Known both for his surgical skills and his compassionate patient care, Dr. Brett A. Byers is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who joins our Calgary practice. In addition to practicing at Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery, Dr. Byers operates and runs clinics out of the Rockyview General Hospital, in addition to being a clinical lecturer at the University of Calgary
Before becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, Dr. Byers completed years of intensive specialized training in all areas of plastic surgery. After earning an undergraduate degree in physical therapy from the University of Saskatchewan, he earned his medical degree from the same university's College of Medicine. He was then accepted into the University of Calgary's plastic surgery residency program, training there for 5 years. He then completed a year of subspecialty fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at Western University in London, Ontario. His clinical interests are in hand and peripheral nerve surgery, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.
Patients consistently describe Dr. Byers as a caring, honest, and genuine person who listens closely to their aesthetic concerns and provides knowledgeable guidance about the procedures that they're considering. Those same traits are seen in Dr. Byers' extracurricular interests. In 2015, for example, he helped obtain a grant for Project Outreach International Child Health Organization, traveling to Peru to perform cleft lip and palate surgery for children without access to health care. He's also served as an educator for multiple years for Calgary's Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day.
If Dr. Byers isn't in the office, it's likely he's spending time with family or training for a triathlon or an upcoming half- or full marathon. And, like many of the best plastic surgeons, Dr. Byers is an artist. He enjoys drawing and painting with oils and acrylics. He's also a Royal Conservatory-trained pianist. Dr. Byers is well-traveled, having been to Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, India, Greece, the United Kingdom, and Zambia.
If you are researching Calgary plastic surgeons, request a consultation online to meet personally with Dr. Byers. You may also call our practice at (403) 452-7953 and a member of our friendly staff will schedule an appointment.