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Mission #7

Mission #7 is now complete.  Pictures & travelogue will be posted at Mission #7 travelogue & pictures.  Mission #8 will be November 1st - November 18th, 2018.  The Cambodian Surgical Society Meeting will be November 15th & 6th.  Our team will be presenting on a multitude of surgical topics.  All interested contact me at for further information.


Friday, December 1st

Depart USA


Cross the international dateline.


There are no direct flights to Phnom Penh from the United States.  

Surgeons for Cambodia, Inc. uses My Odyssey Tours for the flight arrangements & touring.  Leila Deng will be happy to make your international flight arrangements


Senwel Tours/My Odyssey Tours - these are the guides we use in Cambodia.  They are affiliated with My Odyssey Tours.

Mr. Sovantha   Office: +855 (23) 555 2030  Mobile: +855 89 333 773

Saturday, December 2nd

Arrive Phnom Penh. Arrival times may vary.  You will be met at the airport, helped clearing customs, obtain a tourist visa ($30), and then brought to your hotel.  Make sure you bring a 2x2 inch passport type photograph for your visa,

Hotel Cambodiana   

313 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh

+855 23 426 288


Everyone will be provided a River View rooms which provides a magnificent view of the sunrise over the Ton Le Sap River.  

Here is where the Ton Le Sap river joins the Mekong River than then flows to Vietnam.


Relax at the Hotel.  Actually go to bed it will be after midnight.

Sunday, December 3rd

7:30am Meet at Breakfast.  Introductions.  Emergency #'s.

8:30am Dr. Elliott Brender's Room - bring all donations.  Donations will be unpacked and grouped by hospital and individual surgeon.

9:00am Tour Phnom Penh


Royal Palace, National Museum, Wat Phnom

Toul Sleng Prison, Killing Fields


Lunch - Sesame Noodle Bar - suggested

House #9 Street 460

(between Street 135 & 155, about 3 blocks south of Russian Market)

Toul Tom Poung (Russian Market)

t: 089.750.212


Russian Market


7pm Dinner - Mok Mony Restaurant - included

Address: 63c, Street 294, BKK 1, Phnom Penh 12302, Cambodia

Phone:+855 95 970 861

Dr. Judy Norman from Mercy Hospital to join us.

Monday December 4th


8am Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital

   Smile Cambodia Office - Meet Dr. Theavy Mok

    Make Donations - meet the Cambodian Surgeons

 8:30am  Surgical Clinic – screen patients.  


10:30 am  Kossamak Hospital

    donations/screen patients

1:00 pm  lunch

2:00pm   CMMC Jeremiah Hope Hospital / Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope-



                Meet Dr. Sokchan Sim - neurosurgeon,  Meet Dr. Sopheak Thai.  Meet Kathryn Marten.


                Screen patients at SHCH

7:00pm Dinner  Malis

 - included

Tuesday, December 5th

8:00am Surgery

1:30pm Teaching at the Medical Schools or Surgery


6pm Dinner -  Chinese House   - included

45 Sisowath Quay (Cross Street 84)

+855 92 553 330

Dinner with the Phnom Penh Metro Rotary Club & Phnom Penh Rotary Club. 

Dr. Brender will present "Improving Surgical Care in Cambodia" a PowerPoint Presentation

Wednesday, December 6th

8:00am Surgery

1:30pm Teaching at the Medical Schools or Surgery


7:00pm Dinner  Ngon

#60, Preah Sihanouk .Blvd, PP.

      +855 (0) 23 987 151    +855 (0) 23 987 152

Thursday, December 7th

Depart Phnom Penh – Arrive Siem Reap

This morning departure at 7am to Kampong Thom (take 2hours on the road) via the central Skundist and visit the dries of spider, visit the local village, lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will continue to visit PrasatSamborKuk, visit Spean KompongKdei (Dragon Bridge) you will arrival Siem Reap at 2 or 3 pm.



