Robotic Cardiac first performed at LHSC


For Immediate Release:

October 25, 2018


(LONDON, Ontario) – In a world first, surgeons at London Health Sciences Centre’s University Hospital have performed a robotic aortic valve replacement on a patient suffering from aortic stenosis – a narrowing of the aortic valve caused by calcification.

Media are invited to interview surgeon Dr. Bob Kiaii and the first patient to receive this life-changing procedure performed with the assistance of the da Vinci® surgical system. 

        Date: Friday, October 26, 2018

        Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

        Location: University Hospital

                         339 Windermere Rd.

To book an interview slot, please contact Kathy Leblanc.


For media inquiries contact:                                                                      

Kathy Leblanc
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 74772

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