Some patients requiring elective (planned) surgery are scheduled to visit the pre-operative assessment clinic prior to surgery. This visit will help to provide information about what to expect during your hospitalization.  We ensure that all tests have been completed (e.g. bloodwork, x-rays) and all appropriate paperwork is completed. The anesthesiologist will ensure that any potential health problems have been identified at this time as well.

Patients who do not have a problematic health history and do not require medical testing are contacted by phone and do not need to visit the clinic before their operation.


Before arriving at PRHC for your surgery, we recommend you print and review our Surgery Passport. This booklet will help you on your path to recovery following surgery. Please read it, and bring it with you to all appointments, including your scheduled surgery date.