Being future ready

Establishing Atlantic Canada’s first robotic surgical program

Robotics are rapidly evolving medicine and practice today, transforming the delivery of health care around the world. The QEII is being future ready with the opportunity to be at the forefront of this cutting-edge technology and innovation.

Acquiring a world-leading robotic surgical program – a first for Atlantic Canada – will not only establish the QEII as a surgical centre of excellence but will have a significant impact on patients receiving care. Robot-assisted surgery has been widely adopted by health care and academic centres across Canada as the gold standard in the treatment of many diseases. However, the QEII doesn’t want to merely adapt to this innovative technology, but pioneer its clinical use in Atlantic Canada and advance its practice within a wide array of disciplines; most notably prostate cancer.

Delivering the most advanced care for patients

The presence of a state-of-the-art robotic surgical program at the QEII will provide the most advanced surgical care for Atlantic Canadian patients, here at home. Compared to open surgery, patients who undergo a robot-assisted surgery will experience:

  • shorter hospital stays; which, in turn, reduces patient wait times

  • less pain;

  • fewer post-operative complications and less risk of infection;

  • less blood loss and transfusions;

  • reduced scarring;

  • faster healing and recovery times; and

  • quicker return to normal, day-to-day activities.

Frontlines of innovation, recruiting the country’s best surgeons

Robot-assisted surgery is the way of the future and a robust robotic surgical program at the QEII will greatly enhance physician recruitment and retention as many of today’s residents are completing their training with this innovative technology. A robotic surgical program at the QEII will attract the best and brightest – surgeons who are already top experts in their field – who strive to work with these systems and deliver the country’s most advanced surgical care.

By recruiting tomorrow’s health care leaders, your investment ensures that when you or a loved one require surgery or face some of life’s most challenging health moments – the team taking care of you has access to the best technology and equipment available.

Help us be future ready. Contact Julie MacKean at or 902 334 1542 for more information.


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