Meet Our Team
Almonte General Hospital has two Obstetrician/Gynaecologists on Active Staff. The Hospital is designated as a level 1B/low-risk facility. The obstetrical team works together on-call. This shared model is key to retaining and sustaining our providers.
Drs Awwad and Caloia provide a full range of obstetrical services to women of the Ottawa Valley, including appropriately selected high-risk patients. This may include women carrying twins, well-controlled diabetic or hypertensive (high blood pressure) mothers, and breech presentations. Both Drs Caloia and Awwad offer external cephalic version (ECV) for persistent breech presentations, to help mothers avoid a cesarean section.
Any woman felt to be at a higher risk than is appropriate for AGH may be referred to another hospital, usually to colleagues at the Ottawa Hospital.
A broad range of gynecological services are available at AGH. Both Drs Caloia and Awwad perform minimally invasive surgery using laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures (“keyhole” or “camera” surgery). We have access to cutting-edge equipment that is measurably safer and more effective than similar devices.
Hysteroscopic procedures are done using the MyoSure Tissue Removal System and, as an alternative to hysterectomy and hormones, we offer the NovaSure Advanced Endometrial Ablation System. Almonte General Hospital is the only hospital in the Ottawa Valley that offers these two options to women requiring treatment for common gynecological concerns.
Drs Awwad and Caloia perform hysterectomies, and offer both vaginal and abdominal procedures to women desiring definitive treatment.
Dr Awwad is one of the few gynaecologists in the Ottawa area offering laser for genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GUSM). This novel option uses laser light as an alternative to hormones to effectively and safely treat this common concern. Note that this procedure is not covered by OHIP.
◦ Dr. Bahaa Awwad, MD, FRCSC , Chief of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - 613-256-8800
◦ Dr. Dave Caloia, BSc, MD, FRCSC - 613-256-3950