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Your surgeon recommended an Open Repair after carefully considering your age, health, as well as the size, location and shape of your aneurysm.
You will have an appointment at the
Pre-Admission Clinic within 2 weeks before your operation. This visit is very important to assess your health and help you prepare for your surgery and recovery. Plan for your visit to take 2 to 5 hours. On the day of your pre-admission visit, take your medications and eat as usual, unless you were given other instructions.
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:
The day before your surgery
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What Should I do the day of my surgery
Arrive 2 hours before your scheduled operation time.
Surgical Admission Unit (SAU) at
Toronto General HospitalPeter Munk Building – 2nd FloorAll hospital entrances are open by 6:00 am. However, Elizabeth St. and University Ave. are easiest to access.
You will continue to recover when you return home.
Where and when
About 1 week after your discharge, you will follow-up with your family doctor.
About 2 to 3 weeks after your operation, you will follow-up with your surgeon's office.
A few weeks after your operation, you will follow-up with your surgeon's office.
Who do I call with general post-operative questions?
If you have health related concerns while you are recovering at home, please contact your surgeon's office or:
Cindy Dickson, Vascular Clinic NursePhone: 416 340 3857
Call your surgeon's office:
Dr. Thomas ForbesPhone: 416 340 3274
Dr. Kathryn HowePhone: 416 340 5193
Dr. Thomas LindsayPhone: 416 340 4620
Dr. George OreopoulosPhone: 416 340 3275
Dr. Graham Roche-NaglePhone: 416 340 5332
Dr. Barry RubinPhone: 416 340 3645
Who do I call if I experience complications
Call 911 or go to the hospital emergency department if you have an emergency such as:
Visit your family doctor or go to a walk in clinic as soon as possible if you experience: