Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Some childhood infectious diseases are highly contagious.

Although good hygiene practices can help prevent illness and infection, children are often at greater risk of contracting certain ailments because their immune system is still developing.

Whether it’s for seasonal viruses, skin infections, diarrhea, congenital infections, chronic infections, immune deficiency, or autoimmune diseases, you can count on us to provide your child with the care they need in a friendly environment designed with their comfort in mind. Our professionals are specially trained to assess, diagnose and treat children of all ages. Our dedicated team of experts collaborate with other specialists in our large network to provide the best possible care for your children.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of childhood infectious diseases:

  • Gastroenteritis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Erythema infectiosum (also known as fifth disease)
  • Influenza
  • Infectious conjunctivitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Otitis
  • Pertussis
  • Measles
  • Pneumonia
  • Meningitis
  • Scarlet fever

What happens during a consultation with an infectious disease specialist?

During your consultation, your child’s doctor will ask you about their symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical examination. They may prescribe additional tests or, if necessary, refer your child to another pediatric health specialist.

Your doctor will also discuss your child’s treatment and follow-up plan with you.

Adolescent Medicine

Our multidisciplinary team has extensive expertise working with teenagers and is here to help address their unique challenges. No matter the issue, your teens are in good hands.

Consultations are conducted in a caring and confidential manner.

We offer assessment, diagnosis, and management of various issues including:

  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Delayed or premature puberty
  • Pre or post-pubertal gynecological problems (labial adhesions, anatomical problems, etc.)
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Eating disorders.

Our professionals work in collaboration with other specialists to provide a wide range of services tailored for your children’s needs, all under one roof. This enables them to get all the care they need, when they need it.

What happens during a consultation?

During the first visit, our professionals will ask your teens questions and perform a complete examination. If necessary, we may prescribe further testing or refer your teen to another specialist.

Pediatric Allergy

At our pediatric allergy clinic, we offer diagnostic and treatment services for a wide range of food, environmental, animal, and drug allergies. We work with you to help you manage your child’s allergies at home and school in the best way possible.

Children can develop allergies at any age. The sooner these allergies are identified, the sooner they can be treated, minimizing symptoms and improving their overall quality of life.

Allergy symptoms can include:

  • Skin rashes
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sneezing, runny nose, or congestion
  • Itchy eyes
  • Stomach aches, etc.

Don’t wait. Book an appointment with one of our certified allergists to have your child examined today.

What happens during a consultation with a pediatric allergist?

First consultation
At your child’s first appointment, the allergist will conduct a physical examination, including a painless skin test, and ask questions in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of their health history and allergic reactions. Your child may also be referred for a blood test.

Follow-up visits
During your follow-up visit, your allergist will discuss the results of the allergy tests with you and develop a treatment plan tailored for your child. They may also recommend any of the following:

  • Medication to treat symptoms
  • Changes to your home or your child’s diet to avoid certain allergens (allergy triggers)
  • Injections or oral medications to gradually reduce your child’s sensitivity to allergens
  • Emergency medications to have on hand in case of a severe reaction.

Don’t hesitate to ask your doctor questions or share your concerns about the prescribed treatment plan. You will play a crucial role, and it is important that you have all the information you need to help your child recover.

Pediatric Surgery

We understand how frightening this can be for both you and your child. Count on our dedicated team of experts to make sure your experience is as stress-free as possible.

Our dedicated team of certified surgeons are trained using the latest technology, enabling safe and effective procedures. Your children are in good hands with experts you can trust.

Our professionals together with other pediatric specialists to ensure that your child gets the personalized care they need.

Whether your child has a congenital, traumatic, or general illness, we’re here to help. We offer different types of surgery including:

  • Neonatal
  • Digestive
  • Thoracic
  • Abdominal
  • Gynecological
  • Urological
  • Hepatic
  • Limited endoscopic
  • Traumatology
  • Mini-invasive.

We also offer endoscopic check-ups.

Your child will be monitored until they are fully recovered. Please do not hesitate to share any concerns you may have with your doctor. They are there to ensure that your child’s surgery and recovery run as smoothly as possible.

What happens during a consultation with a pediatric surgeon?

First consultation
During the first consultation with the surgeon, they will examine your child and give you the most detailed explanations possible. Other tests may be required. Do not hesitate to ask any questions or express any concerns you may have. Your involvement is crucial.

