CETOC is a pioneer concept and is the first and only comprehensive endoscopic thoracic center in the world. The center opened in April 2009 and in its first year performed over 300 advanced endoscopic procedures for patients from all over Quebec and elsewhere in Canada. CETOC currently performs over 700 complex precedures per year and has become a major referral center for complex airway and esophageal diseases.
The CHUM Endoscopic Tracheo-bronchial and Oesophageal Center (C.E.T.O.C.) is a comprehensive, minimally invasive, trans-luminal advanced endoscopy center. CETOC is an integral part of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Montreal and is a unique center which uses minimally invasive techniques to diagnose, stage and treat diseases of the trachea, bronchi, lung, esophagus and mediastinum. These techniques are performed through the patients’ natural orifices (airway and esophagus), obviating the need for surgery or incision.