Medical Care

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Working with Medical Care

How We Do It

Children in the communities we serve who have deformities or other life-threatening health conditions are denied the opportunity to live a healthy, fulfilling life. By offering critical operations at significantly lower costs, we can give them that opportunity once again.

Our volunteer surgical care teams provide surgical services to thousands of local families each year, including specialized care such as general surgery, OB/GYN, pediatric surgery, orthopedic, ophthalmology, plastic surgery and dental services.  We also give back to the local healthcare system through training and education, and partner with local non-profits and hospitals to reach patients living in some of the most rural parts of the country, so they can have a new chance at life.

  • 5,289 surgeries performed in Nicaragua
  • 276 surgeries performed in Ecuador
  • 150 surgeries performed in Peru

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Your Mission to Restore Health on the Rosebud

Your mouth speaks for your health. But not everyone has access to dental care. That’s true in communities worldwide and close to home in places like the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South…

A Brighter Future for Juanito

Jennifer is a mom who refused to give up. She thought giving birth to her new son would be routine, just like it was for her other kids. All her doctor’s visits…

Victor’s Life is Forever Changed

With one in every 1,000 children affected at birth, clubfoot is one of the more common deformities found in infants. Here in the U.S., treatment usually begins shortly after birth when non-surgical…

Ensuring Community-Centered Medical Donations

Community-Centered Care The core of Advance Community’s programs is centered around community 100% of the time, and as such we must adapt as community needs change. This not only applies to Advance’s…

A Dire Need for a Dentist

Not many of us can say we like going to the dentist. Then there are those Advance serves in Nicaragua who travel for miles across jungle and ravine for the chance to…

National Grateful Patient Day 

Submitted by: Adriana Farquharson, International Program Coordinator National Grateful Patient Day on September 7 provides an opportunity to show appreciation for the hard-working professionals in the medical industry and gratitude toward the families…

The Importance of Reducing Medical Supply Waste

Did you know that 15% of medical waste is hazardous in some way? This means that 15% of medical waste is toxic, radioactive, infectious or harmful to humans or the environment. Consider that…

A Brigade of HOPE

The Oskiwas Community in Nicaragua was one of the hardest hit by the civil war in the 1980s. As a result, Oskiwas is one of the poorest communities in its municipality and…

Cataract Awareness Month: Progress in Peru

Submitted by Anna Ortiz, International Program Director June marks Cataract Awareness Month in the United States, but many may wonder why it exists in the first place. Cataracts are the leading cause…

Her life was hanging by a thread…

Her life was hanging by a thread. Literally. Modesta, a 56-year-old widow and mother of 5, lives in an impoverished region of Nicaragua. She cannot read or write. Since her husband’s death…

National Doctor’s Day & How to Celebrate

Now more than ever, our world is looking to the strength and guidance of its physicians. Frontline health workers have been stretched thin and risk their own lives daily to ensure our…

International Translation Day

By Anna Ortiz, International Program DirectorOne of the most recently adopted United Nations resolutions, International Translation Day was established in 2017 to be celebrated every September 30th. This day pays tribute to…

Medical Care

How We Do It

Children in the communities we serve who have deformities or other life-threatening health conditions are denied the opportunity to live a healthy, fulfilling life. By offering critical operations at significantly lower costs, we can give them that opportunity once again.

Our volunteer surgical care teams provide surgical services to thousands of local families each year, including specialized care such as general surgery, OB/GYN, pediatric surgery, orthopedic, ophthalmology, plastic surgery and dental services.  We also give back to the local healthcare system through training and education, and partner with local non-profits and hospitals to reach patients living in some of the most rural parts of the country, so they can have a new chance at life.

  • 5,289 surgeries performed in Nicaragua
  • 276 surgeries performed in Ecuador
  • 150 surgeries performed in Peru