The Give | Spring appeal 2022

The Future of Surgery is Here

Robotic-assisted surgery is the latest development in an ongoing progression in minimally invasive surgery. We’re on a mission to raise 6.2 million through donor support to purchase the province's first surgical robot and fund a three-year program to employ it across several departments at Horizon's Saint John Regional Hospital. As the largest tertiary-care hospital and provincial leader in minimally invasive and cardiac surgeries, robotics sets the stage for the next level of surgical program excellence.

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Meet da Vinci, the medical robot transforming the operating room.

Robotic-assisted surgery is growing in Canada and worldwide.

Designed graphic reading 10+ Million procedures performed globally
Designed graphic reading 6,700+ da Vinci systems in clinical use.
Designed graphic reading 15% annual growth rate of robotic-assisted surgery.

Because robotic-assisted surgery requires only a few tiny incisions and offers greater vision, precision, and control, patients in our province will feel the benefits. With robotic-assisted surgery on the rise, this technology will be critical to attracting and retaining top surgeons and talent. You can learn more in our detailed case for support.

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Top surgeons and the latest technology, a winning combination!

Dr Legare
Dr. Jean-François Légaré Chief of Cardiac Surgery New Brunswick Heart Centre

If you needed surgery, which would you choose? A large incision in your chest, cracked ribs, and 4-8 weeks of recovery? Or just a few tiny holes so you have less pain and heal faster? The trouble is, right now, cardiac patients and those with other complex diseases don’t have a choice. But the good news is you can help. Cardiac patients will heal faster and live healthier when we have access to this technology.

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Larry Cain Robotic-Assisted Surgery Patient

"The research I did suggested that the recovery times would be faster, it's less invasive and more accurate. It suggested to me that it was the way to have the procedure done. I felt fortunate that going to Toronto for the procedure was accessible to me, but it will be nice to have it in the province. The standard of care here is exceptional but there is always room to adopt new technologies to advance care. I think robotics is one of those cases."

Dr Staya
Dr. Suma Satya Clinical Department Head Obstetrics and Gynecology

I know this sounds futuristic. But the fact is, robots are quickly becoming standard surgery equipment. Many other hospitals in Canada already use robots for life-saving gynecological and urological cancer procedures. With just a few tiny holes, patients have less pain and heal faster. If you needed surgery, what would you choose? Thousands of New Brunswick patients will heal faster and live healthier when we have access to this technology.

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