Surgery

Our surgical program provides patient-centred and innovative care. The interdisciplinary team is committed to meeting the unique needs of our diverse community within a model of high-quality and safe care.

guests viewing an operating room during HRH community open house

Our surgical program is recognized across Ontario and around the world for its excellence in a broad range of surgical specialties.

Our surgical team is comprised of a dedicated and high skilled team, including:

  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Nurses
  • Allied care experts

Each member of our team is committed to meeting the unique needs of our diverse community within a model of high-quality care.

Our program provides expertise and service through our inpatient units and in our clinics. Our inpatient units support patients through all stages of their recovery. Each inpatient floor has a physiotherapy room for patients to use.

Our surgical program is a national leader in the evolving field of minimally-invasive surgery. Our surgeons regularly share their expertise with students and other professionals. We are proud of our strong affiliation with Queen’s University and the University of Toronto.

Our surgical program is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including a robust robotics program. Robotic-assisted surgery is leading-edge medical technology to help access hard-to-reach areas of the body with greater precision.

Humber River Hospital is home to Ontario’s first Centre of Excellence for bariatric surgery. Our program is accredited as a Level 1 program by the ACS. We are the first program outside of the United States to receive this distinction.

All 20 of our operating rooms are linked with an integrated video system. This allows us to streamline patient flow and care. We are also excited to be the first surgical program in Canada to use Steris RealView. This patient-tracking system sends real-time alerts to patients and their loved ones. Your loved ones will be able to know when you check in, to what unit you’re staying in overnight.

Programs

  • General surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Oral and dental surgery
  • Urology
  • Gynecology

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Dr. Aaron Beder

Dr. Aaron Beder

Surgery

Vascular

416-742-2961

1017 Wilson Avenue, Suite # 401, North York, ON, M3K 1Z1

English

Dr. Abraham Chaiton

Dr. Abraham Chaiton

Medicine

Rheumatology

416-741-2456

405 - 2115 Finch Avenue West, Downsview, ON, M3N 2V6

English

Dr. Alexander Golger

Dr. Alexander Golger

Surgery

Plastics

416-789-9979

1802 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON, M5N 3Z1

EnglishHebrewRussian

Dr. Alexander Iskander

Dr. Alexander Iskander

Surgery

General

416-782-1016

1017 Wilson Ave, Suite # 303, Toronto, ON, M3K 1Z1

ArabicEnglish

Dr. Alfred Oh

Dr. Alfred Oh

Surgery

Otolaryngology

905-265-2280

7540 Weston Road, Unit#3, Woodbridge, ON, L4L 9L9

EnglishKorean

Dr. Amir Mousavifar

Dr. Amir Mousavifar

Surgery

Oral

416-752-5222

1940 Eglington Ave West, Toronto, ON, M1L 4R1

English

Dr. Anil Katyal

Dr. Anil Katyal

Surgery

Otolaryngology

416-744-1211

426 - 2065 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M3N 2V7

English

Dr. Apostolos Tountas

Dr. Apostolos Tountas

Surgery

Orthopaedics

416-398-9624

404 - 1017 Wilson Avenue, Downsview, ON, M3K 1Z1

EnglishGreek

Dr. Barry Cayen

Dr. Barry Cayen

Surgery

Orthopaedics

416-479-8969

3695 Keele Street, St 202, Toronto, ON, M3J 1N2

English

Dr. Brent Weiser

Dr. Brent Weiser

Surgery

Ophthalmology

416-249-4255

209 - 2221 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M6M 3Z5

EnglishFrench

Dr. Charles Radzinski

Dr. Charles Radzinski

Surgery

Urology

416-256-2737

404 - 960 Lawrence Avenue West, North York, ON, M6A 3B5

English

Dr. Christopher Compeau

Dr. Christopher Compeau

Surgery

Thoracic

416-530-6530

SSW Rm 214-30 The Queensway, Toronto, ON, M6R 1B5

English

Dr. Daniel Martin

Dr. Daniel Martin

Surgery

Plastics

416-244-5506

108-2221 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M6M 3Z5

English

Dr. Daryn Bikey

Dr. Daryn Bikey

Surgery

Oral

416-752-5222

1940 Eglinton Ave East, Toronto, ON, 1L 4R1

English

Dr. David Segal

Dr. David Segal

Surgery

Oral

416-752-5222

1940 Eglinton Avenue East, Ste 500, Toronto, ON, M1L 4R1

English

Dr. David Smith

Dr. David Smith

surgery

Ophthalmology

416-783-3375

1333 Sheppard Ave East, Suite #228, Toronto, ON, M2J1V1

English

Dr. David Starr

Dr. David Starr

Surgery

General

416-749-2332

150 Yeomans Road, North York, ON, M3H 3J9

English

Dr. David Weinstock

Dr. David Weinstock

Surgery

Ophthalmology

416-221-2442

206 Sheppard Ave West, Toronto, ON, M2N 1N1

English

Dr. Eddie Reinish

Dr. Eddie Reinish

Surgery

Oral

416-752-5222

500 - 1940 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, ON, M1L 4R1

English

Dr. Ephrem Gebrechristos

Dr. Ephrem Gebrechristos

Surgery

General

416-241-2441

210 - 1920 Weston Road, Weston, ON, M9N 1W4

AmharicEnglishTigrigna

Dr. Gina Defreitas

Dr. Gina Defreitas

Surgery

Urology

416-630-9984

2221 Keele Street, Ste# 201, Toronto, ON, M6M 3Z5

English

Dr. Harold Kwok

Dr. Harold Kwok

Surgery

Urology

416-398-9988

405 - 1017 Wilson Avenue, North York, ON, M3K 1Z1

English

Dr. Herpreet Sohi

Dr. Herpreet Sohi

Surgery

General

416-782-2616

504 - 960 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M6A 3B5

EnglishPunjabi

Dr. Jack Barkin

Dr. Jack Barkin

Surgery

Urology

404 - 960 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M6A 3B5

English

Dr. James Seligman

Dr. James Seligman

Surgery

Orthopaedics

416-240-9995

306 - 1017 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, ON, M3K 1Z1

English

Dr. Jamil Asaria

Dr. Jamil Asaria

Surgery

Otolaryngology

251 Davenport Road, Toronto, ON, M5R 1J9

English

Dr. Jensen Tan

Dr. Jensen Tan

surgery

General

416-782-2616

504 - 960 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M6A 3B5

CantoneseEnglish

Dr. Jerome Edelstein

Dr. Jerome Edelstein

Surgery

Plastics

416-256-5614

362 Fairlawn Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5M 1T6

English

Dr. John Hagen

Dr. John Hagen

Surgery

General

416-782-2616

504 - 960 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M6A 3B5

English

Dr. John Townley

Dr. John Townley

Surgery

Orthopaedics

416-745-9195

