ABOUT US

WHAT IS RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

MANY DISEASES DO NOT KILL PEOPLE BUT LET THEM SURVIVE WITH TERRIBLE DISABILITIES, DEFORMATION, SHAME AND SADNESS.

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RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY IS SURGICAL TREATMENT THAT HELPS PEOPLE WITH TERRIBLE DISABILITIES TO REGAIN A NORMAL LIFE.

IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AESTHETIC SURGERY;
THE AIM IS ONLY TO ALLEVIATE THE TERRIBLE HANDICAP AND DISABILITIES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

2ND CHANCE HAS EXTENDED THE CONCEPT OF RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY TO PATIENTS THAT NEED RECONSTRUCTION OF PART OF THE BODY, SUCH AS GIANT GOITER THYROID SURGERY AND OBSTETRIC FISTULA SURGERY.

Accidents, congenital deformities, crippling diseases and war wounds, are misfortunes against which surgery has made a great deal of progress.

Those who can be treated will often be lucky enough to live a normal life.

OUR MISSION

Give people a 2nd Chance with reconstructive surgery for life reconstruction

mission

In countries where medical and material facilities are not readily available, such physical discrepancies impair the psychic and social quality of life of millions of people. Needs are tremendous. Local skills for the care of these patients are still far too limited.

2nd CHANCE is a non-profit organization which aims at developing reconstructive surgery in regions which are economically underprivileged as well as in post-war contexts.

The project began more than 10 years ago with a partnership between Dr Pierre Quinodoz and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

In 2010, 2nd Chance was created to give members of the Association the means to :

Locally train surgeons to new skills they will use to treat their populations
Supply material which is often lacking
Finance operations for indigent persons 

OUR TEAM

The Executive Committee

The principal organ of 2nd Chance is the Executive Committee, which meets several times a year

Dr Pierre Quinodoz
President

FMH Specialist in plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, Geneva www.pierrequinodoz.ch

Dr Marc Pechère
Vice President

Dermatologist FMH
Geneva

Dr Ali Modarressi
General Secretary

FMH Specialist in plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery
HUG Geneva

Jean-Claude Esaki
Treasurer

Audit and Internal Control Director,
HUG Geneva

Dr Benjamin Gold
Head of mission

General Surgeon
Geneva

Prof Antoine Geissbuhler
Member

Chief Physician Cyberhealth and telemedicine (HUG) – RAFT Director
Geneva

Prof Francois Chappuis
Member

Tropical Medicine, HUG and MSF and Humanitarian Medicine UNIGE
Geneva

Caroline Miller
Member

CEO Headtohead Executive Search & Public Relations
Geneva

Dr Alberto Musolas
Medical Training Coordinator

Specialist in plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery
Barcelona

Direction

The Direction is in charge of day to day operational activities

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Anne Zeidan
Director of Operations


Geneva

Dr Lionel Dumont
Medical Director


Geneva

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Olivier Mathier
Administrative Director


Geneva

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Nadia Troxler
Public Relations

 

London

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Jean-Daniel Junod
Anaesthetic nurse – O.R. Responsible


Geneva

Alain Niederhauser
Accountant

Geneva

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Corrèze Lecygne
Events

Geneva

2nd CHANCE FAMILY

OUR PARTNERS