The NSF Medical Mission Program
NSF operates medical mission trips that bring together volunteer spine surgeons and medical professionals, NuVasive, Inc. and program partners to help patients today while building sustainable spine treatment programs that advance the quality of spine care tomorrow.
The NSF Medical Mission Program bridges financial, geographical, cultural, and resource barriers that prevent patients from receiving the spine surgery they desperately need, by teaming up with program partners that fit the needs of each medical mission location.
NSF believes in continuity of care for patients and the local healthcare systems we work in. For this reason, resources are focused on select medical mission locations and program partnerships that allow us to operate recurring trips that not only help patients today, but have the long-term goal of building spine care programs.
Helping patients today, while building for tomorrow.
Who Is Involved
NSF teams up with volunteer spine surgeons and medical professionals, NuVasive, Inc. and program partners to 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 location.
Where We Go
- Eastern Caribbean
Program Partner: World Pediatric Project
Idiopathic Scoliosis Focus
Program Partner: One World Surgery
Adult Degenerative Focus
Program Partner: Global Spine Outreach
Pediatric Complex Deformity Focus
You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.—Mother Teresa
$325k Raised – 2021 Golf Tournament & Auction
October 6, 2021
September 27, 2021 marked the triumphant return of our annual NSF Golf Tournament and Auction. Together, we raised $325,000 to […]
Proud to resume travel for the NSF medical mission program
May 20, 2021
With travel restrictions starting to ease, we are excited to once again be at our partner sites helping provide life-changing spine surgery, training, and technology to medically under-resourced communities around the world.
Patient Profile: Meet Lazaro
July 11, 2019
“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.”
Patient Profile: Meet Jorge
July 1, 2019
“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.”
Patient Profile: Meet Ramiro
July 1, 2019
“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.”
Patient Profile: Meet Vilma
July 1, 2019
“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.”
Patient Profile: Meet Daniela
July 1, 2019
“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.”
Patient Profile: Meet Dani
January 18, 2019
Watch a video patient profile about Dani.