Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
An International Organization Dedicated to the Education, Research and Treatment of Spinal Deformity
Our Mission is to Foster Optimal Care for All Patients with Spinal Deformities
For more information please contact Anthony Rinella, MD or visit the Global Spine Outreach web site!
Fundación Valle del Lili, is the most modern hospital in Colombia, and on par with the finest hospitals in the United States. The SRS Global Outreach Trip to Cali began in October 2001 - pioneered by Drs. Steve Mardjetko and Mike O’Brien. The current team, led by Drs. Anthony Rinella and Chris Bergin, return every May and November. The trip will celebrate its 25th mission in November 2014.
The Colombian trip is sponsored by Global Spine Outreach in the United States, and Fundación Casa de Colombia in Colombia. Local surgeons Juan Uribe and Mario Gonazlez participated in every trip since its beginning. Their dedication makes this mission possible.
During our 1-week mission, the team evaluates 50-60 children with complex spinal deformities, and performs 10-15 procedures. The team stays in the hospital free of charge. No vaccinations or visas are necessary.
Read about Yessica's Global Outreach Mission story on the SRS web site.
The Scoliosis Research Society provides information on these web pages regarding research and links as a public service. The SRS believes that patients should contact their treating physician about the relevance of any information listed on the site prior to proceeding with any particular treatment. Just as no two individuals are exactly alike, no two patients with a spinal deformity are the same. Therefore, your spinal deformity surgeon will be the most important source of information about the management of your particular spinal problem.