Neurosurgery is related to all parts of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Commonly performed procedures include laminectomy , discectomy , cervical spinal fusion , lumbar spinal fusion and craniotomy . 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.
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. Referral by physician or emergency department physician.
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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