8333 Weston Road, Ste 302, Vaughan, ON, L4L 8E2

English

Dr. Kathy Cao

Dr. Kathy Cao

Surgery

Ophthalmology

416-494-7455

1333 Sheppard Avenue East, Ste 202, Toronto, ON, M3N 2V7

CantoneseChineseEnglishMandarin

Dr. Kerry Graybiel

Dr. Kerry Graybiel

Surgery

Vascular

416-742-2961

1017 Wilson Avenue, Ste #401, North York, ON, M3K 1Z1

English

Dr. Laura Whiteacre

Dr. Laura Whiteacre

Surgery

General

416-740-3949

411 - 2115 Finch Avenue West, Downsview, ON, M3N 2V6

EnglishItalian

Dr. Lazar Klein

Dr. Lazar Klein

surgery

General

416-782-2616

960 Lawrence Ave W. Ste #504, Toronto, ON, M6A 3B5

EnglishHebrew

Dr. Luis Figueroa

Dr. Luis Figueroa

Surgery

Vascular

416-742-2961

1017 Wilson Avenue, Ste # 401, Toronto, ON, M3K 1Z1

EnglishSpanish

Dr. Luke Fazio

Dr. Luke Fazio

Surgery

Urology

416-630-1712

305 - 4256 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M3H 5Y8

EnglishFrench

Dr. Marco Caminiti

Dr. Marco Caminiti

Surgery

Oral

416-752-5222

500 - 1950 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON, M1L 4R1

English

Dr. Marshall Freilich

Dr. Marshall Freilich

Surgery

Oral

416-789-5335

55 St. Clair AvenueW., Ste# 125, Toronto, ON, M4V 2Y7

English

Dr. Martin Heller

Dr. Martin Heller

Surgery

Orthopaedics

416-746-7442

400 - 2115 Finch Avenue West, Downsview, ON, M3N 2V6

EnglishFrench

Dr. Martin Heller

Dr. Martin Heller

Surgery

Orthopaedics

416-746-7442

400 - 2115 Finch Avenue West, Downsview, ON, M3N 2V6

EnglishFrench

Dr. Marvin Obar

Dr. Marvin Obar

Surgery

Oral

416-656-1170

2563 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M6M 1T3

English

Dr. Michael Gardam

Dr. Michael Gardam

Chief of Staff

Infectious Disease

Dr. Michael Henry

Dr. Michael Henry

surgery

Ophthalmology

416-787-1121

203 - 250 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M5M 1B2

English

Dr. Nolan Kane

Dr. Nolan Kane

surgery

Otolaryngology

905-763-1107

50 - 7700 Bathurst Street, Thornhill, ON, L4J 1Y3

English

Dr. Patrick Tansey

Dr. Patrick Tansey

Surgery

Orthopaedics

416-746-1818

4600 Highway #7, Ste 170, Woodbridge, ON, L4L 4Y7

English

Dr. Peter Kong

Dr. Peter Kong

surgery

Urology

416-748-3237

302 - 2115 Finch Avenue West, Downsview, ON, M3N 2V6

EnglishKorean

Dr. Punnamkuzhil Punnen

Dr. Punnamkuzhil Punnen

Surgery

Urology

416-256-2737

960 Lawrence Ave West, North York, ON, M6A 3B5

EnglishHindiMalayalamPunjabiTamil

Dr. Quoc Huynh

Dr. Quoc Huynh

Surgery

General

416-782-2616

504 - 960 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M6A 3B5

EnglishVietnamese

Dr. Raewyn Seaberg

Dr. Raewyn Seaberg

Surgery

Otolaryngology

416-244-5506

108 - 2221 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M6M 3Z5

English

Dr. Raj Rathee

Dr. Raj Rathee

Surgery

Ophthalmology

416-494-7455

1333 Sheppard Avenue East, Ste. 202, North York, ON, M2J 1V1

CantoneseEnglishFarsiFrenchGujaratiHindiItalianMandarinPunjabiTamilUrdu

Dr. Rajiv Maini

Dr. Rajiv Maini

Surgery

Ophthalmology

416-292-0330

2180 Steeles Ave West, Vaughan, ON, L4K 2Z5

EnglishHindiPunjabiSwahili

Dr. Rick Zarnett

Dr. Rick Zarnett

Surgery

Orthopaedics

416-636-9965

150 Eglinton Avenue East, 5th Floor, Toronto, ON, M4P 1E8

English

Dr. Robert Sleightholm

Dr. Robert Sleightholm

Surgery

Plastics

905-451-5855

111 Queen Street East, Brampton, ON, L6W 2A9

English

Dr. Roman Chaban

Dr. Roman Chaban

Surgery

Otolaryngology

416-781-4000

200 - 1017 Wilson Avenue, North York, ON, M3K 1Z1

EnglishUkrainian

Dr. Romy Romeet Ahluwalia

Dr. Romy Romeet Ahluwalia

Surgery

Plastics

416-789-9979

1802 Avenue Road Toronto ON M5N 3Z1

English

Dr. Sagar Desai

Dr. Sagar Desai

Surgery

Orthopaedics

647-484-0677

3695 Keele Street, Suite#201, Toronto, ON, M3J 1N2

English

Dr. Sebastian Rodriguez-Elizalde

Dr. Sebastian Rodriguez-Elizalde

Surgery

Orthopaedics

416-636-8626

3695 Keele St., Suite#201, Toronto, ON, M3J 1N2

EnglishFrenchSpanish

Dr. Sharon Sharir

Dr. Sharon Sharir

Surgery

Urology

416-630-1212

1017 Wilson Avenue, Ste 305, Toronto, ON, M3K 1Z1

EnglishHebrew

Dr. Sheldon Herzig

Dr. Sheldon Herzig

Surgery

Ophthalmology

416-929-2020

150 Bloor Street West Ste #210, Toronto, ON, M5S 2X9

English

Dr. Sohel Somani

Dr. Sohel Somani

