Brockville – The team at Brockville General Hospital’s (BGH) Surgical Services Program are dedicated to providing quality care to every patient who comes in for a procedure.
One of the key ways this is accomplished is by using standardized practices. Laparoscopic surgery is one such practice.
“Laparoscopic surgery is incredibly beneficial to our patients,” explained Dr. Susan Hobden, Chief of the Surgical Department at BGH.
“Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique in which surgeons operate on patients through tiny incisions. This results in less time needed for patients to be in-hospital and less time overall to recover from an operation.”
Appendectomies, gall bladder removals, hysterectomies, and bowel resections are just a few of the surgeries which use laparoscopic equipment. In 2017 – 2018, BGH performed over 300 operations using laparoscopic equipment.
BGH is committed to a patient-friendly hospital experience, which is why we are prioritizing upgrades to our laparoscopic equipment. Our current equipment is aging. And with the significant enhancements made to video, camera, and monitor technology, it is time to upgrade. These enhancements will increase the quality of care.
The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation has responded to this need and the purchase of new laparoscopic equipment is the focus of their 2018 Annual Appeal Campaign. The Foundation has a goal of raising $100,000 towards the purchase of state-of-the-art laparoscopic equipment. Donations to the campaign can be made through the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation website at www.bdhfoundation.com. Donations are being accepted until Monday, December 31.
“Having modern equipment will allow BGH to stay up-to-date with current best practices,” said Dr. Hobden. “This way our patients can receive better care, close to home.”
Featured photo: Alison Wall (nurse), Dr. Tim Froats, Terri Jenkinson (nurse), Dr. Bill Redmond and Dr. Tristan Alie perform an operation using BGH’s current laparoscopic equipment.