We recommend that you find a surgeon for your explant who will do a complete Enbloc. This is where the complete capsule is removed intact, with the implant still inside. Once the capsule is removed from the chest cavity, it is then opened to extract the implant.
Many Plastic Surgeons will not guarantee Enbloc removal, but will indicate that it is their objective. Enbloc is more difficult when the capsule is thin and is adhered to the ribcage, in which case the capsule will need to be cauterized in order to remove it.
The important thing is that you make an informed decision about which Surgeon you will use.
Recommended Surgeons in Canada (listed by Province)
Dr. Aaron Brown – Plastic Surgeon – Recommended – Does En Bloc / Total Capsulectomy, microsurgery, will provide photos, knowledgeable about BIA-ALCL testing 2151 McCallum Rd, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 3N8 604-850-0750
Dr Nick Carr – Plastic Surgeon – Recommended Microsurgery 3568 W 41st Av, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6N 3E6 604-733-9711
Dr Colin McInnes – Plastic Surgeon – En Bloc / Total Capsulecomy, microsurgery, provides photos, does pathology and is knowledgeable about BIA-ALCL testing #312, 233 Nelson Crescent, New Westminister, BC V3L 0E4 (604) 515-8847
Dr Nancy Van Laeken – Plastic Surgeon – May preform En Bloc/Total Capsulectomy but does not guarantee 100 per cent capsule removal, microsurgery, pathology, #1788, 1111 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6E 4M3 604-669-1633
Dr Kate Elzinga – Plastic Surgeon – Capsulectomy, photos #200, 5340-1st Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2H 0C8 (587) 352-3260
Dr Annika Card – Plastic Surgeon - Microsurgery 750 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7K 3H3 306-373-5141
Manitoba - no information at this time. Please contact us if you would like to recommend a plastic surgeon.
Dr Karen Cross – Plastic Surgeon – 30 Bond Street, Room D4-072b, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8 (416) 864-6060 ext 3868
Dr Leonard Harris – Plastic Surgeon – En Bloc, capsulectomy, photos, returns implants, does CD30 testing 3532 Commerce Ct, Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7N 3L7 905-333-9402
Dr Moein Momtazi - His fellowship training includes complex oncologic reconstruction with a focus on microvascular reconstructive surgery completed at University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Ottawa Hospital 613-737-8899 ext 73480.
Dr Sean Rice – Plastic Surgeon – Recommended – $7,500 Will bill through OHIP. May not remove all capsule, but has put out a video about En Bloc Explant being important. 1333 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M2J 1V1 (416) 391-4048
Dr Petra Schiller – Plastic Surgeon – Does not guarantee 100 per cent capsule removal but recommended for surgical skills in removing capsules, Dr referral required, Accepts OHIP. 1100 Sheppard Ave E, North York, Ontario, Canada M2K 2W1 416-492-3613
Dr Stephen Nicolaidis – Plastic Surgeon – En Bloc / Total Capsulectomy, photos, returns implants, pathology 150 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2X 3Y2 514-777-3358
New Brunswick - no information at this time. Please contact us if you would like to recommend a plastic surgeon.
Nova Scotia - no information at this time. Please contact us if you would like to recommend a plastic surgeon.
Prince Edward Island - no information at this time. Please contact us if you would like to recommend a plastic surgeon.
Newfoundland & Labrador - no information at this time. Please contact us if you would like to recommend a plastic surgeon.
If you have a Plastic Surgeon that you would like to recommend, please send us some information by commenting below, and if they meet our criteria, we'll add them to the list.
** List provided by Breast Implant Failure & Illness Facebook group, with data from