Who Can Apply

Who Can Apply

Interested in applying for children’s medical treatments through Fresh Start Surgical Gifts? If your condition matches the criteria below, go to the Application Form page to apply for medical care through our online process.

Is your condition related to a congenital birth defect, an accident or trauma, caused by physical abuse, or caused by a violent act?

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts is a child charity organization that treats patients with conditions that match one of the criteria above. Fresh Start Surgical Gifts has treated patients with conditions ranging from cleft lip and palate to scars created by abuse and more.

Are you uninsured, under-insured, or would face significant financial hardship if you had to pay for your medical treatments?

While the majority of Fresh Start Surgical Gifts’ patients are uninsured, we also treat patients that were denied insurance coverage for their condition, or who cannot afford to pay for the many follow-up surgeries and treatments that their condition may require. Fresh Start Surgical Gifts’ application process includes information on your insurance coverage as well as your income-level to ensure that you fall within our guidelines.

Are you under 17 years of age?

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts only treats patients who are under 17 years old.

Where do you live?

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts treats patients from all across the world, however, the application for patients who live in the United States is different than the application for patients who live outside of the United States – make sure to fill out the correct application on the Application Form page.

What procedures does Fresh Start Surgical Gifts perform?

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts performs a variety of procedures related to congenital birth defects and physical deformities caused by accident, trauma, or abuse. View the right-hand column of this page for a list of common procedures Fresh Start Surgical Gifts performs.

Surgical Procedures Performed at Fresh Start Surgical Gifts

  • Microtia
  • Scar Revisions
  • Otoplasty
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Repair
  • Septo-Rhinoplasty
  • Lefort I, II, III
  • Mandibular and Maxillary Osteotomies
  • Excisions of Lesions with or without Tissue Expanders
  • Burn Contracture Procedures
  • Polydactyly Hands and Feet
  • Abbe Flap I and II
  • Tongue Reduction
  • Gynecomastia
  • Poland Syndrome Reconstruction
  • Strabismus, Canthoplasty, and Other Eye Procedures
  • Treacher-Collins Syndrome Procedures
  • Hemi Facial Microsomia Procedures
  • Laser Procedures for Vascular Lesions
  • Facial Hypoplasia Procedures
  • Dental Procedures resulting from Facial Deformities


Fresh Start Surgical Gifts is a charity for children that transforms lives of disadvantaged infants, children, and teens with physical deformities through the gift of reconstructive surgery. Families never receive a bill for treatment. Though headquartered in San Diego, Fresh Start Surgical Gifts is a global non-profit charity for children changing lives not only locally but also around the world.

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