Changing lives, one spine at a time.
The NuVasive Spine Foundation (NSF) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating medical missions that bring life-changing spine surgery, technology and training to medically under-resourced communities around the world.
MOVE FOR MISSIONS
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Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the NSF medical mission program has temporarily been on hold since earlier this year. Although we cannot travel to our mission sites, we are working diligently with our mission partners to create safe and socially distant virtual diagnostic clinics and online surgeon education opportunities. We know the need for spine surgery training, education and the clinical expertise that our mission program provides is still present, and we are committed to serving those surgeons and patients in need.
NSF Medical Mission Program
- Providing life-changing spine surgery for individuals around the world with limited access to high quality medical treatment.
- Partnering with leading spine surgeons, NuVasive, Inc., nonprofits and in-country medical professionals/facilities to develop sustainable spine treatment programs and advance the quality of spine care in disadvantaged communities.
“You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa
Our Impact Since 2009
around the world
In mission trip funding,
& NuVasive product and services
What's new with NSF?
“Most Hondurans can’t afford private healthcare and the public health system is overwhelmed with people waiting years to see a doctor. Most are left without any options and must live with their pain or illness. I feel blessed that I was chosen to receive relief.” – Lazaro Surgery provided by NSF in partnership with One World Surgery
“I knew something was seriously wrong with my back, but I could not afford an MRI or to see a doctor with the skills to diagnose me. I can’t begin to thank the team of doctors who gave me back the ability to play ball with my five-year-old son.” -Jorge Surgery provided by NSF in partnership with One World Surgery
“I lived in excruciating pain for six years and was unable to walk or sleep. I saw several doctors, who said they could not help me. After receiving the donated surgery,I no longer feel like a burden to those around me. I can live my life on my own and without pain.” – Ramiro Surgery provided by NSF in partnership...
“I suffered in terrible pain for 15 years. I had to quit my job as a nurse, and as the pain got worse, I worried that I would not be able to take care of myself and my family.Today, I thank God and the team of surgeons who gave me a second chance at life.” – Vilma Surgery provided by NSF...
“I was living in horrible pain. I couldn’t walk, stand-up, go to the bathroom or take care of my son. When I stood up for the first time after surgery, I felt like the happiest woman in the world. I feel like I have my life back and can be the mother my son needs.” – Daniela Surgery provided by NSF...
Recently, the NuVasive Spine Foundation (NSF) traveled to Honduras to bring life-changing spine surgery to those in need. Each trip, the NSF brings volunteers to assist with onsite jobs, and for this one in particular, they brought a few NuVasive Shareowners along! Lulu, Senior Recruiter at NuVasive, wrote a journal entry to share her experience. Read about Lulu’s mission trip...
In August, the NuVasive Spine Foundation (NSF) held the 11th Annual NSF Charity Golf Tournament, its largest fundraiser of the year that supports the foundation’s mission trip work to bring life-changing spine surgery to children and adults. The competition was fierce with more than 130 players from around the world teeing off at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe golf course....