Dr Marc Beauchamp
I graduated in orthopedic surgery in Montreal in 1993. I continued my studies with a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery, arthroscopy and sports medicine at the University of Toronto in 1994 and 1995. During this time, I was affiliated with the medical team of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors. I completed my training with specialized courses in the United States and Europe. From 1996 to 2005, I was an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the Université de Montréal. In addition to being a clinical specialist, I am also a researcher, a speaker and the author of several articles and book chapters. I act as a consultant for several teams and companies, including the Cirque du Soleil.
I have two main professional interests: upper limb (shoulder and elbow) surgery and arthroscopy. These interests led me, almost 20 years ago now, to make the decision to specialize in these narrow fields so that one day I could excel in them at the same level as the world’s elite. To do so, I had to complete further training (a fellowship) and perform several hundred consecutive interventions I achieved these two objectives, performing more than 6000 shoulder and elbow surgeries (most by arthroscopy) over the years and developing an expertise that is among the most extensive in this field in Canada.
From 1996 to 2005, I operated in a number of hospitals in the Montreal region (CHUM-Hôtel Dieu, Santa-Cabrini, Fleury) in addition to training several young doctors. During these years, however, I saw my waiting list grow constantly (sometimes, the waiting time was one year for an appointment and nearly one and a half years for surgery). Therefore, in 2005, I decided to go into exclusively private practice (in Canada, it is illegal to practice in the public and private sectors simultaneously). Since then I have offered my services independently of the RAMQ, thereby avoiding administrative restrictions and bureaucratic rationing. My waiting times for consultations and treatment have decreased from several months or years to only a few weeks.
In addition to being my work, medicine allows me to engage with my patients. Naturally, I would like them to be well informed and, if possible, actively involved in their treatment, for together we form a team. My goal is to establish a practice that is both professional and friendly, high quality and pleasant. I prefer a personalized approach in a private setting where we can take all the time we need. Since surgery is an event that is dreaded and has a bad reputation, I believe it is important to make it an interesting and even enjoyable experience for my patients.
If you have already been or about to become a patient of mine, I hope you will find these pages helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.
Dr. Marc Beauchamp, M.D., F.R.C.S (C)