Private Gastroenterology

Private Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is the medical specialty concerned with the study of the digestive system, the diagnosis and the treatment of its pathologies. The organs treated in gastroenterology are the esophagus, liver, bile ducts, pancreas, small intestine, colon, rectum and anus. The gastroenterologist is the doctor who takes care of carrying out digestive endoscopies, ie colonoscopies and gastroscopies.


The gastroenterologist is consulted most often for:

  • Gastric reflux
  • Stomach pains
  • Constipation, flatulence
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain

Note that you can get an appointment with our medical specialists without a medical prescription.

Private gastroenterology, private colonoscopy and private gastroscopy in Quebec.

Gastroentérologie privée - Gastroscopie, colonoscopie

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When you are a Lacroix member, you can exchange two of your family medicine consultations for one specialized medicine consultation at any time*. For more information on our health formulas or to benefit from this advantage and book your appointment, call us at 1 855 841-1911.

* For all specialties except neurology and psychiatry.

Make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Plourde in gastroenterology by calling 1 855 841-1911.


With Dr Victor Plourde, gastroenterologist

Dr. Victor Plourde graduated from the University of Montreal (UdeM) in 1988 (MD, PhD (pharmacology), Gastroenterology). He completed 2 years of fellowship at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), then he was subsequently active in academic medicine and research for 15 years (UdeM), generating numerous scientific publications. For the past 15 years, he has been a gastroenterologist at Pierre-Boucher Hospital, with an interest and expertise in inflammatory diseases (Crohn and ulcerative colitis). He was president of the Association des Gastro-enterologues du Québec (AGEQ) from 2006 to 2011. He is also very active in medical expertise (gastroenterology) in addition to being a consultant for several pharmaceutical companies.

Faced with the high demand for gastroenterology and the low supply in the public system, he is now moving towards a hybrid practice, i.e. private and public medicine, in order to better serve the population waiting for services.


Request an appointment for an appointment in Gastroenterology or for a digestive endoscopy

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When to consult in gastroenterology?

Among the disorders of the digestive tract that lead people to consult in gastroenterology, let us note:

  • Hemorrhoids
  • Gallstones
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Cirrhosis (liver disease)
  • Intestinal polyps
  • Celiac disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease (chronic inflammatory bowel disease)
  • Various inflammations of the organs of the digestive system (pancreas, liver, rectum, appendix, etc.)
  • Tumors (benign or malignant) of the liver, stomach, esophagus or colon


It is generally recognized that age, tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption and a diet high in fat are among the factors increasing the risk of diseases of the digestive system. See more information on the website of the Association of Gastroenterologists of Quebec.

Pathologies treated in gastroenterology

In consultation at our Boucherville clinic, Dr. Plourde receives patients with problems with:

  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Small intestine and colon
  • Rectum
  • In short: the entire digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus

Note that Dr. Plourde is overspecialized in inflammatory bowel disease.

No request necessary or mandatory pre-consultation test.

Digestive endoscopy service

Endoscopies (colonoscopies and gastroscopies) take place in our Laval operating room

  • Patients without an external request can see Dr. Plourde in consultation in order to go ahead with the endoscopy
  • External patients with a request can have access to the digestive endoscopy service
  • Interventional or diagnostic endoscopy

For a gastroenterology consultation : 1 855 841-1911