Changing lives, one spine at a time.

The NuVasive Spine Foundation (NSF) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, dedicated to operating medical mission trips that bring life-changing spine surgery, technology and training to medically under-resourced communities around the world.

Our Impact Since 2009

Providing life-changing spine surgery for individuals today, while supplying training and technology to grow our impact tomorrow.

Life-changing spine surgeries
Countries around the world
in medical mission trip funding, and NuVasive product and services

Every day I look forward to my new spine taking me through life’s wonderful journey – signed most grateful scoliosis warrior

— Janine, Barbados

Surgery provided by the NSF Medical Mission Program

COVID-19 Update

NSF has resumed travel to all three primary medical mission locations in Honduras, Mexico and the Eastern Caribbean. As the impacts of COVID-19 continue to evolve, NSF continues to adapt its program and operations to ensure that we carry on with our mission to help patients around the world.

NSF closely monitors and adheres to all CDC, federal/state recommendations, in addition to those of the countries we travel to. Our top priority remains the health and safety of our patients, volunteers, staff and the communities we serve.

NSF Medical Mission Program

Operates medical mission trips that provide:

  • Life-changing spine surgery for individuals with limited access to high quality medical treatment
  • Training and education opportunities for medical professionals working in under-resourced healthcare systems
  • Access to NuVasive, Inc. spinal hardware and technology

What’s New with NSF?