Borei Angkor Resort & Spa

3PM  Siem Reap Provincial Hospital – donations & tour

   Dr. PEN Phalkun     Director

   Dr. Em Sokhom  Chief Surgical Ward A

   Dr. KROS Sarath       Director Siem Reap Provincial Health Department


Rotary Club Angkor

Anna Hsieh


7:00pm  Dinner - Marum Restaurant    +855 17 363 284

Open every day 11am - 11pm   (kitchen closes at 10pm)
#8A, B Phum Slokram  Siem Reap, Cambodia
Between Wat Polanka and Catholic Church

Friday, December 8th

4:30am Angkor Wat – Sunrise

Return to the hotel for breakfast

AM - Surgery at Siem Reap Provincial Hospital


Touring - Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Bayon

Balloon ride over Angkor Wat at Sunset


6:00pm  Group dinner at CUISINE WAT DAMNAK - booked - included


Between Psa Dey Hoy market and Angkor High School

Wat Damnak village,  Sala Kamreuk Commune,  Siem Reap

Named one of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants

+855 (0)77 347 762


Meet Simon Stock MD +855 972513246 from Battambang World Mate Emergency Hospital.  Donate pulse oximeters. Simon will join us for dinner.

Saturday, December 9th

7:30am Leave for Preah Vihear - 


 10am arrive   16 Makara Hospital

        Dr. Makethy Se +855 069969696 donations

        Dr. Lo Koung Director of provincial health department

            screen patients, do cases  2 OR's, 5 Nurse anesthetists


    we will stay at Green Palace Hotel - Preah Vihear which is right behind the hospital.

                Koh Ker (St.), between A20-A22 | Sangkat Kampong Pranak, Cambodia


dinner - as per our hosts Dr, Makethy Se & Dr. Lo Koung.

Sunday, December 10th

    AM- Surgery  16 Makara Hospital

    PM - return to Siem Reap


Dinner - Night Market

Monday December 11th

Depart Siem Reap – Fly to Sihanoukville

K6131   MO11DEC  REPKOS    departs 11:35am  arrives 12:45pm  


Sokha Beach Resort 



3pm  Preah Sihanouk Referral Hospital – meet Dr. Sambath Chom  +855 (0)12 362 007

                        Dr. Nong Seng Hospital Director cell: +855 (0)16 526 520

                         Give donations - Screen patients


Beach Overview Tour

Sunset at Wat Leu


Dinner – with the doctors of Preah Sihanouk Referral Hospital

Thursday, December 14th

AM Cases at Preah Sihanouk Referral Hospital 


Optional Day Trip to Koh Rong.  $25/per person extra.  Pay the tour guide directly. 

Koh Rong is located about 25 kilometers from Sihanoukville, in the Gulf of Thailand. The island has 43 km of beautiful sandy beaches along both its Eastern and Western shores; its main attraction.

7:00pm Dinner - at Chez Claude

Pi Thnou Beach Road | M1, S3, Mittapheap, Sihanoukville 18000, Cambodia

+855 34 934 100

Tuesday, December 12th

 AM/PM Cases at Preah Sihanouk Referral Hospital


Potential places for lunch (only after work)

    Happy Herb Pizza  23 Tola St, Krong Preah Sihanouk 


7:00pm  Dinner - Sandan Restaurant - suggested

Open every day from 11.30am to 11pm (kitchen closes at 10pm)
100m from the Golden Lions Circle on the road to the Sokha Beach, Sihanoukville

: +855 34 452 4000

Wednesday, December 13th

AM/PM Cases at Preah Sihanouk Referral Hospital

7:00pm  Five Men Fresh Beer - suggested

Five Men Fresh Beer is a microbrewery; essentially a beer hall with exquisite and tasty Cambodian food available to order. This is an entertaining and wonderful place to eat dinner. The meals are complemented by the fresh beer brewed in the factory – it is served straight out of the barrel without being fermented a second time. A very authentic place to experience dinner.

19 Mithona St, Krong Preah, Sihanouk  +855 12 913 346

Friday, December 15th

Leave Sihanoukville for Phnom Penh

Final Dinner with Dr. Theavy Mok & other surgeons - included

Depart Cambodia

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