Dr. Harikesh Buch works to shatter stigma and improve post-surgery care for ostomates in India.
"Without financial support from the Lions Clubs International Foundation, my training would not have been possible."
He recognized the difficulties faced by homeless people in his home city of Mumbai early in his medical career. A skilled colorectal surgeon, he devoted himself to operating on those unable to pay for his services. Then something happened that changed the course of his life: At the age of 29, he was diagnosed with rectal cancer and underwent colostomy surgery, an operation that would serve as the focus of his volunteer work for many years to come.
The article has been published in the official website of OstomyConnection.com.
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