Please ensure before surgery you have discussed your procedure details and are aware of its potential risks and benefits, in addition to alternative treatment options.
Complete the anaesthesia questionnaire and sign the surgery consent form.
You MUST arrange your own transportation home and an adult escort MUST accompany you home. A responsible adult MUST stay with you overnight following day surgery. You will leave a contact number with the admitting nurse upon your arrival to the surgery unit. DO NOT drive or consume alcohol after your surgery for a 24-hour period.
If you are anticipating having your period on the day of the procedure and you are scheduled for Hysteroscopy, please contact the booking office to reschedule. Menstrual flow can potentially impair vision and make the procedure suboptimal.
If you are close to your expected period or have missed your period, a pregnancy test should be done the day or two before the procedure.
Bring your Ontario Health Card and extended Health Information with you to this appointment.
If your surgery is not covered by OHIP (or if you do not have OHIP), you must make arrangements to pay privately in advance.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THE ABOVE WILL RESULT IN THE CANCELLATION OF YOUR SURGERY
Please do the following:
You must have nothing to eat or drink from midnight the night before surgery. You may take your regular medication first thing in the morning with a sip of water.
Leave your valuables at home. This includes jewellery, credit cards, and cash.
Shower or bathe the evening before, or the morning of your surgery. Do not wear cosmetics (including make-up, nail polish, etc.) Do not wear fragrances of any kind (i.e. cologne/aftershave, perfume, fragrant body lotion, etc).
Bring all of your medications in their original containers with you (including all over the counter and herbal medications and inhalers).
Please bring an ADULT INTERPRETER with you, if English is not your first language.
A bowel prep is indicated in special cases. This would include a fluid diet for 3 days before surgery and an enema the morning of the surgery. You will be instructed if this is a requirement for your procedure.