Dr. Simon Bergman

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor of Surgery 

Dr. Simon Bergman
Contact Information
514-340-8222, 24611
Email address: 
simon.bergman [at] mcgill.ca
Jewish General Hospital (JGH)
Hospital title: 
Clinician-scientist, Department of Surgery, JGH
Director of Undergraduate Surgical Education at McGill University
Investigator, Lady Davis Institute, JGH
General surgery and oncology
Selected publications: 

1: Bergman S, Al-Bader M, Sourial N, Vedel I, Hanna WC, Bilek AJ, Galatas C,
Marek JE, Fraser SA. Recurrence of biliary disease following non-operative
management in elderly patients. Surg Endosc. 2015 Dec;29(12):3485-90. doi:
10.1007/s00464-015-4098-9. Epub 2015 Feb 12. PubMed PMID: 25673348.

2: Bergman S, Sourial N, Vedel I, Hanna WC, Fraser SA, Newman D, Bilek AJ,
Galatas C, Marek JE, Monette J. Gallstone disease in the elderly: are older
patients managed differently? Surg Endosc. 2011 Jan;25(1):55-61. doi:
10.1007/s00464-010-1128-5. Epub 2010 May 29. PubMed PMID: 20512508.

3: Tahiri M, Sikder T, Maimon G, Teasdale D, Hamadani F, Sourial N, Feldman LS,
Guralnick J, Fraser SA, Demyttenaere S, Bergman S. The impact of postoperative
complications on the recovery of elderly surgical patients. Surg Endosc. 2016
May;30(5):1762-70. doi: 10.1007/s00464-015-4440-2. Epub 2015 Jul 21. PubMed PMID:

4: Fraser SA, Bergman S, Garzon J. Laparoscopic splenectomy: learning curve
comparison between benign and malignant disease. Surg Innov. 2012
Mar;19(1):27-32. doi: 10.1177/1553350611410891. Epub 2011 Jun 29. PubMed PMID:

5: Sikder T, Maimon G, Sourial N, Tahiri M, Teasdale D, Bernier P, Fraser SA,
Demyttenaere S, Bergman S. Assessing the Effect of Preoperative Nutrition on
Upper Body Function in Elderly Patients Undergoing Elective Abdominal Surgery.
JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2017 Apr 1:148607117703956. doi:
10.1177/0148607117703956. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28406753.

6: Balayla J, Bergman S, Ghitulescu G, Feldman LS, Fraser SA. Knowing the
operative game plan: a novel tool for the assessment of surgical procedural
knowledge. Can J Surg. 2012 Aug;55(4):S158-62. doi: 10.1503/cjs.015411. PubMed
PMID: 22854153; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3432246.

7: Demyttenaere SV, Feldman LS, Bergman S, Gholoum S, Moriello C, Unikowsky B,
Fraser S, Carli F, Fried GM. Does aggressive hydration reverse the effects of
pneumoperitoneum on renal perfusion? Surg Endosc. 2006 Feb;20(2):274-80. Epub
2005 Dec 9. PubMed PMID: 16362475.

8: Hsieh H, Paquette F, Fraser SA, Feldman LS, Meterissian S, Fried GM, Bergman
S. Formal research training during surgical residency: scaffolding for academic
success. Am J Surg. 2014 Jan;207(1):141-5. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2013.04.011.
Epub 2013 Oct 7. PubMed PMID: 24112667.

9: Alzahrani T, Haddad R, Alkhayal A, Delisle J, Drudi L, Gotlieb W, Fraser S,
Bergman S, Bladou F, Andonian S, Anidjar M. Validation of the da Vinci Surgical
Skill Simulator across three surgical disciplines: A pilot study. Can Urol Assoc
J. 2013 Jul-Aug;7(7-8):E520-9. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.419. PubMed PMID: 23914275;
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3713157.

10: McLemore EC, Paige JT, Bergman S, Hori Y, Schwarz E, Farrell TM. Ongoing
evolution of practice gaps in gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery: 2014
report from the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
(SAGES) Continuing Education Committee. Surg Endosc. 2015 Nov;29(11):3017-29.
doi: 10.1007/s00464-015-4525-y. Epub 2015 Sep 3. PubMed PMID: 26335080.


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Areas of interest: 

Dr. Bergman’s main research interests are the impact of surgery on elderly patients, and evaluating the quality of care received by this population and how it may be optimized. In addition, he has studied the use of patient-centered outcomes in describing surgical recovery in this population, as well as the outcomes of elderly patients with biliary disease. He has also studied the relationship between pre-operative cognitive impairment and the development of post-operative delirium. 

He maintains an interest in educational research, and is responsible for the development and assessment of the continuing medical education (CME) materiel offered at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) annual meeting. In addition, he is involved in learning curve analysis in laparoscopic surgery, as well as the impact of research training during surgical residency.

Clinical Interests: 

Perioperative Quality Indicators and Recovery; Minimally Invasive Surgery and Endoscopy

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