Published: July 20, 2007
Updated: Jan. 5, 2011
Surgical procedures are performed at one of two facilities depending on the case.
Once you and the physicians have decided on surgery and have discussed the surgical procedure, our surgical scheduler, will be in contact with you to schedule your operation as well as a pre-operative appointment.
At this appointment you will have a physical examination, blood tests, and any other studies deemed necessary. During this time, any specific pre-operative preparation instructions will be given.
You will also meet with the anesthesia representative. Please fill out the pre-anesthesia screening form (PDF, 1.5 MB) and bring it with you to your pre-op appointment.
Information concerning your arrival time the day of surgery will be given to you at this time.
Following your procedure you will be given post-operative instructions. If you have undergone a procedure that requires a catheter in your bladder, instructions will be given to you regarding its management and how to perform the voiding trials necessary prior to its removal. You will be in contact with our nurses by phone and removal of the catheter will be arranged at the appropriate time.
If you are performing self catheterization at home, you will also receive phone instructions from our nurses. Follow up visits are usually scheduled at the time you schedule your surgery. They will usually be four to six weeks after your surgery depending on the procedure you have undergone.