Blog: 30 April 2015

Dr. Jacob is a Fellow of The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), which is the world’s largest specialty association for facial plastic surgery. The Academy represents more than 2,700 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world. The AAFPRS is a National Medical Specialty Society of the American Medical Association (AMA), and holds an official seat in both the AMA House of Delegates and the American College of Surgeons board of governors. AAFPRS members are board certified surgeons whose focus is surgery of the face, head, and neck.

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The Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Mission

Dr. Jacob recently completed a mission trip to Matagalpa, Nicaragua with New Orleans Medical Mission Services (NOMMS). Dr Jacob, along with the rest of the plastics team and the ENT team, completed 27 surgeries. One highlight was the case of Jorge Medina Lanzas. Mr Lanzas came to the hospital with restricted breathing and a "saddle nose" and a boxing injury. Dr. Jacob decided to perform 3 procedures to give Jorge relief. First he harvested cartilage from Jorge's ear. Then he repaired the interior and exterior of Jorge's nose so he'd leave with better breathing and a straighter nose.