Changing lives, one surgery at a time.

Our Mission

Surgicorps International provides free surgical and medical care to people in need in developing countries.

Upcoming Trips

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April 2-9, Zambia, Completed
August 6-13, Guatemala, Closed
September 17-24, Zambia, Closed
October 22-November 1,Vietnam, Closed
Samoa, Cancelled due to Covid restrictions
Bhutan, Cancelled due to Covid restrictions


April 15-22, Zambia, Open
August 5-12, Guatemala, Open
September 16-23, Zambia, Open
October 28-November 7, Vietnam, Open
Samoa, To Be Determined (pending Covid restrictions)
Bhutan, To Be Determined (pending Covid restrictions)

Recent News

  • Reflections on Zambia April 2022…by Shira Kazakewich, CRNA

    Where do I start for one of these blogs? After over ten trips in five countries with various organizations, not one of these missions is the same. However, they carry one commonality by leaving me with paradoxical feelings of renewal and exhaustion. This trip was no different. I was humbled by the invitation from Dr. […]Read More

    Our Surgicorps Family has lost yet another shining light in the world of philanthropy and humanitarianism………we’re beyond saddened to announce the passing of Melinda Handler on October 14, 2021 after a futile 3 month battle with cancer. Melinda was a Flight Attendant for years with Northwest Airlines, subsequently a Delta employee following the merger of […]Read More
  • ZAMBIA 2021

    On September 17th, 2021, a small group of medical professionals departed for Zambia with the two of us and a few other first timers included. When Dr. Michele Misher-Harris asked us to travel to Zambia with Surgicorps International, we were beyond excited about this opportunity. This was our first medical mission trip experience and we […]Read More

    After a very difficult year for a lot of people around the world, I feel so grateful to say that “We Are Back!”, doing what we do best, helping people. This was my second mission to Antigua, Guatemala.  A lot of things were different because of the pandemic.  We traveled with a small but very capable […]Read More

    Haven’t been to Guatemala for some years now, but I find myself now in the airport in Houston, excited to join David Kim and his team in Antigua. This trip honors the memory of my Dad…..aka Tony Demos. He truly loved the work we’ve done for the past 27 years, and he found a “second […]Read More

    Surgicorps International, with a very heavy heart, shares the news of the death of Tony Demos. Tony and his family helped to define Surgicorps International. Their strong belief in helping others in need has impacted people throughout the world and all of us in the Surgicorps Family. Some of us had the privilege to be […]Read More

    “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” Mother Teresa I’ve always loved this quote but it has never resonated so well with me as it did in 2020. As a Nurse Practitioner and Mom of 3, I thought staying home and loving my family was “easy” and something I […]Read More

    “When I stop and think about the past year and how rough it has been for all of us, my thoughts always turn quickly to Surgicorps and the kids around the world who are waiting for our return. When I think of all of the things we have missed this year, I think of them […]Read More

    Our Surgicorps Family lost a truly wonderful and inspirational friend and colleague last week, as Dr. Melvin Spira passed away October 8, 2020 at the age of 95. Mel was a giant in the field of plastic surgery, a pioneer in reconstructive surgery. It would take us hours and too much paper to document the many […]Read More
  • Surgicorps remembers Dr. Joanne Oleck

    Our Surgicorps International Family lost a wonderful friend and colleague, as Dr. Joanne Oleck passed away after a brief illness on December 12, 2019. Joanne traveled with us to Guatemala yearly from 2007 – 2014, each time accompanied by her devoted husband, Mike. Their loving bond was palpable on each and every trip. Joanne provided […]Read More

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