Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians, staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make the most of our resources.
University Health Network is a health care and medical research organization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN has made us a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care.
Our 10 medical programs are spread across eight hospital sites – Princess Margaret, Toronto General, Toronto Rehab’s five sites, Toronto Western – as well as our education programs through the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Learn more about the services, programs and amenities offered at each location.
Maps & Directions
Find out how to get to and around our nine locations — floor plans, parking, public transit, accessibility services, and shuttle information.
Ways You Can Help
Being touched by illness affects us in different ways. Many people want to give back to the community and help others. At UHN, we welcome your contribution and offer different ways you can help so you can find one that suits you.
The Newsroom is the source for media looking for information about UHN or trying to connect with one of our experts for an interview. It’s also the place to find UHN media policies and catch up on our news stories, videos, media releases, podcasts and more.
Thyroid surgery that removes one or both of your thyroid lobes is called a thyroidectomy.
The surgeon makes an incision (cut) in the lower neck, usually, between 4 to 6 centimetres long but can be longer if you are having lymph nodes removed.
Pre-Admission Clinic at
Toronto General HospitalEaton Building – Ground Floor, Room 400
What should I bring to my pre-admission appointment?
What happens during my pre-admission visit?
Depending on your needs, you may also meet:
7 Days before your surgery
The night before your surgery
Stop smoking before your surgery: learn how smoking and tobacco can affect your recovery after surgery, and how
quitting can improve your health.
What can I expect to have on my body?
You may be connected to some tubes and machines:
You will continue to recover when you return home.
Where and when
Wharton Head and Neck CentreWharton Head and Neck Centre Princess Margaret Cancer Centre – 2nd floor
Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery ClinicToronto General Hospital | Norman Urquhart Building – 7th Floor
Three weeks after your surgery: if you don't have an appointment for a follow-up before you leave the hospital, call your surgeon's office the first week you are home.
Who do I call with general post-operative questions?
Call your surgeon's office:
Dr. D. BrownPhone: 416 946 2147
Dr. D. ChepehaPhone: 416 946 4729
Dr. K. DevonPhone: 416 323 6400 ext. 7352
Dr. R. GilbertPhone: 416 946 2822
Dr. D. GoldsteinPhone: 416 340 4767
Dr. P. GullanePhone: 416 946 2143
Dr. J. IrishPhone: 416 946 2149
Dr. J. PasternakPhone: 416 340 4792
Dr. L. RotsteinPhone: 416 340 5195
Who do I call if I experience complications
If you have new symptoms and don't know what to do, do not wait. Get medical advice or help if you are concerned.
If you have numbness and tingling of your fingers or around your mouth:
If you had your surgery at Toronto General Hospital, call your Clinical Nurse Coordinator at 416 340 4665.
If you are
calling after hours, call the Nursing Unit where you stayed after your surgery:
Consolidated Surgical Short-Stay Unit at TGH: 416 340 3521ENT/Head & Neck and Plastics Surgical Oncology Inpatient Unit: 416 340 3224
If you had your surgery at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre:Short Term Care Unit – 18B: 416 946 4501 ext. 5510
Go to the hospital nearest emergency room if you have: