The Pre-Operative Clinic is located on Level 1 of the
East Building and is designed to assess and educate patients who are
scheduled for surgery. In addition, patients have an opportunity to
ask questions, discuss their needs after surgery and how they can best
plan for their return home.
Based on your medical history
and planned surgery, your surgeon or family doctor will determine the
need for you to visit the Pre-Operative Clinic.
The clinical team's primary
goal is to help you feel comfortable about your surgical experience by
answering any questions you may have. Therefore, if you have not been
referred to the Pre-Operative Clinic, please contact your surgeon’s office and
ask for a pre-operative assessment.
To book an appointmentcall:
905-895-4521, ext. 2162
The assessment will be completed by a Nurse who will
provide you with information about your surgery, discuss your
post-operative needs and answer any questions. The assessment will
- review of medical history
- obtain a medications history (Please bring a current list or all your medications with you)
- history of past surgical experiences
- special needs (e.g., hearing aids, etc.)
- Special surgical educational classes (depending on your procedure)
If your doctor recommends it, you will also meet with an anaesthesiologist for anaesthetic assessment.
Each appointment is designed to meet your individualized
needs. You may be required to spend up to 2 – 4 hours in the pre-operative clinic based on the assessment you require.
Please review your pre-operative envelop and ensure
you have gone to your family physician to have your pre-operative
physical prior to your Pre-Operative Clinic visit.
The Anaesthesiologist helps you to prepare for surgery,
understand the anaesthetic options and plan your post-operative care,
including post-operative pain management. The assessment will also
Anesthesia And You
- review of your medical history
- physical assessment (if required)
- discussion of an appropriate anaesthetic, based on your condition and the surgical procedure
A brochure created to explain to you what anesthesia is and how it plays a role in your operation or procedure.
Please find additional information by visiting the other
pages in our section. We are here to help you feel comfortable about
your surgical experience and to answer any questions you may have.