Once you have decided you would like to have surgery, and which surgery you want, you will need to go through a few steps to access it.
Typically, the process is:
1Get assessed for surgical readiness
Work with your primary care provider to have one (or more) surgical readiness assessment(s)
completed with a qualified surgical assessor.
2Get a referral
Depending on the surgery you are selecting, your primary care provider sends a referral, including your completed readiness assessment(s), through the appropriate referral process.
3Have a consultation
Complete one or more consultation appointments with your surgeon. Funding approval for your surgery may be needed. Visit surgery funding
for more information.
4Prepare for surgery
Book a date and prepare to have surgery
5Have surgery and recover
Complete your surgery and recover with guidance and supports from your surgeon and primary care physician.