Local doctors traveling to Cuba for Operation Walk, providing free surgeries and training

Local healthcare professionals will be joining this year’s Operation Walk with Dr. Jared Roberts.

Operation Walk is a volunteer, non-profit humanitarian organization that provides free joint replacements and medical training to countries that need it most.

This year, the organization is going to Havana, Cuba for a week in November. There, they will perform 65 hip and knee replacements, as well as train in-country orthopedic healthcare professionals on the latest surgical procedures.

Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists doctors Kirk Reichard and Jonathan Keeve will be joining Operation Walk’s Albany Team.

Going with them are other local professionals – team translator Dr. Julie Reichard, orthopedic nurse Sarah Miller, orthopedic PA David Baca, videographer Brent Meeske and mission coordinator Erin Myers.

Operation Walk has 18 teams nationwide, which have served 10,000 patients across 25 countries since its founding in 1996.

For more information, you can visit the NWOS website here.