Surgeries should always be handled with care, but Dr. Jejurikar is taking extra precaution. Noted as a leading plastic surgeon, his focus has always been giving his patients the best of care. He believes that by focusing on quality of care, as well as their safety, he can reach a broader range of patients.
Dr. Jerjurikar works out of his plastic surgery office in Dallas, Texas. While serving his patients in the local community, he is also traveling abroad and speaking to groups of plastic surgeons about their procedures as well as their guidelines for safety. He is not only focused on their education, but also their training in very specific areas.
Along with his daily practice and speaking engagements, he is also giving of his time with a charitable cause known as Smile Bangladesh. This non-profit organization is designed to assist those families with surgical procedures that may be needed for facial cleft deformities and other conditions. Many families are unable to pay for these types of corrective surgeries. Bringing together many medical professionals has made it possible for Smile Bangladesh to help these families and children get services they otherwise would not be able to afford.
Dr. Jerjurikar has estimated that there are more than 300,000 families that have been impacted by conditions like cleft deformities. The number of surgeons and medical professionals available to perform these surgeries, as well as those who would be able to assist is minimal compared to the numbers you see in the United States.
One of the reasons cleft deformities impact Bangladesh so greatly is because these deformities are associated with social stigma. They are viewed in their culture as an oddity, and because they live-in poverty-stricken areas, medical care is not easily accessible.
Dr. Jerjurikar is highlighting safety as the primary concern for his patients. He is working diligently on other ways for individuals to access the best of plastic surgery around the world.