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Dr. Conrad Kavalec, Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology at St. Mary's, meeting media representatives.

St. Mary’s Hospital Center, first North American public hospital to offer advanced, blade-free cataract surgery technology

Montreal, August 22, 2014 - St. Mary's Hospital Center (SMHC) is now able to offer patients a new, advanced approach to cataract surgery. This technology, known as LenSx® is a femtosecond laser which is fully automated and customized to the patient allowing faster and more precise surgery. Femtosecond laser guided cataract surgery eliminates the need for a surgical blade and enhances the precision during the beginning of the surgery thereby making the procedure safer and more predictable.
Frequently Asked Questions

What happens during admission?

The Admitting Department is located on the Ground Floor of the Hospital, in room G-308. Upon your arrival, the staff will help you to complete your admission. Should you be transferred to one of the floors following treatment in our Emergency Department, a member of our Admitting Department will go to see you in your room. If your admission has been scheduled in advance, you will be called to confirm the date and time of your admission.

How to get to SMHC?

St. Mary’s Hospital Center is located in the centre of Montréal, in the Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough, between Lacombe Avenue and Jean-Brillant Street.

Métro: Côte-des-Neiges (exit West)
Bus: #165 or 435, Côte-des-Neiges Road.
BIXI station: Lacombe Avenue at Côte-des-Neiges Road.

Limited parking is available at the front of the hospital. Rates are posted outside.

What are the opening hours?

Blood Procurement Centre:
Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(With the exception of Statutory Holidays).

Visiting Hours:
St. Mary’s has flexible visiting hours. Please consult the "Patients and visitors" section for more details.


All Nursing Units including Intensive Care and Long Term have unlimited visiting hours with the following exceptions:

Obstetrics:
Husband & close family
07h00 - 20h30.
Friends 15h00 - 20h30.

Psychiatry:
Every evening 19h00 - 20h00.
Weekends & holidays
14h00 - 16h00.

did you know?

The excellence of the family medicine staff at St. Mary’s Hospital Center (SMHC) has been recognized at a national level. The College of Family Physicians of Canada has recognized two doctor...