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First paediatric robot-assisted neurosurgery performed in Ontario at Children’s Hospital at LHSC

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release:
July 31, 2019

(LONDON, Ontario) – In an Ontario-first, the Paediatric Epilepsy Program at Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has performed a robot-assisted stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) procedure on a paediatric patient who had been experiencing epileptic seizure activity.

Media are invited to interview paediatric neurologist and Medical Director of the Paediatric Epilepsy Program Dr. Andrea Andrade, the first patient who received this life-changing neurosurgical procedure, and his mother.

        Date:         Thursday, August 1, 2019

        Time:         10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

        Location:   Victoria Hospital
                           800 Commissioners Rd. E., London, ON

To book an interview slot, please contact Mandy Gelinas.

For media inquiries contact:                                                                      
Mandy Gelinas
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500 ext. 75157 (pager 17178)

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