March 2020 Update

Surgical services through Lakeridge Health have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. All surgeries and endoscopies throughout the region are on hold. Lakeridge Health is evaluating this week by week. Our offices have been asked to prioritize cancer care and urgent procedures. As times become available, we will be contacting patients directly. Please be patient during these very disruptive times. Everyone is doing their best to provide services to those in the most need.

Questions about surgical procedures are answered here.

Surgical FAQs

What will my Pre-Admission visit include?

The pre-admission clinic is designed to prepare you for your surgery in advance of your Admission to the hospital. The visit may make your hospital stay shorter by allowing you to be admitted on the day of your surgery. You should expect to be in the clinic for up to one hour. Please report to the Admitting area upon arrival with your pre-operative package. If you do not attend, your surgery will be cancelled. The tests requested by your doctor must be completed before your admission to the hospital. Doing these procedures early can identify possible problems and make your stay more comfortable.

Your Visit to the the Pre-Admission Clinic will include:

  • Hospital Registration
  • Blood/Urine specimen collection (if required)
  • A nursing assessment which will include how to prepare for your surgery
What to bring to the pre-admission clinic:

Any medications you are taking (in the original bottles)

  • Your Provincial Health Card
  • Any other documents your doctor may have given you

You will be contacted by the Surgeon’s office with your preoperative assessment interview time with the Nurse at Lakeridge Health and your arrival time for the day of the surgery.