PROGRAMS OF CARE

Department of Surgery

Humber River’s department of surgery is at the forefront of technological innovation. We’re focused on constant enhancement and learning, and that’s why we are attracting some of the leading minds—and most skilled hands—in surgery today.

Humber River uses innovative, advanced techniques and equipment. We are recognized as a national leader in minimally invasive surgeries—including miniature camera-guided laparoscopic surgery. And our Breast Reconstruction program allows for select breast cancer patients to receive reconstruction at the same time as tumour removal, resulting in fewer surgeries and shortened recovery time.

In addition to funding ground-breaking technology, the support of our donors helps us bring innovative support programs to our patients and their families. The Hug and Hold program, as just one example, benefits our youngest patients by enabling parents to stay with their children up to the moment anesthesia takes effect in the OR.

Humber River Hospital is the first Surgical Program in Canada to use the STERIS RealView patient tracking system, which uses Real Time Locating System technology to track patients and update their loved ones throughout their surgery.

While we are well-positioned to stay ahead of whatever challenges tomorrow brings to our growing community, we need our donors’ generous charitable contributions to do so. We also need to make sure that people aren’t waiting months for life-changing procedures like hip replacements.

We couldn’t do it without your help.

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Humber River Hospital offers new SKiP Same Day Knee Replacement Program

In the wake of COVID-19, surgical procedures that decrease patient length of stay and minimize the use of post-operative pain…

September 14, 2020
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Interview: Dr. Grace Yeung, OBGYN

Tell us a little about yourself! I’m Dr. Grace Yeung and I just started working at Humber River Hospital this…

April 23, 2020
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Inside Humber River Hospital’s Revolutionary Lymphedema Program

Four years ago, Humber River Hospital plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Constantine started Humber’s Lymphedema Program, applying state-of-the-art technology and his…

March 6, 2020
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General Surgery Team Welcomes SickKids Surgeons to Humber’s ORs in New Partnership

In 2018, Humber River Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) solidified a partnership allowing SickKids general surgeons to…

April 17, 2019
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Meet Dr. Ayeni, a Plastic Surgeon Restoring Function to Patients’ Hands

“I see a lot of avocado injuries,” admits Dr. Olubukunola Ayeni with a smile. As a Plastic Surgeon who specializes…

March 27, 2019
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Interview: Dr. Stephen Halman, Division Head, Orthopaedic Surgery

Tell us a little about yourself! I am the Division Head of Orthopaedic Surgery and I have been a surgeon…

March 20, 2019

Let’s Start Making an Impact

To learn more about how you can make a difference to our Surgery Program
or to make a donation, please contact:

Dave Welbourn
Senior Development Officer

Office: 416-242-1000 ext. 81535
Email: dwelbourn@hrh.ca