"The chemistry between doctor and patient is so vitally important. When patients disclose hopes and dreams for a new outlook on life, they inevitably reveal fears and concerns. I make it my responsibility to answer all of their questions and allay their concerns before any procedure begins. But this doesn't apply just to me. Many patients say they feel they're the only one in the room when talking to my staff… and that's the way it should be".
Over 30 years experience. Since graduating from the University of Western Ontario medical school in 1980 and completing plastic surgery specialty training at the University of Toronto in 1986, Dr. Patterson has dedicated his life to meeting and exceeding patient expectations.
"When you see a child with a cleft lip or palate, you know why you came into this profession in the first place. Being able to do something about it is a privilege indeed and I feel the end results touch my heart as much as the hearts of the parents. Perhaps this is why it gives me so much pleasure to give back to our community by teaching at McMaster".
Not surprisingly, most patients first arrive to see Dr. Patterson via word of mouth from a satisfied friend. It is at such initial consultations that you get to see actual before and after photos of the procedure you are considering. You will also be invited to speak to other patients who have had that procedure.
"It is so important to feel confident when considering any cosmetic surgery".
"Confidence comes from asking questions and getting answers. While I attempt to answer those most frequently asked on this site, I know full well that nothing replaces a personal consultation for answers to personal concerns. One of the most important parts of my job is to really listen and I consider no question too small or unimportant. By listening to you, getting to know you and truly understanding your needs, I can perform the safest and most efficient procedures available, in accord with your own personal goals.
"In the meantime, here are some answers to the most common questions I'm asked regarding the selection of a qualified plastic surgeon".
A. I graduated from medical school in 1980 at The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. I then did my plastic surgery specialty training at the University of Toronto, completing this in 1986.
A. Yes, by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1986 and The American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1995.
A. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
A. We perform all procedures in our state-of-the-art facilities within the Centre.
A. Yes. CMPA.
A. Yes, I belong to the following societies: The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS), Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery (CSACPS), The American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASPRS), The Ontario Society of Plastic Surgeons ( past president), The Ontario Medical Association and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc. (ASAPS).
If you have any questions not answered here, I would be more than happy to answer them if you'll just contact my office at 1-888-463-7775 toll free or e-mail me directly: