Innovation and Technology at The Ottawa Hospital

Innovation is at the core of what we do – developing treatments and providing patient care that is second to none.

We’re developing apps to help our patients take control of their health. Our Medical 3D Printing Program is revolutionizing the way we plan surgeries. Our DNA sequencer is helping us personalize cancer treatment. We are performing precision robotic surgeries using the da Vinci Surgical System. We are vapourizing brain tumours with the CyberKnife, and leading the way in radiotherapy for breast cancer with the only GammaPod in Canada. Using this latest state-of-the-art technology is how we deliver 21st century health care right here in Ottawa.

Innovative treatments and technologies changing lives today

Dr. Adnan Sheikh (left) and Dr. Frank Rybicki

Pierre MattarZapping cells with electricity to uncover the retina’s secrets 

Imagine thousands of volts of electricity zipping over just a few millimetres. That’s how Dr. Pierre Mattar and his team will push genes and other large molecules into cells, using a nifty tool called an electroporator

Stem cells stop MS in its tracks

A clinical trial shows for the first time that an intensive procedure involving stem cells and chemotherapy can stop the damage that leads to MS, and even allow repair in some cases. Some patients in the trial now have no signs of the disease.

3D printing our way to better healthcare: a Canadian first

Innovative computer tablet could help stroke patients recover

Stroke patients at The Ottawa Hospital are using a mobile computer tablet for recovery in between treatments and tests.

Personalized medicine leads to lung cancer breakthrough

An international clinical trial led by researchers at The Ottawa Hospital shows that 70 percent of lung cancer patients with a specific mutation responded to a new therapy. The therapy has now been approved for general use.

Stopping Parkinson’s tremors

Deep brain stimulation is helping improve quality of life for patients with more advanced cases of Parkinson’s disease.