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.

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. Livia Kit-Ying Lee

Dr. Livia Kit-Ying Lee

Urology

English


Dr. Romy Ahluwalia

Dr. Romy Ahluwalia

Plastics

English


Dr. Iryna Aleksandrova

Dr. Iryna Aleksandrova

Anaesthesia

EnglishHebrewRussianUkrainian


Dr. Maryam Aleyaseen

Dr. Maryam Aleyaseen

General Surgery

English


Dr. Steve Arshinoff

Dr. Steve Arshinoff

Ophthalmology

EnglishFrench


Dr. Jamil Asaria

Dr. Jamil Asaria

Otolaryngology

English


Dr. Jason Atlas

Dr. Jason Atlas

Otolaryngology

English


Dr. Jacqueline Auguste

Dr. Jacqueline Auguste

Orthopaedics

EnglishFrenchSpanish


Dr. Sinziana Avramescu

Dr. Sinziana Avramescu

Anaesthesia

EnglishRomanian


Dr. Olubukunola Ayeni

Dr. Olubukunola Ayeni

Plastics

English


Dr. Minoo Azadeh

Dr. Minoo Azadeh

Ophthalmology

English


Dr. Georges Azzie

Dr. Georges Azzie

General Surgery

EnglishFrenchSpanish


Dr. Jack Barkin

Dr. Jack Barkin

Urology

English


Dr. Felix Bassoon

Dr. Felix Bassoon

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Aaron Beder

Dr. Aaron Beder

Vascular

English


Dr. Graham Belovay

Dr. Graham Belovay

Ophthalmology

English


Chief of Anaesthesia
Dr. Steven Bernstein

Dr. Steven Bernstein

Anaesthesia

EnglishFrench


Dr. Maurice Blitz

Dr. Maurice Blitz

Thoracic

English


Dr. Andres Boszko

Dr. Andres Boszko

General Surgery

EnglishSpanishUkrainian


Head, Oral Surgery
Dr. Marco Caminiti

Dr. Marco Caminiti

Oral

English


Dr. Kathy Cao

Dr. Kathy Cao

Ophthalmology

CantoneseChineseEnglishMandarin


Dr. Barry Cayen

Dr. Barry Cayen

Orthopaedics

English


Dr. Roman Chaban

Dr. Roman Chaban

Otolaryngology

EnglishUkrainian


Dr. Abraham Chaiton

Dr. Abraham Chaiton

Rheumatology

English


Dr. Tommy Chan

Dr. Tommy Chan

Orthopaedics

CantoneseChineseEnglish


Dr. Sajjad Chaudhry

Dr. Sajjad Chaudhry

Anaesthesia

EnglishHindiUrdu


Dr. Victoria Cheung

Dr. Victoria Cheung

Thoracic

English


Dr. Priscilla Chiu

Dr. Priscilla Chiu

General Surgery

CantoneseChineseEnglish


Dr. Monica Chuang

Dr. Monica Chuang

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Christopher Compeau

Dr. Christopher Compeau

Thoracic

English


Dr. Thomas Constantine

Dr. Thomas Constantine

Plastics

EnglishFrench


Dr. Matthew Conway

Dr. Matthew Conway

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Karl Cuddy

Dr. Karl Cuddy

Oral

English


Dr. Jason Cyr

Dr. Jason Cyr

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Gina Defreitas

Dr. Gina Defreitas

Urology

English


Dr. Sagar Desai

Dr. Sagar Desai

Orthopaedics

English


Dr. Minal Desai

Dr. Minal Desai

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Jerome Edelstein

Dr. Jerome Edelstein

Plastics

English


Dr. Joel Elman

Dr. Joel Elman

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Muryum Farooq

Dr. Muryum Farooq

Anaesthesia

English


Head, Urology
Dr. Luke Fazio

Dr. Luke Fazio

Urology

EnglishFrench


Dr. Annie Fecteau

Dr. Annie Fecteau

General Surgery

EnglishFrench


Dr. Luis Figueroa

Dr. Luis Figueroa

Vascular

EnglishSpanish


Dr. Ockert Fourie

Dr. Ockert Fourie

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Marshall Freilich

Dr. Marshall Freilich

Oral

English


Dr. Dexter Furlonge

Dr. Dexter Furlonge

Ophthalmology

English


Dr. Ephrem Gebrechristos

Dr. Ephrem Gebrechristos

General Surgery

AmharicEnglishTigrigna


Dr. Alexander Golger

Dr. Alexander Golger

Plastics

EnglishHebrewRussian


Head, Vascular Surgery
Dr. Kerry Graybiel

Dr. Kerry Graybiel

Vascular

English


Dr. David Hacker

Dr. David Hacker

Otolaryngology

English


Chief/Physician Director, Surgery
Surgical Director, Bariatric Surgery
Dr. John Hagen

