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.

Resources

Surgical Checklist

Surgical Checklist

Movement and Exercises After Lumber Surgery

Movement and Exercises After Lumber Surgery

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.

More Locations

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East Kootenay Regional Hospital
Neurosurgery
East Kootenay Regional Hospital

13 - 24th Avenue N
Cranbrook BC V1C 3H9

250-426-5281(main switchboard)
KGH Front Entrance
Neurosurgery
Kelowna General Hospital

2268 Pandosy Street
Kelowna BC V1Y 1T2

250-862-4000(main switchboard)
Royal Inland Hospital.
Neurosurgery
Royal Inland Hospital

311 Columbia Street
Kamloops BC V2C 2T1

250-374-5111(main switchboard)
Vernon Jubilee Hospital
Neurosurgery
Vernon Jubilee Hospital

2101 - 32nd Street
Vernon BC V1T 5L2

250-545-2211(main switchboard)

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