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Precautions Surgical Centers Are Making During COVID-19

Precautions Surgical Centers Are Making During COVID-19 The operations at non-urgent surgical centers across Canada and the US all came to a halt for surgeries deemed elective back in March and early April.  Most of them are slowly resuming surgeries, and they are taking even further measures to reduce the chances of spreading COVID-19. Outpatient surgical […]

The Effects of Waiting for Surgery Amid COVID-19

The Effects of Waiting for Surgery Amid COVID-19 It has been reported through a recent study that over 28 million surgeries around the world could be cancelled during the 12 week peak of COVID-19.  It estimated an additional 2.4 million cancellations would happen for each extra week of shutdowns.  The backlog could take 45 weeks or […]

Precautions Airlines Will Be Taking Amid COVID-19

Precautions Airlines Will Be Taking Amid COVID-19 The airline industry came to an abrupt halt back in March due to the pandemic.  As things slowly open back up, many people are still leery about flying as they do not want to expose themselves to the COVID-19 virus.  The airlines recognize this and have all started […]

To Mask or Not to Mask?

To Mask or Not to Mask? Back on May 20th, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam made the announcement that she was recommending Canadians wear a face mask/covering where physical distancing wasn’t possible.  Wearing face masks is not something Westerners are used to.  It’s almost a stigma to have one on, however, in East […]

Stress and Elective Surgery in COVID-19 Environment

It is a well-known fact that most people going to surgery experience a certain increase in stress and anxiety anticipating their procedure. With longer wait times and more uncertainty in the current environment, the situation becomes even more stressful. Everyone out there who is waiting is important and deserves to be seen as soon as […]

Private Surgery After Covid-19

With medical wait times increasing for elective surgeries due to Covid-19 restrictions, some of you may be searching for information about your potential private options. Below is an update on what is being done or considered being done at the private surgical facilities we work with in the US. As you already know, some of […]

When Is It Safe to Travel for Medical Reasons?

Just yesterday our top public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, said that we need to approach opening the border with the US with extreme caution. If you are looking to get your surgery done in a private manner your choices of private medical facilities in Canada are limited. The closest destination is the USA. Here […]

Newsletter May 2020

How Long Will You Be Waiting for Your Elective Surgery? Canadians deal with medical wait times even with no pandemics.  In the past few weeks, all the healthcare resources were directed towards treating Covid-19 patients, rightfully so, and an estimated 100,000 patients had their elective surgeries cancelled or postponed. People are patiently waiting in pain […]

How Long Will I Be Waiting for My Elective Surgery After Covid-19?

Many Canadians are asking this question. We deal with medical wait times even with no pandemics.  Now that all the healthcare resources are directed towards treating Covid-19 patients, rightfully so, those who had a surgery cancelled or postponed are facing a lot of uncertainty, more than ever. They are patiently waiting in pain to find […]

Microport for Hip Replacements

Hip replacement surgeries are very common.  Many people experience numbness and weakness after the surgery.  New technology may be able to eliminate this with a new technique called Microport.   Doing an anterior approach has become a popular way to do hip replacement surgery.  The anterior approach was designed to preserve the muscles that prevent […]