Our Mission

To bring life-changing spine surgery, technology and training to medically under-resourced communities around the world.

Changing lives, one spine at a time.

NSF is not a granting organization. NSF operates medical mission trips that bring together leading spine surgeons, NuVasive, Inc., like-minded spine nonprofits and in-country medical professionals/facilities to help patients today while building sustainable spine treatment programs to advance the quality of spine care tomorrow.

NSF is solely focused on operating its medical mission program and does not engage in event sponsorships or related charitable donations.

“I was living in horrible pain. I couldn’t walk, stand up, go to the bathroom, or take care of my young son. When I stood up for the first time after surgery, I felt like the happiest woman in the world. I have my life back and can be the mother my son needs.”

—Daniela, Honduras

Surgery provided by NSF Medical Mission Program, Honduras

Our Relationship with NuVasive, Inc.

NSF is a separate nonprofit entity from NuVasive, Inc. NuVasive generously donates hardware, technology and volunteer services for NSF medical mission trips and to support NSF’s daily operations.

NuVasive’s support ensures

  1. Safe and sustainable spine surgery, even in a country with limited medical resources.
  2. Training and education opportunities by leading spine surgeons.

NSF funds 100% of its medical mission program and daily operations through fundraising!

Our Focus

NSF believes in integrated medical mission partnerships that allow us to provide comprehensive care to our patients.  Our volunteer teams provide direct patient care to hundreds of adults and children each year, while working towards the long-term goal of developing sustainable spine treatment and care at each of our locations.

Our Impact 2021

While COVID-19 challenges still remain, NSF has safely resumed travel to all three of our primary medical mission locations in Honduras, Mexico and the Eastern Caribbean. The need for spine surgery doesn’t stop – and neither will NSF!

Hand and Heart
200 patients helped
6 medical mission trips to 3 countries