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‘We are extremely proud of our successful collaboration with Dr. Raj Vyas from the University of California Riverside (UCR) and EsSalud hospital in Trujillo, Peru.

Peru has limited access to Cleft lip and palate specialist care nurses and surgeons. This can mean that the waiting list for treatment for those in need can be more than twelve months.

Over one year, UCR and Proximie worked in partnership to train two senior plastic surgeons in EsSalud. The Proximie AR application, enabled Dr. Vyas to train these surgeons in Peru remotely from his base in California.

Over this period, the surgeons were guided, fully supported by the remote expertise of their mentor. This allowed them to build on their skills and proficiencies until they could perform this surgery alone.

Today, these local surgeons who initially had very limited expertise in cleft lip and palate surgery, can confidently perform this specialist procedure unassisted and, most importantly, the patients of EsSalud no longer have a 12 month wait for a surgical appointment’.

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