Division of Plastic Surgery

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Our division provides clinical services that cover the spectrum of Plastic Surgery, both adult and pediatric. We have members offering services out of the three Ottawa Hospital (TOH) campuses; the Civic, General and Riverside, as well as the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) as well as the Queensway Carleton Hospital. We also have several members who participate from the community.

  • The Division of Plastic Surgery has nine members at TOH and four full-time members at CHEO.
  • We have 5 full time members at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and two members who practice in the community.
  • At the Civic we have five members (Drs. Murray Allen, Kirsty Boyd, Danny Peters, Sarah Shiga and Jing Zhang), while at the General we have four members (Drs. Mario Jarmuske, Simon Frank, Moein Momtazi and Gloria Rockwell).
  • CHEO has Drs. Yvonne Ying, Claudia Malic, Kevin Cheung and Mary Jean Duncan.

The Civic Campus is designated as the adult Regional Trauma Center, including upper extremity and craniomaxillofacial trauma. Our Rapid Access Plastic Surgery Clinic, has three procedure rooms and has on-site hand therapists, allowing for prompt patient-focused care. In cooperation with the Division of Neurosurgery, Oral Surgery and Ophthalmology we provide comprehensive management for craniomaxillofacial issues. We have an upper extremity/peripheral nerve service in tandem with the Divisions of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedics. Our plastic surgeons also support the Cardiac program.

The General Campus operates the centre for reconstructive surgery and microsurgery.  In partnership with the Department of Otolaryngology (ENT), our Division provides all regional head and neck reconstructions at the General. This campus serves the needs of complex reconstruction including orthopedic oncology, thoracic reconstruction and pelvic reconstruction. Furthermore, this is the centre for Breast Reconstruction. This campus has an Oncoplastic breast program.

The Riverside Campus offers out-patient care, both in the OR and in the out-patient clinics. This campus has developed a program for Prophylactic Mastectomy and Reconstruction for high risk patients. In addition, it provides comprehensive care for upper extremity injuries and reconstruction.

CHEO, which provides services to the Champlain LIHN and Western Quebec, provides care for cleft lip and palate (with ENT and Oral Surgery), Cranio-facial deformities (with Neurosurgery) and congenital hand deformities and brachial plexus injuries (with Orthopaedics).

Plastic surgery is also conducted at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and through other regional health institutions. These centres serve the primary and secondary needs of our community in oncology, reconstruction and esthetic surgery. They form an important component of our training program.

Members of our division partake in teaching activities, including undergraduate, post-graduate, off-service rotations and elective, as well as fellows. We are also engaged in research, with focuses on clinical science research and medical education.

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