Monday March 27, 2017 06:36 PM EST

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A tour bus brought the Operation Walk Maryland team of 45 back and forth from the hospital every day.

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Operation Walk Maryland team of 45 personnel in front of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana

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The team begins screening the 80 patient candidates that the hospital identified. Only 47 were viable for the surgeries.

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Daljeet Singh Saluja, a Baltimore internist, screens a patient candidate.

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Vivek Sood and Gurminder Singh Ahuja, both Baltimore orthopedic surgeons, screen a patient candidate.

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Harpal Singh Khanuja, Baltimore orthopedic surgeon and founder of Operation Walk Maryland, top left, and Prabhjot Singh Likhari, chairman of the board of directors, top right, are in the screening area of the hospital.

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Patients awaiting screening.

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Ready for surgery. Six American orthopedic surgeons, led by two Sikh surgeons from the non-profit Operation Walk Maryland, led a team of 45 medical personnel who performed 59 free knee and hip surgeries in Ludhiana. Left to right: Gurminder Singh Ahuja, Vivek Sood, Robert Sterling, Harpal Singh Khanuja, Simon Mears and C. Lowry Barnes.

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A patients receives a shot in the back before surgery.

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Doctors performed 59 knee and hip surgeries in three and one-half days.

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C. Lowry Barnes, left, an orthopedic surgeon from Arkansas, performs surgery with Harpal Singh Khanuja, right.

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Gurminder Singh Ahuja, an orthopedic surgeon from Baltimore and a member of the board of directors of Operation Walk Maryland, in surgery.

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Gurminder Singh Ahuja.

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After surgery, patients are sent to the recovery room.

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All of the patients were memorable but Sanjay Kumar was unforgettable. With his spine and hips fused together, doctors initially though they could not help him but then managed to remove part of his hips so that he could sit for the first time in eight years.

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Doctors Vivek Sood and Harpal Singh Khanuja with a recovering patient.

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Dr. Robert Sterling with a recovering patient.

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Dr. Simon Mears and Dr. Vivek Sood with a recovering patient.

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Dr. Robert Sterling with a recovering patient.

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Dr. Robert Sterling with another recovering patient.

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Patients began to walk within two days after surgery.

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Dr. Daljeet Singh Saluja with a patient still awaiting his surgery.

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A change of plans brought the team to Darbaar Sahib before going to the hospital. "We received all our blessings beforehand." - Dr. Gurminder Singh Ahuja.

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The SGPC provided a walking tour of Darbaar Sahib and of its langar preparations.

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The team was amazed by the amount of food that is prepared everyday at Darbaar Sahib.

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