Exception MD

Taking exceptional, attentive care of each and every individual

Our philosophy and treatment techniques

Exception MD was established to offer the finest healthcare services, without wait times and using the most innovative and advanced techniques.

Established and managed by doctor Jean-Paul Brutus, pioneer in endoscopic surgery, Exception MD favours a minimally invasive treatment approach. Their methods offer relief from pain, a faster recovery time and return to regular activities that are all much faster than with conventional techniques.

The clinic is a modern environment that meets the highest standards of comfort and safety. Most treatments are done on the premises in an operating room equipped with the latest technology. The highly qualified nursing staff ensures that each patient receives attentive, professional and caring service.


Geographical distance can be an impediment to certain specialized treatment services. Travel issues or shortage of time can complicate the process of arranging an appointment.

Exception MD gives its patients the option* of an online (Skype) appointment or follow-ups from the comfort and privacy of their own homes or personal physician’s office. This is the easiest, most direct and rapid way to gain access to a surgical specialist without travel time or the disruption of professional or personal schedules.


Fast, easy, direct.
Enables participation of the attending physician or therapist.
Personal and private consultation environment.
Eliminates travel time and waiting time. The appointment takes place at a time and place that is most convenient for the patient.

*Availability of this service depends on the doctor, the nature of the medical issue, and the treatment or surgery required.

Prices and financing

At Exception MD, our priority is to provide the highest quality services without wait times and under the best possible conditions.

Our prices vary with the condition each client is experiencing, and are determined after the initial medical assessment.
Payment methods: credit card or debit card.
The costs of appointments and treatments entitle clients to a provincial and federal tax credit.
A growing number of employers and insurers are agreeing to take on the costs of care and treatments at private-sector clinics. Inquire about your eligibility.


The treatments and services provided by Exception MD are not covered by Quebec’s provincial medicare plan. Our fees are not incidental charges added to the use of the medical insurance card; that practice is formally forbidden. However, an insurance company could contribute to the private care costs of an individual on disability leave to ensure complete healing. Most insurance companies in Quebec have had dealings with private clinics, including ExceptionMD.

A growing number of companies and insurers are seeing the benefits of private medical services and agreeing to cover the costs of those treatments. Short wait times, prompt treatment and effective treatment methods can cut recovery time and disability periods considerably, which means a speedier return to productivity and significantly lower impairment.

We encourage our patients to ask their employer or insurer for financial assistance. It is a winning solution for everyone!

Rehabilitation professionals

Occupational therapists, physiotherapists, kinesiologists, chiropractors and osteopaths play important roles in healthcare, both in terms of recognizing symptoms and in post-operative therapy. Cooperation between surgeon and professional therapists is often crucial to successful treatment.

Exception MD acknowledges the value of a collaborative approach and maintains close ties with rehabilitation specialists. Dr. Brutus is frequently invited to lecture at conferences and training sessions for health professionals and also regularly accommodate occupational therapists and physiotherapists in the operating room.

Employers and third-party payors

As an employer, you know that your employees are the heart and engine of your company. They make your products, deliver your services and take care of your clients. Investing in their health and well-being is an excellent way to show your appreciation and retain valuable skills within your organization.

Exception MD offers you the possibility of developing a business partnership at no cost.
Many insurance companies have dealt with Exception MD and benefited from our advice and services to resolve hundreds of disability cases.

The benefits to companies and their employees are :

Rapid, priority access to the most sophisticated and effective treatment techniques.
A cooperative approach between doctor, patient and employer, which helps optimize recovery time and quality.
Decrease in costs caused by sick leaves and loss or replacement of staff.
Care provided by world-renowned physicians and surgeons.
Personalized follow-up that lowers risk of recurrences.
As a business, your priority is to get your employees back to their professional activities as quickly as possible and under optimal health conditions.

Exception MD guarantees access to the most efficient care and treatment without wait times or administrative complications.

Patients outside of Quebec and international clients

Given our advantageous rates and superior standards of quality and safety, Exception MD sees many patients from outside the province and even outside the country.

Appointments and post-operative follow-ups are done online, which facilitates the care of patients who reside outside of Quebec or internationally.
Through our travel agency partners, we are able to help coordinate your stay by making hotel bookings and arranging transportation.
The clinic is located near major highways and a short drive from P-E Trudeau International Airport.
Our staff can assist clients in French, English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Arabic. Interpretation services are also available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the treatments and services provided by Exception MD covered by Quebec’s medicare plan (Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec)?
The costs of the medical examination and services provided by Exception MD are not reimbursed by the RAMQ, CNESST or SAAQ. Some employers and private insurers do agree to cover certain types of procedures, however.
How much does a consultation cost?
The cost varies with the specialist and the examinations that will be required. Our secretarial staff will assist in evaluating your needs and tell you the cost when you make your appointment.
How much does private surgery cost?
The cost varies with the complexity of the procedure and with the cost of instruments and prosthetics that might be required. Our staff can give you some general information before you book the appointment, but each case is assessed individually during the initial consultation to confirm the final pricing. It is worthwhile noting that a portion of personal expenditures for medical expenses is tax-deductible. Also, your private insurer (or the CNESST) might be willing to cover some expenses. We suggest checking with your agent beforehand.
How long will I wait for an appointment?
From the time you call, an appointment will usually be scheduled within 4 to 10 days. Depending on your availability and that of your surgeon, the procedure can be done anywhere from 5 to 10 days after the initial appointment.

Contact us!

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The Exception MD clinic is located near downtown Montreal and all major highways. Free parking is available to clients. The clinic is also a short drive from Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Airport, which makes it easy access for international patients.

Contact us to make an appointment or for further details about distance consultations. Our staff will help you choose the most suitable option.

Address : 1605 Marcel-Laurin Blvd., Ste. 230
Saint-Laurent, Quebec H4R 0B7


Data: Dr. Jean-Paul Brutus, info@drbrutus.com