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Donor-funded technology at the QEII brings better outcomes, top healthcare talent to Atlantic Canadians

QEII Foundation, April 2021

Surgeons, health care leaders, patients and donors came together to bring minimally invasive robot assisted surgery to the people of Halifax.

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Robotic Surgery and the case for public funding

RSJH, May 2021

Surgeons and Researchers discuss how robotic procedures performed at St. Joe’s Hamilton benefit patients and comment how the program could be further expanded with public funding while also reducing the cost of each procedure.

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Robotic Hysterectomy with the da Vinci Surgical System: Miren’s Story

Humber River Hospital, January, 2021

Led by Dr. Andre LaRoche and the team at Humber River Hospital patient Miren underwent successful minimally invasive robot assisted cancer surgery. 

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Atlantic Voice: Robot Surgery

CBC Radio, Nov 29, 2020

Atlantic Voice, Carolyn Ray with a story about a surgeon in Halifax who operates on a four armed robot. Includes interviews with surgeons, hospital leadership and patients.

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$1M donation boosts Halifax surgical robot program

CBC, Nov 29, 2020

More than 200 procedures have been completed at the QEII hospital in Halifax using the robot

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A robot is getting early lung cancer patients in and out of the operating room on the same day

CHCH, Nov 20, 2020

Technology is helping limit some non-COVID patient’s stay and one tool is a robot that is getting early lung cancer patients in and out of the operating room on the same day.

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Meet da Vinci, the QEII hospital's surgical robot

CBC, July 22, 2020

Warren Connors works with robots every day at work, but he never imagined his life would be saved by one. Learn more about Connors cancer diagnosis and treatment with Robot Assisted Surgery.

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One year, one hundred lives later

Kingston HSC, November 2019

In one year, Kingston Health Sciences Centre has changed the lives of more than one hundred patients in southeastern Ontario. With the support of a robotic system, patients can experience faster recovery times, less pain, and decreased need for blood transfusions. In many cases, they walk out the doors of the hospital and return home the next day.   

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WRH expands Surgical Robotics Program to include Kidney Cancer

CTV News, Nov 4, 2019

Windsor Regional Hospital has announced plans to expand its Robotic Assisted Surgery Program. The revolutionary technology that has allowed for safe, quality surgical procedures and faster recoveries for prostate cancer patients over the past six years, will soon be put to use for the kidney procedures.

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100th robotic valve surgery performed at Heart Institute

City News, October 1, 2019

Cardiac surgeons at Montreal Heart Institute discuss their latest robot assisted surgery program and describe how they are helping patients with mitral valve disease.

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Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s surgical robot cuts down on recovery time for cancer patients

Global News, April 9, 2019

Robotic surgery is fast becoming the norm in hospitals such as at Kingston General Hospital. Surgeons are able to use these high-tech devices to perform a variety of procedures that mean shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times for patients. 

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Hernia Repair using the da Vinci Surgical Robot: Gordon’s Story

Humber River Hospital Foundation, January 30, 2019

Humber River Hospital surgeons Dr. Steven MacLellan and Dr. Jensen Tan performed Canada’s first Ventral Hernia Repair and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction using the da Vinci Surgical Robot. Their approach has helped patients needing ventral hernia repairs get their lives back more quickly, with less pain.

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Medical robotics changing health care in Canada

Global News, March 19, 2018

In operating rooms across Canada, doctors are getting high-tech help from robots that are becoming indispensable. They help surgeons be more precise, and make patients feel at ease. Allison Vuchnich reports on the changing landscape of medical robots.

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Why we need robots in our operating rooms

Globe and Mail, August 19, 2017

Dr Neil Fleshner of the University of Toronto describes why robot assisted surgery programs are important for Canadians. He discusses why young surgeons must be trained with the latest technology and how centres of excellence and teaching hospitals must have access to the operating rooms of the future.

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