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Ultra-Specialized Care


Trauma

It may seem hard to believe but, as recently as the early 1990s, the mortality rate of people entering hospitals in Quebec with traumatic injuries hovered around 50%, meaning half the people who made it to an emergency room with a life-threatening injury didn’t make it home. Since the establishment of Quebec’s province-wide trauma system …

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Mental Health Mission

One in five of us will experience mental illness in our lifetime. The problem is not only pervasive, but prejudice and fear still prevent many people from seeking help. The effects can be catastrophic on families and friends. But there is hope for recovery. Our mission is to provide the highest levels of patient care, …

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Thoracic Surgery

The Division of Thoracic Surgery treats patients with lung, stomach and esophageal cancers. These cancers generally have a poor prognosis, with five-year survival rates of between 15% and 20%. However, there have been remarkable advances in the treatment of lung and esophageal/gastric cancer in the past five to ten years, and surgeons at the Montreal …

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Orthopaedics

The Division of Orthopaedics at the Montreal General Hospital (MGH) is known as a leader in the treatment of spine, trauma, tumor, arthroplasty and sports surgery. Many critical orthopaedic patients are referred to the MGH because of the extensive expertise of the staff at the Orthopaedics department. On average, 150 to 200 new consults are …

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Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)

Established at the Montreal General Hospital in the 1970’s, the Dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) Clinic has become a nationally-recognized Centre of Excellence in clinical care, teaching and research. The OMFS Clinic has developed specialty programs in the treatment and diagnosis of oral cancer, comprehensive facial trauma, complex facial reconstruction and care to …

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Gastroenterology

At the forefront of endoscopic advancements, this division offers a largely research based academic environment. The MGH’s Gastrointestinal Division is unique for its inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) program. Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre of Excellence IBD, comprised of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, is the most common disabling chronic bowel illness. The incidence is increasing and …

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Other Specialties

Many programs at the Montreal General Hospital have distinguished themselves through the quality of their work and their spirit of innovation. The MGH is home to a variety of specialized departments and clinics, meeting the need for accurate diagnosis and cutting-edge treatment protocols. A good example of this concerted effort is the Rapid Access Unit …

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Cardiology

Cardiac Electrophysiology This medical specialty focuses on the diagnosis and management of cardiac arrhythmias. In the lab, the Cardiac Electrophysiology team implants pacemakers and defibrillators, and performs simple and complex ablations of different types of arrhythmias. Each year in the McGill University Health Centre, over 1200 devices are implanted, including over 400 implantable cardioverter defibrillator …

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