Donation of Laparoscopic Simulators

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Southern Command Humanitarian Assistance Program (SOUTHCOM), donated 27 boxes of laparoscopic simulators, valued at $25,000.

Laparoscopic surgeries reduce patient recovery times and control the invasiveness of surgeries.

These simulators will be used to train medical personnel in laparoscopic surgery skills at the National Health Institute of El Salvador and at hospitals in the National Health System. For example, at the Zacamil Hospital they will be used for the Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Program, which will reduce the learning curves of first and second year residents and improve medical care for the Salvadoran population.