Terms & Conditions


The information you find on this web site is intended for general purposes only and is not intended to nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice related to a specific medical condition or question. You should consult your physician or another medical professional with respect to your specific condition and medical options.  This site is intended to provide a summary of basic information only and every effort has been made to make it accurate, however, it will inevitably contain mistakes and may become outdated, as methods of diagnosis and treatment change with new information and techniques as they become available.    Links from this web site to other web sites are for the convenience of the user. Such links do not constitute an official endorsement or approval of any private sector web site, product, or service.

Any surgical and non surgical procedure can have risks, and you should seek a second opinion of a qualified, medical professional, before proceeding. Dr Shortt makes no representations or warranties with respect to his practice of plastic surgery.  

No personal information about you is collected when you visit this web site unless you choose to provide your personal information. However, certain information about the visitors of this site is automatically collected and stored.

Non-Canadian Patient Policy

I am, unfortunately, unable to accommodate non-Canadian patients for consultation or elective surgery.

There are several reasons for this. Firstly, I feel that patients are generally best served in their local area if these services are available. I also feel that I am obliged to serve my local and regional communities.

Secondly, the insurance carrier for all Canadian Physicians has pointed out that even if surgery is performed in Canada, the courts in the patient’s origin can claim jurisdiction if the treatment or outcome is in question. In such circumstances I would be putting myself, as well as my staff and the hospital and hospital staff at risk. Of course, I continue to be governed by the laws and statutes of the Government of Canada and Ontario.

There are many excellent plastic surgeons throughout North America and elsewhere. Please inquire with your local or national plastic surgery society for assistance in locating a plastic surgeon in your area.


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