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Information for Surgical Patients

Preparing for Surgery: What to do if you have same-day surgery

If you are going home on the same day after your surgery, please note the following:

  • You will be observed after your surgery to make sure the initial effects of anesthesia have worn off.
  • On rare occasions, you may have to be admitted to the Hospital.
  • You are advised not to attempt to perform any task that requires skill, coordination, or judgement for twenty-four (24) hours after your anaesthetic.
  • As with overnight surgery, please leave your car at home.
    • You cannot drive home after your operation.
    • You should arrange to have a friend or family member take you home by taxi or car. The respective person(s) need to call 416-864-5736 before noon on the day of your surgery.

For more information, refer to the Pre-Admission Facility Pamphlet (49 KB pdf file).