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The opioid crisis is a huge problem in Canada. So what are we doing about it at The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic?

By now, everyone knows that opioids like fentanyl, hydromorphone and Percocet, among other drugs, are a big problem in Canada. How big? Sixteen Canadians are hospitalized every day with opioid related overdoses. In the year 2016, 2861 Canadians died of an opioid overdose. That’s eight people, every single day of the year. That is more than the number of people killed in all the car accidents on all the highways in Canada. What does this have to do with Canadian doctors in general and the team at The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in particular? One common pathway into the world of … Continue reading »

You can tell a lot about a person by the way they peel an orange.

I was recently savouring a well-earned café mocha in a ski chalet in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, watching a grizzled old skier eat an orange. He was wrinkled, weather-beaten, and he looked wiley enough to easily wrestle a bear.  After removing his helmet, ski jacket and mittens, He opened a beautiful wood handled pocket knife, produced a ripe orange from a pocket of his jacket, and set to work. I know it sounds crazy, but since I was a child I have believed that I can tell a great deal about someone by the way they peel and eat an orange. … Continue reading »

You asked, Dr. Shenker answered.

Have you ever had a burning question about the surgical or non-surgical treatments we offer that you wish you could ask Dr. Shenker himself? Recently, he gave our patients and followers the chance to do just that. We put out a request for questions on our social media channels (follow us on Facebook and Instagram to make sure you don’t miss future opportunities like these!), and Dr. Shenker was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to answer each and every one. In case you missed it, here are his answers to your most pressing questions. Q: … Continue reading »

Happy anniversary to me!

  Today, January 5th, 2018, marks exactly 13 years since my first day in independent practice. Exactly 13 years ago, almost to the minute that I am writing this, is when I first nervously threw open the doors of my first office, located in the basement of the Cambridge Memorial Hospital.    The rooms I occupied then had been abandoned for ages, and it was only because my other office plans fell through at the last minute that I begged the hospital to let me rent some space. The rooms were tiny and bare. The water that came out of … Continue reading »

Cheers to 10 years.

Ten years ago today, November 1st, 2007, I became the owner and medical director of the Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, and my, what an adventure it has been! I thought I would take a few moments to reflect on these last 10 years, and I thought I should share those thoughts with you. I am so honoured to be able to carry on the work started by Dr. Peter Wyshynski, who bought the historic Seagram house in 1990, and converted it to the modern medical and surgical clinic it is today. I am always proud to tell our patients that top-notch … Continue reading »

Meet Our Surgeons

The talented, experienced plastic surgeons at our Kitchener-Waterloo clinic have the advanced training to create exceptional, natural-looking results that meet the individual needs of our patients. The collaborative nature of our practice benefits patients in many ways.

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