In 2012, a multi-million-dollar gift from the Boris family enabled St. Joe’s to acquire the da Vinci Si – the most advanced surgical robot in the world, establishing the Boris Family Centre for Robotic Surgery. This centre is dedicated to bringing robotic surgery research, clinical care and education together for maximum impact. Since then, St. Joe’s has quickly emerged as a national leader in robotic surgery.
Dr. Bobby Shayegan is a Urologist and Deputy Chief of Surgery at St. Joes. He also completes the highest volume of robotic-assisted prostatectomy surgeries in the country. His colleague, thoracic surgeon Dr. Waël Hanna, accounts for 70 percent of all robotic lung cancer surgeries performed across Canada. But best of all, when robots and surgeons work hand in hand at St. Joe’s, we advance healing in our patients.