Dr. Peter Stotland is fellowship-trained Surgical Oncologist who completed residency in general surgery at the University of Toronto and is the recipient of many local and national teaching awards.
After a combined fellowship in general surgical oncology and minimally invasive surgery at the University of Toronto, he began a clinical staff appointment Sunnybrook Hospital. He is currently the Deputy Chief of Surgery and Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto.
His clinical practice is focused on the treatment of the gastrointestinal malignancies (tumours) and implementation of minimally invasive techniques. He has been at the forefront of using new surgical techniques such as TAMIS and TaTME. North York General Hospital (NYGH) is one of only a few hospitals in Canada that offers transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) for colorectal cancer. TAMIS is a procedure that removes tumours in the rectum faster than traditional procedures, causing less pain and a shorter recovery time.
“Dr. Stotland's approach was so reassuring I wasn't even worried about the surgery, especially after he explained the cancer would be removed laparoscopically".
- Richard Crouse, Patient
Dr. Stotland and his surgical colleagues also perform laparoscopic gastrectomies, making NYGH one of only three hospitals in the GTA to do so. In addition to specialized surgeries, more breast, colorectal and other gastrointestinal surgeries are done at North York General than any other hospital in the Central Local Health Integration Network.
As testament to his commitment to mentoring young surgeons, Dr. Stotland has been recognized with a number of major teaching awards in recognition of his teaching performance, including the Integrated Medical Education Award for Excellence in Community‐Based Teaching, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and The Robert Mustard Mentorship Division of General Surgery, University of Toronto.
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Watch the video to see how Dr. Stotland and our cancer team are here for you from diagnosis to survivorship.