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A Trip Back To Peru with CHRISTUS Operation San Jose

In 1983, Dr. Ernest Cronin and fellow physicians Drs. Thomas Cronin and Raymond Brauer set out to make a difference in the lives of children suffering from craniofacial and cleft palate deformities in Latin America. In the years since, CHRISTUS Operation San José has visited nine countries with over 1,500 surgeries made a reality through 135 physicians, specialists…

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Carrying On His Legacy

For Dr. Michael Lypka, it is a “true honor” to carry on the work of Dr. Ernest Cronin, co-founder of CHRISTUS Operation San José. Originally from Canada, Dr. Lypka (pictured third from left) attended dental school in Canada and received his oral and maxillofacial surgery training in Los Angeles.  “In dental school, I was always…

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A Lifetime of Dedication and Commitment

Haga clic aquí para la traducción al español In 1983, Dr. Ernest D. Cronin, then Chief of Plastic Surgery Service at CHRISTUS St. Joseph’s Hospital, was invited by the government of Honduras to evaluate and treat patients with cleft lip and palate deformities. The first team consisted of Drs. Ernest and Thomas Cronin, two senior plastic…

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This Mission Is Personal

Traducción al español a continuación For Dr. Linda Magill, the mission of CHRISTUS Operation San José is close to home. Since 1983, CHRISTUS Operation San José has performed over 1,500 craniofacial and cleft palate surgeries on children in Latin America.  Growing up in Houston, Magill had a younger brother who was born with a congenital cleft…

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Bringing A Smile To The Children Of Chihuahua

Traducción al español a continuación For patients like Juan Carlos, CHRISTUS Operation San José is an unexpected blessing. For over 38 years, CHRISTUS Operation San José has performed craniofacial and cleft palate surgeries on children in Latin America.  In March 2020, nineteen medical personnel spent seven days in Chihuahua, Mexico with CHRISTUS Operation San José. Lead…

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