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Success! Saran from Cambodia raised $267 to fund nasal surgery.

Saran
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  • $267 raised, $0 to go
$267
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Saran's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2019.

Photo of Saran post-operation

December 13, 2018

Saran underwent nasal surgery.

Saran’s operation went well. Surgery will improve his quality of life by eliminating ear discharge and discomfort. Surgery is also important to ensure he does not suffer from hearing loss.

His wife says, “I am happy with his operation. Thank you!”

Saran's operation went well. Surgery will improve his quality of life by eliminating ear discharge and discomfort. Surgery is also important...

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December 10, 2018

Saran is a teacher from Cambodia. He is married and has two daughters. He likes to go for walks and do housework in his free time.

Two years ago, Saran developed nasal polyps, noncancerous growths in the lining of the nasal passage. For this reason he experiences headaches and nasal obstruction. He has difficulty breathing.

When Saran learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On December 11, doctors will perform a nasal polypectomy to remove the polyps. After recovery, he will be able to breathe more easily. Now, he needs help to fund this $267 procedure.

He says, “I hope I can breathe better and will be able to sleep after the operation.”

Saran is a teacher from Cambodia. He is married and has two daughters. He likes to go for walks and do housework in his free time. Two ye...

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Saran's Timeline

  • December 10, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Saran was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • December 11, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Saran received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • December 11, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Saran's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 13, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Saran's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 08, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Saran's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Nasal Polypectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $267 for Saran's treatment
Hospital Fees
$23
Medical Staff
$196
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Nasal polyps are growths that line the inside of the nasal passage that can cause a blocked or runny nose, loss of smell or taste, stuffiness, tooth pain, and facial pain.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Nasal polyps can cause persistent discomfort through the obstruction of normal airflow and chronic inflammation. Other complications from untreated nasal polyps include exacerbated asthma, sleep apnea, and recurrent or chronic sinus infections.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

While some nasal polyps can be treated through steroid drops or sprays, the limited number of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists in Cambodia means that at a point when surgery is needed to remove the nasal polyps, patients are unlikely to receive it.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Removal of the polyps by nasal polypectomy is a surgery performed using a microdebrider or polyp forceps. The tool is inserted through the nostrils to take out the polyps, which avoids any skin cuts. Patients can generally return home a few hours after the surgery.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

A nasal polypectomy can clear a blocked nose and improve sinus infections, relieving the patient of the chronic discomfort caused by the polyps. It may also improve sense of smell if previously impaired by the nasal polyps.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Risks of a nasal polypectomy include nosebleeds and infection from the swelling of the sinuses. The proximity of the sinuses to eyes creates a very small risk of eye injury during the surgical procedure.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Cambodia does not have many ENT specialists, and such services can be expensive. Patients will travel for hours to reach Children’s Surgical Centre to receive care, arriving by bus, motorbike, or taxi.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Alternatives to a nasal polypectomy include steroid sprays, drops, or tablets to shrink the polyps. However, these are usually tried before surgery and if ineffective, surgery is required to remove the polyps.

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