RSDM News

RSDM Offers New Sleep Apnea Treatment to Underserved Patients

Carrie Stetler | October 2, 2018

It’s estimate that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, which can cause high blood pressure, acid reflux disease and increase the risk of stroke. But 80 percent of cases go undiagnosed. For lower income patients, lack of affordable healthcare makes it even harder to get properly diagnosed and treated. Last year, RSDM began working with Horizon Medicaid HMO on a plan that will allow coverage for a newer form of sleep apnea treatment, becoming one of the only providers in New Jersey to offer it to low-income patients.

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RSDM Faculty, Students Complete Surgical Missions in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

Carrie Stetler | September 5, 2018

After her husband threw hot oil on her in a fit of rage, the patient, from Sri Lanka, suffered neck and facial scarring so severe she couldn’t turn her head. Another burn victim couldn’t lift her arm due to a webbing of scars that surrounded it. Movement was restored by a team of RSDM surgeons on a mission to Sri Lanka, where they set up their first reconstructive surgery clinic in 2017.

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RSDM Expands Patient Care on Mission to Haiti and Dominican Republic

Carrie Stetler | September 5, 2018

Since 2011, RSDM volunteers have embarked on an annual dental mission serving patients from Haiti and the Dominican Republic. That first year, they worked in one clinic on the border of both nations. This year, they set up two clinics—one in each country—and treated more than 900 Haitian and Dominican patients.

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On Dominican Republic Mission, RSDM Focuses on Children

Carrie Stetler | September 5, 2018

Before they return home from their mission to La Romana, a Dominican town where residents work harvesting sugar cane, RSDM volunteers receive a batch of crayoned thank you cards from local children from the local who visited the clinic for screenings and treatment. The team provided dental services to 111 patients ranging from ages 6 to 17.

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