Two billion people worldwide lack access to basic surgical care. Every day, people in developing countries are suffering from common ailments, treatable with surgery. The need for reconstructive surgical care is particularly great.
Without it, people can’t work, go to school, feed themselves, hold a pencil, throw a ball, talk, see, or provide for their families. Since its founding in 1948, Long Island Plastic Surgical Group (LIPSG) has been dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive care to its patients through the collective medical expertise of its surgeons. LIPSG also has a commitment and long history of helping to provide reconstructive surgical care to people who lack access.
LIPSG has partnered with ReSurge International (formerly Interplast), which has built surgical capacity and provided more than 105,000 surgeries in developing countries since 1969, to establish the ReSurge | Long Island Plastic Surgical Outreach Program in Ecuador.
LIPSG provides financial support to ReSurge to help ensure that hundreds of disabled children and adults are able to receive surgery and related care. The life-changing surgical care provided through the ReSurge | Long Island Plastic Surgical Outreach Program in Ecuador can cost as little as $250 for one patient. As a result, children are able to go to school and live their lives free of shame and ridicule. Adults are able to work so that they can provide for their families. In addition, surgeons from LIPSG contribute their expertise and provide education and training to international surgeons and residents.