Surgery

Ophthalmology

905-761-7002

221 - 2180 Steeles Avenue West, Concord, ON, L4K 2Z5

EnglishFrenchGujarati

Dr. Stephen Halman

Dr. Stephen Halman

Surgery

Orthopaedics

416-745-9195

8333 Weston Road, St#302, Woodbridge, ON, L4L 8E2

English

Dr. Stephen Reed

Dr. Stephen Reed

Surgery

Orthopaedics

416-744-4210

412 - 2115 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M3N 2V6

English

Dr. Steve Arshinoff

Dr. Steve Arshinoff

Surgery

Ophthalmology

416-745-6969

316 - 2115 Finch Avenue West, Downsview, ON, M3N 2V6

EnglishFrench

Dr. Steve Samuel

Dr. Steve Samuel

Surgery

Plastics

416-630-2715

405 - 4430 Bathurst Street, Downsview, ON, M3H 3S3

EnglishFrenchGermanHebrewHungarian

Dr. Steven MacLellan

Dr. Steven MacLellan

Surgery

General

416-782-2616

960 Lawrence Av West, Toronto, ON, M6A 3B5

English

Dr. Ted Rabinovitch

Dr. Ted Rabinovitch

Surgery

Ophthalmology

416-748-2020

2065 Finch Avenue West, Ste 400, Downsview, ON, M3N 2V7

English

Dr. Ted Rosenstock

Dr. Ted Rosenstock

Surgery

Ophthalmology

416-248-1660

1162 Weston Road, Toronto, ON, M6M 4P4

English

Dr. Thomas Constantine

Dr. Thomas Constantine

surgery

Plastics

647-526-9700

100 Front Street West, Level B, Toronto, ON, M5J 1E3

EnglishFrench

Dr. Tommy Chan

Dr. Tommy Chan

Surgery

Orthopaedics

416-636-9963

402 - 1017 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, ON, M3K 1Z1

CantoneseChineseEnglish

Dr. Victor Toran

Dr. Victor Toran

Surgery

Otolaryngology

416-241-6701

2301 Weston Road, Weston, ON, M9N 1Z7

EnglishGermanSlovak

Bariatrics program

Our bariatrics program provides full service with a multidisciplinary team.

Our program helps patients in a non-judgemental environment. Services include assessment and education, safe weight management, lifestyle changes and pre and post-surgical care.

Level 1 - Portal C

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8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

Breast health

The breast health centre provides comprehensive care for breast cancer patients. From diagnosis, to support, and everything in between, all in one location.

If you are participating in ODSP, you can call the clinic to book an appointment.

Level 2

416-242-1000 x63600

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday

Fracture clinic

This clinic provides helps manage and treat orthopaedic issues. All orthopaedic post-operative follow-up visits are conducted at this clinic. We also receive patients from our emergency department.

Level 1 - Portal D

416-242-1000 x23000

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

General surgery

Our general surgeons support departments throughout the hospital.

Level 4

416-242-1000 x23450

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

Genitourinary clinic

This clinic is dedicated to managing cancers of the genitourinary tract and the male reproductive organs.

Level 4

416-242-1000 x21655

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

Intensive Care Unit

This unit is for adults with acute, life-threatening illness or injuries requiring  specialized care.

Level 6

416 242-1000
x44050 (East)
x44000 (West)

Inpatient hours

Labour & birthing unit

This unit is where you’ll stay while giving birth. You will have a few hours post-birth to relax and hold your baby after birth.

Level 4

416-242-1000 x45300

Inpatient hours

Nuclear medicine

Nuclear medicine takes images of many parts of the body, including the lungs, heart and skeletal system.

Level 1

416-242-1000 x63823

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologists specialize in eye and vision care. They are specialists in the medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases or other conditions.

Level 2

Oral, maxillofacial & dental surgery

These surgeons specialize in treating many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws. This also includes the hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and face) regions.

Level 10

416-242-1000
x41050 (east)
x41000 (west)

Orthopaedic surgery

These surgeons provide elective, non-elective, and trauma surgery involving the musculoskeletal system: the bones in the body including hips, knees, ankles, and shoulders.

