First ERCP in the Region

Providing care to individuals in Cambodia – Dr. Kyle Etzkorn with a team of volunteers traveled to Cambodia to provide the first ERCP.

Dr. Etzkorn & Dr. Tek, Physicians from the Jacksonville area, assisted in setting up a new hospital and provided endoscopic training to Cambodia-based doctors.  The Borland Groover Foundation donated new medical equipment and supplies needed to staff a free-standing center for patients in need of gastroenterology care. During the trip,  physicians performed the first Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram in the region. The team accomplished:

01. First ERCP in Cambodia.

Patients were given medical care to improve quality of life. The BGC physicians and nurses were able to help patients during this week long mission.

02. Delivering Equipment.

This was the first ERCP to be given in this region. Our goal was also to create a new endoscopy center for the Cambodia medical team to perform future procedures. The team brought all the supplies and equipment necessary to provide future procedures and setup the new facility.

03. Setting up an Endoscopy Center.

This visit enabled us to build a new center and help this community. Patients in this community have access to much needed digestive health care.