Day of Your Operation

Arrive 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 6:00 am. However, Elizabeth St. and University Ave. are easiest to access.​

What will happen on the morning of my operation?
  • We will prepare you for the operation.
  • If you did not see the anesthetist in the Pre-Admission Clinic, you will meet them before your operation.
  • 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.
  • We will give you an intravenous (IV) drip. This is a small needle that we put in a vein in your arm. We use it to give you one or all of the following: fluids, antibiotics and pain medications.
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