General surgery covers a wide range of surgical procedures. The most common procedures include breast biopsy, bowel resection , hemorrhoid repair , hernia repair (laparoscopic or open surgery ), gall bladder surgery (laparoscopic or open surgery , thyroid surgery , lymph node biopsy , and surgery for pancreatic cancer. Please note, procedures offered at each Interior Health hospital may vary; discuss with your physician for more information. Learn more about surgery in Interior Health. For more information on cancer related surgery or procedures, refer to the BC Cancer website.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there pre-service instructions for the patient?
Yes. You will be contacted by a pre-surgical nurse and an anesthesiologist prior to your surgery date.
Is a referral required?
Yes. Physician referral and appointments required.
Is there a cost?
For residents of BC most procedures are covered under the Medical Services Plan (MSP). There may be additional charges for medical services in some cases.
Do I need a ride home?
Yes. You are considered legally impaired for 24 hours and can not operate a vehicle.