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Sections within Surgery

Cardiac Surgery Section

An integral part of the Cardiac Sciences Program, the Cardiac Surgery Section at the University of Manitoba integrates cardiac surgical trainees in all cardiac specialties, including cardiology, cardiac surgery, cardiac anasthesia, cardiac critical care and cardiac rehabilitation.

General Surgery Section

In the General Surgery Section, surgical trainees train under faculty with a broad range of general surgery subspecialty disciplines at the Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface General Hospital, as well as at community hospitals in Winnipeg, Selkirk and rural Manitoba.

Neurosurgery Section

The only neurosurgical unit in Manitoba, the Section of Neurosurgery at UM serves Northwestern Ontario, Nunavut and Manitoba in state-of-the-art neurosurgical operating theatres. Within the section, eight neurosurgeons specialize in all neurosurgical subspecialties which include cerebrovascular, spinal functional, cranial nerve, peripheral nerve, stereotactic and pediatric neurosurgery.

Orthopedic Surgery Section

Established in 1907, the Section of Orthopedic Surgery specialties include spine, arthroplasty, foot and ankle, hand, sports, trauma, upper extremity, lower extremity and pediatrics. The section is part of innovative research initiatives that benefit patient care, residents and stakeholders in the Orthopedic and academic communities.

Pediatric Surgery Section

The referral centre for Manitoba, Nunavut and Northwestern Ontario, the Pediatric Surgery Section provides general surgical services for neonates, infants, and children up to and including 16 years of age.

Plastic Surgery Section

The Plastic Surgery Section provides all plastic surgical care to the province of Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and a significant portion of Nunavut. All microvascular reconstruction, breast reconstruction, major burn treatment and hand surgery are solely provided by plastic surgeons in the province. The section also provides significant care in craniofacial surgery, upper extremity and lower extremity reconstruction, skin cancers, complex wound reconstruction and esthetic surgery.

Thoracic Surgery Section

Located at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre, the Thoracic Surgery Section provides a full range of general thoracic surgery procedures, including surgery for lung, esophageal, gastric, tracheal and mediastinal cancers as well as specializing in minimally invasive surgery for benign and malignant diseases of the chest and upper gastrointestinal tract. The Wilf Taillieu Thoracic Surgery Endoscopy Unit and Clinic allows this section to deliver advanced and minimally-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients, rapidly and safely.

Urology Section

The Section of Urology provides tertiary care in a wide range of adult and pediatric urological services, including urological oncology, shock wave lithotripsy, endourology, male infertility, insertion of prosthetic urinary sphincters and penile prostheses, and surgical management of incontinence and voiding disorders. Oncology surgery performs major open surgery and laparoscopy, including laparoscopic nephrectomy, pyeloplasty, partial nephrectomy and radical prostatectomy.

Vascular Surgery Section

Vascular Surgery is the surgical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of diseases of the arterial, venous, and lymphatic vascular systems. The Vascular Surgery Section serves patients from Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario and offers a full range of vascular procedures, treating patients through open surgical and endovascular techniques.

What we offer

department Research

Research in the Department of Surgery is a growing part of our faculty, supporting surgeons and patients through the development of evidence-based medicine.

Our researchers

Learn more about the groundbreaking research being conducted by faculty members in the Department of Surgery.

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Undergraduate Research Awards

Each year, the University of Manitoba provides a multitude of unique learning opportunities through the undergraduate research awards. This program allows undergraduate students to interact with the best minds and research leaders in their fields. This experience opens them up to new possibilities for a research career in either government, academic or industry sectors.

Faculty and staff

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Max Rady College of Medicine
AE101-820 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Canada