If the surgeon decides that your child requires surgery, they will share their treatment plan and provide instructions for the next steps.

Post-operative consultations
During follow-up visits, the surgeon will verify that the wound is healing properly, ensure that there are no complications, and provide an update on your child’s recovery.

Pediatric Orthopedics

A consultation with a pediatric orthopedist may be helpful.

Pediatric orthopedics is a medical field specializing in the treatment of diseases of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and nerves in children. Since children’s bodies are still developing, they have a very different joint, muscle, and bone composition than adults.

Our pediatric orthopedists have extensive experience in caring for children and teenagers. You can count on our experts to provide the most personalized care for your child aimed at restoring maximum function and confidence. We are a multidisciplinary team of dedicated professionals who work closely to provide your child with the best possible care.

From our waiting room to our exam room, our clinics were designed with your child’s comfort in mind.

Your child may require a consultation for one of the following conditions:

  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Fractures
  • Bone deformities
  • Flat feet
  • Juvenile hallux valgus, also called known as bunions
  • In-toeing
  • Out-toeing
  • Congenital disorders, etc.

Your children are in good hands with experts you can trust.

What happens during a consultation with a pediatric orthopedist?

First consultation
During the first consultation, your pediatric orthopedist will ask you a few questions about your child’s symptoms and medical history, and perform an examination. Additional tests such as an X-ray or an MRI may be required. Once a diagnosis is made, the doctor will discuss a treatment plan with you and schedule any additional procedures that may be required.

Depending on the diagnosis, the orthopedist may recommend the use of a brace, physical therapy, or surgery. Follow-up visits may be necessary depending on your child’s specific situation.

Pediatric Audiology

Do you have questions about the health of your child’s ears? If so, you may need to see a pediatric audiologist. Audiologists are specialists in diagnosing, treating, and preventing hearing and vestibular disorders.

At ELNA Medical, your children are in good hands with experts you can trust.

A consultation with an audiologist may be required for any of the following reasons:

  • Concerns about your child’s hearing
  • Language or developmental delay
  • History of ear infections/otitis
  • Family history of hearing loss
  • Specific medical conditions or learning problems.

Regardless of the reason for your visit, you can count on our hearing health professionals to provide you and your child with exceptional care.

Our clinics offer hearing evaluations, including screening tests for newborns (to determine the presence of a hearing impairment) and comprehensive hearing tests for children and teenagers.

What happens during a consultation with a pediatric audiologist?

Newborn Hearing Screening
This test can determine whether your child has hearing loss. Don’t worry, the examination is neither painful nor uncomfortable.

The audiologist places a small earphone-like device in the baby’s ear that emits a sound. If the ear responds with an echo, it means that all structures are working as they should. If your child does not pass the test, they may be required to seek an evaluation by an ENT specialist. Results are available as soon as the test is completed.

Hearing assessment for children
The hearing assessment takes place in the form of various games adapted to your child’s stage of development. Your child is given a soundproof booth where he or she will listen to sounds of varying pitch and intensity. They will then be asked to perform a specific task, such as throwing blocks into a basket, each time he or she hears a sound. Our audiologist focuses on the lowest frequency sounds they are able to perceive.

We will explain the results and make any necessary recommendations following the examination. Once the assessment has been completed, you will be informed as to the status of your child’s hearing. We will also advise whether a consultation with another hearing health professional such as a speech therapist, hearing aid specialist or ENT specialist is required.

Pediatric Speech Therapy

Our team of skilled speech-language pathologists offers assessment and intervention services aimed at identifying and treating speech disorders and language difficulties. Our mission is to develop, restore or maintain your child’s communication skills while promoting their autonomy and integration into social life.

Montreal Speech Therapy LogoPatients requiring treatment from a speech and language therapist usually have difficulties with speaking or understanding. They may also have voice problems, as well as problems with writing, reading, swallowing, feeding and other related issues. Whatever the complexity of your needs, our expert speech and language therapists always take the time to consider your overall situation in order to provide you with the best possible treatment.

Our speech and language therapists work with other health and educational professionals to provide you with the information and support you need. Our expertise, passion and dedication to your child’s well-being make ELNA a leader in speech therapy and language stimulation.

Children are first seen for a consultation with their parents and a certified speech and language pathologist (SLP). The SLP will screen the child’s language using informal testing, observation and play to assess the child’s current language level. The sessions last between 45-50 mins. including a discussion with the parents on strategies and recommendations. The parent will receive a short written report 2 weeks after their consultation.

