The overarching vision of the Department of Surgery at Women’s College Hospital is to provide innovative, person-centered care, that respects the diverse needs of our community, and focuses on caring for people in their homes rather than in hospitals. We strive to be a Canadian model for how to provide top-quality surgical care and support a sustainable health system for future generations.
The Department of Surgery at Women’s College Hospital provides a variety of services to patients with many different conditions. We focus on innovation and ambulatory surgery, and are able to treat many patients on a day-surgery basis.
In General Surgery, our surgeons specialize in common procedures such as gall bladder and hernia surgery, anorectal conditions such as hemorrhoids and anal fissures, and breast surgery for benign conditions as well as breast cancer.
In Orthopedic Surgery, our surgeons specialize in sports medicine, including soft tissue trauma and sports injuries, as well as complex knee, complex shoulder, foot and ankle, cartilage and joint restoration, revision procedures and hip. We also have a unique day-surgery total joint replacement program, where we provide knee and hip joint replacements without a hospital stay.
In Urologic Surgery, our surgeons focus on male fertility procedures, as well as male and female sexual medicine and surgery. We also specialize in feminizing transition-related genital surgery (vaginoplasty).
In Endocrine Surgery, our surgeons have developed innovative programs in same-day surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, as well as removal of adrenal glands.
In Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, our surgeons specialize in breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery, as well as other operations on the breast, including transition-related masculinizing and feminizing chest surgery.
Physician referral required.