Guatemala Surgical Headlight mission | Enova Illumination


Dr. Tapia, Santiago surgeon | Enova Illumination
Removing a uterine fibroid on left; Dr. Tapia-Santiago wearing Enova’s headlight on right.

Guatemala:  Dr. Cecille Tapia-Santiago, an Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician and Surgeon, volunteers her time and skills to help women who desperately need hysterectomies in Guatemala.

“Uterine fibroids are very common and some women with these tumors can look like they’re nine months pregnant. I also helped with educational outreach, teaching midwives how to properly deliver babies and care for newborns and mothers,” said Dr. Tapia-Santiago.

“We began each day at 7 AM and worked until 5 PM or later,” said Dr. Tapia-Santiago. “The Enova headlights were very comfortable and never failed us. We charged the batteries each night as well as between cases. I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t need to be charged that often, but we didn’t want to take any chances in being without light.”

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