At the JGH’s first robotic colorectal surgery on January 18, Dr. Allison Pang (at left, near the rear wall) sits at a console, looks through a viewfinder and guides the movements of the four robotic arms (at centre, over the operating table). Displayed on several screens are images of the interior of the patient’s body, relayed by a fibre-optic camera at the tip of one of the robotic arms. Observing the surgery is Dr. Susie Lau (right), an expert in robotic surgery for gynecologic oncology.
February 2024Spotlight feature

Robotic colorectal surgery launched at the JGH

Colorectal surgeons are using a robot to perform certain minimally invasive procedures with greater ease, accuracy and speed.

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Dr. Roberta Shear
February 2024Milestones

Dr. Roberta Shear named Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology

As the new Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Roberta Shear is looking forward to new developments in her department, while building on its current strengths.

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Stanley K. Plotnick
February 2024Milestones

In memoriam: Stanley K. Plotnick

The JGH mourns the passing of Stanley K. Plotnick, who served as President of the Board of Directors from 2003 to 2005.

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