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Rare cardiac port access surgery performed at Sunnybrook

Surgeons at Sunnybrook’s Schulich Heart Centre have successfully performed their first port access surgery to repair a faulty mitral valve. The highly technical video-assisted...

Pulse dye laser treatments change children’s lives

Eight-year old Duncan Rutherford loves getting his “spots.” Every two months the grade two Toronto student undergoes a 20-minute laser treatment at Rouge Valley...

Cardiac surgery world first: Complicated surgery simplified by new device

Doctors at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) are the first in the world to use a new implantable surgical device that promises to revolutionize...

Formal designation increases access to hepatic, pancreatic and biliary tract surgery

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Toronto (St. Joe’s) has been formally recognized by Cancer Care Ontario as a designated site in the province for Hepatic,...

First laparoscopic colon surgery performed for first time at Brockville General Hospital

Surgery at Brockville General Hospital  mmn  (BGH) covered new ground November 24th with the first laparoscopic colon resection performed in the hospital’s history. Laparoscopic...

Hotel Dieu Hospital fast-tracks hip and knee replacements

A fast-track surgery program at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston is living up to its name as it downsizes wait lists for hip and...

Scarborough Hospital surgeons perform first microvascular free tissue transfers in Bolivia

Two of The Scarborough Hospital’s plastic surgeons have done it again – performing microsurgical ‘firsts’ in their #volunteer work in the Third World. Drs. Tim...

Remote respiratory monitoring system used to monitor post op patients

St. Joseph’s Hospital takes a big leap forward in patient safety by becoming the first hospital in Canada to adopt the remote respiratory monitoring...

Supporting the frail and elderly patients at Lakeridge Health

The overhead pager urgently repeated the words that signaled the need for assistance with a violent patient. Security staff rushed to the room; a...

House calls: A new vision of elder care

A bout of pneumonia combined with a bad fall could have been disastrous for a 100-year old man living alone in a Toronto apartment....

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