Advanced Surgical Operatory

Advanced Surgical Operatory

Advanced Surgical Operatory was opened in 2017 as Ontario’s first stand-alone utilitarian surgical suites. We were fully accredited as a top-tier Level 3 facility by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Since then, we have performed over 2000 procedures for a variety of patient needs including Otolaryngology (ENT), Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Gynecology, Urology, and others.

Our surgical suites provide the ideal atmosphere for those who want to have more options with their health care decisions for surgical procedures, or who wish to have surgery performed out of a hospital. Our day-patients do not require the resources of a hospital facility for their procedure.

Our Mission

The mission of Advanced Surgical Operatory is to  ensure our patients receive the best quality surgical care
in the shortest possible timeframe.

Innovative, Inspected, Efficient

Stringent inspections and assessments of the premises and medical procedures are completed by CPSO to validate that our patients are provided the highest standard of care. Certified technicians utilize our on-site Medical Device Reprocessing Facility to sterilize all devices and instruments. In the past four years of operation, we have completed thousands of procedures, without a single surgical site infection or major complication.
ASO’s internal Quality Assurance Committee inspects/approves our standards, monitors activity and continually helps improve performance, ensuring the care provided satisfies provincial and patient requirements, given the volume and scope provided.
Advanced Surgical Operatory in London is Ontario’s first functional Ambulatory Surgi-Centre, ready to be used for the benefit of Ontario and Canada’s patients requiring publicly insured scheduled surgery. We are ready and available to provide innovative, inexpensive, and efficient delivery of care for specific procedures, while working within the publicly funded system.

Discuss & Understand Your Benefits/Options

Surgical procedures continue to advance, but unfortunately, many new technologies that may offer enhanced patient results are not covered by OHIP. Advanced Surgical Operatory makes the latest technology and procedures available to our patients. 

Your skilled surgeon will address any concerns or questions to provide the best solutions for meeting your needs. They can even suggest ways for you to be as healthy as possible – helping you maximize results and minimize recovery-time post-surgery.

ADVANCED SURGICAL OPERATORY is accredited by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Our surgical suites provide the ideal atmosphere for those who want to have more options with their health care decisions and our surgeons are recognized as some of the finest in Canada.

Patient-Centered Care is always top-of-mind.

Advanced Surgical Operatory Location

Mon-Fri: 8am – 4pm

Meet Our Professionals

At The Advanced Medical Group it’s all about the family.

We hire only the best medical professionals to provide quality support and care for you and your needs.

Dr. Brian Rotenberg, MD, MPH, FRCSC

ENT Surgeon and Medical Director of Advanced Surgical Operatory.

Dr. Brian Rotenberg, is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Western University (London, Canada), past Chief of Division of Rhinology, and director of the Sleep Surgery Program at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.

He obtained his MD degree at the University of Toronto, as well as Royal College certification in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. He is dual fellowship trained in sinonasal surgery and pediatric surgery, both from University of Melbourne (Australia), and joined the faculty at Western University in 2007.

He is a founding member and co-chief editor of the International Surgical Sleep Society and is now the Secretary of the ISSS. Dr. Rotenberg is the Scientific Chair of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology and is also involved in panel work on sinus disease as well as sleep apnea with the American Rhinological Society and Triological Society. He has been an invited speaker internationally on topics relating to sleep apnea and rhinology and has more than 90 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters as well as funded research grants to study both sleep and sinonasal research.

Edward McGowan, BScN

Surgical Manager of Advanced Surgical Operatory in London Ontario.

Edward McGowan has over 14 years of experience in the nursing field in areas such as Emergency Medicine, Operating Rooms, Post Anesthetic Care and Surgical day Care. As a stuff nurse, Edward spent most of his time in the Operating room where he worked mainly with ENT, Neurosurgery and the transplant team before transitioning to a leadership role. As an OR leader, Edward was able to successfully coordinate care for over 10,000 patients annually and use LEAN methodologies to ensure maximize utilization, create a safe working environment and increase the safety of patients. He used his experience in the OR to successfully duplicate the same care and efficiencies in the Emergency department where he coordinated one of south western Ontario’s busiest ER’s.

In 2017, Edward accepted the challenge of working to develop Ontario’s first stand-alone multi-disciplined ambulatory surgical center. As the Surgical Manager Edward works with the 14 surgeons on the roster and facilitates the surgical care of their patients.

Dr. Robert S. Richards, MD FRCSC

Dr. Robert S. Richards obtained his MD from the University of Saskatchewan in 1983. He subsequently completed his plastic surgery training at the University of Alberta, finishing his plastic surgery specialty training in 1990. He completed additional fellowship training in aesthetic surgery in the United States and hand surgery at the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Richards joined the attending staff of the Hand and Upper Limb Centre in 1993 and has been in practice continuously in London since that time. His clinical interests include hand and wrist surgery, nerve surgery, tumor surgery, endoscopic hand surgery, and endoscopic aesthetic plastic surgery. He is the Secretary of the Canadian Society for Surgery of the Hand since 2005. Current research interests include outcomes research and hand and wrist fractures.

