Medical TrainingIntegral to our mission is a program of training local surgeons and health workers, focusing on the development of sustainable health services.
Reconstructive SurgeryAt CSC, patients are divided into three types: ENT patients, eye patients, and rehab patients, and are divided into 3 separate areas where they are seen by doctors working in the ENT, ophthalmology or the general rehabilitation department.
OphthalmologyBlindness in Cambodia has a prevalence rate of 1.2%. An estimated 144,000 Cambodians are fully or partially blind, and each year an additional 28,800 people become blind.
Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery (ENT)The ENT department specialises in the treatment of chronic infection of the middle ear, which the World Health Organisation recognises as a neglected disease.
Who are we?
The Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) provides a range of specialised rehabilitation surgical services, surgical training, and direct support to the people of Cambodia – free of charge. CSC is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) recognised by the Cambodian Royal Government and incorporated as a not-for-profit in the state of Alaska, USA. CSC has been determined to be a tax-exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the USA Internal Revenue Code. CSC has no religious or political affiliation.
What do we do?
CSC aims to improve the quality of life for disabled Cambodian children and adults by providing free rehabilitation surgery. Integral to this mission is a program of training local surgeons and health workers, focusing on the development of sustainable health services. CSC provides a wide range of surgery, encompassing orthopaedic surgery, ENT, eye surgery, and plastic surgery.
Why do we do it?
- Surgical rehabilitation is beneficial to the patients, to their families, and to Cambodian society.
- Rehabilitation surgery is easy to organise, inexpensive, and is highly effective in improving lives.
- Locally trained surgeons can readily learn how to perform the surgical procedures.