The Surgery Program at RVH consists of 10 operating rooms, endoscopy suites, cystoscopy and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography services.
The surgeon's office will book your surgery – you will the receive a pre-surgery screening phone call to help determine if you require an in-person or phone consultation with a nurse and anaesthesia – pre-surgery treatment clinic screening will occur – phone call day before to confirm your arrival time to Surgery Preparation- day of surgery you will arrive and be prepared for your surgery in the Surgery Preparation area – you will be escorted to the Operating Room – moved to the Post Anesthetic Care Unit (PACU) and if being admitted you will be transferred to your inpatient surgery unit, if going home, you will continue your recovery in Post Anesthetic Care Unit Phase 2 (PACU 2).
Lynda Knight, Pre & Post Surgery, Endoscopy
Tammy Gallagher, Operating Room, OR Bookings Anesthetic Care Team & MDRD Ext. 46510
Bonnie Berry, Inpatient Surgery 2 Ext. 46710
Bonnie Berry, Interim Inpatient Surgery 3
& Surgical Stepdown Unit Ext. 46710
Rhea Taplin, Adult Ambulatory Care Ext. 47116
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.
The Pre-Surgery Treatment Clinic provides pre-operative patient assessment, diagnostic testing and education in preparation for your surgery. Your appointment with the pre-surgery treatment clinic should be 7-10 days prior to your surgery date. The purpose of the appointment is to help ensure you are prepared for your upcoming surgery/procedure.
If your screening/assessment is over the phone, please have the anaesthetic questionnaire and the Pre-surgery medication review completed so the nurse can review this information with you.
If you have not already received these documents from the Surgeon's office please print the PDFs above.
If in person screening appointment, please bring your surgery package provided by the surgeons office and have the anesthetic questionnaire and Pre-admission medication review completed. If you have not received the documents, please print, complete and bring them with you. In addition, please bring your medications and current pharmacy list with you and be prepared that the appointment may last between 1-3 hours, depending on your specific needs.
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
Patient Help Line: 705-728-9090 Ext. 46740
Central Registration is located on Level 2- Atrium Entrance across from Victoria's Gift Shop.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Day Before Your Surgery
You will receive a call between 12:30 pm and 4:00 pm. Providing you with arrival time and instructions for your surgery. Please ensure you have provided your preferred phone number to the surgeon's office and have someone to receive the call or that your voicemail clearly states your name to enable us to leave a detailed message. If your surgery is on a Monday, you will receive a call on the Friday prior.
The Day of Your Surgery
Please report to the Central/Surgical Registration area (located on Level 2) at your assigned time.
Please follow the specific instructions you have been provided with to prevent delay or cancellation of your surgery.
- - Do not eat anything after midnight.
- - Up until 1 hour before your arrival time you may drink clear fluids (water, clear tea or coffee with sugar only, apple juice, cranberry juice, sports drinks or kool aid)
- - Cataract patients are required to wear a button-down shirt (you will not need to change into hospital attire)
- - Unless instructed otherwise, take all of your usual morning oral medication with a sip of water at 6 am the day of your surgery
General Instructions For All Surgeries:
- - Bring your Ontario health Card to the hospital with you
- - 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 valuables at home. There is no secure storage area.
- - Please bring your reading glasses and glass case (if needed).
- - Patients under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to confirm consent for the surgery.
- - Do not drink alcoholic beverages (including wine and beer) for at least 12 hours prior to your arrival for surgery.
- - Do no use any recreational drugs such as marijuana for at least 12 hours prior to your surgery.
- - Stop CBD oil 4 hours before surgery.
- - Do not use cocaine, ecstasy, ect. For at least 48 hours prior to surgery.
- - Wear comfortable loose fitting clothing and flat-soled shoes.
Special Instructions for Children:
- - Children are encouraged to bring a favourite toy
- - Bottle-fed babies – please bring a bottle the baby is familiar with
- If your child has a cough, fever or cold symptoms, please contact the surgeons office for instructions.
If you are coming in for surgery and going home the same day :
- 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 and remain with you overnight.
If you are coming in for surgery and are required to stay overnight:
- Should you require items for an overnight stay please pack them in a small bag
- Review the visiting instructions on the RVH main page
Stand-by/add-on surgery is subject to delay as a result of a life and death procedure to be completed first.
This is often an unexpected and sudden delay. We endeavor to keep you informed and as up to date as possible. There are times that your surgery may not be done on the scheduled dated and may require re-booking.
If scheduled for a standby/add on surgery on a weekday:
- Surgical Services Staff will call you the evening prior to your surgery and provide instructions.
- You will receive another call the morning of your surgery confirming instructions and providing an arrival time
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 and arrival times for your surgery
Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) For Hip & Knee Replacement Patients
All patients undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery will be asked to complete PROMs before and after their surgery. You will be ask to provide information on your health status and quality of life. Completion of the PROMs survey is voluntary.
When do I complete PROMs?