USA would be preferable over Canada !
Ultimately experience of surgeon matters a lot !!!
This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a retired Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
But why limit the search. The world of travel couples with better online documentation of what a doctor truly offers, opens up a much larger group of experts to choose from. When I was an Intern in General Surgery, I was amazed learning from a great pair of ENT surgeons Robert C. Eberle, M.D. and John Conley, M.D.. It was great. Patients came from around the world to see them, it was quite a show for H&N cancer surgery I was learning from. John Conley, M.D. ENT Otolaryngologist and Head / Neck Surgeon.
I am going to have to get one of my 35mm slides of Bob, could not find an image of him online. Back back to the story, 34 years ago, I was seeing amazing cases of every imaginable head and neck tumor coming through their service. They came for their experience.
My early otoplasty learning dated back even earlier, back at Northwestern University, most likely with Desmond Kernahan, M.D. and his Pediatric Plastic Surgery Practice born in New Zealand approaching 4 decades ago. Desmond Kernahan, M.D. Plastic Surgeon
I was a groupie medical student hanging around the entire Northwestern Plastic Surgery group.
I never had a clue that I would someday have the similar experiences of patients traveling to see me. The Internet became the great equalizer. I could put up my Standard Pictures and Videos and detailed analysis of problems and surgical solutions showing what I was offering. Some of the sections dwarf what I could find in the literature, part of the reason, I built them. The patients were coming from all over the place. Some of the locations I had never heard of. Later in my career, Google maps offered a satellite perspective for staff and myself where the patient had traveled from. Both tiny villages, mega cities, and everything in between. Time zones played a factor when dealing with patients from the opposite side of the planet, finding convenient times for elective discussions became an art of the office staff. Check out the website to see many such examples of this travel. It is not just building a website, it is also showing what my specific sculpture skills and paths patients were taking for recovery that were factors.
So limiting oneself to a city, state, or country is great if the skills meet the needs, but why not expand the search for the skills a problem needs?
Hope this helps,
Michael Bermant, MD
Retired Plastic SurgeonLearn More About Otoplasty Ear Surgery