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Pre-Operative Patients

Dr. Brooks-Hill and Dr. Clark perform elective and urgent surgeries at Squamish General Hospital. When you are scheduled for surgery, please check in at admitting 2 hours prior to your scheduled surgery time.

When you have been scheduled for elective surgery we require you to refrain from taking any anti-inflammatories 10 days prior to your surgery. There are many products that have anti-inflammatory properties please call our office at (604) 905-4075 if you have any questions about the type of product included on the list. For further information please see the document below
» Sea to Sky Pre Operative Instructions

  • Smoking increases infection risk and delays wound and bone healing. Many procedures should not be performed in smoker. Please stop smoking prior to your surgery.

  • IF you have been instructed to do so by our office, please print off the following letter and take it to the specified doctor.
  • » Pre Anaesthetic Letter

    whistler snowboardingAttention: Post-Operative Patients

    » Call the Sea to Sky Orthopaedics office immediately at (604) 905-4075 if you develop any of the following:

    • fever greater than 38 degrees Celsius
    • severe continuous, uncontrollable pain
    • continuous bleeding
    • continued, severe swelling in the limb that underwent surgery
    • inability to urinate

    » If you do not speak to someone directly please leave a message at the office and then go immediately to the nearest emergency facility that is open:

    • Squamish General Hospital Emergency Department
    • Whistler Heath Care Centre (WHCC) - If between 10pm and 8am, call (604) 932-4911 to speak to the answering service and they will page the doctor on call BEFORE you go to the Whistler Healthcare Centre

    General and Specific Post-Operative Instructions:

    The below documents should be taken to your physiotherapist.  
    General Post-Operative Instructions Achilles Tendon Repair
    ACL Reconstuctive Surgery Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
    Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression Arthroscopic Biceps Tenodesis
    Arthroscopic Meniscectomy, Loose Body Removed or Debridement Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair
    Labral Surgical Repair - SLAP Labral Surgical Repair Reverse
    Labral Surgical Repair Bankart Patellar Tendon Post-Op Repair

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