After the devastating Haiti earthquake in January 2010, the country received medical aid from doctors all over the world, including plastic and reconstructive surgeons.
One plastic surgeon and member of the ASPS, Dr. Paul Rottler of St. Louis, had been involved in Haiti medical mission trips for 6 years before the earthquake occurred. When it struck, he was fit to lead a team of physicians in relief efforts. In this video he discusses his role as a plastic surgeon treating victims of the earthquake.
Along with an OB/GYN and general surgeon, Dr. Rottler visited the central plateau area of Haiti to perform medical procedures such as burn reconstruction, cleft lip/palate repair, delivering babies, and hysterectomy. You can read more about Dr. Rottler and his team’s medical mission efforts on his website.