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...

Canadian first: Robotics enter the world of orthopedic surgery

By Maria Hayes It was agile, confident strides that led Peter Sporta into the fracture clinic exam room at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. The 66...

New breast cancer surgery approach improves survivorship and leaves women looking and feeling whole

By Dahlia Reich A London surgeon is leading a shift across Canada to new breast surgery techniques that are dramatically changing the outcome and quality...

First same-day discharge knee replacement surgery at MGH successful

When Mohamed Yusuf walked into Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) to receive his total knee replacement surgery, he never imagined he would walk out of...

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