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Surgery
Surgical specialties offered at the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) include:
  • Dentistry
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Eye Care (Ophthalmology)
  • General Surgery
  • Obstetrical/Gynecology
  • Orthopedics (Hips, Knees and Bones)
  • Plastics
  • Urology

Our surgical team works together to provide high quality patient and family-centred care.

Your surgery will be booked as an inpatient or outpatient procedure. If you are scheduled for surgery and will be returning home the same day, you are considered an outpatient. If you are staying the night, you are considered an inpatient.

Please be advised that under some conditions your surgery or procedure may be delayed or rescheduled.

If your surgery or procedure is done on an outpatient basis and requires sedation you must have someone to accompany you home from the hospital or your surgery/procedure may be cancelled.

If you are a smoker, quitting before your surgery can help reduce your risks of complications, help you heal faster and even get you home sooner.  Learn more about how you can stop smoking for safer surgery.

Surgical Ambulatory Care

Surgical Ambulatory Care (SAC) is an outpatient surgical clinic where minor surgical procedures are performed such as the removal of lesions, wound care and excisions.

Physician referral is required.

Locations & Hours of Operation:

St. Marys Memorial Hospital – Main Level – Please register at Patient Registration

  • Hours of Operation: Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Stratford General Hospital – East Building, Level 2 – Please register at Surgical Services Reception (East Building, Level 2, E2-706)

  • Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Surgical Pre-Admit Clinic

Staff at the Surgical Pre-Admit Clinic (SPAC) will help to explain how you can prepare for your surgery and what to expect on your return home.

At least two weeks before your surgery is scheduled, you should phone the clinic to book your clinic appointment. You will receive instructions from your surgeon on how to contact the SPAC clinic.

Your appointment may take place over the phone or in-person.  Please note it may take up to one hour and you may have tests, such as blood work, an electrocardiogram or X-rays as ordered. 

Please bring or have ready for your appointment:

  • Your prescription and non-prescription medications including vitamins and herbal remedies.
  • Your completed pre-operative patient questionnaire. 

Location:

Stratford General Hospital: East Building, Level 2

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact Information:

519-272-8210 ext. 8213 or Toll Free 1-888-275-1102 ext. 8213

Surgical Services

The Operating Rooms at the Clinton Public Hospital and Stratford General Hospital provide elective surgery Monday through Friday.

Urgent/Emergent Care is provided 24 hours a day / 7 days a week at Stratford General Hospital.

Surgical Services at the HPHA includes the following:

  • Cystoscopy
  • Day Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Operating Rooms
  • Recovery Room

At the Stratford General Hospital site an Operating Room status board keeps family up-to-date about when patients are out of surgery and in the recovery room.

Locations:

Clinton Public Hospital – Surgical Daycare, 2nd Floor – Please register at the Ambulatory Clinic on the 1st Floor

Stratford General Hospital – East Building, Level 2 – Please register at Surgical Services Reception (East Building, Level 2, E2-706)

Surgery Unit

The Surgery Unit has 25 surgical beds with a variety of wards, semi private and private accommodations.

This unit is for patients who require overnight stays in the hospital after elective or emergency surgeries. The unit also cares for non-surgical patients when necessary.

Going for surgery can be a stressful time. We do our best to make your stay as safe and comfortable as possible. Recovery is a big part of surgery, and you can actively participate in helping yourself get better. Your surgeon and health care team will have information for you about medications, wound care and other important parts of your recovery.

Location:

Stratford General Hospital: East Building, Level 3

Contact Information:

519-272-8210 ext. 2474 or Toll Free 1-888-275-1102 ext. 2474

Bundled Care - Hip & Knee Replacement

Bundled care is a service for all patients having single (one-sided) hip and knee replacement.

This service helps to ensure that you have all of the supports in place to recover and gain your independence as soon as possible after surgery.

  • All patients will be assessed before surgery to determine the most appropriate course for post-surgery rehabilitation.
  • Patients must choose an outpatient physiotherapy clinic in the community before their surgery.
  • There are a number of outpatient physiotherapy clinics that you can choose from.  You can use this list of outpatient physiotherapy clinics to make your choice.
  • Important! Patients must call the outpatient physiotherapy clinic of choice before their surgery and book an appointment within 1-week post-surgery.
  • Home care physiotherapy may be offered to a small number of people who meet the criteria.

Patient Reported Outcome Measures for Hip & Knee Patients

To advance the delivery of patient-centred, evidence-based care in Ontario, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has partnered with Ontario Health to develop a platform for collecting and reporting patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) from patients undergoing elective hip and/or knee replacement surgery.

PROMs are surveys that patients complete to provide information on their health status and quality of life, including pain, functional status. PROMs provide insights into the effectiveness of care from the patients’ perspective and are essential to understanding whether health care services and interventions make a difference to a patient’s functional status and experience.

Hospitals participating in the hip and knee Bundled Care Program are required to collect PROMs as part of the bundle. Collecting PROMs is important because it provides clinical teams with real-time data which can be used towards making treatment decisions and because it creates valuable repositories of patient data which can be used to assess the efficacy of surgical intervention.

When & Where do I fill out the PROMs?

PROMs can be completed at your pre-admit clinic appointment, where there will be special tablet available for you to complete your survey during your appointment. You can also access the survey via a web link https://orthopedic-isaac.ccohealth.ca  that can be accessed using any device that connects to the internet - smart phone or home computer or laptop.

You will be asked to complete a survey: 

  • 2 months before your surgery
  • 3-5 months after your surgery
  • 9-12 months after your surgery   

For more information please review Frequently Asked Questions - A Resource Guide for Patients, Families and Caregivers 

or reach out to the HPHA Patient Experience Corporate Office 

  • Phone: 519-272-8210 Ext. 2423
  • Email: patientexperience@hpha.ca   

Patient Education - Hip & Knee Replacement

Please click on the type of surgery you are having to be directed to the appropriate guide and videos.

 

 

Patient Education - Cataract Surgery

Information on what to expect when having Cataract Surgery at HPHA can be found in our Cataract Surgery information package.