Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Hand & Nerve Surgery
Dr. B. Van Brenk
Plastic Surgery is a delicate balance of artistry and science, which requires years of training combined with extensive artistic skill. Dr. Van Brenk embodies this ideal. Dr. Van Brenk is board certified Plastic Surgeon who is also a respected surgeon amongst his peers in Canada. He provides reconstructive and cosmetic services in Peterborough and the surrounding area and works out of both The Medical Centre and the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.
Dr. Van Brenk was raised in Holland and in Canada. He attended University of Toronto on academic scholarships, graduating with a Bachelor of Science with Honours. He continued at the University of Toronto for his medical school training, receiving his MD in 1993. He then completed a five year comprehensive residency in plastic surgery at the University of Toronto, training with some of the most talented surgeons in reconstructive and plastic surgery.
Dr. Van Brenk received many awards during his training and received his board certification in plastic surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1998. He is also a member of the Canadian and Ontario Societies of Plastic Surgeons, as well as an affiliate member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.
In addition to his clinical accomplishments, Dr. Van Brenk has been involved in plastic surgery research and has authored several papers.
Dr. Van Brenk is known for his friendly and compassionate style. He takes extra time with each patient to ensure their goals are met. He prides himself on guiding them through the entire process, from first consultation to the final post-operative visit. Dr. Van Brenk is dedicated to the highest standards of patient care and to the continuing development of his surgical technique and knowledge. He strives to ensure that every patient receives the very best results, transforming their life and their confidence.
Missed Appointment Policy
We understand that there are times when you can’t make an appointment due to an emergency or a work or a family obligation. In these situations, please cancel your appointment by phone 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. Missed appointments that are not cancelled ahead of time prevent other patients from getting much needed treatment. Additionally, last minute cancellations can cause problems and added expenses for the office.
What to Bring to Each Visit
It is very important that you bring your Health Card to each appointment. Without your Health Card we are unable to process you and you will not be seen. Also, please bring a list of current medications with dose and frequency. Also, if it is relevant please have your family doctor make arrangements to release your x-ray films for you to bring to your appointment.
Not all services provided are covered by OHIP. Should you decide to go ahead with a non-OHIP procedure or treatment, you will be asked to pay by either cash, certified cheque or money order before the procedure is done.