WE'RE BACK!

 

We missed you! As of June 1 2020, we will be reopening the doors of the CCCPB surgical center and the MedicSPA.

 

NEW APPOINTMENT POLICIES

 

Dr. Berbari and her team prioritize patient and staff safety. Please familiarize yourself with these new procedures:

 

          Services will gradually resume from June 1 2020, respecting the social distancing guidelines issued by Public Health.

 

          Long-term follow-ups will resume as of June 22 2020 and will be carried out by telemedicine. Appointments will be given after July 6 2020 as needed.

 

PROCEDURES FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

 

# 1 BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT:

           We have extended the time slots (fewer appointments per day) to give our employees time to disinfect the rooms between each patient.

           According to the above policies and dates, the contactless payment method will be favoured when making an appointment. Our staff will take your credit card number and the receipt will be emailed to you.

           You will then be invited to answer a COVID-19 questionnaire when booking the appointment (whether it is by email or by phone).

           N.B. follow-up appointments: we will contact you for follow-ups, as visits are now restricted to avoid contamination.

 

# 2 THE DAY OF THE APPOINTMENT:

           Please show up on time out of respect for other patients.

           Once you arrive in the clinic parking lot, please announce your arrival by phone (819-243-7667).

           A member of our team will welcome you in the doorway for an evaluation (questionnaire, temperature, mask, hydro alcoholic gel).

           N.B .: Only patients will have access to the clinic, anyone else must remain in the parking lot.

 

# 3 ONCE IN THE CLINIC:

          You will be taken directly to the treatment room.

          We opened door A for the aesthetic care (laser, radiofrequency, PRP etc.) of the MedicSPA and door B for surgery appointments and injections.

          After the appointment, you will be accompanied to the exit by a member of the team.

 

An explanatory video will be available on social media (@medicspa.gatineau on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM) and the website (drpatriciaberbari.com) on May 29 2020, to summarize these new procedures.

 

When interacting with our staff, understand that they have received strict directives, we ask you to respect them for your safety.

Plastic Surgery and Infection Can Be Prevented with Proper Care By Patricia Berbari on July 29, 2017

Plastic surgery and infectionPlastic surgery and infection are two words you never want to hear mentioned in the same sentence. Although the risk of infection is low after plastic surgery, there is still a chance one can develop while you are recovering. Choosing who the surgeon, where the procedure is performed, and how well you follow your at-home post-surgical instructions all play a significant role in how well you respond to surgery.

When considering our Gatineau, QC clinic for plastic surgery or body contouring to improve your appearance, Dr. Patricia Berbari will take the time to meet with you to discuss the procedure in detail and explain all the pre-surgical and post-surgical instructions involved so you can achieve desirable results. She will also explain the possible signs of infections. Knowing what to expect beforehand and how to handle it in advance will minimize your discomfort.

How Common Is Infection after Plastic Surgery?

With the advancements made in the technologies and techniques used in the plastic surgery industry, the risk of infection has significantly dropped over the years. Surgeons and clinics follow strict sterilization guidelines to ensure the safety of their patients. Though the risk is low, there are key factors that can place you in jeopardy. Choosing an inexperienced surgeon unfamiliar with proper sterilization, or having your procedure performed in an unclean or unaccredited surgical facility can increase your exposure to harmful bacteria. 

Even if a surgeon follows the strictest guidelines during surgery, an infection can still develop during the weeks after surgery if you return home to an unclean environment and fail to follow your post-surgical instructions. Knowing what to do beforehand can reduce your risk of infection.

How Can I Prevent Infection?

Below are a few steps to follow to help promote a smooth recovery:

  • Avoid smoking. If you smoke, you will be asked to stop at least two weeks before and after surgery
  • Keep your home clean. Make sure your bed has fresh sheets and your bathtub and shower are thoroughly disinfected. You could even go so far as to have your house professionally cleaned before undergoing surgery. This allows you to walk into a freshly cleaned environment.
  • Change bandages as directed. Keeping your incisions clean and any bandages fresh will also minimize your risk for infection.
  • Attend your follow-up appointments. When you do so, your doctor will be able to detect even the smallest concern at the earliest stage to prevent it from developing into something more serious.

What Are the Signs of Infection?

Warning signs of infection are important to know beforehand so that should any develop, you can contact your doctor as soon as possible. Doing so can prevent the issue from worsening. Common signs of infection include:

  • Excessive redness or swelling around the incision
  • Skin hot to the touch
  • Fever
  • Pus or fluid leakage
  • Abnormal pain
  • Chills
  • Increased fatigue

Contact our Office

For more information on the body contouring procedures we provide and how to best prevent an infection from developing, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Berbari. She will thoroughly explain the procedure and answer all your questions. You can reach us online.

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Dr. Patricia Berbari offers plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures to treat a variety of conditions. Our board-certified plastic surgeon is affiliated with a number of medical societies including:

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Laser and Aesthetic Specialists Society
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

To schedule a consultation, call us at  (819) 243-7667 or contact us online today!

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Dr. Berbari is an excellent doctor - the best there is. Carol, Plastic Surgery Patient

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