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In this 10 minute phone call with Dr. Buonassisi's patient care manager, you will learn:

  • What procedure might be right for you
  • What to expect during recovery
  • How much it costs
  • Available consultation & procedure dates
  • After this phone discussion, decide if you are ready to book a consultation with Dr. Buonassisi

Our Team

Our Team
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Our Team

Angie Kozina 8 WestAngie Kozina

Angie provides the overall vision and direction for 8 West Cosmetic Surgery. Her mission is to build the processes and procedures that enable her team to deliver a superior level of care and specialized surgery services to clients.

Angie is a cosmetic surgery industry expert and is passionate about consumer education. She encourages everyone considering cosmetic surgery to due their due diligence carefully. The decision to have surgery should be taken with the utmost level of care and consideration. Choose a surgeon that is board certified in a medical specialty related to your procedure and can show that they have extensive experience. Their commitment to their cosmetic surgery practice should be clear as should be their interest in setting realistic expectations about what can be achieved with surgery.

Angie has a MBA from Queen’s University. When she isn’t working, she enjoys various sports including cycling, skate skiing and doing the Grouse Grind.

Katie Montalvo Duporte 8 WestKatie Montalvo Duporte

As a highly organized, detail oriented professional, Katie excels in her role as Office Manager at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery. She is responsible for the majority of the behind the scenes duties of the practice and works hard to ensure a seamless and stress free experience for patients. She enjoys making every patient feel they have received the very best care and is eager to assist in any way.

Katie has been working in the health and medical field for over 15 years and holds an Honors Diploma in ROHP (Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner). Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, doing fitness outdoors and travelling to exotic places. She is currently studying Spanish language and dance.

Mandy Tam 8 WestMandy Tam

Mandy has a passion for helping people. In her role as client manager at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery. Mandy focuses on ensuring each patient has a satisfying and facilitated cosmetic surgery experience.

Mandy encourages anyone who is considering surgery to pick up the phone and call her. No question is a silly question. Whether you need to know how much time you would need to take off work to recover, or how long you would have to wait to shower after surgery, she is here to help.

Outside of work, Mandy loves to enjoy the culinary delights of Vancouver and has a food blog.

Thomas Buonassisi 8 WestThomas Buonassisi

Dr. Buonassisi is a superbly trained and highly experienced facial cosmetic surgeon. He focuses his entire practice on plastic surgery of the nose, eyes, face and neck. Following medical school at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Buonassisi completed a five-year surgical residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.



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