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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Dr. Walter Gotlieb
March 2019Milestones

Appointment of two new medical chiefs

Dr. Walter Gotlieb has been appointed Chief of the JGH Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Dr. Christine Florakas has been named Chief of the hospital’s Department of Family Medicine.

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Michael Flinker (left) and Jean-Luc Trahan, prostate cancer survivors, with the type of console used in the robotic surgery that they believe saved their lives.
June 2018News

Robotics eliminating surgical risks for the elderly and obese

Robot-assisted surgery has become so effective that, figuratively speaking, it transforms elderly and obese patients into younger, slimmer individuals with lower surgical risks, a national conference at the JGH has been told.

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A pelvic cancer patient undergoes single-site incision surgery, with the instruments of a surgical robot inserted through a special device and into a one-inch incision in the navel.
March 2018Spotlight feature

JGH leads Canada in performing advanced robotic surgery for gynecologic cancer

The JGH has become the first hospital in Canada to perform an advanced type of robotic surgery for gynecologic cancer, in which all of the medical instruments are inserted into the abdomen via a single, tiny incision in the navel.

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Dr. Walter Gotlieb (third from left) with multidisciplinary participants in a public lecture on the patient experience.
April 2016News

Lecture series focuses on multidisciplinary cancer care

The Segal Cancer Centre at the JGH has kicked off a series of public lectures, focusing on the hospital’s multidisciplinary approach to cancer care.

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