Dr. Arjang Yazdani, MD FRCSC

Dr. Arjang Yazdani earned his MD from McMaster University in 2000 and completed residency training in plastic surgery at The University of Western Ontario in 2006. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 2007 and obtained Fellowship training in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery from The University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas, which included cosmetic surgery and laser medicine from one of the world’s foremost cosmetic surgery groups. Dr. Yazdani joined the Division of Plastic Surgery at Western University in September 2007.

Dr. Leigh J Sowerby, MD, MHM, FRCSC

Assistant Professor, Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Sowerby completed his undergraduate degree at Bishop’s University in Quebec, before heading out west for medical school at the University of Calgary. He subsequently completed residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Western Ontario in 2011, before heading out to the University of Alberta to complete a fellowship in rhinology and anterior skull base surgery. He is now an assistant professor at Western University and completed a masters degree in Health Management from McMaster University during his first 3 years on faculty. He is an active member of several national and international societies and is involved in international medical outreach and teaching in Guyana.

Dr. Damir Matic, MD MSc FRCS(C)

Dr. Damir Matic, MD MSc FRCS(C)Dr. Matic finished both his medical school and residency training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto. He then completed a specialty training (fellowship) in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland. During his fellowship, he also had the opportunity to expand upon his cosmetic surgery skills by spending time with world-renowned Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons specializing in body contouring, breast augmentation, and facial rejuvenation both in Baltimore and in Washington D.C. area. Dr. Matic is currently a member of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Western Ontario. His primary academic interests are adult facial reconstruction, cleft lip and palate, and pediatric craniofacial surgery. In his first three years in London, he also completed a Masters of Science in facial growth and facial movement using Botulinum Toxin A (Botox) in the Department of Medical Biophysics at UWO. His current research interests include facial growth, the effects of botulium toxin on nerve regeneration, and long-term analysis of cleft lip repair and muscle movements of the mouth. His research has led to numerous publications and scientific presentations in North America, Europe, and Australia.

Dr. Matic MD MSc FRCS(C) has completed 16 years of post-secondary education in order to provide the highest standard of care possible to his patients.

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science, University of Western Ontario Medical School: Doctor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Residency: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto

Fellowship: Craniofacial Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland

Masters: Masters of Science, University of Western Ontario

Dr. Hana Farhang Khoee, MD MSc FRCPC

Dr Hana Farhang Khoee is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada with extensive experience in both Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. A graduate of the University of Toronto’s faculty of medicine, Dr. Farhang has worked in hospitals and private clinics throughout Ontario and the US. She completed her residency in Plastic Surgery at McMaster University, followed by a fellowship in Reconstructive Microsurgery at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. There she was mentored by the world leaders in Plastic Surgery and managed complex cases related to breast, head and neck, extremity, and perineal cancer reconstruction.

Upon her return to Canada, she began working as a Trauma Surgeon at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, dealing with complicated traumatic injuries related to craniofacial skeleton, as well as upper and lower extremity limb trauma. She also worked at the McLean Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, where she further advanced her aesthetic surgical experience.

In the summer of 2017, Dr. Farhang was recruited to Windsor, Ontario to develop a Breast Reconstruction Program – a service the city had been without for over 10 years. The development of the program has been pivotal for women’s health and has been profiled on national news and local television and radio stations. For this work, Dr. Farhang received the 2018 Erie St. Clair Regional Cancer Program Summit award, which recognizes those who have substantially contributed to improving the quality of life of cancer patients.

Learn more at: https://drhanafarhang.ca/

Dr. Gerald Brock, MD MSc FRCPC

Dr. Gerald Brock is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in London, Ontario. He is a Past President of the Canadian Urology Association and Past Chair of the Canadian Male Sexual Health Council (affiliate of the Canadian Urology Association – CUA).  He has served as Chair of the Guidelines Committees of the CUA and CUA Scholarship Foundation Administrative chair.

Dr. Brock is past Secretary-General of the (International Society for Sexual Medicine) ISSM and current President-Elect of the ISSM.

 

 Dr. Brock is the author of over 250 peer-reviewed publications, 25 book chapters, numerous abstracts and more than 20 research awards from national and international research organizations. Over the past ten years, he has been invited to speak across Canada, the USA, Europe, Africa and Asia. Dr. Brock’s work in urology  is acknowledged by his role as section editor of the CUA Journal, as well as an editorial board member of multiple other scientific journals. As of July 2021, he will be focusing his clinical activities on male infertility, Men’s health and novel minimally therapies for male voiding dysfunction.