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Pre-operative Assessment Clinic

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Pre-operative Assessment Clinic

Pre-Op Clinic 

Many patients requiring elective (planned) surgery will be scheduled to visit the Pre-operative Assessment Clinic prior to their date of surgery. The surgeon's office will schedule a 40-minute appointment in the Pre-operative Clinic. Each patient will meet with a nurse who will provide him or her with information about what to expect during his or her hospitalization.

The nurse will ensure that all the required tests - blood and X-rays - are done and the appropriate paper work is completed. Some patients will also be scheduled to see a doctor, an Anesthesiologist who will ensure that any potential health problems have been identified.

Patients are asked to bring in any paperwork given to them by the surgeon. Please fill in the pre-operative questionnaire before coming to your appointment. Many patients will have blood work or X-rays ordered pre-operatively. Please stop at the laboratory on your way to your appointment. Please allow approximately one hour to complete lab work.

Patients are asked to bring in all of the medications they are presently taking - they must be in their original containers.

Hip and Knee Replacement Class
PRE-HAB Patients who will be having hip or knee replacement surgery are expected to attend a special class in addition to their Surgical Assessment appointment with a nurse. A physiotherapist, an Occupational Therapist and a Home Care Nurse present the class.

Plan to spend approximately 3 to 4 hours at the hospital that day. If your appointment with the nurse is in the morning you may want to bring a lunch with you or money so you can buy a lunch in the cafeteria. The class will help you prepare for your surgery and your recovery after the surgery.

Classes are held ever Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(705) 743-2121 x. 5144