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Where Can I Have A Back Fusion Done Privately?

Back pain is one of the toughest ailments to treat.  Many times after all non-invasive avenues have been exhausted to maintain pain control, it results in a need for surgery, such as a back fusion.  Back fusion has one of the lengthier wait times.  For those who cannot wait, unfortunately, there are not facilities in Canada to […]

February Newsletter

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month My 10 year old son has a good friend and hockey mate that was diagnosed with B Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma in October 2017.  His treatment is approximately a 2.5 year program and his family recently celebrated 365 days left of dealing with this horrible disease.  If all goes well, this means: […]

Are There Private Facilities That Do GYN Surgery?

There are a handful of surgery centers in Canada that can do private surgeries should you wish to pay out of pocket.  Most of them are doing orthopedic surgery or minor surgery such as hernia repair. But what about GYN private surgery?  The short answer to this is probably not.  There really are not any […]

Private Neurosurgeon Clinics in Canada?

We get a lot of calls from people who feel frustrated because they are unable to deal with their back pain any longer.  They’ve had their MRI or X-Rays and know they need to see a neurosurgeon, however, their wait time to see one is months away. Some people are told that they will need surgery, […]

Private Arthroscopic Discectomy

Private Arthroscopic Discectomy Back pain can disrupt your life and limit your mobility and therefore ability to walk, run, play sports and enjoy life. Your doctor may order an MRI and/or X-ray to see what is happening in your spine. If you have a herniated disc and no other issues, your doctor may recommend arthroscopic […]

Private Knee Replacement

Private Knee Replacement Knee replacement surgery numbers have been growing over the past few years and will continue to rise in the future. Canadians experience some of the longest wait times for this surgery. It can take up to 2 years. Waiting for a medical procedure has serious consequences. They include mental anguish, worsening of the […]

Private Hip Replacement

Private Hip Replacement Hip replacements have notoriously long wait times in Canada. You can wait up to 2 years for one. That is 2 years of your precious life! The procedure itself is one of the most successful surgeries in history. It gets rid of the pain from arthritis. The pain can prevent you from […]

January 2019 Newsletter

January Is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes memory problems and affects thinking and behaviour. It is the most common form of dementia. Although early onset of Alzheimer is possible, most of the affected people experience symptoms after age 60-65. There are currently 564,000 Canadians living with the disease. There […]

Private Carotid Endarterectomy

Private Carotid Endarterectomy Your doctor may recommend a carotid endarterectomy if you have a severe narrowing in your carotid artery due to carotid artery disease. It occurs when fatty, waxy build-up restricts blood flow to your brain. Removing this plaque causing the narrowing will improve blood flow in your carotid artery and reduce the risk […]

Private Hysterectomy: Laparoscopic and Robotic Options

Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a uterus. There can be many reasons for a woman to undergo a hysterectomy. Some of those are severe pains and heavy bleeding from uterine fibroids, endometriosis or adenomyosis, uterine prolapse, cancer and others. The surgery can be done through the vagina or abdomen. In Canada, the wait […]