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Pioneering programs that make patients stronger prior to surgery
Feb. 13, 2020
Source: MUHC. Dr. Franco Carli, founding director of the Peri Operative Program (POP) at the Montreal General Hospital (MGH) of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), has been elected Chairman of the American Prehabilitation Society.
“I’m delighted with the international recognition of McGill and the MGH as leaders in providing prehabilitation care, which is an important step toward recovery even before surgery,” says Dr. Carli, who is also a professor of anesthesia in the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, and member of the Research Institute of the MUHC. “I’m exceptionally proud of our team of professionals and volunteers. They accomplished so much in a short time in delivering the POP program at McGill.”
Founded by Dr. Carli in 2012, McGill’s POP program is the only one of its kind in North America. It is a structured and personalized program designed to help patients to both prepare and recover from major surgery.
In regards to surgical oncology, the program has helped over 1,200 adult patients in pre- and post-operative surgery over the last decade.
“I would also like to thank the McGill affiliated surgeons at the MGH who continue to refer us patients and recognize the added value of our work,” says Dr. Carli. “We value their participation and leadership.”
Dr. Carli is an internationally recognized pioneer who continues to develop programs that aim to make patients stronger prior to surgery, thus facilitating their recovery.
The Peri Operative Program’s Centre of Excellence at the Montreal General Hospital has attracted worldwide recognition.
He is currently collaborating in the establishment of a similar “Center of Excellence” for POP in New Orleans.
The American Prehabilitation Society regroups doctors and health practitioners from across the United States and encourages the development of POP programs in hospitals.