Phone: 905-575-5743

726 Upper James Street

Hamilton, Ontario L9C 2Z9

About Us

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GHA Surgical Centre is a new and exciting development in the delivery of ambulatory endoscopic services in the greater Hamilton area. Our facility is an 8,000 square foot, free standing development conveniently located on Upper James Street, near the corner of Mohawk Road. It is just a few minutes travel from the Linc and Highway 403.

Our facility has ample free parking and easy access for patients, their family, and our staff. There are two endoscopy procedure rooms plus two operating rooms which will function initially as endoscopy suites. There are assessment rooms and ambulatory procedure rooms on the lower level. We have created a facility that is a model of excellence in endoscopy and surgical service deilvery in a community based location.

Our Directors and Medical Staff include local community and hospital leaders who have practiced for years in Hamilton and maintain active hospital privileges. This allows us to provide continuity of care for any patients who may require hospital based medical or surgical treatment.

We are now accepting referrals for all endoscopic services, including upper G.I. endoscopy, and colonoscopy for both screening and symptomatic patients. We provide comprehensive services starting with a thorough assessment, leading to an investigative plan, and then a follow up/treatment plan of any identified issues. Our assessment of patients will allow us to determine if they are best suited for ambulatory or hospital based care and then make those arrangements for them. And all of our patients will receive anesthetic care from local academic hospital anesthesiologists.

William_PineWilliam Pine, B.Com, MD, FRCP

Anesthesiologist

Assistant Clinical Professor,
Department of Anesthesia Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University Hamilton Health Sciences, Department of Anesthesia Hamilton, ON

William Pine, MD, FRCP received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University in 1973, his medical degree from McMaster University in 1977 and his anesthesiology fellowship from McMaster in 1981.

He has been a member of the medical staff of Hamilton Civic Hospitals, subsequently, Hamilton Health Sciences since 1982. He has been a member of the Faculty of Medicine, McMaster University since 1982.

He has held many clinical and administrative positions during those years. He has served as Head of Anesthesia, Henderson Site, President of the Medical Staff and Chair of the Medical Staff Advisory Committee as well as a Board Member, Hamilton Civic Hospitals.

He continues to be active in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as a member of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Kamyar_KahnamouiKamyar Kahnamoui, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, MSc{HRM}

General Surgeon, Critical Care Intensivist, Trauma

Associate Professor,
Department of Surgery Faculty of Health Sciences,
McMaster University Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton – ON, Canada

After receiving his medical degree from Ottawa University in 1995, Dr. Kahnamoui completed his General Surgery training at McMaster University, followed by a fellowship in adult Critical Care Medicine at McMaster University. He obtained his Masters of Science in Health Research Methodology, in 2006.

Dr. Kahnamoui is the recipient of a McMaster Residency Teaching Award and past director of the CTU at the Hamilton General Hospital site. Dr. Kahnamoui has authored and contributed to a broad range of publications and is active in numerous professional organizations.

Dr. Kahnamoui is presently the Past-President of the Hamilton Academy of Medicine as well as the Secretary of District 4 for the Ontario Medical Association. He is in active practice in General Surgery and Critical Care at the Hamilton General Hospital.

susanSusan Reid, BA MD, FRCS(C)

General Surgeon, Critical Care Intensivist, Trauma

Professor and Chair Department of Surgery
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton, ON, Canada

After receiving her medical degree from McMaster University in 1987, Dr. Reid completed her General Surgery training at McMaster University in 1992 and followed with a fellowship in adult Critical Care Medicine at McMaster University. She joined the faculty of McMaster University in 1993, practicing General Surgery and Critical Care Medicine at the McMaster site until 2012 when her practice moved to the Hamilton General Hospital. Dr. Reid has served in many leadership positions locally and nationally. She is a Past President of the Canadian Association of General Surgeons, and Examiner for the Royal College. Dr. Reid is active in teaching and research in General Surgery and Surgical Education. She was appointed as the Chair of the Department of Surgery McMaster University in 2012, becoming the first female Department of Surgery Chair in Canadian history.

Niv Sne, BSc, MD, FRCS(C)Sne pic cropped

General Surgeon, Traumatologist, and Critical Care Consultant

Assistant Associate
Professor, Department of Surgery Faculty of Health Sciences,
McMaster University Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Dr. Sne completed his medical school training at the University of Ottawa in 1998. This was following by training in the General Surgery Residency program at McMaster University, with an additional year in the McMaster Clinical Investigator Program. In 2004, Dr Sne joined the faculty at the Hamilton General Hospital as an academic General Surgeon, Trauma Team Leader and Critical Care Consultant Assistant.

Alongside his clinical commitments Dr Sne has continued to lead and participate in multiple clinical trials in both General Surgery and trauma. In addition, Dr Sne has continued to demonstrate his commitment to education as the Clinical Teaching Unit Director at the Hamilton General site. Dr. Sne is a sought after speaker, participating in multiple national and international forums.

Dr. Reena Bhargava, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C)Reena Pic

General Surgeon

Achievements:

Dr. Bhargava completed both her medical school and surgical residency at the University of Western Ontario, and her Minimally Invasive fellowship at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio.
Dr. Bhargava has published multiple research papers and lead articles.

Memberships:

Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Association of General Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and American Society of Bariatric Surgery

Our Associate Physicians

General Surgeons
Dr. Nalin Amin Dr. Rahima Nenshi
Dr. Dan Bowser Dr. Federico Pampaloni
Dr. Samir Faidi Dr. Laura Vanderbeek
Dr. Wu Chao Ying Dr. Edward Passos
Dr. Frank Baillie Dr. Ned Gagic
Dr. Tim Rice
Gastroenterologists
 Dr. Abbas Merali
Anesthesiologists
Dr. Philippe Dass Dr. Andrea Dower Dr. Janet Farrell
Dr. James McChesney Dr. Geoffrey Rosenblood Dr. Amanda Whippey
Dr. Madi Ali Dr. Paul Jackson Dr. Anna Rosenberg
Dr. Briyesh Arya Dr. Andre Gagarine Dr. Corey Sawchuk
Dr. Joanna Rieber Dr. Liz Ling Dr. Hanna Tuszynska
Dr. Ama DeGraft-Johnson Dr. Linda Onorato Dr. Iwona Zieba
Dr. Jonathan Dingle Dr. Michael Parrish
Dr. James Paul Dr. Melanie Havers
Dr. Elzbieta Hubert Dr Chris Ricci
Internists
Dr. Ali-Reza Merali Dr. Damien Medina
Dr. Roman Jaeschke