Dr. Patel is the Medical Director and head Anesthetist at the Macleod Trail Surgical Centre. Dr. Patel has over 20 years of experience in his field and has overseen approximately 6000 cosmetic surgeries during his impressive career.
Dr. Patel received his Medical Degree from the University of Toronto in 1983 then subsequently completed his training in Internal Medicine (1987) and Anesthesia (1988) at the University of Calgary . Following his training, Dr. Patel was offered a position at the Foothills Medical Centre where he held the position of Clinical Services Director from 1991 – 1995. Dr. Patel currently holds a position at the Rockyview General Hospital and is Medical Director for the Anesthesia Centre. He was previously the Medical Director for the Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre, a private plastic surgery hospital, for 12 years until it closed in 2011.
Dr. Patel is widely respected by his colleagues and peers and not only revered for his expertise in his field, but also his personal integrity and character. His kind and gentle nature and his ability to effectively communicate the anesthetic process helps our cosmetic plastic surgery patients in Calgary feel reassured and relaxed going into surgery. His vast experience, training and knowledge makes him one of the most qualified Anesthetists in his field.
Vanessa graduated from the University of Lethbridge with her Bachelor of Nursing degree in 2007 and is one of Canada's few Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialists. Following her graduation, she was able to combine her love of travel with her passion for nursing and spent the next four years abroad, honing her skills and gaining valuable experience in her field. She returned to Alberta to continue her nursing career and joined Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery in 2012. Her easygoing nature and positive attitude creates a calm and relaxed environment, making your experience an enjoyable and pleasant one.
Vanessa is a skilled Certified Nurse Injector and skin care specialist. She will work one on one with you to analyze your particular skin care issues which may include deep lines, loss of volume or deteriorating skin quality and formulate a comprehensive plan tailored to your individual needs. Vanessa understands the importance of achieving natural looking results and continually educates herself in the latest techniques and procedures. She is an active member of both the American and Canadian Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses. To learn more about our skin care lines and injectable options you can book a free consultation with Vanessa by calling her direct line at (403) 452-7986. For further information, you may also visit our skin care page.
Brittany Pond and Amanda Van Ham are key members of our surgical nursing team. They were hand-picked by our surgeons for their exceptional knowledge, skill and compassion. Amanda and Brittany are both mothers with young children and both have a nursing background in labour and delivery. This experience makes them uniquely capable of empathizing and caring for patients who are nervous or in pain. Our patients frequently comment on how amazing their bedside manner is and the difference they make to their surgical experience.