Colorectal Cancer Program

North York General Hospital's Colorectal Cancer Program in Toronto offers the best cancer surgery wait times in Ontario, the most surgical oncologists in the Central LHIN and the only survivorship program in the Greater Toronto Area.

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Patient Navigator Michelle
                                                                  Visit the Colorectal Cancer Program microsite.

Colorectal Diagnostic Assessment Program Online Referral Form
Colorectal Diagnostic Assessment Program  Referral Form Download: Colorectal Diagnostic Assessment Program referral form (PDF)
Expedited Colonoscopy Program Referrral Form. Download: Expedited Colonoscopy Program Referral Form (Word)

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Who do we serve?

Patients who have biopsy-proven, primary colon or rectal cancer.

North York General's Colorectal Cancer Program cares for patients along their entire journey; from diagnosis to quality care to surgical treatment to chemotherapy through to survivorship or palliative care.

  • We are one of the very few hospitals in Canada to review every single colorectal cancer case by a multidisciplinary tumour board.
  • We are leaders in transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS)
  • We are recognized by Cancer Care Ontario Access for having the lowest cancer surgery wait times in Ontario, three years in a row
  • We are actively participating in clinical trials and research.

The program offers the best wait times, the most surgical oncologists in the Central LHIN, Canada's only Colorectal Cancer Survivorship Program with a dedicated Colorectal Cancer Patient Navigator, expertise in minimally invasive surgery, regular communication every step of the way and one-step referral services.
Additionally, symptomatic patients can access expedited colonoscopies, receive support from a dedicated patient navigator and customized information kits and online resources.

Our surgeons

Dr. Stan Feinberg; Dr. Usmaan Hameed; Dr. Peter Stotland; Dr. Nancy Down; Dr. Yasser Botros;
Dr. Simon Iu; Dr. Donna McRitchie; Dr. Brian Pinchuk; Dr. David Smith; Dr. Lloyd Smith
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