Nine new, state-of-the-art operating rooms are located at London Health Sciences Centre's University Hospital, including one dedicated to research utilizing robotic technology with fully operative radiology support.
one minimally invasive surgery suite equipped with the Zeus™, DaVinci™, Socrates™ and Aesop™ surgical robotic platforms to be used for patient care and research.
one new transplant room with flat-screen video technology that will enable minimally invasive surgery.
two new orthopaedic rooms featuring laminar flow technology, which reduces the risk of infection.
one new orthopaedic room dedicated to sports medicine, featuring state-of-the-art video technology.
three new neurosurgery rooms, including one for use with angiography and radiology; one that is copper-shielded from radio frequency interference to permit deep-brain stimulation surgery for patients with epilepsy and other neurological disorders; and one for general use, including urology.
Stereotactic neurosurgery: Computer-assisted guidance in brain surgery that allows the placement of biopsy tools or electrodes deep in the brain.
Surgical Navigation: The use of computers to plan precise approaches to areas of the brain during surgery.
Cavitron: Surgical device that disintegrates and aspirates brain tumors.
Intraoperative Angiography: The use of blood vessel x-rays during surgery to enhance outcomes for aneurysms or arteriovenous malformation surgery.
Cortical mapping EE: Provides the surgeon with information on where essential functions are located in the brain, so the surgeon will avoid cutting through these areas; identifies the area of the brain causing seizures.
Artificial disc replacement spinal surgery: Unlike traditional spinal fusion surgery, where the movement of a degenerated disc is stopped by fusing the surrounding vertebrae together, this new procedure replaces the bad disc with an artificial one. The discs come in different sizes to fit a patient's anatomy, and are designed to allow patients to replicate natural movement.