It is very likely that the infrastructure and resources of the health care system in most countries of the world will be strained by the spread of COVID-19 in the coming weeks, especially when it comes to caring for the most seriously ill patients.
While social distancing, crowd control and other techniques are being imposed in many countries to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 prevalence, it is also important to think ahead about the individuals who will nevertheless become infected.
We plastic surgeons, by nature, have a high percentage of patients whose operations and treatments are neither acute nor urgent, and these are what are known as elective procedures or treatments.
Our professional organizations and the government have recommended us for the time being to postpone such non-urgent elective surgery and treatment.
We have followed these recommendations and for this reason, after very careful consideration, we have to postpone your planned operation until the official recommendations, no longer exist.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience to you but hope that you understand the goals: to save resources, which are needed urgently elsewhere, for example in intensive care and emergency medicine; to protect you as our patient; and to protect personnel.
In the times of COVID-19, even in well-organized health systems there are currently shortages and delivery difficulties of emergency drugs, antibiotics, protective gowns, masks, disinfectants and infusions worldwide. Quarantine measures or infections can also lead to bottlenecks for medical personnel.
For these reasons at this time we can only follow up on freshly operated patients.
*Injections or Botox treatments cannot be offered at this time due to the regulations.
*We must postpone your consultation appointment at this time for these reasons.
As responsible plastic surgeons, we hope to make our small contribution in this way, making scarce materials and medical staff available for emergencies.
We know exactly how much you have been preparing for the planned operation, maybe even looking forward to it, maybe taking a holiday, planning help and planning replacements at work, but we must follow the recommendations and hope that these will help to stop the rapid spread of the virus and to fight the serious course of the disease worldwide.
We thank you again for your understanding and ask you to contact us for a new appointment. Please call us and let us try to find alternative dates for you as soon as possible.
*In the meantime we are offering some limited remote consultations should you need additional or ongoing information whilst awaiting your procedure / face to face appointment, so please feel free to ask us for further information on this service if appropriate to your needs.
As a member of the largest international society of aesthetic plastic surgeons, ISAPS, we are kept well informed about worldwide developments on a regular basis.
As soon as there is important new information, we will inform you immediately.
Please stay healthy
Dr. Patricia Berbari
About Dr. Patricia Berbari
Patricia Berbari, M.D., M.Sc., F.R.C.S.(C), has been addressing her patient’s cosmetic surgery needs since 2001. Through her dedication, experience, and personalized care, Dr. Berbari is committed to giving you the best aesthetic results in her ultra-modern facilities equipped with the latest technology. She is a caring plastic surgeon offering you a broad range of cosmetic surgery and non-surgical skin rejuvenation options.
“Dr. Berbari is an excellent doctor - the best there is.”Carole, plastic surgery patient
Dr. Berbari is a board-certified plastic surgeon by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Canadian Laser and Aesthetic Specialists Society, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. She holds a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, graduated from the University of Montreal and trained in both pediatric plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery at the University of Toronto.
Whether you require surgical treatments or medical aesthetic care, Dr. Patricia Berbari offers comprehensive plastic surgery services at her Gatineau, QC, practice. Whether you choose breast enlargement, liposuction, abdominoplasty, facial surgery, or BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, Dr. Berbari will be there to ensure your safety and well-being, listening to your concerns and helping you achieve your personal goals.
The Centre Chirurgical de la Capitale PB is unique in the Outaouais region. Its ultra-modern facilities include two operating rooms equipped with the latest technology. It is accredited by the Canadian Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (CAAASF) and by the Quebec government (C.M.S.), where patients receive personalized treatment suited to their needs. Dr. Patricia Berbari welcomes all visiting patients for advice and consultation on cosmetic surgery services.
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“Dr. Berbari is an excellent doctor. She's the best there is.” Carole, plastic surgery patient