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Apr 12, 2016, 09:30 ET LHSC announces Canadian surgical first to treat obstructive defecation syndrome

LONDON, ON, April 12, 2016 /CNW/ - The colorectal surgery team at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has performed the first robotic ventral rectopexy in Canada to treat a condition called...


Jul 17, 2014, 10:00 ET LHSC first in North America to implant new generation cardiac device

LONDON, ON, July 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Almost 15 years after James Poulias underwent successful double bypass cardiac surgery at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), he returned on May 12 to LHSC to...


Dec 02, 2013, 13:00 ET Making an Impact on the high-risk behaviour of teens

LONDON, ON, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - For over 20 years, London Health Sciences Centre's (LHSC) trauma program has been making an impact on the knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of teenagers to reduce...


Oct 21, 2013, 10:00 ET Canadian first robotic single-site gallbladder removal promises evolution in surgical options for patients

LONDON, ON, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - A da Vinci single-site cholecystectomy, or gallbladder removal, was performed at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) for the first time in Canada on September 13 by ...


Aug 28, 2013, 10:00 ET Minor incision equals major advance - LHSC surgeons first in Canada to use single incision for living donor kidney transplant

LONDON, ON, Aug. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Surgeons at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) have made Canadian history by performing the first living-donor kidney removal for transplant purposes, using a...


May 10, 2013, 11:00 ET LHSC first in North America to perform BONEBRIDGE bone conduction implant

LONDON, ON, May 10, 2013 /CNW/ - On April 25, Kelly Dickson, from Cambridge, Ontario became the first patient in North America to receive the BONEBRIDGE™ - a bone conduction hearing implant. The...


May 07, 2013, 12:01 ET LHSC leading the way in continuous quality improvement for nursing

LONDON, ON, May 7, 2013 /CNW/ - London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has been featured in a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership released this week, highlighting Continuous...


Apr 24, 2013, 11:00 ET LHSC and Lawson announce world first treatment of localized prostate cancer

LONDON, ON, April 24, 2013 /CNW/ - A world first procedure performed at London Health Sciences Center (LHSC) and facilitated by research at Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) provides a new...


Feb 26, 2013, 10:00 ET London Health Sciences Centre announces firsts in treatment option for blood circulation

LONDON, ON, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) continues its tradition of innovation as it is the first in North America to use a new blood circulation device and first in the ...


Jan 30, 2013, 10:00 ET London Health Sciences Centre designated as Canada's national training centre for robotic surgery

LONDON, ON, Jan. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is proud to have been selected by Intuitive Surgical Inc. - manufacturer of the world's most sophisticated and widely used...


Jan 22, 2013, 11:00 ET Using FEES for Intervention

Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) allows patients to return to eating sooner LONDON, ON, Jan. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - In hospital recovering from a left upper lobectomy to treat his lung ...


Nov 29, 2012, 10:00 ET London Health Sciences Centre pioneers International Transplant Mentorship Training Program

LONDON, ON, Nov. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - The Multi-Organ Transplant Program (MOTP) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is recognized as a world leader, performing close to 160 transplants annually and...


Nov 07, 2012, 09:00 ET Canadian first in medical training - Otolaryngology residents across Canada and USA learn emergency lifesaving skills in Surgical Bootcamp

LONDON, ON, Nov. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Faculty and junior residents from 10 universities and hospitals across Canada and the United States of America participated in the Emergencies in Otolaryngology -...


Oct 24, 2012, 09:00 ET London Radiation Oncologist changing the face of cervical cancer treatment

LONDON, ON, Oct. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - October 22-28 is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week, and London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) patient Nicole Padfield is sharing her story of recovery thanks to ...


Oct 22, 2012, 09:00 ET LHSC announces a Canadian surgical first to remove cancer from the liver

LONDON, ON, Oct. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - A new surgical option to remove cancer from the liver has been performed for the first time in Canada at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). On April 23 Dr....


Oct 16, 2012, 09:00 ET Four years, two London doctors, one surgical first in Peru

LONDON, ON, Oct. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - A journey that started in 2008 has resulted in a surgical first in Peru for a procedure that is common in Canada. Dr. Jorge Burneo, neurologist, London Health...


Feb 02, 2012, 12:00 ET LHSC celebrates 600th heart transplant

30 year-old program has completed more heart transplants than any other centre in Canada LONDON, ON, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Thanks to successful heart transplant surgery performed at London Health...


Dec 10, 2010, 19:27 ET New Resources to Educate High School Students about "Brain Matters"

LONDON, ON, Dec. 10 /CNW/ - Today, the Hon. Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long Term Care, joined the Epilepsy Support Centre (London) and London Health Sciences Centre's Epilepsy Program as...


Dec 06, 2010, 06:59 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - BRAIN MATTERS

Sparking student interest in epilepsy and neuroscience LONDON, ON, Dec. 6 /CNW/ - Knowledge about seizures and epilepsy is low among Canadians, resulting in increased stigma for those living with the ...