About Dr. Vikis
A colorectal surgeon at Royal Columbian and Eagle Ridge Hospitals since 2012 and Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery, UBC, Elena Vikis is at the forefront of an international effort to introduce a new standard of care for one of the most common and deadliest cancers.
After starting practice in 2009, she became an early adopter of a promising new surgical technique for treating rectal lesions and cancers. Today, Dr. Vikis has become a leading practitioner in Canada of the procedure known as transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS). She has performed more TAMIS cases than anyone else in the country, introduced the new approach to surgical colleagues, co-organized the first congress on this topic in Canada, and presented at conferences in the US and Europe. In addition, she established sub-specialized colorectal surgical services, including an MIS Fellowship program, for Fraser Health, the largest health region in BC.
Dr. Vikis is a proud supporter of Colon Cancer Canada.