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.

Resources

Patient Gallbladder Removal Information and Instruction Sheet

Patient Gallbladder Removal Information and Instruction Sheet

ERACS - Discharge Booklet

ERACS - Discharge Booklet

Discharge Information - Hernia

Discharge Information - Hernia

Enhanced Recovery After Colorectal Surgery (ERACS)

Enhanced Recovery After Colorectal Surgery (ERACS)

Surgical Checklist

Surgical Checklist

Thyroid Biopsy After Care

Thyroid Biopsy After Care

Discharge Information - Hernia

Discharge Information - Hernia

Enhanced Recovery After Colorectal Surgery (ERACS)

Enhanced Recovery After Colorectal Surgery (ERACS)

ERAS - Discharge Booklet

ERAS - Discharge Booklet

Patient Gallbladder Removal Information and Instruction Sheet

Patient Gallbladder Removal Information and Instruction Sheet

Surgical Checklist

Surgical Checklist

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.
 
 

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General Surgery
Cariboo Memorial Hospital

517 North 6th Avenue
Williams Lake BC V2G 2G8

250-392-4411(main switchboard)
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Creston Valley Hospital & Health Centre

312 - 15th Avenue North
Creston BC V0B 1G0

250-428-2286(main switchboard)
East Kootenay Regional Hospital
General Surgery
East Kootenay Regional Hospital

13 - 24th Avenue N
Cranbrook BC V1C 3H9

250-426-5281(main switchboard)
Elk Valley Hospital
General Surgery
Elk Valley Hospital

1501 - 5th Avenue
Fernie BC V0B 1M0

250-423-4453(main switchboard)
Golden & District Hospital
General Surgery
Golden & District Hospital

835 - 9th Avenue South
Golden BC V0A 1H0

250-344-5271(main switchboard)
KGH Front Entrance
General Surgery
Kelowna General Hospital

2268 Pandosy Street
Kelowna BC V1Y 1T2

250-862-4000(main switchboard)
Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.
General Surgery
Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

1200 Hospital Bench
Trail BC V1R 4M1

250-368-3311(main switchboard)
Lillooet Hospital and Health Centre
General Surgery
Lillooet Hospital & Health Centre

951 Murray Street
Lillooet BC V0K 1V0

250-256-4233(main switchboard)
Penticton Mental Health & Substance Use
General Surgery
Penticton Regional Hospital

550 Carmi Avenue
Penticton BC V2A 3G6

250-492-4000(main switchboard)
Queen Victoria Hospital
General Surgery
Queen Victoria Hospital

1200 Newlands Road
Revelstoke BC V0E 2S0

250-837-2131(main switchboard)
Royal Inland Hospital.
General Surgery
Royal Inland Hospital

311 Columbia Street
Kamloops BC V2C 2T1

250-374-5111(main switchboard)
Shuswap Lake General Hospital
General Surgery
Shuswap Lake General Hospital

PO Box 520, 601 - 10th Street NE
Salmon Arm BC V1E 4N6

250-833-3600(main switchboard)

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