New innovations in cataract surgery from Alcon Canada

SPONSORED CONTENT  While the pandemic has impacted the delivery of health care across the country, Alcon has continued to innovate and help doctors provide exceptional...

Rapid access to world class surgical care for patients requiring orthopaedic care

By Michelle Lee Hoy Stouffville Hospital (MSH) has enhanced its capabilities to provide orthopaedic care at both its Markham and Uxbridge sites, bringing the very...

Double-lung transplant after COVID-19

Case done at UHN is believed to be a first in Canada on a patient whose lungs were irreparably damaged by COVID-19. UHN has performed...

World-first: Transplant after MAID at home performed at UHN

More than 14,000 people have received medical assistance in dying (MAID) in Canada, since it was legalized in 2016. Although organ donation is an option for only a fraction of this...

Alternate type of surgery may prevent total knee replacement

An underused type of knee surgery in younger patients, called high tibial osteotomy, shows considerable success in reducing the need for total knee replacement,...

Emergency surgery patients have delayed discharge from hospital

About 20 per cent of patients who undergo emergency surgery experience delayed discharge from hospital compared with only three per cent of those having...

Surgical backlog in Ontario from COVID-19 will take 84 weeks to clear

The estimated time to clear surgeries postponed in Ontario because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is 84 weeks, with a target of 717 surgeries per...

Radiologist helps revolutionize acute stroke management in New Brunswick

By Helen Murphy With a dedicated team of colleagues, Dr. Brian Archer has introduced endovascular stroke treatment for New Brunswick patients. In doing so, he...

New equipment aims to make surgery safer

By Ellie Stutsman Advancements in technology have greatly aided in making many procedures and surgeries safer for patients. This includes laparoscopic surgery, which has become...

World-first paediatric procedure eliminates pain, treats rare condition

SickKids surgeons change blood flow in a vein from one-way to two-way in minimally invasive and life-changing procedure for teen. By Vanessa Blanchard When Linda...

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