Surgery

Solving the mysteries of heart surgery
Solving the mysteries of heart surgery

Dr. Subodh Verma is linking experts around the globe to CARDIOLINK – a collection of researchers working to advance cardiovascular surgery research. (Katie Cooper, Medical Media) St. Michael’s Hospital, cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Subodh Verma was troubled by the lack of ...

Posted: June 28, 2015|Cardiology, Featured, Surgery|0 comments

“Do you do that laparoscopically?”
“Do you do that laparoscopically?”

Many traditional open surgeries for cancer treatment are now performed using a laparoscope for a minimally invasive approach.  Sunnybrook leads the way.   Dr. Shady Ashamalla. Photo credit, Doug Nicholson Mary Abbott returned home just two days after she had laparoscopic surgery ...


Trialing a nerve transfer procedure with promising results
Trialing a nerve transfer procedure with
promising results

Imagine the frustration of not being able to put your car key in the ignition.  Or not being able to hold your dog’s leash to go for a walk.  Most of us take these abilities for granted.  For people with ...


Surgeons given green light to treat prostate issues
Surgeons given green light to treat prostate issues

Dr. Jeff Spodek shows patient Jim Miller the GreenLightTM Laser and explains how it was used during his prostate surgery. New technology makes surgery less invasive, with easier recovery for patients  When it comes to surgery for a prostate issue, most ...

Posted: December 10, 2014|Innovation and Technology, Surgery|1 comment

New da Vinci Surgical Assisting Robot benefits men’s health program
New da Vinci Surgical Assisting Robot benefits men’s
health program

Stacy Dusik, clinical practice manager with the new da Vinci. A brand new multi-million dollar da Vinci® Surgical Assisting Robot was delivered to Windsor Regional Hospital on July 8, 2014 after five years of careful planning and much campaigning. Part of ...


Doctors destroy bone tumour using incisionless surgery
Doctors destroy bone tumour using incisionless surgery

Jack Campanile and Dr. Drake. A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that uses ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to destroy a tumour in ...

Posted: September 6, 2014|Innovation and Technology, Surgery|0 comments

Sometimes it IS brain surgery
Sometimes it IS brain surgery

Dr. Mark Matishak as he performs a left frontal craniotomy to remove a tumour. Fate led me to the field of neurosurgery. As a young man, I was a keen cyclist and skier. Then, when I was in medical school, my ...

Posted: August 15, 2014|Featured, Neurology, Surgery|0 comments

An open letter to the producer of Fifth Estate
An open letter to the producer of Fifth Estate

The President of The Canadian Critical Care Society has sent a letter to the producer of The Fifth Estate in response their episode "Dead Enough" March 25, 2014 An open letter to the Producer, 5th Estate CBC - fifth@cbc.ca Re: March 21 2014 ...


Orthopedic surgery patients using disposable pain pumps
Orthopedic surgery patients using disposable pain pumps

Dr. Pollard is able to discharge patients earlier with the use of disposable pain pumps. Imagine being able to go home the same day as having major foot or shoulder surgery and still cope with the pain. That’s what some patients ...


Heart surgery in 140 characters
Heart surgery in 140 characters

Dr. Gideon Cohen speaks with Lou before he heads into the operating room. Photo credit. Doug Nicholson Social media met the operating room on February 20, 2014, as Sunnybrook live-tweeted a heart bypass surgery to mark Heart Month and educate ...


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