"Be they Thai or foreign, rich or poor, the desperate gazes of the mothers who just want to heal their child remain the same everywhere, inspiring me and motivating me to be a medical volunteer for almost 20 years."
Dr. Apichai Angspatt, Medical Field Director
“By watching the mothers’ delightful smiles while seeing their kids after operations, bringing me tremendous happiness”
Dr. Krit Sirimaharaj – Plastic Surgeon
"In addition to helping patients with cleft lips and palates, we are also treating patients with syndactyly (webbed fingers) and polydactylyl (protruding fingers) problems enabling them to function properly. We come together to exchange techniques, knowledge and experience gained from missions and our work."
Dr. Thiti Chaovanalikit, Plastic Surgeon, Lerdsin Hospital
“The most rewarding part for me is seeing the difference on the mother’s face from the first day to the day she is leaving the hospital with her child that is normal, you will see the light of happiness in her eyes as she walks out.”
Dr. Pornthep Pungrasmi, Plastic Surgeon, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
"Participating in missions and being able to help patients feel better is the most rewarding part for me."
Dr. Kasemsak Pyungtanasup, Plastic Surgeon, Klang Hospital
"A lot of time and money is needed for Operation Smile Thailand to organize a surgical mission overseas. But it was worth it to see the look of pure happiness on the Nepali parents’ faces as well as being able to observe how advanced our own medical services have come."
Dr. Tanasit Kangkorn, Plastic Surgeon, Chonburi Hospital
Operation Smile Thailand relies on the generosity of its supporters to change lives, one smile at a time.