Endoscopic facial surgery makes use of a special instrument called an endoscope. It consists of a tiny, lighted viewing device attached to a small tube and a monitor onto which images of the internal body can be projected. Endoscopic surgery requires only a few small incisions and may result in quicker recovery time. In addition, patients may experience less scarring. A relatively new device in plastic surgery, the endoscope has been used successfully in other surgical procedures for several decades.
Legacy of Healing is an important part of Dr. Schmidt’s life. Legacy of Healing sends medical mission teams worldwide providing free surgical, medical and dental care as well as safe drinking water to underserved communities. Young people are included as team members, to continue building a legacy that promotes and enhances physical and spiritual health and healing for future generations. Since 2004 Legacy has performed 1147 free operations and seen 7510 village clinic patients. Started by Dr. Schmidt with only six people, it is an inspiring example of what happens when people work together with Christ’s love sharing their time and talents in service to others.