When you come to North York General for surgery, you can count on a highly trained team of health-care professionals dedicated to providing you with safe, effective and patient-centered care from preadmission to discharge.
The over 60 physicians in our Surgery Program have the following expertise:
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Otolaryngology, Head and Neck
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery
- Paediatric General Surgery
- Paediatric Dentistry
We perform over 31,000 day surgeries per year. About 80% of our surgeries are on an outpatient basis — this allows you to have surgery, spend a short amount of time recovering at the hospital, then return home that same day.
North York General (NYGH) is proud to have wait times for surgery below the provincial and LHIN targets. In June 2011, we were recognized by Health Quality Ontario as the only hospital in the province to have reached all targets for providing care within wait time targets.
For Inpatient Surgery
Following surgery at our General Site, inpatients are transferred from the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) to one of 3 units:
- 36-bed Orthopedic unit (4 West)
- 44-bed Surgical unit (5 North and South)
For Outpatient Surgery
Our Ambulatory Procedures Unit features separate paediatric and adult treatment and waiting areas.
After surgery most patients go to the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit. Once they have recovered from their anesthetic, outpatients go to the Day Surgery area where they can be with a family member until they are ready for discharge home.
Most of our surgeries at the General Site (4001 Leslie Street) take place in 12 state-of-the-art operating rooms outfitted with the latest in minimally invasive equipment, as well as 1 cystoscopy suite. We do an increasing amount of our surgery using advanced laparoscopic techniques (minimally invasive surgery).
The Branson Ambulatory Care Centre (555 Finch Ave. W.) has 2 cataract surgery operating rooms and 1 cystoscopy suite. Over 8,000 cataract surgeries and over 4,500 local cystoscopies are performed at the Branson Ambulatory Care Centre each year.
The Department of Anesthesia’s practice is enhanced by modern anaesthesia machines. We use regional blocks, advanced methods of pain control, including patient-controlled analgesia.
North York General's radiologists use the latest imaging technology to assess, diagnose and treat patients. General radiology, fluoroscopy, digital mammography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and computed tomography (CT) are available at both our General Site (4001 Leslie St.) and Branson Ambulatory Care Centre (555 Finch Ave.). We offer magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and interventional radiology services at the General Site.