Private Care2021-04-01T17:39:10-06:00

Providing Expedited Access to Private Consultation and Surgical Care to Improve your Pain and Function

Providing Expedited Access to Private Consultation and Surgical Care to Improve your Pain and Function

Providing Access To Comprehensive And World-class Shoulder Care On Your Schedule Through Private Surgical Services

Dr. Ian Lo provides private surgical services in Alberta and British Columbia. In-person and virtual consultations with Dr. Lo through Gateway Surgery to provide you with convenient and timely access to expert care. Dr. Lo will personally direct your shoulder care through diagnosis, patient education, non-surgical or surgical care, and rehabilitation.

Dr Ian Lo specializes in the conservative and operative treatment of numerous shoulder conditions, including:

  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome/Impingement Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis/Tendinosis
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Full Thickness Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Biceps Tendinopathy/Biceps Tears/Biceps Instability
  • Frozen Shoulder/Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Shoulder Instability/Dislocations
  • Anterior Shoulder Instability/Dislocations
  • Posterior Shoulder Instability/Dislocations
  • SLAP Lesions
  • Labrum Tears
  • Multidirectional Instability
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Conditions
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis

Our son who has had multiple shoulder injuries and a previous surgery ended up seeing Dr. Lo, who came highly recommended from trusted sources. We really appreciated the time Dr. Lo took discussing our son’s injury and painting a clear picture of his situation. Surgery went smoothly and we have been extremely impressed with the communication all the way through the process, from both Dr. Lo and his staff.

Scott and Lisa N.

In meeting with you yesterday, you expressed how happy you were with my progress. I wanted you to know that while I am happy with everything, I neglected to tell you that this would not be possible without your expertise! Thank you for being as good as you are with this surgical procedure.


My son had surgery with Dr Ian Lo through Gateway Surgery and I highly recommend their service.

Dr. Lo is a great surgeon and the full circle of care Gateway has provided was excellent.


Dr. Lo has always taken the time to answer all of my questions and put my mind at ease.  He really cares about his patients and I believe he is very dedicated to ensuring they achieve the best outcomes possible!


About Private Care

How do I access private surgical services?2021-01-25T08:50:18-07:00

Dr. Lo has partnered with Gateway Surgery to provide patients with a full circle of care and assist patients with their private surgery journey. From the initial consultation to surgery and the post-operative care, Dr. Lo and the Gateway team will ensure your experience is comprehensive and seamless.

Who will decide whether I am a surgical candidate?2020-11-15T16:18:04-07:00

Dr. Lo will complete a comprehensive assessment to determine whether your shoulder could benefit from surgery and if an operative procedure can be performed privately in a non-hospital surgical facility. Further assessment, such as an anesthesiology consult, may be required to determine if you are medically fit for surgery in a private facility.

Where will my surgery be performed?2020-11-15T16:17:53-07:00

Your surgery location will depend on your province of residence, the details of your health coverage, and your insurance benefits. Dr. Lo performs private surgeries at a variety of surgical centres in British Columbia and Alberta.

How fast can I get my surgery?2020-11-15T16:17:42-07:00

Dr. Lo typically performs private surgery 1-2 times per month in both Alberta and British Columbia. Actual times may vary according to scheduling, access to operating room time, and location.

How much will the surgery cost?2021-01-23T10:03:16-07:00

The cost depends on the type of surgery, the surgery’s complexity, and the surgical facility where your procedure will take place. Please contact Dr. Lo’s office or Gateway Surgery for an initial consultation and personalized quote.

Do I have to do any tests before surgery?2020-11-15T16:17:19-07:00

Before your surgery, standard testing may include diagnostic imaging such as an x-ray, ultrasound, or MRI. Further testing, such as an ECG and bloodwork, may be required for anaesthetic clearance.

Who will take care of my shoulder after surgery?2020-11-15T16:17:09-07:00

Dr. Lo and his team will coordinate your post-operative care, follow-ups, and rehabilitation.

What if there is a complication?2020-11-15T16:16:57-07:00

For patients who reside in Alberta, Dr. Lo can assist with post-operative care and complications post-surgically in the public health care if required. For those from outside of Alberta, Dr. Lo and his team at Gateway Surgery are available to you by phone and virtual consultation to assist with post-operative care and complications. They can assist you in accessing the care you may require.

Dr. Ian Lo provides private shoulder surgical options built on a foundation of high quality, compassionate, individualized care. Along with his team, he is here to support you along your journey to improved pain and function.

Access to knowledgeable physiotherapists who can help guide your post operative recovery or rehabilitation is available through Access Orthopaedics or a physiotherapist of your choice.

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