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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Accelerating spinal cord research into care

Parkwood Hospital, part of St. Joseph’s Health Care London, has been selected as one of four initial Canadian centres to promote excellence in spinal...

New tool provides customized reports to support end of life care preferences

A Kingston physician and researcher has created a new online tool to help facilitate and improve communications between patients, caregivers and health-care professionals at...

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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