Three times each year, we take a surgical team to Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico. The 10-15 member team works long hours to perform around 30 surgeries in five days. This week-long team (Saturday to Saturday) flies into Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico, then drives to Palenque, Chiapas. Mexican staff prepare for the week by lining up patients and opening up the hospital, which has one surgical suite. Although the focus of these teams is surgery, we welcome non-medical people to come along as well.