Update to phone lines at our Birchmount and General Hospitals: If calling through Birchmount main line (416-495-2400), add “7” when dialing an extension. If calling through General main line (416-438-2911), add “8” when dialing an extension.

Plastic Surgery

Our Plastic Surgeons at Scarborough Health Network (SHN) have been dedicated to serving the unique needs of our community since 1956.

They frequently provide support to the Emergency Department for treatment of many types of trauma including injuries that may have occurred in the home, in motor vehicle accidents and on the job. Team members are experts in providing 24/7 care to emergency patients, as well as elective patients.

The post-mastectomy breast reconstruction program utilizes the very latest in microsurgical techniques to ensure excellent results. A strong collaboration between the plastic surgery staff and other medical and surgical specialties ensures the best possible care for our patients.

The newly renovated Wound Clinic allows the plastic surgery staff to closely monitor difficult wound healing problems in close cooperation with Home Care Services.

The team also provides elective surgery to treat a wide variety of conditions, and is able to arrange for day surgery with an overnight stay for monitoring. In addition, either local or general anesthetic can be arranged depending on the needs of the patient. We have Plastics Clinics at our three hospitals, which provide care for urgent referrals, as well as follow-up management for acute and chronic conditions.

What We Offer

  • Elective treatment of hand problems, including carpal tunnel compression, ganglion cysts, Dupuytrens contracture and tendon and bone abnormalities
  • Surgery of the breast, including breast reduction and breast reconstruction following a mastectomy
  • Surgical management following massive weight loss
  • Management of wound healing problems, such as diabetic ulcers, infections and skin ulcers caused by poor circulation
  • Treatment of burns both immediately following an injury and/or at a later time to manage scarring and functional problems
  • Supporting the hospital’s Emergency Department by providing care for serious lacerations, domestic injuries, work related trauma, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, infections, facial fractures and many other types of trauma
  • Treating skin cancers and suspicious lesions by obtaining a biopsy diagnosis and planning effective management
  • Removing troublesome benign skin lesions, which can affect quality of life and which may progress if not properly treated