About Our
Private Back Clinic

L5-S1 is THE private back medical clinic in Canada. Get quick access to a consultation with one of the best back specialists in North America and to innovative treatments to give you PERMANENT relief.

Thanks to the expertise of Dr. Jean-François Roy, one of the best spinal surgeons in North America, our clinic offers exclusive services and treatments.

 

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Dr. Jean-François Roy

Specialized Spine Doctor

Dr. Jean-François Roy, spinal orthopedist for the last 30 years, and possesses a unique experience in Canada. He umulates extensive experience in multiple back treatments and masters the innovative spinal surgery techniques, notably:

  • Treatment of facet low back pain by cryodenervation. Dr. Jean-François Roy, back surgery specialist, has permanently treated nearly 800 patients with this innovative treatment.
  • Treatment of discogenic low back pain. Dr. Roy, back surgery specialist, has the most comprehensive experience in North America in this area with more than 1 800 lumbar prostheses installed on patients.
  • Treatment of lumbar strictures with spondylolisthesis by decompression with mobile fixation (dynamic) rather than by fusion. Dr. Roy, specialized spine orthopedist, is one of only two surgeons to perform this procedure in Canada.
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Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about fees, services offered, waiting times, etc.

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Are the costs of consultations and surgeries covered by private insurance?

In general, no. The costs of consultations and surgeries are not covered by private insurance. However, these costs are tax-deductible.

Are the services (consultations, treatments, etc.) taxable?

Services such as health care, including consultations with a back specialist, cryosurgery treatments or platelet-rich plasma injections, are tax-free.

What is the difference with the service offered in the public sector?

The L5-S1 private back medical clinic exists to provide you with quick access to a world-renowned spinal surgeon, customized quality service and privileged access to additional exams in a private radiology clinic if required. All these services are offered under the same roof (consultations, additional exams and eventual follow-up). The L5-S1 private back medical clinic gives you access to cutting-edge medical expertise.

What are the waiting times to have access to Dr Roy, specialized spine orthopedic surgeon, at the L5-S1 private back medical clinic?

You will quickly get a consultation with Dr Roy, specialized spine orthopedic surgeon, at the L5-S1 private back medical clinic. You will also have privileged access for an appointment for any additional exam in a private radiology clinic.

Are the costs for additional exams at the private radiology clinic included in the price of the consultation?

No, the costs for additional exams at the private radiology clinic are not included in the price of the consultation. However, these costs are often covered by the Régie d'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).

Are consultation and surgery fees tax-deductible?

Yes, consultation and surgery fees are tax-deductible.

What happens after we make an appointment?

When you make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Roy, you will also be given an appointment for an additional pre-consultation exam in a private radiology clinic.

Is it mandatory to have a referral from your family doctor to see back specialist Dr Roy at the L5-S1 private back medical clinic?

No, you don’t need to have a referral from your family doctor, also known as a general practitioner, to see the back specialists, Dr. Roy, at the L5-S1 private back medical clinic.

What is a private back medical clinic?

A private back medical clinic provides its clients with quick access to a specialized doctor. The L5-S1 private back medical clinic offers consultations with one of the best specialized spinal surgeons in North America, Dr. Jean-François Roy. Furthermore, the L5-S1 private back medical clinic stands out for its customized quality service, cutting-edge medical expertise and complementary services offered under the same roof.

What does L5-S1 mean?

L5-S1 is the last mobile level of the spine and is its base. It is the disc most often affected in spine or back-related problems.

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