​​​​​​​​Day of Your Operation

​​​​​​Arri​ve 2 hours before your scheduled operation time:

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


Short Term Care Unit – 18B
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
18th Floor – Floor Plan​
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What to expect the day of your surgery

​​​​​​​​​What should I bring to the hospital on the day of my operation?
  • Ontario Health Card (OHIP).
  • Toiletries such as toothbrush, toothpaste, brush, razor and soap.
  • A robe, socks and shoes or slippers with non-slip, rubber soles.
  • Hearing aids, dentures and glasses in their protective cases, labelled with your name and phone number.
  • If you have sleep apnea, bring your CPAP machine​.
​​​​​​​​​What will happen on the morning of my operation?
  • You will change into a hospital gown.
  • You will see a registered nurse that will check your blood pressure and ask you some health questions.
  • You will see your anesthetist or a member of the anesthesia team.
  • You will see your surgeon or a member of the surgical team.
  • We will mark the area where we are doing your operation.
  • We will give you a small needle with Heparin, a medication to help lower the chance of developing blood clots.
  • ​A member of the health care team will put an intravenous (IV) in a vein in your arm. The IV will be used to give you fluids and medications during and after the operation.
  • ​When everything is ready, you will go to the operating room.​​