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Our Team

Meet Our Health Professionals

Dr. Gonzalez

MD, Vascular Surgeon

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Dr Gonzalez graduated with honors from The Advanced Institute of Medical Sciences, Santiago de Cuba, in 1994. He is fully trained in general surgery and cardiac surgery and worked as attending cardiac surgeon in Havana until 2007.
He imposed to himself more years of training and came to Canada to learn new technologies. He completed 4 years of clinical fellowship in Cardiac surgery at the University of Toronto and University of Ottawa Heart Institute. He then entered the residency training of vascular surgery in Toronto and passed his Royal College exam in 2016. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and Fellow of the American College of surgeons. He is also member of the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery, the Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons and the Society for Vascular surgery. He is affiliated with Trillium Health Partners where he practices as a cardiac associate.
He is proficient with all aspects of open and endovascular surgery and brings to our clinic a wealth of knowledge and more that 20 years of surgical experience.

Dr. Saunders

MD, Vascular Surgeon

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Dr. Saunders is a Royal College certified General Surgeon with a career long focus on treating lower extremity varicose vein disease.


MD, Vascular Surgeon

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Dr. Ben Musa

MD, Cardiovascular Surgeon

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Dr Ben Musa graduated from University of Tripoli, Libya Faculty of medicine 1988, where he was also trained in general surgery. He completed his surgical fellowship in edinborough, Scotland. Full training in cardiac surgery at University of Western Ontario. Dr. Ben musa is a board ceritified cardiovascular surgeon with the FRCSC since 2005. He completed his fellowship for critical care with the University of Toronto in 2008. Fellowship in vascular and endovascular training at the University of Toronto 2011.

Dr. Guirgis

MD, Vascular Surgeon

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Dr. Guirgis graduated from medical school at the University of Manitoba in 2012. He subsequently completed surgical residency training in Vascular Surgery in 2017 at McMaster University. He is currently a vascular surgeon at the St. Catharines site within the Niagara Health System, in addition to his position as clinical assistant professor at McMaster University. Dr. Guirgis practices all aspects of vascular surgery including medical, surgical and endovascular management of arterial and venous disorders. He specializes in minimally invasive endovenous management of varicose veins. He brings a wealth of knowledge and up-to-date experience to our clinic.

Larysa Stetsenko

RVT, Sclerotherapist

Alaina Sousa


Carol Sanchez

Marketing Advisor

Sandra Centofanti

Medical Receptionist