About Our Team

About the Plastic Surgery Alberta team

The Plastic Surgery Alberta team (led by Dr. Chong) is dedicated to providing the highest level of service, ensuring comfort and satisfaction throughout the entire process.


Michelle has been Dr. Chong's office manager since he started in Edmonton, Alberta. Michelle is extremely friendly and hardworking. With over 12 years of experience in the healthcare industry as an office manager and assistant to a number of health care providers, she works closely with all of our clients, coordinating surgeries, and providing them with information on procedures, surgical fees, and before and after care. Her welcoming and warm personality will make for a great atmosphere during your consultations and follow-ups. She is a valuable source of information with her immense knowledge of the various types of procedures. She is committed to providing every client with the highest level of care and will assist in any way necessary to make your experience with us as comfortable and pleasant as possible. She is considered by many of our clients to be one of the best office managers in Edmonton.


Alyssa is our exceptional Patient Care Coordinator; she ensures that our client's time with us is both comfortable and enjoyable. Alyssa has been with us for two years now following her 5 years of patient care working in the hospital. She has become a valued member of our support team. She is the friendly face that greets you upon arrival to our front reception area. She is a part of the day to day operations in our office by answering telephone inquiries, scheduling appointments, assisting our clients both pre-operatively and post-operatively, and taking care of the administrative side of our practice. Alyssa is well known for her welcoming personality and for going above and beyond for our patients. She truly loves and has a passion in caring for people and putting them at ease answering any questions or concerns they may have. Rest assured your time with Alyssa will always be handled in a kind and sweet manner!

Dr. Byron Unger

Dr. Unger is the Medical Director and Co-Owner of Alberta Surgical Centre. He is one of the anesthesiologists (a specialist doctor that puts patients asleep for surgery) that frequently works with Dr. Chong. He has done subspecialty training in cardiac anesthesiology and critical care medicine. Dr. Unger has been a staff anesthesiologist at University of Alberta Hospital since 2000, caring for patients that are severely ill and much more difficult to manage than the average cosmetic patient.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Unger is an avid distance swimmer, and tri-athlete.

Dr. Mike Jacka

Dr. Jacka is the other Co-Owner of Alberta Surgical Centre. He is another one of the anesthesiologists that frequently works with Dr. Chong. Dr. Jacka is a long established anesthesiologist who has also done subspecialty training in neuro-anesthesiology and critical care medicine. As a staff at the University of Alberta Hospital, Dr. Jacka works mainly in neurosurgical cases dealing with patients that are severely ill and much more difficult to manage than the average cosmetic patient.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Jacka is a dedicated runner. He is also currently working on his MBA.


Karen is the one of Dr. Chong's main nurses. Karen has been a nurse for 16 years and working in this capacity for 8 years. She provides our patients with the highest level of nursing care before and after surgery.

She is also the Surgical Coordinator at Alberta Surgical Centre.


Stacey is Dr. Chong's main scrub nurse. She has been a nurse for over 20 years and a private cosmetic nurse for 15-20 years. She is well known in Edmonton for her impressive nursing skills and is highly sought after in her profession.