Advanced Surgical Operatory

Advanced Surgical Operatory

At Advanced Surgical Operatory we provide a variety surgical services in the area of Ear Nose and Throat, Cosmetic Surgery and General Surgery. Advanced Surgical Operatory provides patients with exceptional one day surgical care, many times using advanced technologies available by our skilled Surgeons and medical staff.

Our surgeons consult with each patient to ensure Advanced Surgical Operatory and the services at Advanced Medical Group are the right fit for you and your healthcare needs.

Overnight post operative care with 1:1 nursing is available for those looking to enhance their surgical experience.

Our Mission

The mission of Advanced Surgical Operatory is to serve patients with procedures that are not currently funded by our healthcare system. Our surgeons will provide patients with options to meet their health goals while offering surgical services in a timely manner.

Patient Centered Care

No Surgery is Trivialized

The preparation for BEST-RECOVERY-RESULTS is important for all surgeries.Our surgeons know that patients who engage in pre-operative exercise programs and maintain dietary nutrition standards, are most often the patients with improved post-operative recovery results and shorter recovery times.Patients who add to their pre-surgery routine, the art of de-stressing through Mindful-Meditation are seen to have distinct psychological advantages post-operatively.

Stopping Smoking is Critical

Smoking and substance abuse can cause blood vessels to constrict, reducing blood flow to organs. Smokers may need as much as 33% more anesthesia during surgery and 23% more pain medication post-operatively.

Vitamins, Nutrition, and Exercise

Your surgeon will recommend that you maintain a healthy balanced diet with exercise. Be well rested prior to your surgery. If you take a daily aspirin or supplements these may affect bleeding during surgery. Make sure you speak with your doctor who will review your medications prior to surgery (including medical as well as recreational cannabis)

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 introduces the latest technology and procedures made available to our patients for all medical fields in our surgical group.

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 to maximize results and minimize recovery-time post-surgery.

ADVANCED SURGICAL OPERATORY is accredited by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Many of our surgical procedures use State – of – Art Technology and are not often found elsewhere in Ontario. Our surgical suites provide the ideal atmosphere for those who want to have more options with their health care decisions.

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.

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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.