Dr Timothy Cooper is visiting Bali in early June to perform reconstructive surgery. We have a number of patients visiting from Sumba, an island to the south of Bali. They have disabling burns scars because of limited treatment options in Sumba. Burns reconstruction can be very difficult, yet satisfying when the results are good. These operations are performed for functional reasons primarily, although the aesthetic result is important.
Dr Timothy Cooper will also be performing cleft lip and palate surgery on a number of Balinese children. He will be performing the surgeries with his Indonesian colleagues in a teaching role. The Foundation has now performed over 600 cleft operations since Dr Timothy Cooper started 18 years ago.