The excitement was palpable on Monday morning as care teams and patients were welcomed into the newly opened, re-designed surgical services floor at Mount Sinai Hospital.
For the clinical teams, it was a bright spot after a year of being on the front-line of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have been waiting a long time for these new spaces,” reflects Dr. Peter Ferguson, an orthopaedic surgeon who has worked at Mount Sinai for almost 19 years and performed one of the first surgeries in the new operating rooms. “If you spoke to anyone on the team, they would tell you this was the piece of good news we have been looking forward to.”
For more than two years, teams across the Hospital have diligently worked to open the state-of-the-art operating rooms and surgical services designed to deliver exceptional patient-centred care.
“The care I’ve received here has always been top notch,” said David Webster, who has been a patient of our internationally recognized Inflammatory Bowel Disease centre since 2011. As he checked in for his surgery with Dr. Anthony DeBuck, a colorectal surgeon, he noted, “The state-of-the-art equipment that is now in place and having the opportunity to be one of the first patients to experience it is exciting.”
The new facility will enable our patients, like David, to benefit from the latest innovations and technological advances in surgical care.
New innovations such as 3D computed tomography (CT) imaging and robotics, provide us with the ability to undertake high precision procedures and train the next generation of surgeons.
“We have trainees both locally and globally, who will have the opportunity to learn on 21st century equipment and technology,” said Dr. Ferguson. “In Orthopaedics, for example, image-guided surgery will enable us to perform more precise and less invasive cancer resections and reconstructions, meaning better outcomes for our patients.”
To learn more about this and other Mount Sinai Hospital redevelopment projects, visit www.RenewSinai.ca