Day Surgery

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Day Surgery means that you will be having a surgical procedure and be discharged home on the same day.

For all day surgeries, you will have to attend a Pre-Admission appointment to prepare you for surgery. It includes speaking with a Registered Nurse who will arrange any blood tests, x-rays or other tests that may be required. Please visit the Pre-Admission Clinic section for further information.

If you do not feel well or there is a change in your health before your surgery, please call your surgeon’s office as soon as possible. For example, if you have a cold or other illness, discuss this with your surgeon.

Day of Surgery Procedure

On the day of your surgery, you should report to your designated registration area at a specific time that will have been given to you at your pre-admission appointment.

Occasionally, the time of your surgery may change and when possible the Pre-Admission Clinic will notify you of any time changes one business day before your surgery.

Important Notice to Patients

The Operating Room may be needed for life threatening emergencies. Although this does not occur often, we do not know in advance when these emergencies are going to occur. If an emergency does happen, the time or date of your surgery may be changed. You will be notified of any changes as soon as possible.