Transforming Lives, Impacting the World as ReSurge International
From its beginnings nearly 45 years ago, Interplast (now ReSurge
International) has been a pioneer in the field of reconstructive surgery—delivering
an ever-expanding continuum of care to the poor in remote regions of
the world. Today 95,000 free surgeries have been provided. Children and
adults—and their families—have been profoundly changed by their contact
with our organization.
We restore the health and dreams of children and adults with deformities
and injuries—while improving the lives of those around them. In addition,
we empower local doctors to increase year-round access to medical care in
underserved areas. By expanding access and restoring more and more lives
through surgery, we help reduce global suffering and poverty, as more people
are able to go to school and back to work.
As we prepare for the next 40 years, we want to reaffirm our deep commitment
to rebuilding lives through reconstructive surgery. So we’re celebrating
this exciting moment in our evolution by announcing a new identity and name.
In so doing, we can better share our mission of providing comprehensive
reconstructive surgical care and meet the needs of children and adults in
developing countries. We want to clearly identify ourselves as one of the only
organizations that focuses on the full range of reconstructive surgery in the
ReSurge International speaks to the benefit of our work.
Resurge literally means to rise again; in Spanish, it means to reappear. That’s
what reconstructive surgery does for our patients. It restores their bodies so
that they can rejoin their communities after being shunned for their disfigurements
and disabilities. It renews their dreams of going to school and providing
for their families. It rebuilds their futures and gives them a second chance for
As we journey into our fifth decade of service and beyond, our charge
remains the same: to restore function, renew dreams, resurge hope and
rebuild futures. With your vital partnership, we can do even more to transform
lives and impact the world. Interplast is now ReSurge International!