The World Surgical Foundation Mission
WSF is committed to providing charitable surgical health care to the world’s poor and underserved in developing nations regardless of race, color, religion, or creed.
WSF has performed over 4,500 free surgeries since 1997. We have improved health care in many third-world countries, including: Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, India, the Philippines, and Thailand.
Volunteer surgeons from multiple specialties, nurses and support staff make these surgical camps possible. They provide life-changing surgeries and education to medical staff during each trip.
We provide education, donate medical equipment, supplies and medicine around the world. Your donations make all this possible. Funds are continually needed to purchase and ship desperately needed equipment, supplies and medicines across the globe.
What we do:
• Hold surgical camps in needy world communities several times each year.
• Perform 125 – 200 free surgeries during each 5 – 10 day surgical camp.
• Donate medical equipment, supplies and drugs to these impoverished areas.
• Train physicians and nurses in their own communities.
• Adopt hospitals around the world.
Adopt a Hospital
WSF is able to continue health care in places long after our teams go home. Adoption means providing hospital beds, medical equipment and supplies. We also send surgical mission teams to care for patients and train local doctors and nurses.
WSF promotes sustainable patient care and medical self-reliance by teaching local physicians and medical personnel surgical techniques, and showing them how to use donated equipment and supplies.
Your participation is vital to our success. WSF invites you to become involved. Click here to learn more.
World Surgical Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization led by a volunteer board of directors. The board of directors is responsible for coordinating volunteers, organizing surgical camp trips, fundraising and warehousing medical equipment and supplies.
Nancy B. Cohen
President: Domingo T. Alvear, MD
Vice Pres: Roger Bucs, MD
Board of Directors:
Veneranda B. Alvear, MD
Domingo Alvear, Jr.
Susan Brackbill, RN
Joseph Campbell, MD
Sister Martin Haubrich, RN
Phyllis Hicks, RN, BSN
Mark D. Hipp, Esq.
Luis Lara, CRNA
Roger Ostdahl, MD
Jose Prudencio, Jr., MD
Eduardo Violago, MD
Lisa Wiedeman, FD