​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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, 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 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.
Can the time for my surgery change?

Yes. We do our best to do your surgery at the scheduled time but we may need to reschedule your surgery if other emergencies come up.​​​​