Global Spine Outreach

Transforming Children with Complex Spinal Deformities Around the World!

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Changing the World One Spine at a Time

Help us save children with severe spinal deformities

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The Problem

Millions of children in developing countries have scoliosis. Severe spinal curves may cause pain, breathing problems, paralysis or shorten life.

3+%

of children develop scoliosis before age 18

50,000,000+

children have scoliosis worldwide

4,800,000

require surgery

$3,200

is the average price of each spine surgery in an outreach setting

1

surgery can change a child's life forever

Global Spine Outreach

What We Do

Global Spine Outreach (GSO), a 501(c)(3), provides spinal surgeries to underprivileged children around the world. We partner and work alongside with local physicians to provide treatment to patients who otherwise would not receive care. Together, we correct spinal deformities, remove pain, and often prevent paralysis and extend life. Due to the complex nature of these surgeries, we also are dedicated to collaborating with local physicians and staff to provide training and honoring sustainable continuing care.

Our Mission

Global Spine Outreach (GSO) transforms the lives of children with severe spinal deformities worldwide by performing state-of-the-art surgeries free of charge. We collaborate with local medical communities to build self-sustaining spine surgery centers of excellence. We enable surgeons to continually refine and sharpen their spine surgery skills through training and education provided by leading spine surgeons.

Our Vision

For every child with a severe spinal deformity to have access to life-transforming surgical care.

Transform the lives of children with severe spinal deformities around the world
Transform the lives of children with severe spinal deformities around the world
Transform the lives of children with severe spinal deformities around the world
Empower local surgeons to safely treat complex spinal problems in their own communities
Transform the lives of children with severe spinal deformities around the world
Build sustainable spine centers that serve their regions year-round
Transform the lives of children with severe spinal deformities around the world
Educate surgeons and allied health will annual meetings featuring world-renowned educators

Patient Stories

Program Sites

Colombia
Colombia
Poland
Poland
Mexico
Mexico

Values

Compassion

We treat each patient as we would our own child.

Advocacy

We empower and advocate for the communities we serve through the transfer of knowledge and skill.

Respect

We show respect for the culture and customs of the children and families we serve.

Excellence

We model professional excellence, integrity, and quality of care.

GSO by the Numbers

(2013 to present)

637

Patients Treated

143

Surgeries Performed

4

Program Sites

Volunteer

Please contact us through our volunteer form if you are interested in volunteering with Global Spine Outreach. We ask that you indicate what aspect of volunteering you are most interested in. Please send any additional questions or concerns to Info@GSOutreach.org. We thank you for your support!

Upcoming Events

August 6th to 13th
Chihuahua Mission - Chihuahua, Mexico
Saturday, October 8th
GSO Annual Gala - Hilton Oakbrook Hills, Oakbrook, IL
Saturday, October 22nd
GSO Annual Symposium and Mexico City Fundraiser - Club de Industriales, Mexico City, Mexico
October 29th to November 5th
Cali Mission - Cali, Colombia
Saturday, December 3rd
San Diego Spine Foundation and Global Spine Outreach combined fundraiser - Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA

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