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

 If you were told to take medication on the morning of your operation, take it at home with a sip of water before you come to the hospital.​ Arrive 2 hours before your scheduled operation time:

Surgical Admission Unit (SAU)
​​​​​​​​​​Toronto General Hospital​
Peter Munk Building – 2nd​ F​loor, Room 310​​
Maps & location iconTGH Maps & Directions

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
  • 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?
  • 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.