Our Incredible Work.
Operation Walk Pittsburgh is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing the gift of mobility to patients in need across Central America. Each mission trip involves a team of surgeons, nurses and other personnel who provide joint replacements and arthritis and joint health education completely free of cost. Operation Walk Pittsburgh works side by side with local surgeons, nurses and therapists to share knowledge, expertise and encourage a true cultural and medical exchange.
Since the inaugural trip to Antigua, Guatemala in 2009, Operation Walk Pittsburgh has assembled a volunteer team of surgeons, nurses, support staff and advocates to transform the lives of those in need in countries throughout Central America. These trips offer more than just life-changing surgeries, they are opportunities for cultural exchange and international medical cooperation..
Our Mission: Operation Walk Pittsburgh aims to provide life changing education, service and surgery completely free of cost, to patients in need in Pittsburgh and around the world.
Operation Walk is a private, non-profit, volunteer medical service organization that provides free surgical treatment for patients in developing countries who have no access to life-improving care for arthritis or other debilitating bone and joint conditions. Currently, Operation Walk has 12 teams in the United States and 1 in Canada that have provided hundred of surgeries to over 1,000 patients worldwide.
Operation Walk Pittsburgh is a chapter of Operation Walk. Formed in 2008 by Dr. Anthony M. DiGioia, Operation Walk Pittsburgh has traveled to Cuba, Guatemala, Panama and Honduras, performing more than 500 surgeries for patients desperately in need of orthopedic care. Currently, the team is in the process of fundraising and gathering essential volunteers and advocates for our 2018 mission to Antigua, Guatemala. Learn more about our past mission trips and see what can be accomplished in just one week!