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Surgical Services

The Surgical Service provides surgical and endoscopic procedures primarily for adults.  We offer a variety of services including pre-operative clinic, day surgery and inpatient surgery.  An experienced and dynamic team works in collaboration with the health care network.

The personnel of our service ensure quality care that meets and even exceeds the needs of clients in a safe, caring, friendly and professional atmosphere. The staff demonstrates continual improvement through the introduction of new programs and procedures that meet required standards while remaining within budget guidelines.

Pre-operative Clinic

All elective surgery patients will be seen pre-operatively on an outpatient basis.  All patients will have the required pre-op tests done before their surgery, preferably as close to the surgery date as possible.
 
The goal of the Clinic is:

  • to ensure the quality of care;
  • to allow the patient more control over his pre-operative preparation;
  • to answer queries and therefore decrease some anxiety (Tips for Patients and Families);
  • to better coordinate the client's needs.

Instructions for patients who must undergo a surgical operation

Before your surgery:

  • Do not eat or drink after midnight the evening before your surgery.
  • Don't chew gum the morning of your surgery.
  • If you have been told to take your medication, take it with a very small sip of water.
  • Take a bath or shower and clean your navel thoroughly with Q-tips if your surgery is on your abdomen.
  • Leave all jewelry (including body piercing jewelry, metal items, hair clips and money) at home.
  • Remove nail polish and contact lenses.
  • Do not apply make-up on the morning of your surgery.
  • You can brush your teeth or gargle the morning of your surgery but do not swallow anything.
  • Apply antiperspirant or deodorant only if your surgery isn't in the area of your underarms.
  • Wear loose fitting clothing to be more comfortable following your surgery.