Vascular Surgery

Head:  Dr. Marc-Antoine Despatis

Administrative Officer: 
Ms. Johanne Turgeon
Telephone: 819 346-1110, ext. 14237

Clinical Activities


The use of echography and Doppler devices enables the vascular surgeon to:

  • Diagnose vascular pathologies: aneurysm, carotidian and renal stenosis, arterial and venous disease, peripheral
  • Determine their severity
  • Follow their progressioin
  • Evaluate the response to treatment

The vascular surgeon also makes use of other diagnostic methods:

  • Angioscan
  • Angioresonance
  • Arteriography


In addition to evaluating the vascular health, the vascular surgeon contributes to prevention by his/her involvement in: 

  • The decrease in risk factor
  • Exercise programs
  • The use of antiplatelets
  • The use of antilipidics

The vascular surgeon also performs the long-term follow-up of the patients.


The vascular surgeon determines the best treatment in accordance with the established diagnosis.  The treatment can be:


  • Claudication
  • Carotidian stenosis
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Lymphoedema
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Raynaud's disease


  • Endovascular treatment of aneurysms
  • Angioplasty and stenting: peripheral, carotidian
  • Endovascular treatment of venous insufficiency


  • Cure of aneurysm
  • Carotidian endarterectomy
  • Peripheral bypass
  • saphenectomy

Academic Activities

The Division of Vascular Surgery is actively involved in both undergraduate and postdoctoral teaching.