Operation Smile: Cleft Lip Palate Repair
Dr. Kolker is committed to achieving and restoring balance and beauty in his plastic surgery practice at home in New York, and to those in need around the world. Dr. Kolker's training in plastic surgery included considerable work with babies and children while at Harvard's Boston Children's Hospital, and at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Having developed a true love of caring for kids, Dr. Kolker devotes himself to the plastic surgical care of children in the New York area, and also regularly travels to communities in third-world countries with the Operation Smile organization, providing surgery to babies and children as well as education to local physicians to promote sustainable healthcare for children for years to come.
In his mission work, Dr. Kolker focuses on restoring physical balance, self confidence, and social acceptance to children born with cleft lip, cleft palate, and other facial birth defects. Dr. Kolker's most recent pediatric plastic surgery missions with Operation Smile were to Phnom Penh, Cambodia in March 2005, Fez, Morocco in March 2006, Calcutta, India in November 2007, Tegucigalpa, Honduras in February 2009, Chinandega, Nicaragua in February 2010, Santa Cruz, Bolivia in October 2010, Phnom Penh, Cambodia in February 2012, Kigali, Rhwanda in February 2013. Dr. Kolker also traveled to Cape Coast, Ghana in March 2008 providing plastic surgery to West African children with birth and traumatic defects with the Our Children International organization.
Operation Smile is an international not-for-profit organization. Since 1982, Operation Smile teams have provided free surgery to more than 140,000 children in over 50 developing countries and the U.S. Dr. Kolker is honored and privileged to play an active role in this amazing charitable organization.
Dr. Kolker is also pleased to announce that a portion of the proceeds from the AKMD Skincare line of products will be donated to Operation Smile. This support will help to provide life-changing surgeries to children throughout the world suffering from correctable facial deformities. As an Operation Smile volunteer surgeon, it is Dr. Kolker's hope to restore balance, beauty and smiles to these children; it is your contributions that can provide invaluable assistance in making a tremendous difference in the life of a child in need. For more information, or for other ways to donate to this wonderful organization, speak to any of our staff or visit www.operationsmile.org or call 1-888-OPSMILE.
Dr. Adam Kolker's Recent Plastic Surgery Missions:
- Cambodia (Phnom Penh) Mar 2005
- Morocco (Fez) Mar 2006
- india (Calcutta) Nov 2007
- Ghana (Cape Coast) Mar 2008
- Honduras (Tegucigalpa) Feb 2009
- Nicaragua (Chinandega) Feb 2010
- Bolivia (Santa Cruz) Oct 2010
- Cambodia (Phnom Penh) Feb 2012
- Rwanda (Kigali) Feb 2013
- Cambodia (Phnom Penh) Mar 2014