Dr Tertius Venter

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

               Dr Tertius Venter

               Fulltime Volunteer

Mercy Ships          

Tumours grow to enormous sizes if not treated in time

A Cleft Lip can be treated in less than an hour under local anaesthetic

     Operation Smile       

Hand and Foot Birth Defects are repaired and enable patients to work and provide for themselves and their families


Burn Contractures are released to restore function to Upper and Lower Limbs

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Supporting Doctors and Nurses

Taking Reconstructive Surgery Worldwide 

Working with and supporting well established organizations such as;

  • Mercy Ships International
  • The Pan African Academy for Christian Surgeons - PAACS
  • Operation Smile

A Foundation Registered in The Netherlands and South Africa

Supporting doctors and nurses financially

to offer their services for free

  • To serve the poorest of the poor
  • In countries where up to 50% of the population has no access to any medical care
  • Much needed surgery offered free to restore dignity, self worth and physical function
  • A Call to Compassionate Action in a Hurting World
  • We need your support

Training of Doctors, Nurses and Surgeons in Africa for Africa

Strong emphysis on training of local trainees   as well as trainee doctors from abroad in the unique circumstances of the developing world

  • Formal lectures
  • Clinical ward rounds
  • Operating Room instruction
  • Availability of online information eg the PAACS Text Book on Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. See Scientific Developement