Enhanced Plastic Surgery Services Coming to Scarborough Health Network’s Birchmount Hospital

Two new world-class surgeons will provide complex reconstruction, wound care, and emergency surgery at a newly opened clinic within Scarborough Health Network.

At Scarborough Health Network (SHN), transforming your health experience isn’t just a vision – it’s something we strive for every day.

SHN is pleased to welcome two new subspecialist plastic surgeons to our team and announce an exciting and – yes – transformational expansion of plastic surgery services across our network, including a new clinic at Birchmount hospital.

These enhanced services will bring a higher level of plastic surgery care to all residents of Scarborough.

The new services at Birchmount hospital – including a plastic surgery clinic with dedicated operating room time, increased wound care and emergency trauma surgeries, and specialized hand and breast reconstruction surgery – will give people faster access to better services. Patients will receive consultations, surgery, and follow-up care all in one location.

“We are focusing on advancing plastic surgery services that benefit our community,” explains Dr. Timothy Sproule, Chief of Plastic Surgery. “We are extremely excited to provide a higher level of care at our Birchmount hospital, and, with the addition of new plastic surgeon sub-specialists, raise the quality of our services for everyone in Scarborough.”

Joining SHN’s plastic surgery team are Dr. Robert Strazar and Dr. Chad Wu.

With expertise in the latest microsurgical and reconstructive techniques, Dr. Robert Strazar will expand SHN’s breast reconstruction program. With a medical degree from McMaster University, Dr. Strazar completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Manitoba, followed by a fellowship the at University of Toronto in microsurgery and breast reconstruction.

“Treating breast cancer has shifted to not just surviving, but thriving. With access to innovative and microsurgical reconstruction, breast cancer and asymmetry doesn’t have to hold patients back,” says Dr. Strazar. “This will raise the quality of care our plastic surgery team will provide to patients, not just at Birchmount, but at every SHN hospital.”

Dr. Chad Wu, a quadruple board certified surgeon, completed his surgical training at the University of Pennsylvania and plastic surgery Fellowship at McGill University. He then underwent additional fellowship specialty training in hand, wrist, and microsurgery involving breast and head and neck reconstruction at Yale University.

“The minimally invasive and advanced techniques that I use in surgery will help patients return to their daily activities quicker,” notes Dr. Wu. “Expanding this area of care to the Scarborough community will help reduce wait times for patients, all while providing care closer to home.”

We welcome Dr. Wu and Dr. Strazar to our integrated and multidisciplinary plastic surgery team, and our Scarborough community.

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