Dr. Nancy Van Laeken

Dr. Nancy Van Laeken



Bachelor of Science



Doctor of Medicine



Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This indicates the certification of the doctor in a particular medical or surgical specialty.

Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Fellowship trained Board-Certified Specialist in Plastic Surgery.
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#26 of 102 Cosmetic Surgeons / Plastic Surgeons in Vancouver, British Columbia

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Dr. Nancy Van Laeken is a Royal College Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon with special interests in reconstructive microsurgery, specifically facial nerve reconstruction following trauma, tumor removal or congenital deformities. She also enjoys performing aesthetic surgery and breast reconstruction. Working from our False Creek Surgical Centre, she also serves as a Clinical Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Van Laeken received her Medical Doctorate (MD) from the University of Ottawa and completed her Residency in Plastic Surgery at the University of British Columbia. She also completed advanced training in Reconstructive Microsurgery at the University of Toronto.

With decades of experience, Dr. Van has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 10 Doctors and was nominated for 2 consecutive years as one of YMCA’s Women of Distinction. Her past distinction also includes being honored as a Dame of the Sovereign Order of St. John Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller for her humanitarian work oversees in countries including Thailand and India.


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  • Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery
  • Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
British Columbia Medical Association
  • British Columbia Medical Association
canadian medical association
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada


  • Fellowship
    Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada
  • Advanced Training in Reconstructive Microsurgery
    University of Toronto
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Plastic Surgery Residency
    University of British Columbia
    Vancouver, British Columbia
Royal Jubilee Hospital
  • Rotating Internship
    Royal Jubilee Hospital
    Victoria, British Columbia
University of Ottawa
  • Medical Doctorate
    University of Ottawa
    Ottawa, Ontario
McMaster University
  • Faculty of Chemical Engineering
    McMaster University
    Hamilton, Ontario


    • Recipient of many awards, including
      • Canada’s Top 10 Doctors
      • Nominated for 2 consecutive years as one of YMCA’s Women of Distinction
      • C.M.U.S. Excellence in Teaching Award for Medicine Year IV from University of British Columbia
      • 2x Master Teacher & Surgery Award from University of British Columbia + 1 Honourable Mention
      • Best Clinical Paper from Vancouver General Hospital Research Day
      • Holubisky Award from the University of British Columbia Department of Surgery
    • Honoured as a Dame of the Sovereign Order of St. John Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller for her humanitarian work oversees in countries including Thailand and India
    • Head of Plastic Surgery at St. Paul’s Hospital
    • Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at University of British Columbia
    • Guest Speaker/Presenter
    • Scientific Researcher/Publisher/Reviewer


    St. Paul's Hospital
    • St. Paul’s Hospital
      Vancouver, British Columbia
    British Columbia Children’s Hospital
    • BC Children’s Hospital
      Vancouver, British Columbia
    Mount St Joseph Hospital
    • Mount Saint Joseph Hospital
      Vancouver, British Columbia
    • False Creek Healthcare
      Vancouver, British Columbia



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    Reviews updated via RateMDs on 08/25/2015. Average review is based on 50 reviews.

    full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted May 6, 2015
    I have been a patient of Dr Van Laekens since 2008 and I find her to be ‘an angel in disguise’ . I was going through a difficult time after finding I had breast cancer and wanting a bilateral mastectomy. I had a tram flap which my abdomen rejected the mesh and sutures but she with me every step of the way making sure I felt good. Yes Dr Van Laeken, you are amazing and so is your staff, caring and making you feel alive even in your darkest moments.

    full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted Jan. 19, 2015
    I had breast reduction surgery just under 3 months ago with Dr Van Laeken and am very pleased with the results. She is incredibly efficient and doesn’t seek to waste yours, or her, time! I’d held off from the surgery for a long time due to all the stories of significant pain, long recovery and bad scarring. I was back exercising after a week, and the scars are extremely neat and minimal and, at 2 months post-surgery, were hardly visible in spots. My advice for having this surgery, whether with Dr Van Laeken or another surgeon, is to be realistic and not act like a princess!

    full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted Nov. 7, 2014
    Dr. Van Laeken is one of the top plastic surgeon., committed, compassionate and perfectionist. I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer last year. I had a double mastectomy and Dr. Van Laeken was kind enough to open a time slot to operate with my breast surgeon for my immediate reconstruction in less then 2 weeks. The out come of my reconstruction is beautiful. She was understanding this was an overwhelming time for me dealing with Breast Cancer and wanted me to feel as beautiful when I woke up from my double mastectomy.

    She was wonderful and supportive during my chemo and radiation treatments to make sure I didn’t have any problem with my implants. I was very blessed to have her as my plastic surgeon. She takes time out for her hectic schedule to volunteer her time to operate in 3rd world countries on disfigured women’s at no charge. I would highly recommend her.

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