Surgical Services

The Surgical Services program includes Ambulatory Procedures, Day SurgeryEndoscopy, Operating Room and Post-Anaesthetic Care. We perform over 17,000 procedures every year and offer a wide range of surgical services. 


Surgical Services are located on the Level 2 of the South tower.

Hours of Operation

Surgical Services are offered year-round. The operating room performs scheduled and emergency surgeries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Patients are seen by referral. Referral forms are available on the Clinical Referral Forms page. 


  • General Surgery
  • Surgery on your Veins & Arteries
  • Urology Surgery
  • Gynaecological Surgery (female reproductive tract)
  • Eyes & Vision Surgery
  • Plastic, reconstructive & hand surgery
  • Bones & Joint surgery
  • Head & Neck surgery
  • Maxillofacial (or Oral or Dental surgery)


The type of surgery or procedure you are having will determine the steps you need to take to prepare yourself. You will receive this information from your physician or during your pre-operative planning appointment.

What to bring to your surgery


  • Ontario Health Card or proof of medical coverage.
  • WSIB claim number if applicable.
  • Information about private health insurance or other health benefits.
  • A copy of any advance directive you may have.
  • The names, addresses and telephone numbers of your family members, friends or other emergency contacts.
  • The name, address and telephone number of your family physician.
  • Credit card information (number and expiry date) to pay for additional hospital expenses not covered by OHIP.
  • Pertinent information from your referring physician. Including, documents, X-ray reports, test results.


  • All your medications in their original bottles. 
  • A complete list of medications you are currently taking. Including, prescription medications and non-prescription medications. As well as, vitamin or mineral supplements and herbal remedies.

Clothing and personal items

  • Loose, comfortable clothes that are easy to put on.
  • Hearing aids, dentures and eyeglasses.
  • Case for glasses or contact lenses. Lenses must be removed prior to surgery.
  • Socks and comfortable shoes with non-skid rubber soles, such as running shoes.
  • Walker, wheelchair or other mobility aids, labelled with your name and phone number. 
  • Anything that will make your stay more comfortable, such as books or other diversions.
  • If you are staying overnight, please bring toiletries such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, deodorant, tissues or lip and skin moisturizer. Please do not bring any scented products.

What to Expect

On the day of your surgery

  • Arrive 2 hours prior to your appointment
  • Check-in at the registration desk on Level 2 of the South Tower
  • You will receive an armband with your name and personal health information relevant to your visit. To ensure safety and quality of care, it will be checked many times during your care.


Joseph Brant Hospital is committed to safe, quality, patient-centered care. To ensure the safety of patients, visitors and staff, we have made some important changes. Please review them before coming to hospital.


Surgical patients may incur costs not covered by OHIP. Costs may include any transport fees, supplies, or equipment. These costs are the responsibility of the patient and their family. 

Tools & Resources

The surgical program works closely with the Province of Ontario to improve access to timely care through participation:

Contact Us:

Surgical Services
Location: 2S100 & 2S200
Level 2, South Tower,
100 & 200 Wing


P: 905-632-3737