At CSC, patients are divided into three types: eye patients, ENT patients, and rehab patients. They are divided into 3 separate areas where they are seen by doctors working in the ophthalmology department, ENT department, or the general rehabilitation department. All 3 departments work independently of each other, but combine to care for patients who need the services of more than 1 type of specialist. All staff are Khmer, with the exception of any expatriate Fellow or visiting expatriate volunteer surgeons, health workers, and medical students who might be present. International surgeons and other medical professionals provide training to local staff in order to ensure the skills of the local staff are steadily expanded.

Around 5,000 surgical procedures are performed per year at CSC, completely free of charge, and this number is increasing annually with a steady infusion of new procedures.


Dr. Ngiep is one of our skilled orthopaedic surgeons and has been with CSC for almost 10 years.

Surgery Categories

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Revision of painful or disabling amputation stumps from landmine injuries
  • Correction of deformities from polio, osteomyelitis, and other infectious diseases
  • Surgery on club feet and other congenital anomalies
  • Treatment of chronic dislocations, malunited fractures, and nonunions of fractures
  • Hip and knee replacements, and spinal surgery for various conditions

Eye Surgery

  • Cataract surgery
  • Corrections of squints and other abnormalities
  • Oculoplastic surgery for lid and other abnormalities
  • Excision of pterygia
  • Laser and retinal surgery for glaucoma and retinal problems
  • Provision of glasses, fitting of artificial eyes, and school screenings for poor vision

Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Cleft lip and palate repairs
  • Facial reconstruction for malunited fractures and traumatic defects
  • Removal of head and neck tumors
  • Encephalomeningocoele repairs
  • Corrections of facial clefts and cranial abnormalities

Plastic Surgery

  • Treatment of unhealed burn and trauma wounds with skin grafts and flaps
  • Release of skin contractures due to injuries and burns
  • Brachial plexus injury reconstructions
  • Repair of congenital and traumatic deformities of the hands


  • Local, regional, spinal, and general anaesthesia
  • Endoscopic intubation
  • Paediatric and adult anaesthesia
  • Post-operative care


  • Tympanoplasties
  • Mastoidectomies and surgery for cholesteatomas
  • Sinus surgery
  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  • Surgical reconstruction of middle ear bones