Dr. Mirmanesh, a plastic surgeon, performs ear correction surgeries free of cost on infants and kids

"I have always found it difficult to hear instances where children are bullied and ridiculed at school because of their deformed ears. There is a lot of scientific evidence available on how the well-being of children with deformed ears is impacted when kids start primary school.

Image: Dr. Michael Mirmanesh
Image: Dr. Michael Mirmanesh

My name is Dr. Michael Mirmanesh, and I am a plastic surgeon based in Philadelphia, USA. I started Oto Angels in 2019 with a goal to provide ear correction surgeries to infants, children, and young adults with prominent ears free of cost. Despite multiple proven studies, ear correction surgeries are not covered by insurance in the US, and parents end up paying hefty bills.

As my wife is a Pediatrician, she deals with many children on a regular basis. One time at the dinner table, she addressed the issue to me. This affected me deeply and I knew that I have the privilege to do something about it. I was not ready to ignore this problem.

Hence, I decided to use my expertise as a plastic surgeon and started offering ear correction surgeries to infants and children below 18 years of age free of cost, expenses covered by me.

Any child who requires an ear correction surgery can write an e-mail to us for a consultation appointment. I understand that the process can be daunting for parents, hence I ensure to give them all the right information and make the process as seamless as possible. I highly recommend getting this procedure done at an early age before the child enters primary school. This helps the children to boost their self-confidence before starting school. Since I have started Oto Angels, I have seen beautiful reactions of young parents when they see their baby after the surgery. Tears of joy and happiness are always flooding in Oto Angels.

So far, I have performed 15 ear correction surgeries and attended 15 cases that require an ear molding procedure. My desire is to keep Oto Angels as organic as possible. Therefore, I politely refuse donations coming my way for my non-profit. Instead, I ask people to donate to organizations that are in need of help."

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