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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Expanding Care for Women: Beverly’s Story

When Beverly noticed she was having irregular discharge, she visited her family doctor to get tested. The results showed a…

December 3, 2021
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Humber River Hospital and SickKids Partner to Create New Complex GI-Surgery Clinic

In a new partnership with SickKids, Humber River Hospital has become the only community hospital in Ontario to offer a…

May 18, 2021
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Humber’s Same Day Knee Replacement Program is Offering Patients Quicker Recovery

Last summer, Humber River Hospital started offering SKiP, a same day knee replacement program that uses a safe and highly…

April 9, 2021
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Interview: Dr. Daniel Martin, Division Head of Plastic Surgery

Tell us a little about yourself! I’m Dr. Daniel Martin, and I have been a Plastic Surgeon at Humber River…

April 7, 2021
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Meet the OBGYNs using the da Vinci Surgical Robot for minimally-invasive Gynaecologic Surgery

The da Vinci Surgical Robot is the centerpiece of the Murphy and Helen Hull Robotics Centre at Humber River Hospital….

February 9, 2021
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Direct Anterior Hip Replacement: Wendy’s Story

Two years ago, Wendy was at an appointment with her sports medicine doctor and mentioned that she had been having…

November 25, 2020

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