Chicago, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/08/2013 -- Dr. Jeffrey Weinzweig, an award-winning plastic surgeon and founder of JW Plastic Surgery and JW Hand Center, recently visited Peru for a very special reason: to help children with congenital abnormalities. In addition to his work as a Chicago plastic surgeon, Dr. Weinzweig also founded a charity called Komedyplast.
Komedyplast was established to help children who are suffering from the emotional scars and developmental delays that typically result from congenital abnormalities. While there are well-trained physicians throughout many parts of the world, access to trained specialists, including craniofacial surgeons, can be quite limited. Through the combination of medical services provided by volunteer physicians and nurses along with a volunteer entertainment team, Komedyplast’s primary mission is to make a lasting difference in the lives of children throughout the world, while also bringing laughter and hope to the kids and their families.
Starting in 2005, Dr. Weinzweig’s Komedyplast charity began to initiate missions in developing countries around the world, beginning with Lima, Peru. In addition to providing surgical care for children with congenital abnormalities who would otherwise not be able to afford treatment, the organization also helps to provide specialty training for the local physicians and surgeons.
Komedyplast also offers opportunities for children in local communities to build their character and self-esteem through various participant events like Komedy Clown Kamp. It has also launched the Komedyplast Craniofacial Research Grant Program, a national program that provides two grants each year to support craniofacial research.
During his recent trip, Dr. Weinzweig and his team performed about 20 complex craniofacial surgeries. In all, 16 people made the journey to Peru, including four craniofacial surgeons, three pediatric anesthesiologists and one pediatric neurosurgeon.
Local patients who have worked with Dr. Weinzweig over the years are probably not surprised by his commitment to help disadvantaged children around the world. For people who are looking to have a plastic surgery procedure like a tummy tuck Chicago area Dr. Weinzweig is known both for his skills as a surgeon and caring manner. Over the years, he has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the best plastic surgeon Chicago patients can trust.
As Dr. Weinzweig understands, while cosmetic surgery is not necessarily important to physical health, it can make a huge impact on a person’s self esteem. With procedures like breast implants Chicago area JW Plastic Surgery offers a wide range of solutions.
Anybody who would like to learn more about Dr. Weinzweig and procedures like liposuction Chicago are welcome to visit the facility’s website at any time. There, they can read more about the various services JW Plastic Surgery provides and why, if anybody is considering undergoing breast augmentation Chicago area Dr. Weinzweig and his staff can help people feel better about themselves.
About Dr. Jeffrey Weinzweig
Dr. Weinzweig is an award winning leader in the field of plastic surgery. In his former roles as Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery, Director of the Plastic Surgery Residency Program, and Director of the Institute of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery at the Lahey Clinic near Boston, he has achieved numerous accomplishments, including expanding the department's scope of practice, earning reaccreditation of the residency program, is published in over 200 industry leading publications, has authored five top regarded books on the subjects, and has developed a nationally-recognized research program. Prior to his chairmanship, he was on the faculty at Brown University. For more information, please visit http://www.jwplasticsurgery.com