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The QORITO surgeons

Dr. Alberto Bardales Lasteros

Dr. Bardales is a highly experienced plastic surgeon and head of QORITO. His passion is to help and operate patients with Cleft lip and palate. His goal is to pass on his many years of experience in cleft treatment to interested younger surgeons and to train them to continue his work using his proven operation techniques.

He started surgeries of Cleft Lip and Palate many years ago. In 1994 he founded the NGO Cirplast together with Dr. Carlos Navarro and Dr. Dante Arce and initiated a protocol for the care of cleft patients.  This protocol was taken over in 2000 by the Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia, where Dr. Bardales started a special program of attention for Cleft patients. The first mission with a team of specialists to several provinces in Peru started in 2002. In 2006, Dr. Bardales founded the organization QORITO to provide support to the less fortunate patients who cannot afford the treatment in private hospitals. QORITO follows the protocol originally initiated by Cirplast.

Participating surgeons on missions

Dra. Yvette Calderon Aybar
Dr. Wilmar Guarniz Murga
Dr. Jose Vergara
Dra. Silvia Campos
Dra. Veronica Caller
Dr. Luis Uria Portugal (regional coordinator in Arequipa)


Dr. Oscar Montenegro Altamira
Dr. Jesús Canales Vargas