Why choose NYGH's Colorectal Cancer Program?

Here are some reasons why you should choose care here: 

North York General Hospital's 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 some of the best wait times, 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.

Richard, colorectal cancer patient


"The care I received from the team at NYGH was excellent. A day after my surgery I was walking, and three days later I was home.”

Richard, colorectal cancer patient



Sandra, colorectal cancer patient

Everyone, from my surgeon to rehabilitation and volunteers, was helpful and provided me excellent post-op information and care."

Sandra, colorectal cancer patient