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​Surgery Program

The Surgery Program at RVH consists of 10 operating rooms, endoscopy suites, cystoscopy and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography services.

​Services 

Managers:

Phone: 705-728-9090
Tammy Kiedyk, Pre & Post Surgery & Endoscopy Ext. 46511

Karen Winter, Anesthetic Care Team Ext. 46410

Vicki Webb, Operating Room & MDRD Ext. 46510

Leanne Weeks, Inpatient Surgery 2 Ext. 46710

Mandy Scott, Inpatient Surgery 3 & Surgical Stepdown Unit Ext. 46810     

Rhea Taplin, Adult Ambulatory Care Ext. 47116

Surgery Program Location
201 Georgian Drive, Barrie, ON L4N 6M2.

  

Pre-Surgery Treatment Clinics - Screening

Based on your health assesment by your physician 3 weeks prior to your surgery, you should have an appointment with the pre-surgery treatment clinic 7-10 days before your surgery.

Your appointment may last between 1-3 hours depending on your specific needs.

If you have not received these from your Surgeon, please print and complete these documents and bring on the day of your surgery. They must be completed prior to your arrival.  

 Anaesthetic Questionnaire.pdf

Pre-Surgery Medication Review.pdf

​Contact Us

705-728-9090 Ext. 46740

Directions

From the Main Entrance follow the Main Navigation Line to the Atruim (Orange) Elevators. Take it  to Level 1 the turn left and follow the Blue Navigation Line.

Hours of Operation

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

 

The Pre-Surgery Treatment Clinic provides pre-operative diagnostic testing, patient assessment and education in preparation for surgery. Before your surgery you will receive a phone call from the Pre-Screening Clerk. You will be asked some questions to determine the type of preparation you require for your surgery. It is essential that you provide your surgeon with a daytime contact number.

You will receive an Anesthetic Questionnaire and Pre-Admission Medication Review that you must complete and bring with you to your appointment. You must bring all medications in their original bottles as well as a current medication list from your pharmacy.

Surgery Preparation Registration/Admission

If for any reason, you cannot keep your appointment, call your surgeon.
If you must cancel the evening, night or weekend prior to surgery please notify the hospital at
705-728-9090 ext. 46505 and leave a message

​Contact Us

Patient Help Line: 705-728-9090 Ext. 46740

Directions

Central Registration is located on Level 2 in the Atrium Entrance across from Victoria's Gift Shop.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Central/Surgical Registration is where you will register and provide information for your scheduled appointment. After registering you will proceed to the Surgery Preparation area.

Cataract patients are required to wear a button down shirt (you will not have to change into hospital attire).

 

Surgery Preparation Instructions     

Although there are many procedures and surgeries done at RVH, each patient undergoes similar pre-operative care. After the decision is made that you are to have surgery, you will receive a call/ letter from the Pre-Admission Clinic to complete a preliminary health history.

The Day Before Your Surgery   

You will receive a call between 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. providing you with arrival time and instructions for your surgery. This call will be made to the number provided by your surgeon's office. Please ensure there is someone to receive this call or that your voicemail clearly states your name to enable us to leave a detailed message. If your procedure is booked on a Monday, the call will come on the Friday prior.

In order to ensure that we have adequate time to prepare you for your surgery, it is necessary that you report to the hospital 2 hours prior to your booked surgical time.

The Day of Your Surgery      

Please report to the Central/Surgical Registration area (located on Level 2) at your assigned time.

For patients with scheduled surgeries and who have been given their booked arrival time please follow the instructions below. Surgery will be delayed or cancelled if you do not follow these pre-procedure instructions:

•  Do not eat anything after midnight.You may drink clear fluids (water, clear tea or coffee with sugar, apple juice, cranberry juice, sports drinks, kool-aid) up until 3 hours before your arrival time at the hospital. Do not drink milk or orange juice.
Exception: Take all your usual morning oral medication with a sip of water at 6:00 a.m. the day of your surgery unless instructed otherwise.

 

If you are coming in for surgery and going home the same day, please follow the "Day Surgery" instructions:

Day Surgery - General Instructions

After your surgical procedure you will not be permitted to drive yourself home, or leave the hospital unaccompanied in a taxi. Arrangements must be made in advance to have someone accompany you home.
You must make arrangements to have a responsible adult with you at home and remain with you overnight following surgery.
 Bring your Ontario Health Card to the hospital with you.
  Please have a bath or shower at home prior to surgery.
•  Please arrive with all make-up removed. Do not wear perfume or aftershave.
•  Remove all body jewellery and leave all valuables at home (money, jewellery, credit cards).
 Please bring your reading glasses and glass case (if needed) as well as a book or magazine to help pass the time.
•  Patients under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to confirm consent for the operation.
•  Do not drink alcoholic beverages (including wine and beer) for at least 24 hours before you are admitted for surgery.
•   Do not use any recreational drugs (marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, etc.) for at least 48 hours before your surgery.
•  Wear comfortable loose fitting clothing and flat-soled shoes.

If you are coming in for surgery and are required to stay overnight, follow the "Same Day Admission Program" instructions:

Same Day Admission Program - General Instructions

  Bring your Ontario Health Card to the hospital with you.
 Bring any other health insurance cards that give evidence of additional coverage (i.e. Blue Cross).
  Please have a bath or shower at home prior to surgery.
  Please arrive with all make-up removed. Do not wear perfume or aftershave.
  Remove all body jewellery and leave all valuables at home (money, jewellery, credit cards). Any items that you may require should be brought in after surgery.
  Please bring your reading glasses and glass case (if needed) as well as a book or magazine to help pass the time
  Should you require items for an overnight stay please pack them in a small bag and leave them with family/friends until you are settled into your hospital room. Family may bring these items up to you after your surgery.
 Patients under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to confirm consent for the operation.
  Do not drink alcoholic beverages (including wine and beer) for at least 24 hours before you are admitted for day surgery.
  Do not use any recreational drugs (marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, etc.) for at least 48 hours before your surgery.
 If you have walking aids (crutches, walker) at home that you may require after the surgery, please arrange to have them brought to your inpatient room after your surgery.

What Happens on Admission Day?   

The nursing staff of the Surgical Services Centre will prepare you for your operation and transfer you to the Operating Room. Nurses will take your blood pressure and vital signs and review the documents that you have completed prior to coming to hospital. After your operation you will go to an inpatient surgical unit.

 

Stand-By/Add-On Surgery    

Stand-by/add-on surgery is subject to delay as life and death procedures are done first.
Plans may change, often at the last minute. Staff will keep you informed as they are able however, surgery may be advanced or postponed often with little notice. There is always the chance that your surgery may not be done on the scheduled date and may require re-booking.

If scheduled for a standby/add on procedure on a weekday:
Please call 705-728-9090 Ext. 46505 at 7:30 a.m. the morning of your surgery.
Do not eat or drink after midnight until instructed in the morning.

If scheduled for standby/add on procedures on a weekend or holiday:
Surgical Services Staff will contact you the evening prior to your surgery with specific instructions regarding arrival times and times for your operation.

Especially for Children      

Children are encouraged to bring a favourite toy   
For bottle-fed babies, please bring a bottle that the baby is familiar with    
If your child has a cough, cold or fever, please phone your Surgeon's office for advice

For more information please view our Paediatric Surgery Video
If you have any other questions please call 705-728-9090 Ext. 46915 ​