MONTREAL, Feb. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Continuing in its tradition of medical
excellence, the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) is proud to announce the arrival
of the latest in 3-D, high-definition robotic-assisted surgery in Quebec-the
da Vinci(R) Surgical System.
Dr. Jacques Corcos, Director of the JGH Robotics Program, invites you to
see the robot in action and gain insight into its ground-breaking surgical
capabilities in urology, gynaecology, and, eventually cardiology. One of only
three such systems in Canada, da Vinci is state-of-the-art technology enabling
surgeons to provide patients with minimally invasive procedures resulting in
less pain, loss of blood, and shorter hospital stays.
WHAT: da Vinci, the first surgeon-assisted robot of its kind in
WHO: Henri Elbaz, Executive Director, Jewish General Hospital
Dr. Jacques Corcos, Chief, Department of Urology and
Director of the JGH Robotics Program
John Stella, a patient who underwent a radical prostatectomy
with the aid of the da Vinci surgeon-assisted robot
WHEN: Monday, February 18, 2008 - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Jewish General Hospital
Légaré entrance, 5757 Légaré
Pavilion E, 4th Floor
Parking available in lot adjacent to Légaré Street.
The JGH will refund the cost of parking upon presentation of
DIRECTIONS: To reach the parking lot from Décarie Blvd., take Côte-
Sainte-Catherine east, turn left at Lavoie, right at Bourret
and then right again at Légaré.
For further information:
For further information: Sylvie Robitaille, (514) 843-2354, (514)