• San Ignacio, Belize May 2015

    This is 5 month old Jaylene Rubon and her mother, Daisy from San Ignacio. Daisy has a stable hemangioma of her right forehead. Daisy wanted an opinion about treatment options for her daughter. The HHA Team assured her that as Jaylene grew the hemangioma would shrink and resolve. We will be monitoring Jaylene on future 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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  • 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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  • 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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    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
Fellow in Plastic Surgery
Detroit Hospital System

Detroit, Michigan

Neville Campbell MD/MBA
Medical Director
The Center for Wellness and Pain Management

Las Vegas, Nevada

Salvatore Docimo DO
Fellow in Minimally Invasive/Laparoscopic Surgery
Penn State University
University Park, Pennsylvania

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