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OUR DOCTORS

Dr. Deniz Akyurekli,
Fascial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
MD, FRCSC, dA BFPRS

Dr Akyurekli is a fellow of the royal college of surgeons of Canada since 1998, with specialty training in Otolaryngology and head and neck surgery and further specialization in Facial Plastic Surgery. Over the past 23 years Dr Akyurekli’s scope of practice has changed to meet community needs. His current areas of practice include Medical, Surgical and Laser treatment of skin cancer of the body and face, Liposuction, Aesthetic surgery of the body and face, Medical and Laser aesthetic treatments and scar management.

Dr. Ronnie Borsuk, Plastic Surgeon
MD, FRCS

Dr. Ronnie Borsuk is a Plastic Surgeon with a busy and diverse practice in the Ottawa Westboro neighborhood. He holds privileges at 2 local hospitals. He has been working at the Ottawa Hospital since 2011 and at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital since 2013. This music-loving doctor graduated from the prestigious McGill University Faculty of Medicine with honors.

Dr. Ronnie Borsuk’s, training in Plastic Surgery was completed at the McGill University Health Centre and followed with specialized training in cosmetic surgery at The Westmount Institute of Plastic Surgery in Montreal. He now utilizes his artistic and unique talents in drawing and arts to give his patients the pleasing natural outcomes they are looking for.

Dr. Ronnie Borsuk is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada as well as a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Ronnie Borsuk holds a position as Lecturer at the Ottawa Faculty of Medicine where his students enjoy his teachings on evolving techniques and technologies.

His special interests include cosmetic procedures and surgery specifically breast surgery, skin cancer surgery, body contouring, and hand surgery. In his spare time he enjoys cooking and reading.

Dr. Mike Ballantine

Mike Ballantine has a varied practice that includes skin disorders clinic, emergency medicine, occupational medicine, and cosmetic medicine.

Mike received a bachelor of arts from Western University and an undergraduate medical degree as well as a residency in family medicine through Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University. After working full-time as an emergency room physician for four years, he completed the Diploma in Practical Dermatology through Cardiff University and began splitting his time between the ER and skin disorders practice. He has since added occupational medicine, and cosmetic medicine to his practice and continues to enhance his knowledge and skills in each of these fields.

Outside of medicine, he is married with four children and enjoys spending time playing hockey, hunting, and fishing, as well as being a volunteer firefighter with Kincardine Fire and Emergency Services.

Dr. John Toshihiko Seki
B.Sc., M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.S.

Originally from Toronto, Dr. Seki, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Canada and in the U.S is now settled in Orillia, Ontario, where he enjoys cottage country in the summer and skiing in the winter. A dedicated father of two, Dr. Seki is known as a serious and down-to-earth physician focussed on both the creative and aesthetic aspects of his work. Charismatic, charming, and outgoing, he is passionate about providing the best possible care, while maintaining a relationship with his patients and colleagues.

Believing that communication and patient education are key aspects of any procedure, regardless of its complexity, Dr. Seki provides a personal touch by connecting with his patients and taking the time to know and understand their needs and expected outcomes. His approach is to ensure that patients are well informed, thoroughly understand the procedure, and are able to make an informed decision that best suits their needs. This personal touch continues in the recovery phase where he maintains contact with his patients responding to any questions or concerns they might have. As a former Chief of Surgery at the Orillia Soldier’s Memorial Hospital, he received a Physician Leadership Award for his leadership, compassion, and willingness to provide knowledge and assistance where needed.

Dr. Seki graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from the University of Toronto in 1989. Graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine in 1993, Dr. Seki completed two years of residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Ottawa before entering a residency program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Brown University in Rhode Island, U.S.A.

Currently an attending surgeon in Orillia, he has known Dr. Akyurekli as classmates in medical school and is proud to be part of The Best You team. When not working, he spends time with his family, one son in University and one completing high school. He occasionally plays the cello and loves to travel on family vacations. His wife, Neda Rowhani-Seki is a family physician.

A Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada since 2002, he performs multiple surgeries a year and remains current with evolving techniques and technologies in order to offer his patients the most effective and proven services. Dr. Seki is interested in community outreach and is a Peer Reviewer for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He is involved in the Plastic Surgery Service Project Steering Committee and maintains membership with both the Canadian and American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Rebecca Fisher

Dr. Rebecca Fisher is beginning her 21st year working as an emergency doctor at the children’s hospital of Eastern Ontario and has spent almost a decade practicing aesthetic medicine at various medical spas in the Ottawa area.

Her love of procedures drew her to the world of medical aesthetics in 2011, and she has continued to build her knowledge and experience since then. Dr. Fisher recently completed the Professional Certificate of General Dermatology and currently finishing her Professional Diploma. Dr Fisher has joined our team with the intention of continuing to grow her expertise in the medical aesthetic landscape, as well as expand her role and interest in skin cancer screening and prevention.

Dr. John Gencarelli
MD, FRCSC

Dr. John Gencarelli is a Royal College-certified and Fellowship-trained Plastic Surgeon specializing in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and body. As the newest addition to The Best You, he is dedicated to the provision of quality aesthetic surgical and non-surgical services for our patients in the communities of Collingwood, Orillia, and Owen Sound.

Originally from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Dr. Gencarelli obtained his medical degree from the University of Ottawa, and completed residency training in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Following this, he pursued a 1-year post-doctoral fellowship in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery at the University of Toronto, where he worked alongside some of North America’s leading plastic surgeons. Currently, Dr. Gencarelli also holds a full-time staff position at Mackenzie Health in Vaughan and Richmond Hill (Mackenzie Richmond Hill and Vaughan Cortellucci Hospitals), where his private office is located.

When it comes to his professional practice, Dr Gencarelli demonstrates a passion for excellence. His approach to surgery is thoughtful, safe, and meticulous. He prides himself on being compassionate and ensuring that his patients are well-informed, confident in their decision-making, and comfortable throughout the recovery process. Whether it’s cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, Dr Gencarelli is fully committed to achieving the best possible outcome for his patients.

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