Division of Surgery

Head:  Dr. Anne Méziat-Burdin

Administrative Officer:
Ms. Christine Murray
Telephone : 819 346-1110, ext. 14483

Division Members

  • Dr. Yvan Blouin (CTP)
  • Dr. Émilie Comeau (FTP)
    Laparoscopic surgery including digestive and adrenal surgery. Bariatric surgery.  Endoscopies.  Varicose veins.
  • Dr. Ghislain Devroede (FTP)
    Pelvic floor pathology.
  • Dr. André Forget (CTP)
  • Dr. Gonzalo Gonzalez (CTP)
  • Dr. Jean-Yves Hamel (CTP)
  • Dr. Valérie Leblanc (FTP)
  • Dr. Jean Ledoux (CTP)
  • Dr. Marcel Martin (FTP)
    Critical care and traumatology
  • Dr Sandeep Mayer (FTP)
    Pediatric surgery
  • Dr François Mosimann (FTP)
    Hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery.  Digestive surgery.  Peripheral vascular surgery.  Endocrine surgery.  Dialysis surgery.  Organ procurement.  Kidney transplant.  Endoscopies.
  • Dre Nathalie McFadden (FTP)
  • Dre Anne Méziat-Burdin (FTP)
    Bariatric surgery.
  • Dr Alain Ouimet (CTP)
    Pediatric surgery
  • Dr Mario Viens (CTP)

CTP: Clinical Teaching Professor; FTP: Full-Time University Professor

Clinical Activities

The activities of the Division of Surgery are split up between the CHUS’s two components, Fleurimont Hospital and Hôtel-Dieu. Its members perform, for adults and children, emergency and elective interventions related to the digestive tube (from oesophagus to anus), liver, biliary tract, pancreas, spleen, obesity, endocrine glands, breast, and hernias. During the past few years, significant efforts were made to develop surgical techniques in relation with the liver, obesity, and chronic renal failure (arteriovenous fistulae for hemodialysis, installation of catheters for continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, deceased donor renal transplant, living donor renal transplant with laparoscopic procurement). New services related to pediatric urology will be added in 2007.

Moreover, the division also offers services related to upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopies, and acts as an advisor in the management and follow-up of major traumatisms affecting the trunk.

Academic Activities

From an academic point of view, full-time university professors are involved in undergraduate teaching (at least two courses) and all division members contribute to clerk teaching. All members are also involved in resident training (see section on the residency program).

Research activities

Throughout their training, residents have periods dedicated to the development of a research project under the supervision of a faculty member. At the very least, project results must be presented at the Department of Surgery’s Scientific Day.

With regard to division members, they have, at some point, contributed to the surgical literature. The list of their specific interests as well as their publications indexed in Medline and PubMed can be seen in the “Research” Section.