Provides surgery related to the ears, nose, and throat. Common procedures done by an otolaryngologist include: septoplasty (repair of a deviated septum), sinus surgery, rhinoplasty, tonsillectomy, thyroid surgery and myringotomy (process of inserting a drainage tube in the ear).

Resources

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 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.

Stories@IH

Read our latest stories

3 Minute Read
Community & Culture

Since moving to the Interior in 2013, Nicole has been exploring all the beauty and terrain the land has to offer with her dog Sage and partner Aaron.

3 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Learn what you can do to ensure you and your family remain safe and healthy this summer.

5 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Older adults and seniors are vulnerable to abuse, and those in the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities are even more so. Learn why and what help is available.

2 Minute Read
Community & Culture

Kelsey Arnouse is passionate about working with people on their journey to Indigenous cultural safety.

5 Minute Read
Community & Culture

Cheryl is a peer volunteer with IH helping and supporting others who use substances. Read her story and learn about her art project in honour of those in need.

3 Minute Read
Health & Wellness

Learn how to stay safe in B.C. waters when blue-green algae blooms, or cyanobacteria, are present.

STAY CONNECTED

Receive news and alert posts, and Stories@IH blog posts, right to your inbox!

mail