Los Angeles-Based plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Calvert, MD, FACS performs plastic surgery on under-privileged young patients with surgical needs using state-of-the-art equipments and the latest procedures.
Online PR News – 16-January-2010 – – Los Angeles-Based plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Calvert, MD, FACS performs plastic surgery on under-privileged young patients with surgical needs using state-of-the-art equipments and the latest procedures.
Dr. Jay Calvert, a plastic surgeon based in Los Angeles, performed effective surgical methods on young patients who don’t enough money for surgical care. Together with other surgeons and advocates, he rallied to form Surgical Friends Foundation, a group that aims to provide surgical care for patients who have no chance of receiving the operation either because of lack of medical facilities or monetary resources.
There are many developing countries where healthcare is non-existent. Most of the time, children with physical malformations suffer from lack of self-confidence, which prevents them from pursuing their dreams. Many of these kids are embarrassed to interact with other kids and thus live a life of social seclusion. Although the demand for surgical care is very high, most people who need this care don’t have enough money to go to a cosmetic surgeon to have their deformities corrected. The consultation may be free, but the cost for hospitalization, as well as the implants and other devices are very high. With the advent of Surgical Friends Foundation, these demands are now slowly being met.
Elena, a patient of Dr. Calvert, was diagnosed with congenital malformation of eyelids, nose and maxilla. She had six surgeries before she met Dr. Calvert and Dr. Kami Parsa, MD, an Oculoplatic surgeon. Dr. Calvert performed nasal reconstruction on her, while Dr. Parsa took over the reconstruction of her eyelids. “My goal is to create physical harmony,” says Dr. Calvert, he also added that, “when things aren’t there or they aren’t normal, creating normalcy from the abnormal is very, very tough. That’s also my passion.” Dr. Calvert firmly believes in the important role of surgeons in their patients’ healthcare. “As Surgeons, we are the ones who are privy to the joy and the transformation that these patients really go through when their physical deformities are corrected,” he explained.
Dr. Calvert has been performing plastic surgery for many years and is among the leading experts in nasal reconstruction. He also specializes in other cosmetic surgery such as breast augmentation, lip augmentation and facelift. His surgical services extend not only to women, but also to men and young adults. Due to his utilization of advanced methods and his expertise in cosmetic surgery, many experienced cosmetic surgeons refer their patients to him so as to achieve optimum results. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Calvert received high seven-year combined training at General and Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is now based in Los Angeles, California and has two offices in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach where he sees new patients every week.