Fresh Start Surgical Gifts' comprehensive approach to healthcare goes beyond just reconstructive surgeries to treat children with deformities and other conditions - we offer a range of services to ensure that every child receives high quality, personalized care. The majority of Fresh Start Surgical Gifts' patients participate in almost all of the medical services we offer since deformities affect mutiple aspects of every patient.
Speech Therapy services allow children afflicted with craniofacial disorders, such as cleft lip and palate, to regain their ability to speak audibly and correctly. Approximately 30 patients each year receive speech therapy services which grant them the confidence and motivation to accomplish their goals and lead a happy and healthy life.
Laser Clinics treat approximately 84 infants, children, and teens each year who suffer from deformities such as port wine stain and burns - laser treatments also significantly reduce the appearance of scars created by reconstructive surgery. Many of our patients who receive laser treatments walk away from their experience with renewed confidence and self-esteem.
Since all medical treatments are provided in San Diego, CA, either at the Fresh Start Clinic at Rady Children's Hospital or at the office of a volunteer dentist or other medical professional, Fresh Start can arrange for transportation, lodging, and meals for patients from outside of San Diego. While many organizations helping children may utilize a mobile clinic or go abroad to treat children from remote areas, at Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, we bring patients to San Diego in order to ensure sanitary operating rooms, easily available and high-quality equipment, and to have the resources to bring in a specialist for especially complex or rare conditions.