McMaster University - General Surgery - Hamilton
The Division of General Surgery is a key component of the Department of Surgery at McMaster University, located in Hamilton, Ontario. There are 25 surgeons in the Division based in Hamilton, as well as surgeons in our affiliated teaching sites in the community. The Division offers full service in all of the sub-specialties of General Surgery (except transplantation) at three acute care sites (Hamilton General Site, Juravinski site and St Joseph’s Healthcare).
The Hamilton General Site houses a Level One Adult Trauma Program servicing Hamilton and the surrounding region, receiving in excess of 500 multiple trauma patients per year. Clinical services for breast and colorectal oncology are distributed at all three sites, with specialized multidisciplinary clinics based at the Juravinski Cancer Centre site. Advanced Hepatobiliary surgery is based at the Juravinski site, while advanced soft tissue oncology is at the St Joseph’s and Juravinski sites. The full breadth of surgical care for Benign Diseases are distributed at all sites. The Centre for Minimal Access Surgery (CMAS) provides state of the art minimally invasive services, based primarily at St Joseph’s Healthcare. St Joseph’s also hosts the Bariatric Program and is the lead Provincial site for this growing Program. The Division provides comprehensive and high quality support to the busy Hamilton Emergency Departments, inpatient services and outpatient clinics, while also providing tertiary and quaternary care for our region. An important component of clinical care is collaboration with our non-surgical partners in multidisciplinary care. Division members are key members and leaders of Critical Care, and hepatobiliary, colorectal, breast, and sarcoma/melanoma site groups which offer residents of Hamilton and the region timely access to the highest level of care possible.