PH: 807 468-9861 Ext: 2456
Preoperative Assessment Clinic, 3 Surgical Suites, Post-Operative Recovery Room
The surgical service department is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of 2 general surgeons, 4 general practitioner anesthetists and 8 perioperative nurses. The three surgical suites are also supported by 1 clerical and 1 housekeeping personnel.
Patient population includes in-patients, elective out-patients, preoperative admission clinic clients (both on site interviews as well as telephone teaching) and patients referred from other communities in North western Ontario. The team provides general surgical care to the Kenora and surrounding area residents. As members of the Regional Surgical Network, our surgeons contribute emergency coverage, on a rotating basis, to nearby communities, including Dryden and Red Lake.
The surgical services provide elective general surgery and endoscopy. We are involved with the Cancer Care Ontario colorectal screening program. We have limited orthopaedic trauma surgery as well as dental surgery specifically for children. General practitioners offer caesarean section and limited women's health surgeries from an itinerant Gynaecologist from Thunder Bay. An itinerant Orthopod offers knee endoscopies and Total Knee Replacement surgery as a member of the NW ON. Regional Joint program. We have a Regional Ophthalmology program sponsored by the Lions Clubs of North Western Ontario, staffed by two visiting Ophthalmologists from Winnipeg, who provide cataract replacement surgery. A-scan measurements are done in Kenora prior to cataract surgery.
The department has fully implemented O.R. B.C. surgical efficiencies benchmarking program and province wide W.T.I.S. Wait Time Strategy. Elective surgery is offered Monday to Friday 0800 to 1700 hours. Surgical standby for emergency cases is available evenings and nights as well as on weekends and statutory holidays.