Surgery

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 ...


Robotic surgery: Is it safe?
Robotic surgery: Is it safe?

If you surf the internet or watch late night television, you are no doubt aware of the close scrutiny robotic surgery is under. Medical experts from reputable institutions have come forward decrying the lack of evidence of clinical effectiveness and ...


Canadian first: Robotic single-site gallbladder removal
Canadian first: Robotic single-site gallbladder removal

From left, Dr. Christopher Schlachta, medical director, Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics (CSTAR), displays the da Vinci single-site technology to Melanie Sabino, the first patient in Canada to receive a single-site cholecystectomy. A da Vinci single-site cholecystectomy, or gallbladder ...


Improving the paediatric day surgery patient experience
Improving the paediatric day surgery patient experience

RN Halona Scott on her way into Victoria Hospital's OR. In January of 2012, Registered Nurse Halona Scott of London Health Science Centre was challenged with finding a way to give teary-eyed children waiting for day surgery in the hallways ...

Posted: June 5, 2013|Patient Care, Pediatrics, Surgery|0 comments

Mackenzie Health Helps Pioneer New Thyroid Surgery Technique
Mackenzie Health Helps Pioneer New Thyroid
Surgery Technique

: Dr. Philip Solomon, Chief of Surgery at Mackenzie Health, performs outpatient thyroid surgery to Mackenzie Health in Richmond Hill, Ontario.Photo credit: Nelson Cardoso In early 2013, Barry Goldlist 61, a dentist from Thornhill, Ontario, thought he was battling a ...

Posted: May 27, 2013|Surgery|1 comment

Rouge Valley offers surgical follow-up over Skype
Rouge Valley offers surgical follow-up over Skype

Registered practice nurse Zou Jaijai connects with a patient online via Skype for a follow-up appointment after his surgery. A new program offered for surgical programs at Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) is allowing patients to get the follow-up care ...

Posted: May 7, 2013|Surgery|2 comments

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