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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Day of Your Operation

Arrive 3 hours before your scheduled operation time:

Surgical Admission Unit (SAU)
​​​​​​​​​​Toronto General Hospital​
Peter Munk Building – 2nd​ F​loor, Room 310​​
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All hospital entrances are open by 6 am. However, Elizabeth St. and University Ave. are easiest to access.​

 
​​​​​​​​What to bring to the hospital on the day of your operation
  • Your health card and any other insurance cards. You will need the policy number of your extended health insurance, if you have any.
  • Your spouse/partner, a trusted friend or family member (to offer you support and be a second set of ears).
  • All of your current medications in their original bottles or a list of all of your current medications.
  • Name/address of your pharmacy.
  • Name/address of your family doctor.
  • A list of any questions you may have.
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​​​​​​​​What will happen on the morning of my operation?
  • We will take your temperature, pulse, check your breathing, blood pressure, and do any other tests at this time.
  • You will change into a hospital gown. Any belongings you do not need should be sent home with your family members.
  • Your surgical team will greet you when you arrive in the surgical patient waiting area.
  • Once in the operating room, we will help you onto the operating room table and you will be kept warm with a blanket.
  • We will put a blood pressure cuff on your arm and an oxygen monitor on your finger.
  • We will register your heartbeat on a heart monitor. A plastic mask will be placed over your face to give you oxygen.
  • ​We will give you medicine through an intravenous line. You will need the intravenous line for a couple of days.
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