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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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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