Huntsville Hospital Brings Back Orthopedic Surgery


Huntsville Hospital is offering orthopedic surgery for the first time in over a decade.

The hospital has approved five surgeons to perform orthopedic procedures such as arthroscopy, in which a small camera is inserted through the skin to diagnose joint problems, and hardware removal, in which doctors remove implants used to mend the bones. The five doctors are not permanently on staff, but will have designated days when they are on site.

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare president and CEO Natalie Bubela says the Huntsville hospital has not offered orthopedic procedures since she joined the organization in 2011. She says this addition to the hospital will make it easier for people to get the help they need.

“By expanding our surgical offering, we can hopefully reduce some of the surgery wait times in the Greater North Simcoe Muskoka region related to orthopedics,” Bubela said. “People won’t have to travel out of the region for these types of procedures, they will be able to get treatment closer to home.”

According to Bubela, offering these procedures would not be possible without the Huntsville Hospital Foundation funding the necessary equipment.

“Often what’s critical to being able to expand services like this is the capital equipment needs that come with it,” Bubela says. “I tip my hat to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation for helping to make this a reality, and to its generous donors for their support.


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