With procedures grounded in research, Dr. Hanna performs complex surgeries with a meticulous attention to detail aided by the latest innovations in medical technology. His use of the Da Vinci surgical robotic system has been celebrated by Hamilton media outlets and is earning him a reputation as one of Canada’s most innovative surgeons.
First fully robotic Esophagectomy in Canada performed at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
– A robot is getting early lung cancer patients in and out of the operating room on the same day (CHCH News) – View Segment
– Hamilton’s St. Joe’s hospital uses $5-million robot to assist with lung cancer surgery (Hamilton Spectator) – Read article
2019 – St. Joe’s is the future of surgical innovation
- 2017 – First Robotic Segmental Resection with Indocyanine Green Guidance in Canada
- 2016 – First Endoscopic Mucosal Resection at McMaster
- 2014 – First Robotic Lung Cancer resection at McMaster
The team at the Centre for Excellence in Robotic and Endosonographic Surgery (CERES) all share a common vision and patient care oriented approach. The use of robotics allows complex surgeries to be performed with the highest level of precision and accuracy. Traditional surgical methods are highly invasive which result in more pain and longer recovery times. In contrast, robotic surgery is minimally invasive and causes less trauma to body tissues. As a result, recovery times are much faster and patients can resume their normal daily activities not long after surgery. With a solid foundation of education and research, CERES is working towards improving patient outcomes with the latest advances the medical field has to offer.