Chethan Sathya M.D. MSc (C) is a surgical resident at the University of Toronto and a Fellow in Global Journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Follow him on twitter @drchethansathya
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Scanner gives surgeons real-time 'road map' of human body
The 7D Surgical Navigation device being tested by a team of doctors and engineers from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Ryerson University in Toronto may bring surgeons a step closer to making virtual navigation of the human body – akin to a car’s GPS — a part of their surgical repertoire.
Shorter shifts for surgical interns may not benefit patients
For surgical residents, also known as interns or surgeons-in-training, learning how to stay alert through long shifts is just as important as any medical skill. But new data suggests Canada’s future surgeons and their patients may actually be better off without work-hour restrictions.
Organ donation after cardiac death
The first Canadian in nearly four decades to donate her organs after cardiac death, not brain death, was a decision that didn’t go unnoticed.
How Google Glass could revolutionize surgery
Given the delicacy of their work, surgeons have always had access to state-of-the-art medical technology in the operating room. But many of them covet Google Glass, which could in fact revolutionize the way they operate.
Hookah smoking's dangers lead to bans
Appealing flavours pulling in young waterpipe users
Docs offside on physician-assisted suicide
What happens if physician-assisted suicide becomes legal, even as most doctors remain deeply opposed to it?
Why surgeon's skills need testing during training
International coalition of medical experts determining how to measure surgeon skill in a way that is helpful to surgeons and patients.