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Dr. Jean-Martin Laberge

Chirurgien Pédiatrique

Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants

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Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants

Background Information

Employment History

Pediatric Surgeon

McGill University


Medical Advisory Board Member
Best Doctors Canada Inc

Chairman of the Specialty Committee In Pediatric General Surgery
Royal College

Vice-Chair and Chair of the Fetal Therapy Committee
American Pediatric Surgical Association



Laval University

Web References (30 Total References)

GP STEP  |  Global Pediatric Surgical Technology and Education Project [cached]

Dr. Jean-Martin Laberge Montreal Children's Hospital

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Dr. Jean-Martin Laberge (left) , Pediatric Surgeon and Andrea Secord, Genetic Counsellor.

Recognized as a Canadian leader in the emergent field of fetal therapy, the FDTG is the brainchild of Dr. Jean-Martin Laberge, who conducted fetal surgery research at the UCSF in 1984. "I wanted a front row seat to learn from the pioneer in fetal surgery," he says. "The awe of intervening before birth, to save the unborn child, or to prevent or minimize severe consequences of malformations, attracted me to this nascent field."
(Left to right) Dr. Samir Khalife, Dr. David Rosenblatt, Dr. Richard Brown, Lola Cartier, Genetic Counsellor, Dr. Jean-Martin Laberge (not seen) and Andrea Secord (not seen) take part in biweekly rounds.
"We were probably the first centre to have an integrated 'fetal interest' team in Canada, but we did not make the FDTG official until 15 years later at a press conference in 2000," explains Dr. Laberge. Fetal interventionists on the team include pediatric surgeons, neurosurgeons, pediatric cardiologists, perinatalogists, neonatologists and genetic counsellors.
But another event would soon thrust the FDTG into the limelight. In December 2000, Dr. Laberge and his surgical team made international headlines when they performed the first EXIT procedure (Ex-utero Intrapartum Treatment) in Quebec. They operated on a 32-week gestation fetus with a massive teratoma attached to her neck while she was still in her mother's womb. The benign, but life-threatening growth was larger than the baby's head and weighed 1.4 kg, almost as much as she did once the tumour was removed (1.6 kg).
Dr. Jean-Martin Laberge (left) and Dr. Robert Gagnon, Director of the McGill Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Director of the MUHC Division of Obstetrics, discuss a case following the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Group's biweekly rounds.
The upper body and the teratoma were cautiously lifted from the womb and both were held for almost 40 minutes as Dr. Laberge and pediatric anesthesiologist Dr. Karen Brown inserted a breathing tube into the baby girl and checked its position by bronchoscopy.
Three hours after her birth, Dr. Laberge removed the teratoma in a complicated and? delicate operation that lasted almost four hours. Liora was then admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where she stayed for the next three months. She is now a vibrant and happy 12 - year old.
Liora (left), seen here with Dr. Jean-Martin Laberge, was the first baby born in Quebec by EXIT procedure (Ex-utero Intrapartum Treatment), which was performed when Liora's mother was at 32 weeks gestation.
Dr. Laberge says services will be enhanced when the MCH and RVH move to the Glen site in 2015. - Faculty and Staff [cached]

Dr Jean-Martin Laberge

The Montreal Children's Hospital - Our researchers [cached]

Dr. Jean-Martin Laberge The Montreal Children's Hospital - Our researchers

Dr. Jean-Martin Laberge
Fetal Surgery/CDH
Formerly, our laboratory was involved in the prenatal treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

The Montreal Children's Hospital - Our researchers [cached]

Dr. Jean-Martin Laberge, Fetal Surgery/CDH

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