Paris University VII, Xavier Bichat Faculty of Medicine, Paris, France
Institut de Recherche contre les Cancers de l'Appareil Digestif (IRCAD), Strasbourg, France, Diplomas in Urological Surgery and Laparoscopic Surgery
Internship/Residency: Paris University VII
Fellowship: Ph.D, Laser Physics – Paris
Interests: Endourology, including laparoscopy and robotics
Academic Rank: Associate profesor
Dr Anidjar is involved in prostate cancer and robotics research. He was recruited from France in 2000 to help start McGill’s laparoscopy program. That same year, he was part of a team that performed Quebec’s first ever laparoscopic radical prostectomy at the Jewish General. The operation involves removing a cancerous prostate through tiny keyholes, using a miniature camera to guide the procedure. Dr Anidjar and his colleagues at the Jewish General also were pioneers in laparoscopic nephrectomy to remove cancerous kidneys. Laparoscopic surgery provides tremendous benefits to patients — much less risk of bleeding, less pain and faster recovery times. He is presently in charge of the Robotics Program in Urology. Dr Anidjar is the only surgeon performing robotic prostatectomy in Quebec, using the hospital’s newly acquired da Vinci S surgical robot to take laparoscopy to the next level.