About Groot

Dr. Groot is the founder of the Groot DermaSurgery Centre, where he and his colleagues work with a team of dedicated, experienced individuals who assist him in meeting their patients’ needs.

The atmosphere at the Centre is one of caring, concern and professional competence. The staff is attuned to the needs and concerns of the patient from the first phone call through to the final visit. Patient coordinators are available to answer inquiries, schedule appointments and organize patient visits. The nurses, some with advanced degrees and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification, are highly skilled assistants to Dr. Don Groot and Dr. Thomas Nakatsui.

The Centre is dedicated to being at the forefront of new developments in medical care and dermatologic surgery of the skin. The laser equipment at the Centre is state of the art including lasers for facial rejuvenation, scar revision, removal of pigment, removal of vascular (blood vessel) abnormalities and hair removal. The most current liposuction techniques are used for fat removal. Botox injections, and dermal fillers are used in combination with medicated creams, microdermabrasions and laser resurfacing to maintain and improve one’s natural beauty. Dr. Don Groot is also known for his expertise in scar revision.

Dr. Thomas Nakatsui is at the cutting edge of hair restoration. Through the use of advanced follicular unit transplantation he is able to achieve natural rejuvenated hair lines for his patients.

This wide range of treatment alternatives allows us to meet the specific needs of the patient to achieve maximum benefit with minimum risk.

Our Doctors

Dr Groot

Dr. Don Groot, M.D., FRCP(C), FACP

Dermatologist specializing in Dermatologic and Laser Surgery Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Alberta

  • Canadian Fellowship Board Certified in United States
  • 20 years of successful surgical care of the skin
  • Author of Canadian best seller “Young As You Look”
  • Overall Gold Medalist in Medical School
  • Smart City Research and Technology Award
  • Order of St. John Dr. Don Groot has been practicing dermatology and performing dermatologic, cosmetic and laser surgery of the skin for over 20 years.

His is the founder and medical director of the Groot DermaSurgery Centre, a certified non-hospital surgical facility, where he works with a team of dedicated, experienced individuals who assist him in meeting his patients’ needs. The atmosphere at the Centre is one of caring concern and professional competence.Dr. Don Groot is one of North America’s foremost authorities on dermatologic and laser surgery. He holds fellowships in dermatology andlaser surgery in both Canada and the United States, and is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Alberta. He has written books, contributed to chapters in books, published numerous scientific papers, served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Contemporary dermatology.

Dr Nakatsui

Thomas Nakatsui, MD, FRCP(C)

Dermatologist & Hair Transplant Specialist

  • Canadian Fellowship
  • Board Certified in United States
  • Member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • Member of the American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

Dr. Thomas Nakatsui joined the Groot DermaSurgery Centre in July 2000 as a medical dermatologist and hair transplant specialist. He completed his medical training and residency in Dermatology at the University of Alberta. He has also received additional training at several Centers of Excellence including Harvard, the Johns Hopkins Medical Centre, the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Nakatsui specializes in hair transplantation using Follicular Unit Transplantation and the Lateral Slit Technique to replace hair and re-establish natural hair lines in people who suffer from hair loss.