In the past 14 years, Moreano and his team of volunteers have completed mission trips to his native Quito, Ecuador’s capital, and to the Cotui-La Vega region of the Dominican Republic. He has helped more than 3,000 children with conditions such as cleft lips and palates. It’s these 3,000 smiles that earned Dr. Moreano this title of Latin Hero. Patients often travel long distances and stand in line for long periods of time in hopes of Dr. Moreano being able to help their child.
“I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to serve patients at my cosmetic surgery practice in Queens, but I also realize the great need for cosmetic surgeons in Latin America,” said Dr. Moreano. “The high poverty rate in Latin America precludes many from getting the surgery they need to fix deformities from birth. It’s awesome to have the opportunity to fix a child’s cleft palate and give them a smile that brightens a room. This is my opportunity to give back, yet our mission teams receive something far greater during these trips. It is not recognition we seek, but it’s incredibly humbling to be recognized by the Univision Network for this important work we do. ”
About Dr. Moreano and Moreano Plastic Surgery
Moreano Plastic Surgery specializes in cosmetic procedures that enhance the face, body and breasts, as well as non-surgical skin treatments for a younger looking appearance. In addition to serving as the chief plastic surgeon and medical director, Dr. Edwin Moreano is also the founder and co-director of the Moreano World Medical Mission, part of the non-profit Middle of the World Foundation, which every year performs free reconstructive surgeries for impoverished children in Latin America who are born with physical deformities.
Additionally, Dr. Moreano is a clinical professor at the State University of New York School of Medicine, and past chief, Department of Facial Cosmetic Surgery of the Queens- Long Island Medical Group. Dr. Moreano’s international reputation has made him popular with media and he is frequently interviewed for television, radio and print media. Moreano Plastic Surgery is located at 37-55 91 Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. For more information visit www.SurgeryandArt.com or call (718) 478-2852.