Dr. Johnny Camacho, General Surgeon, Cochabamba
Dr. Johnny Camacho is a gifted general surgeon who has dedicated his life to serving low-income patients at the Viedma Hospital in Cochabamba. Over a decade of participation in Solidarity Bridge mission trips to Cochabamba, Dr. Camacho has worked alongside US missioners—Dr. Malcolm Bilimoria in delicate cancer surgeries, Dr. John Gregory in technically challenging thoracic and colon surgeries, and Dr. Gay Garrett in a wide variety of hernia repairs and gall bladder extractions—demonstrating proficiency in all procedures. Dr. Camacho is also responsible for conceiving the establishment of the Puente de Solidaridad/Solidarity Bridge mobile laparoscopic surgery unit, which now takes surgery services to remote locations to serve patients unable to come to the city hospitals.