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Dr. Gollish spoke about his role as an orthopaedic surgeon and how hip and knee replacements can significantly improve a patient's quality of life.He also spoke about a new minimally invasive procedure that is less painful and has a shorter recovery time.
...Dr. Jeffrey Gollish is Medical Director of the Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto.
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Jeffrey D. Gollish, BASc, MD, FRCSC - Medical Director, Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre
...Jeffrey D. Gollish, BASc, MD, FRCSCMedical Director of the Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre, Dr. Gollish has a subspecialty interest in total joint replacement (hips and knees), both primary and revision.He
is recognized for his
work on the development of minimally invasive surgical techniques in hip and knee arthroplasty.His
research activities centre on surgical techniques and process of care factors that will optimize outcome in joint replacement.Dr. Gollish completed an undergraduate Engineering Degree and his Medical Degree at the University of Toronto.His
Orthopaedic surgical training was also completed in Toronto.Dr. Gollish is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.He opened his practice in 1985 and joined the staff in 1992.
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Key speakers at the event were Dr. Gillian Hawker and Dr. Jeffrey Gollish.
spoke about his
role as an orthopaedic surgeon and how hip and knee replacements can significantly improve a sufferer's quality of life.
also spoke about a new minimally invasive operation that is much less painful and has a shorter recovery time.
Dr. Jeffrey Gollish is the Head of the Arthroplasty Service at the Orthopaedic and Arthritic Institute of Sunnybrook and Women's.
He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto.
OHA: A Provincial First
Dr. Jeffrey Gollish at the Orthopaedic & Arthritic Institute of Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre is one of only a few surgeons in Canada pioneering a more advanced, minimally invasive technique for hip replacement procedures.
But then I couldn't take it anymore, so my doctor referred me to Dr. Gollish
and here I am today."Sunnybrook & Women's
is one of only three hospitals in Canada to offer this new technique, and the only one in Ontario."This is definitely the future of hip replacement surgery," says Dr. Jeffrey Gollish, who is also an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Toronto.
"We are seeing excellent early results.Patients have a reduced length of stay in hospital as well as a significant reduction in their recovery and rehabilitation period overall."The Orthopaedic & Arthritic Institute of Sunnybrook & Women's
is one of the largest volume hip and knee joint replacement centres in Canada, performing more than 1,500 procedures annually, including approximately 700 total hip replacements.Traditional hip replacement surgery involves making a 25-centimetre incision, causing a significant amount of soft tissue damage.For patients, this means a longer hospital stay and a six to 12-week recovery period, along with considerable post-operative pain.
The new procedure offers less soft tissue damage, a shorter recovery time, less post-operative pain and less need for pain medication, says Dr. Gollish
Minimally invasive surgery is, therefore, a much-valued route for the health care industry to undertake.Not only does it mean an improvement in patient care, but also saved time, reduced costs and improved quality of life for patients.
The new technique is possible for about 50 per cent of arthritis patients who require a hip replacement.A person's eligibility depends on their pattern of arthritis and a few other factors.
Continues Vecchiarelli, "I've got to give a lot of credit to my surgeon, Dr. Gollish
For more information about the procedure, contact Dr. Jeffrey Gollish
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gollish
, call the Out Patient Department at 416-967-8617.A family doctor referral is required.
Info - Outside the Box: Advanced Practice Physiotherapists and Orthopaedic Surgeons: Teamwork that matches skill sets to patient needs | Issue 102 | COA Bulletin
Simply put, the timing was right for Dr. Jeffrey Gollish, Medical Director, at the Holland Centre, Susan Robarts, orthopaedic physiotherapist, Deborah Kennedy, Manager of Rehabilitation and Program Development and Anne Marie MacLeod, the Centre's Director, to develop a team-based model of care aimed at reducing wait times and providing good care.
"By coincidence," recalls Gollish, "Susan Robarts had been networking with international facilities and came across a team in Glasgow that not only had faced similar wait time challenges and designed a solution, but also had a previous fellow of mine on staff.
"Previously", says Gollish
, "some surgeons with large practices would see patients at the one or two-year mark and then tell them to call if they ever have any trouble.
Once a month, Gollish
and the APP
team do early morning rounds.
The advanced practice team can ask for a topic to discuss or to see specific types of cases.
"It's an ongoing education endeavour," says Gollish
"Some patients may need surgeon input, depending on the complexity of their original problem," says Gollish
, "but the vast majority of it can be done by the APP
"The interesting thing for me" says Gollish
, "is the wide spectrum of patients we've managed this way - from Joe and Joan Public to CEOs to physicians to lawyers, you name it - and no one has ever complained to me about seeing an advanced practice physiotherapist instead of a surgeon.
Patients are actually calling up and asking if they can see a certain APP whom they've seen over time, which says to me that people understand where to get good care and it doesn't always have to be someone with an MD after their name."
gives credit to Bone and Joint Canada