Accomplishments

2015

Performed Canada’s first robotic-assisted Ivor Lewis esophagectomy for esophageal cancer using Intuitive’s da Vinci® robot

2015

Performed Canada’s first robotic-assisted resection of a pericardial cyst using Intuitive’s da Vinci® robot

2014

Performed Canada's first robotic thoraco-laparoscopic McKeown esophagectomy for esophageal cancer using Intuitive's da Vinci robot.

2014

Performed Canada's first robotic laparoscopic transhiatal esophagectomy for esophageal cancer using Intuitive's da Vinci robot.

2011

Updated VATS Course

2010

Updated VATS Course

2009

Updated VATS Course

2009

A Canadian First for Lung Cancer:LHSC and Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) announce a Canadian first in the treatment of lung cancer, removing a small wedge from the patient’s lung and then applying a surgical mesh interwoven with brachytherapy seeds to where the lung was resected

2008

VATS Course (Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery):

Organized and chaired Canada’s first didactic and hands-on CSTAR course on Advanced Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery

2004

Performed Canada’s first robotic-assisted laparoscopic transhiatal esophagectomy for esophageal cancer using Computer Motion’s AESOP® robotic arm

2004

Performed Canada’s first robotic-assisted laparoscopic transhiatal esophagectomy for esophageal cancer using Computer Motion’s AESOP® robotic arm

2004

Performed Canada’s first robotic-assisted transthoracic endoscopic esophagectomy for esophageal cancer using Computer Motion’s AESOP® robotic arm

2004

Image Guided Surgical Resection: LHSC’s Image-Guided Surgery team performed the world’s first image-guided robotic-assisted thoracoscopic resection of a lung cancer using Computer Motion’s AESOP® robotic arm and a 3-dimensional ultrasound probe

2003

Performed Canada’s first robotic-assisted lobectomy for lung cancer using Computer Motion’s AESOP® robotic arm

2002

Performed the first robotic-assisted laparoscopic Nissen anti-reflux surgery in London, Ontario using Computer Motion’s AESOP® robotic arm

2001

Performed Canada’s first robotic-assisted apical bullectomy for a pneumothorax using Computer Motion’s AESOP® robotic arm

2001

Performed Canada’s first robotic-assisted resection of a lung cancer using Computer Motion’s AESOP® robotic arm

2001

Performed the world’s first robotic-assisted lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema using Computer Motion’s AESOP® robotic arm

2001

Performed the world’s first telementoring using Computer Motion’s Socrates® Telemedicine platform between the University Campus (Richard Malthaner M.D.) and Victoria Campus (Richard Inculet M.D.) of the London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada

1999

Developed, obtained funding, and conducted the Canadian Lung Volume Reduction Surgery Study with Dr. John Miller

1995

Performed the first lung volume reduction surgery for pulmonary emphysema in London, Ontario, Canada

   

 

 

 

 


 

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