Tuesday, 20 August 2013

New gynaecological surgery coming to Muskoka

For some time now, women have had to travel outside of Muskoka for different types of gynaecological surgery. But all of that is about to change this fall. Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) is enhancing services closer to home for residents of Muskoka.

Starting September 5, 2013, gynaecological surgery will be available at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Site in Bracebridge one day per week on an ongoing basis. The new service is being established by Dr. Khaled Abdel-Razek, Chief of Obstetrics at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH). Dr. Abdel-Razek has been practicing as an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at OSMH since December 2004 and has served as the hospital’s Chief of Obstetrics for the past two years. He is a respected surgeon who has provided exemplary obstetrical and gynaecological care to his patients, and we are delighted that Dr. Abdel-Razek has decided to enhance our surgical team at MAHC so we can provide a much needed service in Muskoka.

Months of planning and collaboration have brought this partnership to fruition and we are proud to be partnering with OSMH to provide this important service closer to home. Arrangements are also underway to bring in a second gynaecologist/obstetrician from OSMH to support the surgical program and share the Operating Room duties on the gynaecology surgical day.

The addition of gynaecological surgery is just one example of how MAHC is trying to grow local health care services and use innovative ways to bring new services to the Muskoka region.

For more information about the services offered by MAHC, please visit our website at www.mahc.ca.