Last year, more than 52,000 surgical procedures were performed at Victoria General and Royal Jubilee hospitals. About 70% of all surgeries are now performed on a daycare basis, improving efficiency and helping our patients get home as soon as possible.

Operating rooms are the hub of Surgical Services. Together, our hospitals have 26 operating rooms equipped for specialized surgical procedures including cardiac, vascular, orthopedic, plastic, pediatric, trauma, urology, neurosurgery and ophthalmology.

State-of-the-art equipment helps our surgical teams stay on the leading-edge of a rapidly advancing field. Surgeons are increasingly using technology such as minimally invasive surgical equipment that reduces pain and complications and helps patients to recover more swiftly.

Surgical Services also includes the Pain Clinic at Royal Jubilee Hospital. In this clinic, specialized pain physicians and other healthcare professionals work with patients and their families to explore options for alleviating and managing chronic pain, and maximizing quality of life. The Pain Clinic sees more than 10,000 cases, a year, giving people thorough assessments and recommendations related to medicinal, physical, psychological, social and spiritual care.

The thousands of people in our community who require surgery every year count on our hospitals to have the best equipment available. This area of care supports our surgical teams with technology that helps patients have a faster, safer surgery and recuperation.