ReSurge provides free comprehensive care following surgery that includes
speech, hand and physical therapy through selected Surgical Outreach
Programs, in cooperation with our international medical partners.
This is a vital part of integrated medical care. ReSurge is increasingly
working to provide an integrated continuum of care for cleft, burn and hand
Surgery Is Just the Beginning
It’s an undisputed fact that reconstructive surgery transforms lives…in truly
indescribable ways. But the story often doesn’t end there.
For example, repairing a cleft lip or cleft palate helps improve appearance
and reduce stigma–leading to a more promising tomorrow. However, often
in developing countries–where access to care is limited, especially for the
impoverished–such surgery isn’t performed in infancy. That means the older
child will probably need to relearn how to eat and speak as he or she adjusts
to the new architecture of his or her mouth.
All these patients deserve an opportunity to get the post-op care they need
to truly renew and restore their lives. For cleft patients, this includes speech
therapy and orthodontics, allowing children to receive the full benefit of their
For patients with burn and hand injuries, therapy and repeated surgeries
can be necessary to regain as much functionality as possible.