Day surgery or ambulatory surgery means that your child will be safely discharged from the hospital and allowed to go home on the same day that they have a surgical or interventional procedure under general anesthesia. For some patients, day surgery is the point of entry to the hospital, even if the child is admitted to the hospital only after the procedure.
Our service provides high-quality, evidence-based care from evaluation to investigation and medical and surgical treatments.
The Montreal Children’s Hospital is a tertiary/quaternary care centre that is also dedicated to providing consultant level pediatric care to the children of Montreal and the surrounding regions. We work in collaboration with a large network of pediatricians on and off the island to ensure that all kids who need to see a pediatrician, can see a pediatrician. Not all kids need to be seen at The Children’s, so depending on a child’s needs we ensure that they are seen at the right place.
The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology of the Montreal Children’s Hospital was started by Dr. Hannah Strawczynski in the 1970s. Over the years, the division expanded under the direction of Dr. Julie Paquin and Dr. Ciaran Duffy. The division focuses on clinical care, teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students, and clinical research. Currently, Dr. Claire LeBlanc is the director of the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology.