Lindsey Bierle, DO
Lindsey Bierle, DO
Gastroenterology · Charlottesville, VA

Guatemala Endoscopy Program at Hospitalito Atitlan

February 4th
Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala

Project Description

Through the Guatemala Endoscopy Program, I plan to serve as one of several physicians who will be providing gastroenterology and hepatology consultation appointments as well as completing endoscopy procedures for the people of the Lago Atitlan region that would not otherwise have access to gastroenterology and hepatology services due to their remote location. I will be the only gastroenterology and hepatology fellow serving on this medical mission and know that this trip will greatly benefit both my personal and professional growth as a clinician, endoscopist, and humanitarian.

Population Served

We will be providing specialty medical care to the people of the Lago Atitlan region who are unable to travel to the capital city of Guatemala where medical care is more readily accessible. I believe every individual should have access to quality medical care, and my mission is to provide that to the people of the Lago Atitlan region who so often go without desperately needed medical attention.

Expected Impact

We plan to complete roughly 25 office visits and 50 endoscopic interventions during our week-long mission with the hopes that we make an impactful difference on the lives of those who live in the region of Lago Atitlan. These individuals do not have ready access to endoscopic care, so I am honored and privileged to be able to provide that through this medical mission. This will also serve to enrich my life by fulfilling my passion for medical missions-based work as well as professionally improve my clinical and endoscopic skills during my second year of gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship training.

Trip Photos & Recap

What an incredible week of GI related service! In 3.5 days we were able to complete over 50 endoscopies and see 10 clinic patients at hospitalito atitlan. Truly enjoyed this time to serve and appreciate Doximity’s support in making this happen! ❤️