Surgeons in Action is a humanitarian, non-profit and independent Spanish foundation that comes after several experiences of collaboration in campaigns of Hernia International Foundation. These campaigns consisted of going to operate pathology of abdominal wall (hernias, hernias, etc..) for periods of one to two weeks in Nigeria and Ecuador. After these experiences, in 2011, a group of seven surgeons and two anesthesiologists decided to create his own foundation for surgical projects in emerging and developing countries.
The patrons of the Foundation are:
President: Teresa Butrón Vila (FEA of the “Servicio de Cirugía General y Digestivo B” of the 12 de Octubre university hospital, Madrid).
Vicepresident: José Mª Fernández Cebrián (Head of the “Servicio de Cirugía General y Digestivo del Hospital de Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid).
Secretary: José Antonio Pascual Montero (Head of Surgery in the CEMTRO clinic, Madrid).
Treasurer: Miguel López Vizcayno (FEA of the Servicio de Anestesia y Reanimación del Hospital Clínico, Madrid).
Member: Faustino Santisteban, in representation of “CURPSAP S.L.”
Member: Jesús López Díaz, in representation of “Creaciones Benton, S.L.”
To promote, among other things, surgical campaigns in countries and deprived areas, to make prevention campaigns and health education,as well as promoting the study, teaching, research and prevention, treatment and cure of surgical disease not only among professionals but also among patients requiring it.