Montreal Surgeons to Visit LHSC to Learn Robotic Cardiac Surgery Techniques

(LONDON, Ontario) – Two cardiac surgeons, one from the Montreal Heart Institute and the other from Hopital Sacre Coeur in Montreal, will be visiting London Health Sciences Centre this week in order to learn skills needed to perform robotically assisted cardiac surgery.

They will be observing the work of Dr. Bob Kiaii, Canada’s leading surgeon in the use of a surgical robot for cardiac surgery.

The visiting surgeons, Drs. Michel Pellerin and Hugues Jeanmart, will also spend time in LHSC’s Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics (CSTAR) lab where, under Dr. Kiaii’s mentorship, they will practice their robotic surgical skills. The media are invited to observe the visiting surgeons and interview them, along with Dr. Kiaii, about their educational trip to London.

Date: Thursday, October 9, 2008
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: London Health Sciences Centre
University Hospital

TO ARRANGE FOR AN INTERVIEW, EDITORS ARE ASKED TO PLEASE CONTACT:
Mitra Foroutan
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 74772
Mitra.Foroutan@lhsc.on.ca

After-hours assistance:
Call LHSC Switchboard at 519-685-8500 and ask to page the communications consultant on-call.

 

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