Surgical Services


(807) 274-4846 Surgical Bookings Office


Monday – Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
Closed on Weekends and Statutory Holidays

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Surgical Service at the La Verendrye site of Riverside Health Care, encompasses several components including:

All of these services are housed in spacious, bright, client care areas that have been equipped with state of the art technology. The innovative design and advanced technology has a positive impact on efficiencies and ergonomics in the operating room theatres. The design and aesthetics are appreciated by all visitors, clients, nurses and physicians alike.

We are proud of our fully integrated operating room, which provides us with connectivity to an array of client critical information employing advanced technology to improve outcomes in the operating room. This fully integrated room is outfitted with Stryker Flat Panel displays, and this, in combination with Stryker’s cameras, produces the highest clarity of images available, which increases the ability to see intricate anatomical detail. This equipment also provides the ability to record images or high-resolution video during surgery to ensure accurate documentation. This technology is ideal for the use in minimally invasive procedures, such as, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Arthroscopy, laparoscopic bowel, hernia repairs and laparoscopic appedectamy.

Nursing personnel in the surgical area have enhanced levels of preparation including ACLS, NRP, postgraduate OR courses, RNFA qualifications and in some cases, Perioperative Certification. 

Day Surgery

This area is staffed Monday to Friday 7:30am – 3:30pm with Surgical Registered Nurses. As with other healthcare facilities in Canada, many procedures are now done on an out-patient basis. This department allows for time to provide education, instruction and preparation and postoperative care for any patient undergoing a procedure as an outpatient including procedures done with local anaesthetic/intravenous sedation and general anaesthetic or spinal anaesthesia.

Examples of outpatient procedures include:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Dental procedures
  • Minor gynaecological procedures (D&C, Laparoscopy, Tubal Ligation)
  • Hernia repairs
  • Breast Biopsy/Lumpectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Forms Related to Surgical Services

All forms are in PDF format. This makes them easy to print and view. Just click on the Form relating to your procedure.