All patients requesting speech therapy services are asked to fill out a form. In order to receive the form to fill in, please indicate your email and child’s name below.

Follow up sessions can be booked below or directly at the reception after the session. It is recommended to book for the month in advance so parents don’t lose their preferred time slot. SLPs will inform the parents whether follow up is recommended and whether a full evaluation is warranted to further assess the child’s language. Referrals can also be made by SLPs to other professionals depending on the child’s specific needs and situation.

If a parent would like daycare forms filled out by an SLP, the child needs to complete both a consultation and a block of therapy before forms can be completed and returned to parents. Our team needs to be able to determine if the child’s language difficulties are significant and persistent based on the child’s response to intervention.

If a child has already been seen at ELNA Medical for a consultation but has not returned for over 6 months, a new consultation must be completed before going back into therapy. If a new child comes with an updated evaluation from another clinic or school all information must to be provided when arriving at the session in order to keep files updated and therapy may commence without a consultation on a case by case basis.

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Our team of expert nutritionists can help prevent, diagnose and treat illness through better nutrition.

Our nutritional services help patients with eating and growth disorders, as well as vitamin and mineral deficiencies. We also provide counseling for obesity, nutritional issues for patients with health care special needs and much more.

Your dietitian will develop a nutrition plan tailored to your needs and aimed at improving your health. Our team of dietitians is available to advise you on the best diet for your individual needs.


The testicles produce sperm that passes through two tubes called the vas deferens to the urethra.

Vasectomy involves cutting and blocking the vas deferens. By doing this, the semen ejaculated during sexual intercourse no longer contains sperm.

At Montreal Urology, our expert Dr. Shuker uses the no-scalpel vasectomy technique. Unlike the so-called conventional vasectomy, which requires two incisions and the use of a needle and scalpel, the no-scalpel vasectomy requires neither of the latter. Dr. Shuker gains access to the vas deferens by making a tiny opening. There are many advantages to a scalpel-free vasectomy including: less pain, less risk of infection, and faster healing. If your work does not require any strenuous physical exertion, you will be able to return safely 48 hours following the procedure. If that isn’t the case, you will need to rest for about a week.

No-scalpel vasectomy procedure

The no-scalpel vasectomy is performed under local anesthesia. The doctor uses a micro-needle that is roughly the size of a hair. You will feel almost no pain during the procedure. Using a special tool, the doctor makes a tiny opening in the scrotum (the pocket of skin that surrounds and protects the testicles) and removes the vas deferens. These are then blocked and cut. No stitches are required.

The procedure itself takes about 15 minutes, but you should plan for a 25-to-30-minute appointment. At the end of the procedure, we will give you a container and an instruction sheet for a spermogram to be taken 2 to 3 months following your vasectomy.

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Pediatric Pneumology

Our pediatric pneumologists are here to help.

We offer consultation services to newborns, infants, children and adolescents with respiratory issues such as:

  • Asthma, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, wheezing
  • Repeated respiratory infections, repeated pneumonia
  • Chronic cough
  • Snoring, pauses in breathing, suspected sleep apnea
  • Stridor (shrill sound when breathing in)
  • Drafting in infants, tachypnea (increased respiratory rate), raspy breathing
  • A persistent radiological abnormality on a chest x-ray
  • An abnormality of the thoracic cage.

We also provide follow-ups for premature babies with respiratory problems.

Our highly trained pediatric pneumologists have extensive experience in caring for children and teenagers. We are a multidisciplinary team of dedicated professionals who work closely to provide the best possible care for your child.

What happens during a consultation with a pediatric pneumologist?

First consultation
During the first consultation, the doctor will ask you about your child’s symptoms and medical history, and perform an examination. If your child is over 5 years old, the doctor will perform a spirometry, a test that determines the overall health of the lungs.

Depending on your child’s situation, sleep apnea screening can be done at home by performing nighttime oximetry, a test used to analyze the oxygen content of the blood during sleep. Your pneumologist will give you detailed instructions should your child require this test.

If needed, your child will be seen for follow-up visits.

Follow-up visits
During follow-up visits, the doctor will perform a spirometry test (for children aged 5 years and older) to assess changes in your child’s lungs since their last visit. They may recommend other tests, if needed. Please feel free to ask questions or express any concerns.