Our Medical Programs are a partnership between Solidarity Bridge and local hospitals and medical personnel in Bolivia and Paraguay.

Our four primary programs - General Surgery, Gynecological Surgery, Heart Surgery, and Neurosurgery - serve the poor year-round through local surgeons. Medical mission trips support these programs and focus on bringing US doctors and nurses to Bolivia and Paraguay to train and equip the local medical community to better serve their fellow citizens. Additionally, once a year, our Multi-specialty Medical Mission Trip brings clinical and surgical US doctors and nurses to heal those living in poverty in Bolivia. 

Deformities and diseases that would have been cured at birth or never arisen in the U.S. are rampant among the people of Bolivia and Paraguay. Debilitating accidents are common and for many, our medical help is their only chance for a productive life or even survival.

See below how our programs are making a difference.

 

Medical Program Accomplishments 

1999 - 2016

Medical Supplies Delivered: $38,456,537  
Patients Served: 62,719
Surgeries Provided: 5,579
Mission Trips: 81

2016

Surgeries:  395
Patients: 760

Medical Supplies Delivered: $2,557,642
Number of Mission Trips: 7

Number of Missioners: 60
 

General Surgery Program: 179 Surgeries
Gynecologic Surgery Program: 22 Surgeries
Heart Surgery Program: 
24 Open Heart Surgeries & 
125 Pacemaker Implants
Neurosurgery Program: 45 Surgeries
Multi-Specialty Mission Trip: 402 Patients Served


Heart Surgery Program

Performs life-saving pacemaker and open heart surgeries for adults and children with appropriate follow-up care.

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Neurosurgery Program

Performs neurosurgeries and introduces neurosurgical advancements to the Bolivian medical community. 

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General Surgery Program

Performs a range of surgeries, from laparascopic gall bladder and hernia surgeries to megacolon and oncological surgeries.

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Gynecologic Surgery Program

Performs surgeries for women including hysterectomies, endometrial ablation, and bladder repair.

Learn more about the Gynecologic Surgery Program

Multi-Specialty Mission Trip (MSMT)

Performs surgeries and provides care in partnership with Bolivian colleagues, in general surgery, gynecology, pediatrics, dermatology, family practice, cardiology, neurology, and dentistry. 

Learn more about the Multi-Specialty Medical Mission Trips