Dr. Martin Simons has been an interventional and abdominal radiologist at Toronto Western Hospital for over 35 years. After completing a BSc. and MD from the University of Toronto, he interned at The Royal Columbian Hospital, in New Westminster, BC, followed by a year of general practice in BC. Dr. Simons then completed a radiology residency at the University of British Columbia, and a fellowship in Interventional Radiology at Toronto Western Hospital.
Dr. Simons has a subspecialty interest in embolization therapy, including vascular malformations. He is a Founder in Interventional Radiology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and a Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiologists.
Because of his busy clinical schedule, his golf game suffers badly.
- Recycling of polystyrene-based external thermal insulation composite systems - Application of combined mechanical and chemical recycling
The material recycling of complex waste streams such as external thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS) is challenging, which is why their […]
- Superior Vena Cava Syndrome due to Thrombosis Around Hemodialysis Catheter Mimicking Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
- Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) for an Extracranial Arteriovenous Malformation of the Pelvis
Extracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are rare pathological, benign conditions that are characterized by aberrantly connected arteries and […]
- Initial Canadian Experience of Prostate Artery Embolization for Symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Midterm Outcomes
CONCLUSION: Prostate artery embolization achieved a clinically and statistically significant prostate volume reduction, symptom and QoL improvement, […]
- Severe Gastric Mucosal Necrosis: A Complication of Bariatric Arterial Embolization
- Arteriovenous fistula and high output cardiac failure in a double lung transplant patient
We present a case of a high cardiac output (CO) arteriovenous fistula (AVF) with pulmonary hypertension (PH) post-double lung transplant presenting […]
- Correction to: Minimally Invasive Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Economic Evaluation from a Standardized Hospital Case Costing System
The original version of this article published previously contained an error.
- Minimally Invasive Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Economic Evaluation from a Standardized Hospital Case Costing System
CONCLUSIONS: The total hospital costs of PAE at our institution are significantly lower than those of PVP and TURP.
- Conservative management of type 1A endoleaks at completion angiogram in endovascular repair of infra-renal abdominal aortic aneurysms with current generation stent grafts
CONCLUSION: A conservative approach may be used in the management of patients with proximal type 1A endoleaks on completion angiography once maximum […]
- Toothpick-induced aortoenteric fistula presenting as sepsis
Aortoenteric fistulas (AEF) are a rare but life-threatening cause of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. We present the case of a primary AEF caused by […]
- Successful balloon assisted percutaneous thrombin injection of right subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm
CONCLUSIONS: This clinical vignette highlights the potential of balloon catheter-assisted percutaneous ultrasound-guided thrombin injection as an […]
- Intraarterial Lidocaine for Pain Control in Uterine Artery Embolization: A Prospective, Randomized Study
CONCLUSIONS: Lidocaine injected in the uterine arteries reduced postprocedural pain and narcotic agent dose after UAE. There were more cases of […]
- Safety and Effectiveness of Percutaneously Inserted Peritoneal Ports Compared to Surgically Inserted Ports in a Retrospective Study of 87 Patients with Ovarian Carcinoma over a 10-Year Period
CONCLUSION: Percutaneously inserted peritoneal ports are a safe alternative to surgically inserted ports, demonstrating similar technical success and […]
- The Parable of the Errant Chest Drain in the Heart: Is There Only 1 Option?
Accidental intraventricular placement of a pericardiocentesis catheter is a rare but well-recognized complication. Failure to achieve adequate […]
- Does Technical Success of Angioplasty in Dysfunctional Hemodialysis Accesses Correlate with Access Patency?
CONCLUSION: Technical failures of PTA had a significant impact on access patency among AVFs with a trend toward poorer access patency within AVGs.
- Translumbar Tunneled Hemodialysis Line Placement through the Left Gonadal Vein
- Elastic Recoil after Balloon Angioplasty in Hemodialysis Accesses: Does It Actually Occur and Is It Clinically Relevant?
Purpose To qualify and quantify elastic recoil and determine its effect on access patency. Materials and Methods Research ethics board approval was […]
- The ulnar artery pseudoaneurysm
- Randomized Trial Comparing Radiologic Pigtail Gastrostomy and Peroral Image-Guided Gastrostomy: Intra- and Postprocedural Pain, Radiation Exposure, Complications, and Quality of Life
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the differences in insertion technique and tube caliber, the measured outcomes of POG and PG are comparable.
- Use of a transjugular needle to cross a benign ureteric stricture
- Efficacy of Ovarian Artery Embolization for Uterine Fibroids: Clinical and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evaluations
CONCLUSIONS: We observed OAE to be an effective and safe adjunct to uterine artery embolization when hypertrophic ovarian artery(ies) require […]
- Venous aneurysms in autogenous hemodialysis fistulas: is there an association with venous outflow stenosis
CONCLUSIONS: Outflow stenosis was observed to be associated with venous aneurysms in AVFs with a more statistically significant association in […]
- Concealed postpartum hemorrhage treated with transcatheter arterial embolization
CONCLUSION: A vaginal arteriovenous fistula should be considered in cases of concealed postpartum hemorrhage; transcatheter arterial embolization is […]
- Central venous stenosis associated with pacemaker leads: short-term results of endovascular interventions
CONCLUSIONS: Endovascular interventions across PM leads resulted in no adverse clinical cardiac or PM sequelae, but with limited primary patency […]
- Patency of femoral tunneled hemodialysis catheters and factors predictive of patency failure
CONCLUSION: Patients who were of a more advanced age and had diabetes were at greater risk of femoral catheter failure, whereas those who received […]
- Sudden loss of consciousness during hemodialysis
- Exaggerated increase in cardiac output during exercise in patients with peripheral high-flow arteriovenous malformations
CONCLUSIONS: Exercise intolerance in AVM patients may be due to an imbalance in ΔQ/ΔVO₂ resulting from increased shunting through the AVM. […]
- A procedure for providing advice and support for nurses with a disability
Declaring a disability can prove challenging for an individual. It may also represent a challenge for that individual's manager, particularly if it […]
- Direct percutaneous embolization of a renal pseudoaneurysm with use of N-butyl cyanoacrylate
- Effectiveness of stent-graft placement for salvage of dysfunctional arteriovenous hemodialysis fistulas
CONCLUSIONS: Stent-graft placement in dysfunctional autogenous hemodialysis fistulas is technically feasible and effective in preserving function and […]