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Snowbird Surgery

Snowbird Surgery It is the time of the year that ‘Snowbirds’ start making their plans to travel south for the winter.   Most true Snowbirds own a second home/vacation home in the US.  Unfortunately, traveling for leisure is completely different this year in light of the COVID pandemic.  As of now, travel for leisure, even […]

Private Urology Surgery

Urological surgeries usually involve urinary organs in females and the urinary tract and reproductive organs in males. Common urological procedures include kidney and ureter surgeries, removal of the prostate, bladder surgery, testicular surgery or surgery to the penis. Conditions treated by urologic surgery include neurogenic sources like spinal cord injury; injuries to the pelvic organs; […]

Recovery after Private Laparoscopic GYN Surgery

GYN surgeries done laparoscopically are usually day surgeries, and you are discharged the same day. Laparoscopic means that it is done with a help of a tiny laparoscope, or camera, and require minimal tissue cutting, usually just a few small incisions instead of a single larger one. The benefits of laparoscopic surgery are less pain, […]

Recovery After Private Knee or Hip Replacement

If you are going for joint replacement surgery, one of the things that could be on your mind is your recovery time. Knowing how long it will take is helpful to set the right expectations about your mobility and activity levels. Unfortunately, there is not an exact answer to this. In general, a complete recovery […]

Flu Shot 2020

With flu season approaching us, now it is more important than ever to consider getting a flu vaccine. With COVID-19 resurgence in Canada in the fall, both flu and COVID-19 will be circulating around in winter. Some people choose not to get the flu vaccine because they think it doesn’t offer much, as each year […]

October 2020 Newsletter

Breast Cancer Awareness Month October is always reserved for the promotion of Breast Cancer Awareness.  In Canada, it accounts for approximately 25% of news cases of cancer and 13% of all cancer deaths among women.  One out of 8 women will get it and 1 in 33 will die from it.   Breast cancers are not […]

Tips For a Faster Joint Replacement Recovery

Tips For a Faster Joint Replacement Recovery Joint replacements used to leave people in agonizing pain taking weeks, sometimes months to recover.  It was not uncommon to be hospitalized 3 to 7 days.  Now, newer techniques allow for the patient to be up and walking right after surgery and to be released from the hospital […]

Wait Times Proving To Be Longer Than Expected

Wait Times Proving To Be Longer Than Expected We all knew, or highly suspected, that with the cancellation of non-urgent surgeries back when the pandemic broke, there would be consequences.  But how far deep has Canada dug a hole with regards to wait times?  According to the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF), it’s so far deep […]

Ruling On Private Health Care In British Columbia

Ruling On Private Health Care In British Columbia What had been a decade long battle and litigated case came to a close in September.  Dr. Brian Day, owner of the private clinic Cambie Surgery Centre in Vancouver, unfortunately lost the constitutional challenge of public health care rules. The Cambie Surgery Centre was legally opened in […]

Will You Travel for Private Elective Surgery?

It has not been easy for many people all over the world to adapt and live with the new virus, COVID-19. In Canada, medical wait times for certain elective procedures were long even before COVID. In March, when all elective surgeries were cancelled or postponed, it is reasonable to think that the list is getting […]