Bariatric surgery is commonly referred to as weight-loss surgery. It is one of the options for people living with morbid obesity. Learn more about Island Health's Bariatric Program.
Cardiovascular surgery is the surgical treatment of diseases and disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Examples of cardiovascular surgery include open heart surgery such as coronary artery bypass grafting, heart valve replacements and vascular surgery such as abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs and femoral-tibial bypass grafting.
General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal organs including. intestines including esophagus, stomach, colon, liver, gallbladder and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland, breast surgery and hernias.
General Surgery Patient Education
Gynaecology refers to the surgical specialty dealing with the health of the female reproductive system (uterus, vagina and ovaries).
Gynecology Patient Education
The surgical specialty involved in the treatment of disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.
A medical specialty focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the eye. Conditions include cataracts, glaucoma, and conjunctivitis, among others.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A dental specialty focusing on the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the mouth, teeth and gums. Examples of oral surgery include removal of wisdom teeth, facial injury repair, cleft lip and palate repair, and repair of uneven jaws.
The medical specialty dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of injuries of the musculoskeletal system including the muscles, bones, spine, joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves.
Otolaryngology - Ears, Nose and Throat (ENT)
Otolaryngology is the medical and surgical treatment of the head and neck, including ears, nose and throat.
Otolaryngology Patient Education
Plastics and Reconstructive
A surgical specialty that focuses on the repair, restoration or improvement of conditions or injuries to the skin and external features resulting from disease, injury or birth defects.
A surgical specialty focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the chest, including the ribs and lungs.
A surgical specialty that deals with problems affecting the urinary tract including kidneys, bladder, and prostate.