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Centre for Minimal Access Surgery (CMAS)
Training and research facilities for minimally invasive procedures

CMAS is a McMaster University Centre located in St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. The Centre provides state of the art facilities, education and training in minimally invasive procedures for surgeons and nurses.

CMAS promotes and supports world-class research into the outcome and development of new minimal access procedures in both applied and clinical research, promoting innovative surgical techniques and offering support and mentorship to participants.

Clinical Research projects included comprehensive clinical studies, multi year randomized trials and complex projects like the; “Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery for Treatment of Complicated Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Patients: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Pilot Study” being embarked upon in collaboration with St. Joseph’s Healthcare and Hamilton Health Sciences are among the clinical research projects currently being conducted at the Centre.

Applied Research conducted at CMAS includes telehealth and telerobotic initiatives, telementoring and research into the development and testing of novel surgical robotic devices that include the Image Guided Automated Robot (IGAR) systems currently being developed by the Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation (CSii) for use in the early detection and treatment of diseases in the breast, lungs, liver, kidneys, spine, bone, etc.

The multidisciplinary centre provides skills training, produces educational seminars, special events and conferences, supports corporate and industry partnerships with information sessions, participation in product launches, demonstrations and tutorials.

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