What is EndoCARES?
We recognize how complex endometriosis can be, with its ability to affect other organs besides the uterus and ovaries — causing a range of bladder, bowel, and pain symptoms — and can even impact fertility. Our vision for the MUHC EndoCARES program is to bring together experts in the fields of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, fertility, radiology, colorectal surgery, urology, and thoracic surgery with one goal – providing patients with multi-system endometriosis the highest standard of care possible.
With this in mind, the MUHC Endometriosis Center for the Advancement of Research and Surgery is pleased to offer streamlined care, radiological, medical and surgical expertise, and personalized strategies for managing complex endometriosis according to patients’ priorities.
How do I get referred to the EndoCARES clinic?
To be seen at the EndoCARES clinic, please ask your doctor to complete and send the following referral form either by fax to 514-843-2888, or by email to email@example.com. Please note that, at the present time, this specialty clinic exclusively manages complex endometriosis, that is, patients with either:
evidence of deep endometriosis on ultrasound or MRI
(i.e. endometriomas, obliterated cul-de-sac, rectovaginal nodule, bowel or bladder lesion, diaphragmatic endometriosis), or
deep endometriosis diagnosed at prior surgery
(including colonoscopy or cystoscopy)
For patients who do not meet criteria, we suggest:
For suspected endometriosis without prior specialized imaging, consider an Endometriosis Ultrasound.
For patients without detectable endometriosis on imaging: referral to Gynecology through the CRDS or to the MUHC Gynecology Clinic @ Crowley Medical Clinic.
Fax: 514-856-5607 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For chronic pain, please refer to the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit.
Who are the gynecologic surgeons in the team?
Dr. A. Zakhari
MD, FRCSC, MGSC
Dr. Zakhari is an Assistant Professor at McGill University. He holds a fellowship in Advanced Gynecologic Surgery from Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto, and holds a Masters in Global Surgical Care from the University of British Columbia.
Dr. F. W. Mansour
MD, FRCSC, BSc, MSc
Dr. Mansour is an Assistant Professor at McGill University. He holds a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery from St-Michael's Hospital in Toronto, and a Masters of Science in Epidemiology.
Dr. J. Papillon Smith
MD, FRCSC, MEd
Dr. Papillon Smith is an Assistant Professor at McGill University. She holds a fellowship in Advanced Gynecologic Surgery from Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto, and a Masters in Medical Education from the University of Johns Hopkins.
Dr. S. Krishnamurthy
MD, FRCSC (Ed), FRCOG
Dr. Krishnamurthy is an Associate Professor at McGill University, and the Vice Chair of Education. He holds the position of Chief of the Division of Gynecology at the MUHC, and is the Program Director of the MIS Fellowship program.
Dr. D. B. Nguyen
Dr. Nguyen is an Assistant Professor at McGill University. He holds fellowships in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery from The Ottawa Hospital, Bowel Endometriosis from IFEM Endo in France, and simulation from DIME.
Dr. T. Tulandi
MD, MHCM, FRCSC, FACOG
Dr. Tulandi is a Professor at McGill University, and Chief of Department of OBGYN at the MUHC. He holds a Masters in Health Care Management from Harvard University, is editor-in-chief of the JOGC, and was named a "Surgical Legend" by the ASRM.
What is deep infiltrating endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a condition in which cells similar to those normally found within the uterus (lining the cavity) are also found in other parts of the body, such as on the ovaries or in the pelvis. Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women, and is a common cause of painful periods, pain with intercourse, pain with bowel movements and infertility. To read more about endometriosis, click on the pamphlet link below:
When endometriosis penetrates deeply into pelvic walls or surrounding organs, such as the bladder, bowel or diaphragm, it is referred to as deep infiltrating endometriosis. Its management requires a multi-disciplinary approach that includes gynecologic surgeons, expert radiologists, fertility specialists, and bowel, urological or thoraric surgeons. To read more about deep infiltrating endometriosis, click on the pamphlet link below:
Provincial, National, and Worldwide Endometriosis Societies:
https://endometriose.quebec/ (English coming soon)
https://endometriosisnetwork.com/ (National organization)
https://endometriosis.ca/ (World Endometriosis Society)
Understanding chronic pelvic pain:
MUHC EndoCARES Clinic
Royal Victoria Hospital
1001 Boul Décarie
Montreal, QC, H4A 3J1
C6 South 6.4152
After your doctor faxes the referral form, you will be contacted with an appointment.