Initial consultations are usually conducted at our office. Upon arrival you will be required to fill out a form summarizing your medical history. Be sure to bring a list of your current medications. You will then meet with the surgeon to have a discussion about your condition. A relevant physical exam may then be performed. At the end of the consultation, your surgeon will develop your personalized management plan.
Gastroscopies and colonoscopies are performed in the ambulatory care unit at Royal Inland Hospital. Our office will give you instructions for your bowel preparation and hospital arrival times. Because you will be receiving sedation, someone will need to drive you home. Be sure to follow instructions for the bowel preparation closely.
Surgeries and procedures are performed at Royal Inland Hospital in either the main operating room or ambulatory care unit. Please contact our office if you have questions about arrival times or how to prepare for your specific procedure.
If you require surgery for removal of a portion of your colon or rectum, you will be on an Enhanced Recovery Pathway.