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Sprott Family

(L to R) Larisa, Vizma, Eric and Juliana Sprott

What is the Sprott Department of Surgery?

There’s a good chance that if you or a loved one requires a complex operation, you’ll end up at the Sprott Department of Surgery, the largest surgical program in Canada. The department spans 13 surgical divisions, from cardiovascular to neurosurgery to thoracic, across three University Health Network hospitals: Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

Every day, doctors, nurses, scientists and others from different disciplines work together to tackle some of the world’s most complex surgeries and toughest medical problems. Sprott Surgery’s teams have developed groundbreaking technologies that are now used in hospitals everywhere, and they’ve developed surgical techniques that save countless lives.

As Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, Surgeon-in-Chief of the Sprott Department of Surgery, puts it: “At Sprott Surgery, we strive to transform surgical innovation, conduct world-leading research and offer life-saving surgical care.”