Surgical Services

Surgical Services

This page combines the types of surgery available across Vancouver Island and the procedures and preparations involved. 

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Ensuring every patient who is considering bariatric surgery with Island Health receives the care, education and support to be successful with long term weight loss after surgery. 
Registered dietitians can help you with your nutritional health while you continue to live at home.
Convalescent Care is short-term care for medically stable clients who no longer need acute care in hospital, but do need more time to recover before returning home.
An “ostomy” or “stoma” is a surgically-created opening in your abdomen that allows waste or urine to leave your body.
A Physical Therapist (PT) or Occupational Therapist (OT) will work with you to maintain or improve your physical independence and safety.
The purpose of the pre-admission clinic (PAC) is to make sure that you are prepared for your surgery before you are admitted to hospital.