In June, 2011, Club Calabrese of Sault Ste. Marie continued its support Sault Area Hospital in its quest to purchase expensive equipment which is required to meet changing demands. Dr. Anis Aziz, a urologist, requires specialized and expensive equipment such as a hydroflex pump which aids in the visualization of stones so they can be removed from the kidney or ureter; a laparoscope, a much less invasive method of surgery that can be used in procedures such as the removal of a kidney due to cancer. Previously, patients had to travel for such surgery.
Previous donations supported the purchase of equipment to for Dr. Damian Micomonaco’s practice, a ear, nose and throat specialist.
“With the new laparoscopic and endourology equipment, I look forward to being able to provide the same expert care and service in oncology and stone surgical treatment here as would otherwise only be available at out-of-town referral centres. I thank all donors for their continued support in advancing high level medical care in our community,” says Dr. Aziz.