Missions

Welcome to Surgical Volunteers International

Surgical Volunteers International was formed in 2007. Since that time we have done 22 missions treating over 1000 children with clefts, burns and urological problems. We have offered surgical procedures and treatments in places like Egypt, Vietnam, Guatemala, and Colombia. Our teams work worldwide, from Guatemala to Vietnam, from Morocco to India.

We also empower the local doctors by offering free training and education during our stay. The local doctors both observe and work hand in hand with our team. Making their doctors self-sufficient insures that whatever work we do continues after we are gone.

SUMMERY OF ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES

Planned Missions 2017

  1. Nicaragua in October
    1. Plastic surgery
  2. Nicaragua in August
    1. General surgery
  3. Missions January 2017
    1. Our next mission is planned for January 2017 and this time we are taking the mission to Kerala, India. We are working with different hospitals and charity organisations to finalize the venue of our mission. We are in discussion with Fr. Davis Chiramel of Kidney Federation Of India to develop an ongoing mission every quarter to serve various districts within Kerala state India .

      SVI is also in discussion to plan our missions to other locations across the world. We are expecting to hold a camp in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states in India. We also would like to have our mission serve the Indian states Orissa and Uttaranchal.

    2. In 2017 we plan to revisit Vietnam and Mexico. Our plan to hold a camp in Arusha ,Tanzania in December 2015 was also moved to 2017.
    3. On another initiative, we will be continuing to provide training to our partners in Haiti in Plastic Surgery to make them self sufficient. We are also working to grow our partner GMM hospital at Mallappally, Kerala to be a continuing surgical unit supporting patients in need.

Planned Missions 2016

  1. Karsog, India October 2016
    1. General Surgery
  2. Kerala, India April 2016
    1. Burn Reconstruction Surgeries
  3. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam March 2016
    1. Burn Reconstruction Surgeries

Planned Missions 2015

  1. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam October 2015
    1. Burn Reconstruction Surgeries
  2. Kerala, India April 2015
    1. General Surgery and Dental Care
  3. Port au Prince, Haiti March 2015
    1. Cleft Lip and Palate Surgeries
  4. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam January 2015
    1. Burn Reconstruction Surgeries

Planned Missions 2014

  1. Kerala, India October 2014
    1. Pediatric Surgery and General Surgery
  2. Parintins, Brazil May 2014
    1. Cleft Lip and Palate Surgeries
  3. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam April 2014
    1. Burn Reconstruction surgeries
  4. Cap Haitian, Haiti January 2014
    1. Cleft Lip and Palate Surgeries

Planned Missions 2013

  1. Parintins, Brazil November 2013
    1. Cleft lip and Palate surgeries
  2. Port au Prince, Haiti October 2013
    1. Cleft Lip and Palate surgeries
  3. Ho Chi Minh City June 2013
    1. Burn reconstruction

Planned Missions 2012

  1. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam December 2012
    1. 28 burn cases
  2. Mansura, Egypt October 2012
    1. 46 Cleft cases
  3. Fermathe, Haiti May 2012
    1. 29 Clefts and 7 pedi urology
  4. Hanoi, Vietnam March 2012
    1. 38 burn cases
  5. Chichi, Guatemala February 2012
    1. 21 plastic case

Planned Missions 2011

  1. UB , Mongolia October 2011
    1. 21 clefts Teaching mission
  2. Cairo, Egypt October 2011
    1. 68 Cleft patients
  3. Mansura, Egypt September 2011
    1. 46 Cleft patients
    2. 8 General surgery patients
  4. Fermathe, Haiti June 2011
    1. 37 Cleft patients
  5. Hanoi, Vietnam March 2011
    1. 38 burn patients
  6. Fermathe, Haiti February, 2011
    1. 47 cleft patients
    2. 8 plastic patients
    3. 62 dental patients
  7. Ho Chi MInh, Vietnam January 2011
    1. 27 Burn reconstruction Patients
    2. Donated Dermatome $8,000 value

Planned Missions 2010

  1. Tanta, Egypt October 2010
    1. 21 cleft patients
    2. 46 Pediatric urology patients
    3. 105 dental patients
  2. Mansura, Egypt September 2010
    1. 44 cleft patients
    2. 9 plastic patients
    3. Medical student and surgeon training provided
  3. Fermathe, Haiti May 2010
    1. 20 cleft patients
    2. 9 Plastic patients
    3. Nursing training provided
  4. Port Au Prince, Haiti January 2010
    1. Earthquake surgical relief
    2. 24 surgeries, Nursing care for 125 patients
  5. Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam January 2010
    1. 24 burn reconstruction patients
    2. Surgeon training provided

Planned Missions 2009

  1. Port Au Prince, Haiti November 2009
    1. 22 cleft patients
    2. 8 plastic patients
    3. 3 Nursing students
  2. Mansura, Egypt October 2009
    1. 27 cleft patients
    2. 14 plastic patients
    3. Surgeon and medical student training
  3. Aswan, Egypt September 2009AZZA
    1. 27 cleft patients
    2. 9 burn patients
    3. 22 pediatric urology patients
  4. Fermathe, Haiti September 2009
    1. 26 cleft patients
    2. 2 craniofacial patients
    3. 8 plastic patients
    4. Nursing training provided
  5. Port Au Prince, Haiti June 2009
    1. 31 Cleft patients
    2. 4 plastic patients
    3. Nursing training provided
  6. Fermathe, Haiti March 2009
    1. 67 cleft patients
    2. 3 other plastic surgery patients
    3. 60 dental patients
    4. 150 clinic patients
    5. Donations:
    6. Cardiac Monitor ($6,000 value)
    7. $2,000 cash donation to the hospital
    8. Prolene Mesh for hernia repairs ($3,000 value)

Planned Missions 2008

  1. Mexia, Guatemala November 2008
    1. 26 cleft patients
    2. 6 hernia patients
    3. 40 dental patients
  2. Mansura, Egypt – October 2008
    1. 68 cleft patients
    2. 5 plastic patients
    3. Surgeon training provided
    4. Donations:
    5. 10 pieces of Alloderm ($12,000 value)
    6. Cleft Lip & Palate instrument set including
    7. Dingman retractor (($2,500 value)
  3. Tanta, Egypt – October 2008
    1. 40 cleft patients
    2. 37 pediatric urology patients
    3. Surgeon training provided
    4. Donations:
    5. Cardiac Monitor ($6,000 value)
  4. Cartagena, Colombia – June 2008
    1. 41 Cleft patients
    2. 6 plastic patients
    3. Surgeon training provided
    4. Anesthesia training provided
  5. Guatemala City, Guatemala – April 2008
    1. 36 cleft patients
    2. 6 plastic patients
  6. Cairo, Egypt – March 2008
    1. 64 Cleft patients
    2. Surgeon training provided
    3. Pediatric anesthesia Training provided
    4. Donations:
    5. 20 tissue expanders ($8,000 value)
    6. 15 pieces of Alloderm ($18,000 value)
  7. Bing Duong, Vietnam – January 2008
    1. 11 cleft patients
    2. 38 plastic patients
    3. 40 Dental patients
    4. Surgeon training provided

Planned Missions 2007

  1. Tanta, Egypt – August 2007
    1. 35 cleft patients
    2. 37 pediatric urology patients
    3. Surgeon training provided
    4. Donations:
      1. Cardiac Monitor ($6,000 value)
      2. 2 Electrosurgical units ($10,000 value)