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A Change of Face’ focuses on Beth Israel Medical Ctr. docs

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Renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeons, Milton Waner, MD, Monica Tadros, MD and Mark Smith, MD, from Beth Israel Medical Center and Roosevelt Hospital will be profiled in an upcoming three part documentary series, “A Change of Face,” scheduled to air on MSNBC−TV, May 3, 10 and 17 from 10−11 p.m.

This documentary mini−series, filmed and produced by Engel Entertainment, follows nine patients from across the country and around the world, through the treatment of facial disfigurements including hemangiomas (benign tumors of blood vessels), venous and vascular malformations, head and neck cancer reconstruction, ethnic rhinoplasty, and complex nasal reconstruction.

The patients profiled in the series range in age including a two year old girl from New York City and a seven year old girl from Saudi Arabia, both of whom had hemangiomas; a 12 year old girl from Mobile, Arkansas with a vascular hemangioma; an 18 year old girl in need of an ethnic rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction; a 19 yr old boy from Orlando, Florida with a venous malformation; a 39 year old male from Keansburg, NJ with a lymphatic malformation and a 66 year old male from New York City with a recurrent head and neck tumor.

All of the patients were filmed through their clinic appointments and their surgical treatments over the course of a year. Their stories are ones of strength and courage. Viewers will also get a glimpse of relationships and emotional bonds created between doctors and their patients.

For more, go to www.wehealny.org or www.vbiny.org.

Updated 3:32 pm, October 19, 2011
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