January 11, 2019
On 25 January 2019, volunteers from the World Surgical Foundation will board a ferry from Batangas City and travel by sea to Odiongan, Romblon. They will be joining our international chapter, World Surgical Foundation Philippines, for the annual WSF mission.
This will mark the first mission of WSF Philippines in 2019 with 11 more scheduled for the year. We are expecting to perform 100 major surgeries along with 200 minor procedures at Romblon District Hospital in Odiongan during this mission. Final screening of patients will be on Saturday, 26 January. The first scheduled day for surgeries will be Monday the 28th.
October 8, 2018
On Sunday, 7 October 2018, World Surgical Foundation volunteers arrived at the Fundación Hospital Leonardo Martínez Valenzuela to set up ORs and supply rooms as well as do final screening for approximately 200 patients to schedule them for surgery this week. Since this is our second time visiting the hospital, setup was not difficult with only a few tables needed for the main supply room and cleaning of another room for sutures, gloves, and other surgeons’ needs. A third room of anesthesia supplies was also stocked from the 25 medical bags brought by the Foundation for this surgical brigade.
Once screening was completed, Monday’s schedule was set with 15 general, 5 pediatric, 5 hand, and 5 OB/GYN surgeries for the day with 66 more general, 14 pediatric, 10 hand, and 20 OB/GYN surgeries to be performed during the 6-day brigade. WSF surgeons will be utilizing 6 of 7 ORs in the operating theater allowing us to complete as many surgeries as time allows by Friday. Check back here for more updates as the week progresses.
September 29, 2018
The World Surgical Foundation will be sending a team of doctors, nurses, and volunteers to host its annual surgical brigade in Honduras from 7 to 12 October 2018 at the Fundacion Hospital Leonardo Martinez V. in San Pedro Sula. This will be WSF’s second brigade at this hospital, and we thank the administration and staff for accommodating us two years in a row. Final screening will be on Sunday the 7th with 90 General Surgery, 30 OB/GYN Surgery, 15 Hand Surgery, and 30 Pediatric Surgery patients already pre-screened. Surgery begins Monday morning at 8 AM.
September 29, 2018
The World Surgical Foundation has sponsored more than 60 surgical missions around the world, providing needed surgical…
July 30, 2018
Congratulations, Dr. Domingo T. Alvear, for being honored by UPMC Pinnacle in the renaming of its Medical Library for his tireless work as chief of pediatric surgery and mentor to many a surgical resident. As founder and chairman of the Foundation, Dr. Alvear has recruited surgical residents to accompany #WSF on its missions around the world continuing his legacy of humanitarian service and education now and into the future.
February 18, 2018
The World Surgical Foundation will be holding its annual surgical mission to the Philippines at Don Manuel Lopez Memorial District Hospital in Balayan, Batangas from 26 February to 2 March 2018. At least 150 major and 250 minor cases have been pre-screened for surgery already. The WSF team will be traveling to the Philippines on 22 February crossing the international date line to arrive on 24 February 2018. We will be joining a group of volunteers assembled by World Surgical Philippines to handle all the patients we expect to see. Final screening will take place on Saturday, 24 February with the first day of surgery beginning Monday.
June 7, 2017