Ben Talei, MD
Board Certified.
Dual Fellowship Trained.
Facial Plastic Surgeon.

Healing the Children Northeast

Healing the Children LogoHealing the Children is perhaps the oldest and largest registered charitable organization focused single-mindedly on helping underserved children throughout the world to secure urgently needed medical assistance they otherwise are unable to obtain. Established in 1979, HTC has successfully helped over 240,000 childrenin over 95 countries to date, providing over $600 million of medical services via the healthcare professionals who volunteer and donate to Healing the Children.

It is a sad fact that an estimated 1 billion of the almost 7 billion people who inhabit our planet currently have never nor will ever be able to consult or be treated by a healthcare professional of any kind. A far greater number lack the mobility to obtain the specialty care needed for surgical intervention and correction. With the vast concentrations of these underserved populations in emerging and developing countries, an estimated 60% of the underserved are children under 18 years.

Healing the Children is organized as an affiliation of separately incorporated local chapters (14 such chapters currently) and is predominately volunteer-based with only a handful of employees in some of the larger chapters to manage the logistical workload. Each chapter organizes the medical resources and healthcare professionals and local volunteers within their geographical areas around programs and specific projects that meet the needs of these stakeholders and the needs of international partners who have sought out HTC’s collaboration. Current estimates are that approximately 700-1000 U.S. based volunteers and 50-75 international partners are involved in Healing the Children's programs and projects at any particular time.

Healing the Children's programs fall into three broad categories...

Inbound Children ProgramOur Inbound Children Program to bring critically ill children into the U.S. for treatment if this is not available for them outside the US. With the support of our estimated 75 pediatric hospital partners across the United States, Healing the Children has helped over 8,000 children via this program.

Outbound Medical Teams ProgramOur Outbound Medical Teams Program whereby we organize and manage medical teams sent to work for a week to 10 days at a pre-selected clinic or hospital outside the US alongside of their colleagues in those countries.

Domestic ProgramsAnd lastly, our Domestic Programs where the chapters work with local social service groups to help children secure medical assistance that may be beyond the more limited missions of other groups and social services. Over 18,000 children have been served by these local programs.

With 14 local chapters, hundreds of compassionate and dedicated volunteers, the support of our many international partners and pediatric hospitals in the United States, Healing the Children has been making a real difference in the lives of children around the world since 1979.

Healing the Children is an extremely impressive organization. It is actually one of the oldest and largest organizations helping children in underserved communities throughout the world. Since 1979, Healing the Children has helped over 200,000 children in nearly 100 countries!

Dr. Talei is a volunteer Facial Plastic Surgeon with Healing the Children, traveling to other countries in order to help those in needs. As a specialist in cleft lip, cleft palate, ear reconstruction, and vascular birthmarks he is able to join the rest of this amazing team and contribute greatly.

Sadly, about 1/7 of the world’s population lack proper or any healthcare. Specialty care is even more scarce. Over $600,000,000 in medical services has been provided thus far by Healing the Children and More is needed still. Fortunately, Healing the Children has grown to 14 chapters and is able to help those in need.

Contributions are always appreciated to help support these life changing missions. If you are interested in volunteering or contributing, please contact the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery or visit

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Peter S.
Literally one of the best facial plastic surgeons in the world. You will NOT regret being treated by this highly skilled professional. He's a mensch, too.
darci t.
I am absolutely ecstatic about my results!!!!!! I am a model and actress as well as an occasional TV host. I have been performing upkeep for my face and lips in Beverly Hills for years and I was convinced I was with the most talented and famous surgeons and dermatologists, but boy was I wrong! One visit with Dr. Talei and my life has changed. He clearly and quickly explained the slow imbalance which had happened in my lips and face over time and we planned for a lip lift procedure. I did this under local anesthesia with no pain at all! He's the ONLY surgeon who can do this with NO scarring. All other doctors I reviewed had scars on at least half their patients. Now all of my friends in plastic surgery and fashion compliment me much more and they have no idea what I had done. This man is AMAZING!!!!
Jennette C.
I went to Dr Talei for under eye filler using Restylane. Dr Talei was very thorough with each step in the process and made me feel very comfortable. The procedure was quick and painless! My under eyes have always been an insecurity for me and when I looked in the mirror after he was done I was beyond impressed with his work. I felt more confident and beautiful. I was able to leave his office and go right back to work! I highly recommend Dr Talei. He's friendly, has a lovely staff and truly cares about making his patients happy.
Lauren F.
My experience with Dr. Ben Talei was very positive. He answered all my questions prior to the procedure and made me feel very comfortable. Before meeting him, I had heard all the rave about his work, and I am so glad I went through with the visit. I was very insecure with my "eleven" deep wrinkles in between my eyebrows, he was very fast and clean with this procedure and I couldn't be more grateful for this minor adjustment that has brought me a major confidence boost. Thank you Dr. Talei
Bryan B.
Ben is a skilled professional. I would have no hesitation recommending Ben and his team to my friends or family. He is passionate about his work and this passion shows in the exceptionally high standard of care that he provides to his patients (both in his practice and in his humanitarian work). You’re in good hands with Ben and his staff!
Danielle B.
I used to see Dr Ben in New York and now I fly to LA to see him. I have no room for error and he is absolutely the only plastic surgeon I trust. Everyone else seems to be out for money. Every time I'm in his waiting room all I hear is praises and how he's the greatest. I completely agree. He's the most talented surgeon I've ever seen. It's worth the flight
Kelly H.
I have worked in health care in Los Angeles for over 20 years and have always hesitated in referring plastic surgeons to my clients. Dr. Ben Talei, MD is in a class of his own. I am so pleased to be able to refer to Dr. Talei without hesitation, and consistently receive outstanding feedback on him. Dr. Talei brings a wealth of experience and exceptional skill, along with cutting edge techniques to his practice. Not only does Dr. Talei excel in every facet of care, but he has also cultivated a warm, kind and patient bedside manner that is second to none. Dr. Talei's office is a dynamic patient focused environment, I urge you to visit him!
Holly K.
Ben is amazing! Was my first time getting botox and it was virtually painless. Marks were gone in minutes. Thanks Ben you're the best!!!