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Guthrie surgeon headed to Ukraine on mission to treat people with facial injuries

(Sayre, Pa.) – Guthrie surgeon Dr. John Frodel will soon be traveling to Ukraine with a group of physicians from The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to assist those with facial injuries suffered as a result of the conflict in Ukraine. The nine-day mission aims at treating about 40 patients with severe facial injuries.   

“When I started watching the horrors that were happening in Ukraine at the end of February, I couldn’t help but think that this was going to be very bad,” Dr. Frodel recalls. “It became apparent that there were going to be many soldiers and civilians involved with potentially devastating injuries and I knew I wanted to help.” 

The trip is funded by AAFPRS and the Face-to-Face Foundation which supports medical mission trips around the world.