The Give | Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Transforming the operating room

Robotic-Assisted Surgery


With the support of over 1100 generous donors, the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation has completed funding for New Brunswick’s first surgical robotics technology.

The Saint John Regional Hospital has completed the first robotic-assisted surgery case using a donor-funded da Vinci surgical system. A provincial leader in minimally invasive and cardiac surgeries, robotics-assisted surgery sets the stage for the next level of surgical program excellence.

The presence of the da Vinci robot ensures more precision and faster recoveries while attracting and retaining the very best medical talent. Learn more about the new robotics program by reading our news release.


The impact of robotic-assisted surgery, thanks to you.

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Top surgeons and the latest technology, a winning combination!

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Dr. Matt Acker Urologist Horizon's Saint John Regional Hospital

"Giving surgeons access to da Vinci will allow more patients to receive complex surgeries right here at home and will serve as an incredible tool for recruitment and retention of highly skilled surgeons. Thank you to every donor who made this possible."

Courtny Chedore Nurse Saint Horizons Saint John Regional Hospital
Courtny Chedore Nurse, Saint Horizon's Saint John Regional Hospital

"My favourite experience with da Vinci has been the teamwork involved with rolling this complex program out."

Emile Hachey First Patient to Receive Robotic Assisted Surgery
Emile Hachey First Patient to Receive Robotic-Assisted Surgery

“I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and was given a choice. I chose robotic-assisted surgery, and it was amazing. I spent one night in the hospital, and the next morning I came home. Thank you to all the donors who brought this robotic surgery to New Brunswick. It's something that will help a lot of people. I'm the first one here who had it done, and I feel fantastic."

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