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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|0 comments

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 ...


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

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