Roger came into the clinic with a lipoma, a fatty tumor that has to be surgically removed, which was about 5 inches wide and 10 inches long on his lower abdomen, Dr. Brody said.
Roger said he had the lipoma for about 10 years. He said he wouldn't have been able to get a surgery elsewhere because the next closest hospital is 40 kilometers away and his only form of transportation is the bus.
Nicaragua has really bad quality health care where the people don't pay attention to the patients, Roger said. He said there's two hospitals in Managua.
Roger also explained that the government in Nicaragua isn't as organized as the government in the United States, so it was really good to have us here.
Roger has a wife and four kids. He works at a bank in Managua.