The following is a list of surgeons that have been used & recommended by patients. This list is provided so that you can do your due diligence & find a surgeon that suits your needs best. This website is not endorsing or promoting these particular surgeons in any way. Under no circumstances do any surgeons on this list provide remuneration or products/services in kind for placement on the list.
Just because a surgeon's practice revolves around putting implants in does not mean they are skilled at explanting.
What is En Bloc? En Bloc is an Oncological term, however it is sometimes confused with capsulectomy. As published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum, Volume 1, Issue 1, March 2019, the "standard of care treatment for the majority of patients with breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is surgical resection...... An en bloc resection involves a total capsulectomy, explantation, complete excision of associated masses, and excision of any involved lymph node(s)."
We recommend that you find a surgeon for your explant who will do a complete capsulectomy, ideally with the complete capsule 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 complete capsulectomy, but will indicate that it is their objective. The procedure is more difficult when the capsule is thin and is adhered to the ribcage, in which case the capsule will need to be lasered in order to remove it.
The important thing is that you make an informed decision about which Surgeon you will use.
Explant Surgeons in Canada (listed by Province)
Dr. Aaron Brown – Plastic Surgeon – 2151 McCallum Rd, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 3N8 604-850-0750
Dr Nick Carr – Plastic Surgeon – 3568 W 41st Av, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6N 3E6 604-733-9711
Dr Colin McInnes – Plastic Surgeon – #312, 233 Nelson Crescent, New Westminister, BC V3L 0E4 604-515-8847
Dr Nancy Van Laeken – Plastic Surgeon – #1788, 1111 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6E 4M3 604-669-1633
Dr Brandon Ball - Reconstructive Surgeon - 15603 St 87 Ave NW Suite 218, Edmonton, AB T5R 5W9
Dr Kate Elzinga – Plastic Surgeon – #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 – 3532 Commerce Ct, Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7N 3L7 905-333-9402
Dr Moein Momtazi - Oncological reconstruction - Ottawa Hospital 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6 613-737-8899 ext 73480.
Dr Sean Rice – Plastic Surgeon – 1333 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M2J 1V1 416-391-4048
Dr Petra Schiller – Plastic Surgeon/Microsurgery – 1100 Sheppard Ave E, North York, Ontario, Canada M2K 2W1 416-492-3613
Dr Stephen Nicolaidis – Plastic Surgeon – 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.