Surrey Memorial Hospital’s thoracic surgery team. (Photo: Submitted)

OUR VIEW: Let’s celebrate Surrey’s medical triumphs

Surrey a scene of important medical breakthroughs and cutting-edge medical advancements

Surrey has had 56 shootings so far this year. Many of its public schools are overcrowded; there is traffic congestion and, sadly, homeless people are living in tents.

But this rapidly growing city is also the scene of important medical breakthroughs and cutting-edge medical advancements that are helping people within and outside its borders, and that’s something all residents can be proud of.

In our latest issue of the Now-Leader you’ll read about new technology developed here in Surrey that is considered “game-changing” for brain health. Acclaimed Surrey neuroscientist Dr. Ryan D’Arcy described it as “the world’s first objective physiological yardstick for brain function.”

READ ALSO: OUR VIEW: Vulnerable renters get a needed break

READ ALSO: OUR VIEW: New child care spaces a baby step for Surrey

Last week, we brought you a report on how Surrey’s thoracic surgeons are on the cutting edge, so to speak, performing “incision-less” procedures which are a first in Western Canada.

Moreover, a Veterans Village described as a “centre of excellence” will be developed in Whalley where soldiers, emergency first-responders and veterans can receive treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and other medical issues. It will also feature a research and rehabilitation centre focusing on robotics, exoskeletons and other devices that will help amputees.

Researchers at Surrey’s Simon Fraser University campus have also developed technology aimed at preventing sports concussion injuries. Another “game changer,” as they say.

These are just some of the medical breakthroughs happening in Surrey, a city that does have its problems. But don’t forget it also has many triumphs, and more on the way, of which we can all be proud.

Now-Leader

Just Posted

Surrey-based group maps places to find affordable food

Surrey and White Rock Food Coalition targets food security

Youth and seniors learn from each other

Seniors Health Network launches intergenerational program in White Rock

Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society raises $8,000

Donations collected at Christmas event last week

Realtor blanket drive collects 360 bags of clothing

Annual event helps South Surrey and White Rock residents in need

VIDEO: Hundreds of volunteers collect, wrap toys in Surrey at Sikh elementary school

Guru Nanak Free Kitchen, Sikh Academy partner together on annual toy drive

MAP: Christmas light displays in Surrey, Langley and beyond

Send us pictures of your National Lampoon-style lit-up homes, nativity scenes or North Pole playlands

Canadians spent almost $64,000 on goods and services in 2017

Households in B.C. each spent $71,001 with housing costs contributing to higher average

Speaker at rally says Alberta oil ‘puts tofu on the table in Toronto!’

RCMP estimated more than 1,500 people attended the rally in Grande Prairie

White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand

Without a resolution, parts of the federal government will shut down at midnight on Friday, Dec. 21

Canucks score 3 power-play goals in 4-2 win over Oilers

Vancouver sniper Boeser has 6 goals in last 5 games

VIDEO: Giants head into holidays with a win at home

Vancouver G-Men don’t play next until Dec. 28, after 2-1 victory over Prince George Sunday.

Microscopic parasite found in Prince Rupert water affecting thousands

More than 12,000 residents affected by the boil water advisory issued Dec. 14

Trudeau lashes out at Conservatives over migration “misinformation”

Warning against the “dangers of populism,” Trudeau says using immigration as a wedge political issue puts Canada’s future at risk.

B.C. hockey coach creates ‘gear library’ to remove cost barrier of sport

Todd Hickling gathered donations and used gear to remove the cost barrier for kids to play hockey.

Most Read