Since 1994, Surgicorps International has performed more than 3,000 life-changing surgeries in 16 countries.
The team of Surgicorps volunteers during the Medical Mission Trip to Vietnam in 2008.
Surgicorps International travels the world to provide free surgical and medical care to disadvantaged individuals in developing countries. Patients in these countries lack access to the most basic health care including specialty reconstructive surgery for the treatment of cleft lips and palates, severe burn scar deformities, and any number of acquired or congenital defects. In many of these countries, patients must travel by foot for hours — sometimes days — to get medical attention. Children with congenital deformities are often denied access to education, are subject to peer ridicule, and present a social and financial burden on a family already struggling for existence.
For its patients of all ages and in every country, Surgicorps International aspires to:
- Instill hope where little or none previously existed
- Encourage self esteem and self respect in individuals previously hidden from society
- Assist individuals in becoming functioning members of their society, with the ability to earn a living and pursue their dreams
Our goals and aspirations are nothing more than parents in any country would want for their children or themselves — an active life, with the ability to earn a living and pursue their dreams.