Thanks to Dr. Allan Toguri’s tireless dedication to his patients, and their generous donations in honour of his exceptional care, the urology operating room at SHN’s General hospital is now home to a brand-new KARL STORZ video tower.
A member of the SHN family for more than 30 years, Dr. Toguri is a veteran urologist who has always strived to achieve the absolute best for his patients- and he was determined to achieve it. After identifying the need for certain urology equipment in partnership with SHN Foundation, Dr. Toguri and his patients were able to fund the purchase of the video tower.
“My patients recognized that we need their support – to update hospital equipment, and continue providing the best care possible,” said Dr. Toguri. “We can’t do it alone.”
The KARL STORZ video tower is used for a wide array of urology endoscopic procedures such as cystoscopy, transurethral resection of prostate (TUR), ureterorenoscopy and laparoscopic procedures. To says that the video tower will provide “shorter procedure time, more accurate diagnosis, and safer surgical intervention” for patients.
“It’s inconceivable to perform these diagnostic or surgical procedures without this video system,” said Judy To, an SHN urology specialty resource nurse who has worked with Dr. Toguri since 1995. “It provides a crystal-clear image and also allows the surgeon the ability to customize the view to enhance the image in specific situations.”
A reception was held on May 6 by SHN Foundation to celebrate the launch of the machinery to staff and physicians in the urology department.
“Equipment such as this could not have been purchased without dedicated physicians like Dr. Toguri, who truly inspire their patients and others in the community to come together and make a difference in Scarborough’s health care,” said Michael Mazza, President and CEO, SHN Foundation.
Learn more about how SHN Foundation is helping our hospitals to shape the future of care at SHNFoundation.ca.