Level 11

416-242-1000
x41150 (east)
x41100 (west)

Otolaryngology

Head and neck surgery is a surgical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of paediatric and adult patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck.

Level 1 - Portal A

416-242-1000 x23450

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

Plastic & reconstructive surgery clinic

Plastic surgery is a specialty that corrects form and function.

Level 1 - Portal D

416-242-1000
x23100

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

Plastic & reconstructive surgery inpatient unit

Plastic surgery is a specialty that corrects form and function.

Level 11

416 242-1000
41150 (east)
x41100 (west)

Inpatient hours

Respirology

This unit provides care to patients with unique respiratory problems. This includes COPD, interstitial lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis.

Level 8

Respirology & neuro-diagnostic clinic

This clinic tests how a patient’s brain, spine and lung systems are working. Testing helps detect and prevent lung disease.

Level 1 - Portal B

416-242-1000 x47200

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

Surgical day care unit

Children from age one to 18 receive care after surgery. Working with a Child Life Specialist, the child and their family are encouraged to participate in age-appropriate orientation prior to surgery to help reduce anxiety.

Level 4

416-242-1000

Surgical pre-screening clinic

This clinic provides care to patients before they go into surgery. The clinic assesses and educates patients so they are prepared. The clinic supports patients with special needs or language barriers.

Level 1

416-242-1000 x23200

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

Urology

Urological surgery specializes in the treatment of diseases of the genitourinary (GU) tract in the male, and urinary tract in the female.

Level 11

416-242-1000
x41150 (east)
x41100 (west)

Inpatient hours

Vascular clinic

This clinic serves patients who are referred for specialist assessment of vascular conditions.

Level 4

416-242-1000 x23450

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

Vascular surgery

Vascular surgery specializes in the treatment of disorders of the vascular and lymphatic systems.

Level 10

416 242-1000
x41150 (east)
x41100 (west)

Inpatient hours

Acute pain service

This service is a specialized inter-professional team that provides evidence-based pain and symptom management to post-operative inpatients. The team collaborates with surgical services to maximize patient’s comfort, satisfaction and recovery.

24/7

Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) machine

Medical Imaging

BMD is the use of x-rays to measure bone mineral density.

Level 2

416-242-1000 x63600

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday

Computed Tomography (CT) scans

Medical Imaging

CT scanners use x-rays to produce 2D or 3D images of parts of your body. Our new machines are bariatric-friendly and are quieter than standard units.

Level 2

416 242-1000 x63000

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 7 days a week

Critical Care Response Team

Our CCRT helps enhance patient safety by increasing access to critical care across the hospital. Comprised of specially trained physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists, the CCRT exports the skills of the ICU to empower healthcare professionals to act when they feel that a patient has the potential to become critically ill.

Emergency

416 242-1000 x44050 (east), 44000 (west)

24/7

General radiography

Medical Imaging

General radiography includes radiography and fluoroscopy. Radiography is the use of x-rays to acquire 2D images of the body. Fluoroscopy is the use of x-rays for real-time visualization of body structures.

Level 2

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 7 days a week

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Interventional radiology

Medical Imaging

Interventional radiology uses sophisticated technology to provide minimally invasive procedures that, in the past, required open surgery and lengthy hospital stays.

Level 2

416-242-1000 x63000

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

Laboratory medicine

Humber River Hospital’s laboratory provides service throughout the hospital.

Level 2

(416) 242-1000 x61000

Laboratory services

Laboratory services assists every department in the hospital. Our dedicated team, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment assists health providers to diagnose diseases in blood, tissues and fluids. Our laboratory staff work collaboratively throughout our hospital to ensure timely and accurate results and diagnosis.

Laboratory services

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Medical Imaging

An MRI a strong magnetic field to generate images of your body. It takes pictures of parts of the body that don’t show up well in x-rays, CT scans or ultrasounds. Our MRI units are bariatric-friendly and quieter than most machines.

Level 2

416 242-1000 x63000

7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. 7 days a week

Medical day care

Patients can receive tests and treatments prior to their surgery.

Level 2

(416) 242-1000 x21300

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

Ultrasound

Medical Imaging

An ultrasound uses high-frequency waves to take images of the inside of your body.

Level 2

416 242-1000 x63000

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday