Surgery

At Hôpital Montfort, we make it our duty to keep you informed and to carefully guide you through the surgical process (commonly called an "operation"). The following is a description of the steps involved in effectively and safely completing the surgical procedure process, depending on your surgery. 

We are constantly expanding and modernizing our premises to offer optimal, safe care to our patients. We use the latest technologies available in every field of surgery that we perform. Our specialties consist of:

  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Urological Surgery
  • Otolaryngology Surgery (ENT)
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Maxillofacial and Dental Surgery
  • Eye Surgery

Before your surgery

  • After the consultation with your surgeon, a Reception clerk will contact you (within 10 business days) to schedule your appointment with the Preadmission Clinic in Room 1C (ground floor) to finalize your pre-operative file. You will then sit down for an interview with a nurse who will complete various questionnaires to ensure a thorough understanding of your health status.
  • If necessary, you will be given an appointment with a specialist (anesthesiologist, cardiologist, pulmonologist, etc.).

Patients with an appointment at Hôpital Montfort will receive an automated confirmation call up to 3 working days prior to their appointment. 

  • You may be asked to take different tests to supplement your record. As applicable, you will receive guidance on where to go.
  • If you experience health complications after your Preadmission Clinic visit (fever, coughing, breathing problems, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea), please contact your surgeon’s office as soon as possible.
  • Bring your health insurance card.
  • Bring an up-to-date list of your medications (issued by your pharmacy). This will help us develop a comparative overview of your medications.
  • On the morning of your surgery, an anesthesiologist will visit you before you are taken to the operating room.

The day before your surgery

  • If your surgeon has asked you to fast prior to your operation, eat a light meal before going to bed at night and do not eat or drink anything after 11 p.m.

  • You must call Reception at 613-748‑4946, between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. If the line is busy, leave a detailed message (state your name, telephone number and the reason for your call).
  • Once your telephone message is received, a Reception clerk will call to confirm the time of your surgery and the location where you are to report.
  • If you cannot make your appointment (surgery), please notify your surgeon or Reception as soon as possible by calling 613-748‑4946. (This will allow us to offer your spot to another patient.)

The day of your surgery

  • Arrive at the time you were told by the Reception clerk the previous day.
  • Use our main entrance, where volunteers are posted to assist you.

If you are hospitalized after your surgery, you will have to report to Reception in room 1A 159 to register, and then proceed to 2A 105.

If you are not hospitalized after your surgery, report to the Day Surgery registration desk, room 2A 105. A clerk will give you instructions on site.

  • A nurse or orderly will come to get you in the waiting room.
  • An inter-professional surgical room team (surgeon, anesthesiologist and nurse) will verify the information entered in your record and answer your questions.
  • You can consult the anesthesiologist and discuss the different anesthesia and pain relief options available to you.
  • The Day Surgery nurse will explain her interventions gradually as they occur.
  • The people accompanying you may remain in the waiting room adjacent to the day surgery unit.

You will receive an explanation if your surgery is postponed.

After your surgery

  • You will be taken to the recovery room for an hour or so, until you feel better and start to recover from your surgery and your anesthesia. A nurse will take your vital signs often and check that you are comfortable. (She will administer your pain and nausea medication as needed).
  • When you leave the recovery room, you will either return to the Day Surgery Unit or enter a patient care unit.

Promotion of Mobilization Program (PROMO)

Montfort is proud of its Promotion of Mobilization program (ProMo), an offshoot of the Mobilization of Vulnerable Elders in Ontario (MOVE ON) project funded by the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO). ProMo has been established in all of the hospital’s surgical, medical, rehabilitation and psychogeriatric units. Montfort understands the importance of keeping active in the hospital to reduce the risk of potential complications resulting from long periods of bed rest. 

Reminder        

Important telephone numbers:

Follow this instruction you have been provided.

  • Bring a small bag identified with your name, for your personal belongings.
  • Leave valuables at home including jewelry.
  • Bring your prostheses (dental, auditory, etc.).
  • If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, bring your spontaneous continuous positive airway breathing device with you, unless instructed otherwise by your physician.

To better orientate yourself throughout the hospital, consult the floor plans or ask the front desk staff and volunteers.