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:
1Arrange surgical care planning
Work with your primary care provider to arrange surgical care planning.
2Get a referral
Depending on the surgery you are selecting, your primary care provider sends a referral, including your completed surgical recommendation, 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.