Project Description

Torreon, Mexico Surgical-Educational Mission

March 20, 2019 | Photo Galleries, Torreon

In December 2018, Heart to Heart volunteers and staff traveled to conduct our first surgical-educational training mission to Torreon, Mexico. The Heart to Heart-Torreon team examined 20 children with congenital heart disease (CHD) and performed surgery on five. The trip highlight was performing the hospital’s first ever open heart surgery on a child.


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Located in the northern part of the country, the city of Torreon is home to Latin America’s largest university–the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Hospital Universitario (shown here) serves as a medical hub for the approximately 10 million people living in this tri-state area of northern Mexico.