Dr. John Hagen

General Surgery

English


Head, Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Stephen Halman

Dr. Stephen Halman

Orthopaedics

English


Dr. Martin Heller

Dr. Martin Heller

Orthopaedics

EnglishFrench


Dr. Michael Henry

Dr. Michael Henry

Ophthalmology

English


Dr. Sheldon Herzig

Dr. Sheldon Herzig

Ophthalmology

English


Dr. Sharifa Himidan

Dr. Sharifa Himidan

General Surgery

English


Dr. Darryl Hoffer

Dr. Darryl Hoffer

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Ivan Hsia

Dr. Ivan Hsia

Anaesthesia

English


Head, General Surgery
Dr. Quoc Huynh

Dr. Quoc Huynh

General Surgery

EnglishVietnamese


Dr. Alexander Iskander

Dr. Alexander Iskander

General Surgery

ArabicEnglish


Dr. Amanda Jasudavisius

Dr. Amanda Jasudavisius

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Prabhjote Jhajj

Dr. Prabhjote Jhajj

Anaesthesia

EnglishPunjabi


Dr. Jessica Jiang

Dr. Jessica Jiang

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Mara Jones

Dr. Mara Jones

Orthopaedics

EnglishFrenchItalian


Dr. Martin Jugenburg

Dr. Martin Jugenburg

Plastics

English


Dr. Nolan Kane

Dr. Nolan Kane

Otolaryngology

English


Head, Otolaryngology
Dr. Anil Katyal

Dr. Anil Katyal

Otolaryngology

English


Dr. Ian Lester Katz

Dr. Ian Lester Katz

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Tina Kerelska

Dr. Tina Kerelska

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Lazar Klein

Dr. Lazar Klein

General Surgery

EnglishHebrew


Dr. Michael Ko

Dr. Michael Ko

General Surgery

English


Dr. Peter Kong

Dr. Peter Kong

Urology

EnglishKorean


Dr. Stan Konieczny

Dr. Stan Konieczny

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Joseph Koval

Dr. Joseph Koval

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Lukas Kus

Dr. Lukas Kus

Otolaryngology

EnglishFrenchPolish


Dr. Harold Kwok

Dr. Harold Kwok

Urology

English


Dr. Joseph Kwok

Dr. Joseph Kwok

Orthopaedics

English


Dr. Jacob Langer

Dr. Jacob Langer

General Surgery

English


Dr. Alyssa Li

Dr. Alyssa Li

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. David Lindsay

Dr. David Lindsay

General Surgery

English


Dr. Stephanie Low

Dr. Stephanie Low

Ophthalmology

English


Dr. Steven MacLellan

Dr. Steven MacLellan

General Surgery

English


Dr. Melinda Maggisano

Dr. Melinda Maggisano

General Surgery

English


Dr. Rajiv Maini

Dr. Rajiv Maini

Ophthalmology

EnglishHindiPunjabiSwahili


Dr. Nariman Malik

Dr. Nariman Malik

Anaesthesia

EnglishHindiPunjabiUrdu


Head, Plastics &
Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Daniel Martin

