While Dr. Meredith offers numerous plastic surgery options for patients electing to make a change, it is the procedures required to improve appearance or functionality as a result of trauma, injury or illness that he finds most rewarding.
Women who have either been diagnosed with breast cancer or who are at very high risk of developing breast cancer often consider breast reconstruction during or soon after a mastectomy or lumpectomy.
Dr. Meredith provides comprehensive breast reconstruction to patients throughout the interior of British Columbia. He uses his experience and fellowship training to offer the full range of common modern reconstructive options. Breast reconstruction is a challenging area of plastic surgery and Dr. Meredith enjoy’s the opportunity to optimize both functional and aesthetic results for women faced with this diagnosis.
Patients considering breast reconstruction, either combined with mastectomy or post mastectomy can expect to discuss the following important considerations with Dr. Meredith:
- What makes a good candidate for breast reconstruction
- Personal reasons for the surgery, expectations and desired outcomes
- Reconstruction options and how they may affect other parts of your body
- What results can be anticipated and what kind of changes to the breast can be anticipated over time
- What to expect during recovery
- How will breast reconstruction align with ongoing cancer care and wellness plans
Patients referred to Dr. Meredith will find he offers a sincere desire and advanced skill to help them look and feel as well as possible.
Dr. Meredith’s interest in hand surgery was one of the initial motivating reasons he choose to become a plastic surgeon.
He offers a range of surgical interventions ranging from traumatic injury to the hand or oncologic (affects on bone, neurological and soft tissue tumours) of the hand. He also offers a variety of elective hand procedures to resolve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dupuytren’s Contracture and Trigger Finger as well as management of arthritis in hands.
Many people from the interior of BC are fair skinned and have either outdoor occupations or enjoy a lot of outdoor recreation, leading to increased UV exposure over the course of a lifetime. As such, Dr. Meredith is one of the most active plastic surgeons in BC when it comes to management of cutaneous malignancy or skin cancers. He believes in proactive management of skin cancers and offers a variety of treatment options designed to enhance health and well being for the long term.
Patients requiring breast reconstruction, hand surgery or skin cancer care and management should seek a referral from their family doctor, a walk-in clinic or and Emergency Room physician. Upon receipt of a referral, Dr. Meredith’s office will contact you to arrange a consultation.