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Treating epilepsy in Uruguay

DHMC surgeon David Roberts (background) and Uruguayan surgeon Pablo Pereda.

For the past ten years, DHMC physicians and staff have been making intermittent trips to Uruguay to help treat patients with epilepsy and to help train Uruguayan clinicians. The involvement began in 2000, when the late Dr. Peter Williamson, a neurologist and expert on epilepsy, traveled to Montevideo, Uruguay, and found a need for equipment and training to improve treatment of epilepsy.

The most recent trip came in 2010, when a team from DHMC traveled south to provide support at a Uruguayan medical center for an effort to do invasive monitoring procedures. Read more about the effort in Uruguay in the article "Union between Uruguay and the Upper Valley passes 10-year mark" in the Winter 2010 issue of Dartmouth Medicine. Photos taken during the 2010 trip can be seen by clicking on the link below.

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