The Pelvic Floor Project

11. Diastasis recti repair with a plastic surgeon

May 24, 2021 Season 1 Episode 11
The Pelvic Floor Project
11. Diastasis recti repair with a plastic surgeon
Show Notes

There is an underlying belief that to address diastasis rectus abdominis, your options are physiotherapy OR surgery and that surgery is the easy way out. 
I sat down with my surgeon Dr. Arko Demianczuk in this episode to dispel this myth and help listeners understand how physiotherapy and surgery can compliment one another and help you better understand the surgery itself. 

Here are the topics we discussed:

  • How Dr. D became recognized as a leading surgeon for diastasis recti repair
  • How working with physiotherapists has helped to modify his techniques to improve patient outcomes
  • The symptoms of diastasis recti that cause women to book a consult with a plastic surgeon
  • The difference between terms like:
    • abdominoplasty
    • tummy tuck
    • mini tummy tuck
    • liposuction
    • muscle repair
    • rectus plication
  • Why there are so many different surgical techniques amongst surgeons 
  • What YOU should look for in a surgeon
  • What patients Dr. D would not operate on
  • Patient satisfaction after surgery and how often it “goes wrong”
  • Why this surgery is not covered by our medical system

Dr. Demianczuk from Pacific Plastic Surgery is a cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon with over 20 year experience in Vancouver BC, Canada.  He has been appointed as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and is the Director of the UBC Resident Cosmetic Clinic. Dr. Demianczuk remains committed to the education of medical students and residents while maintaining a full clinical practice. 

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Thanks for joining me! Here is where you can find more:

my online course to walk you through pregnancy, birth prep and postpartum recovery: https://mommyberries.com

I offer online appointments to help you address diastasis during pregnancy as you recover postpartum and as you navigate surgery. 

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