Youngest cochlear implant patient in Canada

By Ana Fernandes A ‘magical life-changing moment’ is how parents Stephanie Visser and Adam Holland describe the day their son Carter’s cochlear implants were ‘turned...

Paediatric strabismus surgeries means few patients travelling for care

By Matthew Haggerty More than 200 paediatric patients per year are getting advanced ophthalmology care closer to home thanks to the introduction of strabismus surgeries...

Masterful hands guide their way through surgery

Lack of equipment, mid-surgery power outages and highly complex cases didn’t stop Dr. John Denstedt from imparting his wisdom to a clinical team in...

Enhanced recovery after lung cancer surgery

By Anne Kelly Within an hour after having a cancerous lobe of her lung removed, Michele Way was walking around the recovery room at St....

Creating a new model of care for cataract procedures

By Shawna Davis-Monkman and Lauren Hayes At 84 years old, Violet* was living on her own and struggling to take care of herself. The clouding...

VirtaMed pushes the boundaries of surgical simulation

Before a pilot steps into the cockpit of an airplane, they must undergo intensive flight simulation training. After all, an active pilot has thousands...

A seamless journey for cardiac surgery

Returning home after cardiac surgery can be daunting for patients and families, who often have questions once they leave the hospital. They wonder whether...

An operative approach to health IT implementation

Information technology (IT) advancements in health care have presented many opportunities and challenges as clinical leaders seek the best road to wise and impactful...

Surgeons given green light to treat prostate issues

New technology makes surgery less invasive, with easier recovery for patients  When it comes to surgery for a prostate issue, most men don’t go into...

Doctors destroy bone tumour using incisionless surgery

A patient at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the first child in North America to have undergone a specialized procedure that uses...

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