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
Roberto Gilbert Hospital.
Richard Schwend, MD (Kansas City, MO) pioneered the trip in 2006. His week-long mission takes place twice each year. On average, the team evaluates 50-60 patients with complex spinal deformities each trip, and performs 6-10 procedures.
The Ecuadorian mission is sponsored by generous support from the Damien House Foundation, Globus Relief, and Junta Beneficia. The dedication of local surgeons Dr. Ramirez Torres and Xavier Ramirez makes the mission possible.
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.