Centre of excellence in interventional medicine
This project, unique in Canada, aims to expand services in interventional medicine and interventional cardiology by building the first fully integrated procedure room with state-of-the-art equipment allowing us to take patient care to the next level. In addition, this centre will make it possible to treat a greater number of patients while solidifying the busy interventional service.
This project will be crucial for ongoing development of interventional procedures and ensure state-of-the-art teaching to veterinary students and specialists alike. This integrated centre will enable us to offer a wide range of diagnostic and treatment options for conditions involving the respiratory, cardiovascular and urinary tracts.
his project will allow our specialized veterinarians to continue to develop minimally invasive procedures from which patients may fully benefit.
Interventional medicine and cardiology allow us to treat a wide range of conditions in many types of patients (dogs, cats, horses, cows, exotics, etc.) with state-of-the-art technologies such as endoscopy, laparoscopy and fluoroscopy. This specialized equipment allows us to perform minimally invasive procedures providing increased patient comfort and short recovery. Procedures are performed through the patient’s various natural orifices or through a very small incision (a few millimetres). Interventional medicine also offers the opportunity to reach areas in the body otherwise not accessible for example inside the heart.
Examples of interventional procedures :
- Bladder stone removal
- Treatment of kidney stones
- Laser surgery (tumours, strictures, ectopic ureters, etc.)
- Stent placement (trachea, urethra, ureter, blood vessel, etc.)
- Cardiac catheterization for the treatment of congenital heart disease
This 2 M$ project will include a C-Arm fluoroscopy system (1 M$), an integrated display system with multiple screens for intraoperative monitoring ($200,000 to $300,000), integrated anesthesia systems ($100,000), various endoscopy towers ($150,000) as well as the necessary infrastructure.
The Centre of Excellence in Interventional Medicine will make the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire a pioneer in interventional medicine at an international level.