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September 2021

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Latest Newsletter September 2021

POP has had a very challenging and rewarding year.  To follow the Ministry of Health Guidelines, we have had to reduce the number of patients seen in the POP offices, in order to take the time to sterilize all equipment between patients.  Masks are worn by all.  However, at the same time, several students working on their Master and PhD are developing a very successful telehealth program, where patients are seen at the initial appointment and then for the pre-op, the 4-week and 8-week assessments.  During the program, exercises and any health issues (nutrition and psycho-social support) are dealt with virtually (using Zoom and wrist wearables) or by phone.  We continue to work mostly in colorectal, esophageal and lung cancer, peripheral vascular disease and hernias.  Time is split between clinical and research patients.

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