Women’s health: research and state-of-the-art mecidal equipment


Original title: Working together for women’s health

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal—newly headed by Dr. Walter H. Gotlieb—is implementing exceptional personalized care to provide women of all ages with case-by-case treatments, including robotic surgery for cancer. An event dedicated to this cause will be held on September 12.

In 2019, Dr. Walter H. Gotlieb, Professor of Ob-Gyn and Oncology and Director of Surgical Oncology at McGill University, was appointed Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Jewish General Hospital, where he has been Director of Gynecologic Oncology since 2003. During his career, he has practiced in his native Belgium, as well as Israel, California, and Quebec, and has proctored twenty-five robotic surgeries in several countries.

Today, Dr. Gotlieb is busy organizing a fundraising event in collaboration with a group of women representing all Quebec communities who receive high quality care at the Jewish General Hospital. The event will be held on September 12 at Théâtre Maisonneuve and will feature the musical production The Beat of the Street. This first-ever fundraising evening, organized under the leadership of the hospital and its visionary foundation, will enable the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology to provide optimal patient care and develop a major interactive research platform to improve the condition and treatment of women locally and internationally.

“With your support, we will enter a new era of artificial intelligence, and incorporate it into our care for the benefit of patients. Our team is made up of highly qualified and motivated professionals committed to providing women with exceptional treatments including pregnancy care, complex minimally invasive surgery by laparoscopy and robotic surgery for cancer,” says Dr. Gotlieb. Over the years, the Department has contributed to advancing care worldwide through innovative epidemiological studies and treatments in high-risk obstetrics. For Dr. Gotlieb, the implementation of robotics as a new approach to gynecological surgery could not have been possible without the team’s support.

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“The Department invests heavily in the training of ‘clinician researchers’” says Dr. Gotlieb. “These are physicians who constantly go back and forth from the patient’s bedside to the laboratory in order to shape tomorrow’s healthcare, and give women access to the most innovative treatments,” he explains.

As some pathologies may occur during pregnancy, subspecialized clinics are necessary to provide precision medicine and personalized care to expectant mothers. With this in mind, the department will develop research units designed specifically for pregnant women, exploring the best ways to care for mothers-to-be and their babies.

In addition to improving care and advancing scientific discoveries, the donations received will be used to acquire state-of-the-art telemedicine equipment. This will make it easier for patients to receive care in the comfort of their own home, without having to visit the hospital. By the same token, the Department will create animation videos dedicated to patient information and education. These videos, available in 17 languages, will all be accessible online.

On September 12, The Beat of the Street presents a musical extravaganza featuring over 50 artists, including a live band and gospel choir. Performances will include some of the all-time greatest R&B and Soul classics.

The donations received will be used to acquire state-of-the-art telemedicine equipment. This will make it easier for patients to receive care in the comfort of their own home.


Tickets and donations: (514) 340-8222, ext. 23986.
The Beat of the Street, Place des Arts, Théâtre Maisonneuve
September 12, 7:30PM

Working together for women’s health – e-mag