Author Archives: World Surgical Foundation

About World Surgical Foundation

The World Surgical Foundation 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.

The Accidental Mission

I am presently in the Philippines visiting Tacloban City Hospital with the World Surgical Foundation. We are here to check on the progress of the hospital rebuilding and determine what else WSF can do to help. This was supposed to … Continue reading

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Surgical Day 5: “There’s always one.”

“There’s always one.” Sister Martin said looking back at me this afternoon as we hurried through the hallways of General Santos City Hospital, jumping from the OR to the PACU. We were walking fast and going through doctor’s notes, trying … Continue reading

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General Santos City Mission PACU

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Super Heroes Are Real!

By Maria Seiders (WSF Support Staff Volunteer) My name is Maria Seiders. I am from Harrisburg, PA, and this is my first time volunteering with the World Surgical Foundation. I am sharing my experience from a postoperative perspective. What you … Continue reading

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Patient Screening and Mission Setup at GSCH

By Arantxa Sison (WSF Support Staff Volunteer) All volunteers of the World Surgical Foundation were transported from their accommodations at Roadhaus Hotel to General Santos City Hospital (GSCH) the morning of 16 February 2014 by 10 AM. Just outside the entrance … Continue reading

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Safe Travels to General Santos City, Mindanao, Philippines

By Arantxa Sison (WSF Support Staff Volunteer) Some East Coast members of the World Surgical Foundation raced to leave Harrisburg, Pennsylvania ahead of an impending snow storm on Wednesday, 12 February 2014. With East Coast flights canceled, a bus was … Continue reading

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Skill and Preparation

Ready for anything, Dr. Alvear’s first case today was off schedule and without batting an eye he was completely prepared for a baby boy delivered in the wee hours of the morning diagnosed with gastroschisis. The newborn was actually born … Continue reading

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