Respiratory Physiology

Respiratory Physiology

Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

How to reach us
514 340-8222, ext. 25794

Where to find us
Pavilion G, Room G-207
Closest entrance: Main entrance or old Emergency room entrance (Cote-Ste-Catherine Road)

  1. Enter from the Côte-Sainte-Catherine entrance (3755 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road)
  2. Immediately, turn LEFT 
  3. Take the Pavilion G elevators up to the 2nd floor
  4. Turn LEFT
  5. Follow the room numbers to G-207

Overview

The JGH Respiratory Physiology Department specializes in the measurement and assessment of lung function to determine the presence of lung disease or abnormality of lung function, the extent of any abnormality and disability, and the progression of a disease. This is done using various different pulmonary function testing apparatuses.

The department is staffed by qualified Respiratory Therapists who are members of the Quebec College of Respiratory Therapists (OPIQ). They perform all tests and assist the pulmonary physicians during bronchoscopy and thoracentesis procedures.

A medical referral is required for all tests and procedures.

Services

  • Exercise testing
  • Fiberoptic bronchoscopy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Pulmonary function test
  • Methacholine Challenge test
  • Altitude test
  • Six-minute walk
  • Spirometry

Chief Respirologist
Dr. Andrew Hirsch