The NSF Medical Mission Program
Through our medical mission program, NSF partners with leading spine surgeons, NuVasive, Inc., nonprofits and in-country medical professionals/facilities to bring life-changing spine surgery to under-resourced communities around the world.
“You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa
NSF strongly believes in the power of medical mission partnerships that break down financial, geographic and cultural barriers to ensure that patients around the world get the care they deserve. Our partnerships run on a sliding scale and are determined on a variety of factors including timing, impact and resource availability. Learn more about NSF Medical Mission Partnerships→
As a partner, NSF can provide:
- Mission planning & logistics
- Funding (travel, surgical supplies and shipping/customs)
- Donated NuVasive products (instruments and implants)
- Neuromonitoring and product specialist services
“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....