Doctors from INTERPLAST go to crisis areas free of charge in their free time to operate and treat people in need. All surgeons and anaesthetists bear the nationally and internationally recognised FMH/Specialist Title and have many years of professional. Qualified, experienced operating and anaesthesia nursing staff is integrated into the team.
In the USA INTERPLAST was founded in 1969. The idea was brought to Germany by Prof Gottfried Lemperle in 1980. Since that time, surgeons, anaesthetists and surgical nurses have been helping energetically people in over 30 countries.
In 2006, Interplast Switzerland was founded, following the example of Interplast Germany, on the initiative of Dr. Florian Jung together with Dr. Björn Walter, Dr. Miguel Mooren, Dr. Merlin Guggenheim, Dr. Abed Jandali, Dr. Urs Hug and Dr. Volker Wedler.
Hospital infrastructure, staff and needs of host countries are respected and
utilized. In addition, medicines and surgical instruments are brought by INTERPLAST. The total costs on-site for transport and accommodation of the teams are financed by donations.
All our operations are accurately logged. This allows us to control our work, to forward it to interested persons and to learn lessons for further operations. The mission reports are also intended for the public. So you can see what INTERPLAST's medical teams are doing.