Dr. Harvey Sigman
May 2024Milestones

In memoriam: Dr. Harvey Sigman

After devoting almost his entire medical career to the JGH, Dr. Harvey Sigman, former Chief of the Division of General Surgery, has died at the age of 91.

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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. Jacob Garzon and Nurse Claire Béland in 1999 in the new operating room dedicated to minimally invasive surgery.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesOctober 2019

From the archives: JGH opens Quebec’s first operating room for minimally invasive surgery

In 1999, the JGH became the first hospital in Quebec to open a specially designed and equipped operating room to be used specifically for minimally invasive surgery.

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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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Milestones
MilestonesOctober 2016

Welcome

Dr. Jaclyn Madar has joined the JGH Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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At his JGH Mini-Med School presentation, Dr. Allan Lisbona used a plastic model to demonstrate how an artificial tooth fits over a titanium screw that has been implanted into the jaw.
Fall 2014News

Decades of success confirm the superiority of dental implants

Nearly half a century since they were first used, dental implants remain the most reliable and longest-lasting way to replace an extracted or diseased tooth, Dr. Allan Lisbona told the audience at the 12th annual JGH Mini-Med School.

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