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Multidisciplinary Cardiology Department

The Institute’s Multidisciplinary Cardiology Department includes the clinical cardiac surgery and cardiology divisions. Within the clinical cardiology division, a number of sectors serve to meet the ultraspecialized needs of tertiary cardiology, such as the hemodynamics, electrophysiology, echocardiography, heart failure and transplantation, cardiac prevention and rehabilitation, and congenital heart defects sectors, to name a few. 

Multidisciplinary Respirology and Thoracic Surgery Department

The Multidisciplinary Respirology and Thoracic Surgery Department has a regional and supraregional mandate to:

  • provide specialized and ultraspecialized services in respirology and thoracic surgery
  • organize and support the teaching of respiratory medicine and thoracic surgery to various types of health professionals
  • organize and support research on respiratory diseases in terms of investigating the causes and mechanisms of action of these diseases and the various treatments and measures that can be offered to patients
  • contribute to the development and evaluation of new technologies and treatments for such diseases

Obesity surgery

Obesity surgery, known as bariatric surgery, is recognized as an effective treatment for severe obesity. Obese patients can count on care provided by renowned specialists and the expertise of a multidisciplinary team that delivers efficient and effective services before, during and after surgery. Obesity surgery is an option for individuals with very severe obesity causing serious physical, psychological and social effects. This type of obesity is known as morbid obesity and falls into class II and class III World Health Organization (WHO) standards. The person must be a minimum of 45 kg (100 lbs.) above the ideal weight. Body mass index (BMI) can be used to determine a person’s ideal weight by dividing his or her weight (in kilograms) by his or her height (in square metres). Those eligible for surgery have a BMI over 35 kg/m² with associated diseases or over 40 kg/m² without associated diseases. Users are evaluated and prioritized according to several criteria.. All interventions are client-focused to ensure accessible, ongoing and quality services. The Obesity Surgery Department features: 

  • General Surgery Department
  • internal medicine, cardiology and respirology consultations
  • nutritional services
  • social services
  • diagnostic services (laboratory, radiology, cardiology)
  • respiratory physiology services
  • polysomnography services
  • outpatient consultations