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Dr. West with Ecuador spine patients

Scoliosis Surgery Changes Lives of Ecuadorian Teens and Spine Specialists

June 5, 2015

June 2015 – Dr. James West and Dr. Clint Howard recently performed spine surgery on two 14-year-olds from Ecuador that changed the girls’ lives.

The teenagers, Victoria de Jesus Vera and Juleisy Delgado, initially came in with severe scoliosis to a surgical center operated by Bayside Medical Missions in Portoviejo, Ecuador. However, the procedures needed to correct the curvatures of their spines were too complicated to be done at the clinic.

Drs. West and Howard donated their time and services, as did Providence Hospital, where the surgeries were performed.