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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Dr. Maurice Anidjar, Chief of the Department of Urology, destroys prostate cancer cells by performing a minimally invasive procedure known as irreversible electroporation (IRE). Irreparable holes are created in the cells by an electrical field that is created by encircling the tumour with electrodes. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
May 2024Spotlight feature

Improved surgical procedures offer new hope in treating prostate cancer

Minimally invasive procedures—one new, one upgraded—are viable alternatives to radical surgery and radiation therapy.

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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. Samantha Benlolo
August 2021Milestones

Dr. Samantha Benlolo joins Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Samantha Benlolo has been appointed to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the JGH.

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Dr. Allison Pang (left) and Dr. Ipshita Prakash
August 2020Milestones

Three new surgeons join the JGH

Three surgeons have been newly appointed at the JGH in Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery and Neurosurgery.

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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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Composite photo of Dr. Jeff Golan performing a spinal endoscopy. Above, he manipulates an ultra-thin surgical tool that has been inserted through a very narrow metal tube into the patient’s spine. Below, Dr. Golan watches a pair of screens that show two x ray views of the spine (at left and centre) and real-time video of the impact of his tiny tool on spinal tissue.
August 2019News

JGH is first in Quebec to offer new type of minimally invasive spinal surgery

A new type of minimally invasive spinal surgery has been performed at the JGH for the first time in Quebec. Spinal endoscopy allows tiny surgical instruments to be inserted into the body through a single metal tube, with little or no damage to surrounding tissues.

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From left: Dr. Daniel Obrand (Chief of Vascular Surgery), Robert Woo (X-ray Technologist) and Karen Williams (Nurse and Team Leader in Vascular Surgery) in the hybrid surgical suite. At certain points during the surgery, the patient on the operating table (foreground) is x-rayed by the C-arm (far left), which sends images in real time to the large screen (far right).
May 2017Spotlight feature

Surgery + imaging in one room = Safer, more effective procedures

If a stripped-down term like “hybrid surgical suite” doesn’t quite convey the versatility or sophistication of the JGH’s newest operating room, just think of it as the Swiss army knife of surgical facilities.

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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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