Operation Smile is an international non-for-profit surgical group aiming to perform life-changing plastic and re-constructive surgeries in third world countries. Dr Mark Lee was part of a team of 25 Australian surgeons which visited remote areas of Cambodia to perform volunteer surgeries. Dr Mark Lee spent a week and a half performing the surgeries on both adults and children with cleft lip, cleft palate, and burns.
In 2015 Mark travelled to far western China’s Gansu provence. An international team merged with local Chinese surgeons on a cleft lip and palate mission in Linxia City.
In March of 2017 Mark joined an international team of surgeons in Amman, Jordan. Surgeons from Australia, South Africa and the USA joined local surgeons for a week long Operation Smile Cleft mission.
In March 2018 Mark joined a large Operation Smile surgical team in Agadir, Morocco. Over 400 children were screened and 197 had their cleft lips and cleft palates repaired. A hugely successful mission!