As Alexandra Marine and General Hospital moves towards becoming a full service healthcare centre, the growth of surgical services offered will play a pivotal role in the hospital’s development and growth, according to a press release posted on the hospital’s website.
Earlier this year, the recruitment of general surgeon Dr. Monica Torres returned the hospital’s surgical team to two practicing members. At the start, surgical services offered by her and Dr. Parvesh Anand were under-utilized until word spread and referrals began to grow.
“Patients have had to go outside of Goderich to Stratford or London because of the volume of patients and many referrals had to go elsewhere,” said Karen Davis, who is the CEO of Alexandra Marine and General Hospital CEO Karen Davis.
“We actively recruited because there was capacity to do more and now we just need to get people aware of the surgical services available in Goderich,” she said.
With the addition of the digital mammography unit at AMGH last month, Torres has developed a special interest in the early detection and prevention of breast cancer and has become an advocate in dealing with patients’ fears and anxieties quickly.
The surgical tandem of Anand and Torres and the addition of a third anaesthetist joining Drs. Samuel Appavoo and Daniel Noel, will mean that surgery can be provided on a 24-7 basis at the hospital.
CEO Karen Davis also announced recently the Drs. Brian Hasegawa and Graham Heaton of the Hasegawa Clinic in Stratford will provide limited plastic and cosmetic surgery in Goderich on a twice-monthly basis, adding to its surgical offering and full service status.
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