• Cayo, Belize December 2013

    Alfredo Cocum is an 86 year old resident of Benque who has been suffering from a large inguinal hernia that the doctors felt was inoperable because of his age. The HHA  team successfully repaired his hernia this week. Jasmine Chan is a four year old girl seen here with her mother, Marielle. Jasmine suffers from Continue Reading

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  • About Us

    Based in New York City, Healing Hands Abroad is a multi-disciplinary group of volunteer medical professionals.  We share a common interest: providing specialized surgical care to the underprivileged communities of the world. Founder and Executive Director Dr. Michael J. Lacqua initially traveled to Central America to provide plastic surgical care to patients of the Cayo Continue Reading

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  • Benque Viejo, Belize April 2014

    Rosibel Cruz, seen here with her two sons, Kieran and Zinaan, suffered from an enlarging, painful mass of her left upper thigh which she could not afford to have treated. The Team successfully removed what appeared to be a benign tumor at the Western Regional Medical Center, relieving Rosibel of much pain and worry.   Continue Reading

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  • Cayo, Belize March 2013

      Trekking back to the Cayo District of Belize, the Healing Hands Abroad team joined with team members from New Mexico, providing care to the underserved villages of this jungle district as well as the city of Belmopan.            Alyson Alfaro is a 20 year old Belizean young man who works as a tour guide here Continue Reading

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    Healing Hands Abroad was established to address the prevalent issue of people in desperate need of specialized surgical care. Jesse is a perfect example of the type of patient we see repeatedly. We met Jesse through the staff of the Good Shepard Clinic about 5 years ago in the small village of Succotz in Western Continue Reading

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Based in New York City, Healing Hands Abroad is a multi-disciplinary group of volunteer medical professionals.  We share a common interest: providing specialized surgical care to the underprivileged communities of the world.

Founder and President Dr. Michael J. Lacqua initially traveled to Central America to provide plastic surgical care to patients of the Cayo District of Belize. Seeing the vital need for other services, Healing Hands Abroad has expanded to provide a variety of surgical, wound care and radiological services. Volunteer doctors and nurses from Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn and Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island make up the core members of the Healing Hands Abroad family.  More recently, doctors and health care providers from throughout the United States have joined us in our mission.

 

Healing Hands Abroad is proud to have the following members on its Board of Directors:

 

Peter Andrade DO
Resident Surgeon
Lutheran Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York

Neville Campbell MD/MBA
Fellow in Anesthesia
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, New York

Julie Mason RN
Nurse Manager, The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Therapy
Richmond University Medical Center
Staten Island, New York

Salvatore Docimo DO
Resident Surgeon
Lutheran Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York

Thomas Sipp Esq.
The Sipp Law Firm
Staten Island, New York