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).
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.