McMaster Institute of Urology at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton (Joint Institute)
Through St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) and Hamilton Health Sciences, the McMaster Institute of Urology Division provides specialty urological care for Hamilton and the surrounding communities.
Through St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) and Hamilton Health Sciences, the McMaster Institute of Urology Division provides specialty urological care for Hamilton and the surrounding communities. This Division of Urology is noted for its education, research and clinical centres of excellence at each of its teaching sites. St. Joseph’s Healthcare, the regional centre for hemodialysis, nephrology and renal transplantation, has hosted over 1000 major urologic procedures and is recognized as one of the busiest minimally invasive urologic surgical centres in Canada.
In addition to providing innovative clinical services, the division features the 14,000 square feet McMaster Institute of Urology, located in our Mary Grace wing. Designed to provide full sub-specialty urologic care to patients throughout Ontario, the multi-million dollar infrastructure is home to an interactive learning centre, its own urology library, research offices, a conference room and twelve exam rooms. By streamlining the referral process and educating patients about sub-specialty care, the newly implemented education and referral model for patients and family physicians, guarantees patients a higher quality of care at a faster rate. Resources available to patients and physicians include access to web-based information, computer models, counseling and clinicians.
The Division of Urology is also home to one of Canada’s newest urological residency programs, granted by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2002. The Division facilitates the education of 11 residents and 1 fellow, providing the optimum material for training residents in a comprehensive program complimented by availability of urologists and scientists to provide the infrastructure for research training as well as post training fellowships. By combining research and clinical expertise the division provides for its residents and fellows state of the art, cutting edge treatment modalities that are evolving on a regular basis, ensuring knowledge translation of all new technologies.