aceh.

Publish Date 26 May 2017
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