After consideration of all treatment options, a decision on surgery may be made. If you and the surgeon decide to proceed with surgery, a surgical booking form and consent will be filled out in the office. A tentative decision on the planned anesthesia will be discussed with the doctors at this time. Scheduling of the surgery is done with Lori. The extent of the pre-operative work-up depends on whether or not the Anesthesia Service will be involved with the case.
If the condition being treated requires an urgently scheduled surgery then all efforts will be made to get the surgery done in a timely fashion. Urgent surgery may not allow for choice of day or start time. Elective surgery allows for flexibility of date and start time. Our staff will do all that is possible to make the pre-operative planning go smoothly.