Your Impact - Plastic Surgery Clinic

Reconstruction of HSC’s Plastic Surgery Clinic

HSC's new Plastic Surgery Clinic will soon:
  • help patients with traumatic injuries, burns, and cancers that require reconstructive surgery;
  • shorten wait times;
  • free up staff and conventional operating rooms for emergency, life-saving surgeries; and
  • help HSC acquire leading-edge imaging technology to ensure better patient outcomes.

Who will the Plastic Surgery Clinic help?

"Emma” is scared beyond words. She has been waiting seven weeks for a procedure to remove a changing mole from her arm. Her mother had skin cancer. So did her grandmother. Emma knows that the sooner this is taken care of, the better off she will be. She has been told that she will likely have to wait three more weeks.
"Mark” damaged his hand at work when a box fell off a high shelf. His surgery has been bumped and rescheduled six times. Bumped – rightfully – by patients requiring emergency, life-saving surgery. His hand is starting to heal crookedly. The longer he goes without surgery, the more complicated that surgery will be; the longer he will be off work; the longer he will have to wait to toss a ball with his daughter again.
A solution for patients like Emma and Mark – patients who need important, non-cosmetic plastic surgery – is now just around the corner, thanks to donors like you. Because you helped us  reconstruct the Plastic Surgery Clinic at HSC, we can reconstruct lives. 

What are the benefits of the new Plastic Surgery Procedure Room?

The Plastic Surgery Procedure Room requires fewer staff than a conventional operating room. Procedures are typically done with local anaesthetic and patients often go home the same day. The room will be equipped with an advanced Fluoroscan InSight system which produces high-quality, real-time images for doctors with a minimum of radiation for patients. It will be the first Plastic Surgery Procedure Room of its kind in Canada.
The reconstruction of the Plastic Surgery Clinic, including the development of the new Plastic Surgery Procedure Room, will lead to shorter wait times and better outcomes for patients like Mark and Emma, and more efficient use of the hospital’s surgical resources which benefits everyone. It’s a skin-win proposition!