NZ burn surgeons 'taken to limits' of expertise

Volcano eruption has thrown a year's worth of work at these 'world leaders' in a day, says London surgeon Dr Jorge Leon-Villapalos

Surgical teams treating dozens of casualties suffering horrific burns after a deadly volcano eruption in New Zealand will be tested to the limits of their expertise, a London-based specialist said last week.

Dr Jorge Leon-Villapalos.
Dr Jorge Leon-Villapalos.

Dr Jorge Leon-Villapalos, consultant in plastic surgery and burns at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, said his colleagues in New Zealand were world leaders in their field.