Dr. Daniel Martin

Plastics

English


Dr. Martin Mauer

Dr. Martin Mauer

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Chloe McAlister

Dr. Chloe McAlister

General Surgery

EnglishFrenchHebrew


Dr. Zale Mednick

Dr. Zale Mednick

Ophthalmology

English


Dr. Joseph Menna

Dr. Joseph Menna

Orthopaedics

English


Dr. Kiarash Mohajer

Dr. Kiarash Mohajer

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Amir Mousavifar

Dr. Amir Mousavifar

Oral

English


Dr. Alex Mu

Dr. Alex Mu

Anaesthesia

EnglishMandarin


Dr. Toylin Musewe

Dr. Toylin Musewe

Ophthalmology

English


Dr. Fariba Nazemi

Dr. Fariba Nazemi

Ophthalmology

EnglishFarsi


Dr. Alfred Oh

Dr. Alfred Oh

Otolaryngology

EnglishKorean


Dr. Ryan Perlman

Dr. Ryan Perlman

Anaesthesia

EnglishFrench


Dr. Agostino Pierro

Dr. Agostino Pierro

General Surgery

EnglishItalian


Dr. Jennica Platt

Dr. Jennica Platt

Plastics

English


Dr. Ian Plener

Dr. Ian Plener

General Medicine

English


Dr. Ted Rabinovitch

Dr. Ted Rabinovitch

Ophthalmology

English


Dr. Charles Radzinski

Dr. Charles Radzinski

Urology

English


Dr. Raj Rathee

Dr. Raj Rathee

Ophthalmology

CantoneseEnglishFarsiFrenchGujaratiHindiItalianMandarinPunjabiTamilUrdu


Dr. Stephen Reed

Dr. Stephen Reed

Orthopaedics

English


Dr. Eddie Reinish

Dr. Eddie Reinish

Oral

English


Dr. Sebastian Rodriguez-Elizalde

Dr. Sebastian Rodriguez-Elizalde

Orthopaedics

EnglishFrenchSpanish


Dr. Katharine Ryans

Dr. Katharine Ryans

Anaesthesia

EnglishGerman


Dr. Asem Saleh

Dr. Asem Saleh

Vascular

English


Dr. Steve Samuel

Dr. Steve Samuel

Plastics

EnglishFrenchGermanHebrewHungarian


Dr. Daniella Samuel

Dr. Daniella Samuel

Anaesthesia

EnglishHebrew


Dr. Amanda Schwartz

Dr. Amanda Schwartz

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Raewyn Seaberg

Dr. Raewyn Seaberg

Otolaryngology

English


Dr. David Segal

Dr. David Segal

Oral

English


Dr. Rachael Seib

Dr. Rachael Seib

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. James Seligman

Dr. James Seligman

Orthopaedics

English


Dr. Sharon Sharir

Dr. Sharon Sharir

Urology

EnglishHebrew


Dr. Robert Sleightholm

Dr. Robert Sleightholm

Plastics

English


Dr. David Smith

Dr. David Smith

Ophthalmology

English


Dr. Herpreet Sohi

Dr. Herpreet Sohi

General Surgery

EnglishPunjabi


Dr. Philip Solomon

Dr. Philip Solomon

Otolaryngology

English


Dr. Sohel Somani

Dr. Sohel Somani

Ophthalmology

EnglishFrenchGujarati


Dr. David Starr

Dr. David Starr

General Surgery

English


Dr. Peter Stotland

Dr. Peter Stotland

General Surgery

English


Dr. Paul Sullivan

Dr. Paul Sullivan

General Surgery

English


Dr. Jensen Tan

Dr. Jensen Tan

General Surgery

CantoneseEnglish


Dr. Patrick Tansey

Dr. Patrick Tansey

Orthopaedics

English


Dr. Victor Toran

Dr. Victor Toran

Otolaryngology

EnglishGermanSlovak


Dr. Apostolos Tountas

Dr. Apostolos Tountas

Orthopaedics

EnglishGreek


Dr. John Townley

Dr. John Townley

Orthopaedics

English


Dr. Amy Trang

Dr. Amy Trang

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Henry Tu

Dr. Henry Tu

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Pamela Velos

Dr. Pamela Velos

Orthopaedics

English


Dr. Jon Waisberg

Dr. Jon Waisberg

Ophthalmology

English


Dr. Kyle Waldman

Dr. Kyle Waldman

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Paul Wales

Dr. Paul Wales

General Surgery

English


Dr. David Weinstock

Dr. David Weinstock

Ophthalmology

English


Head, Ophthalmology
Dr. Brent Weiser

Dr. Brent Weiser

Ophthalmology

EnglishFrench


Dr. Israel Dov Weiss

Dr. Israel Dov Weiss

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Paul Whang

Dr. Paul Whang

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Laura Whiteacre

Dr. Laura Whiteacre

General Surgery

EnglishItalian


Dr. Justyna Wolinska

Dr. Justyna Wolinska

General Surgery

EnglishPolish


Dr. Manuel Yung

Dr. Manuel Yung

Anaesthesia

English


Dr. Robert Zadik

Dr. Robert Zadik

Anaesthesia

EnglishHebrew


Dr. Augusto Zani

Dr. Augusto Zani

General Surgery

EnglishItalian


Dr. Rick Zarnett

Dr. Rick Zarnett

Orthopaedics

English


Dr. Taylor Zhou

Dr. Taylor Zhou

Anaesthesia

English


Bariatrics clinic

Our bariatrics clinic 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

416 242-1000 x23300

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

Breast health centre

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 OBSP, you can call the clinic to book an appointment.

Level 2

416-242-1000 x63601

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

Electroencephalography (EEG)

This clinic will test how your brain is working.

Level 1 - Portal B

416-242-1000 x47200

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

Electromyography (EMG)

This clinic will test how your nervous system and muscles are working.

Level 1 - Portal B

416-242-1000 x47200

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

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

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

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

Respiratory Diagnostics

This clinic will test how your lungs are working. Testing helps detect and prevent lung disease.

Level 1 – Portal B

416-242-1000 x47200

8:00 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

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 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 x63601

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

416-242-1000 x63000

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

416-242-1000 x61000

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

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

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

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