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Leslie, Lauri & Jill Diamond BC Women's Surgical Services

Information for Surgeons
Booking of all surgical procedures at BC Women's Hospital is based on the principle of FIFO (first in, first out) and according to provincially determined diagnosis specific target times for surgery. This is to ensure women receive timely access to surgery in compliance with Ministry of Health guidelines.

Booking policies have been revised as of October 2022. Please ensure that you and your office staff are familiar with current booking policies for Gynecologic Surgical Services.
Patient Eligibility

The Gynecologic Surgical Services program uses Procedural Sedation for many minor procedures.

To ensure patient safety for nurse administered sedation, patients must be healthy, and willing to have their minor procedure without a general anesthetic.  

Patient Eligibility for Procedural Sedation

Ensure your patient is fully informed and understands that they will be awake during their surgery. Ask your patients to review the following information:

Anesthesia options for Gynecologic Surgery

Anesthesia Pre-assessment and Optimization Service provides pre-operative consultation to BCW surgical patients. Guidelines for consultation and eligibility for procedures at BCW are outlined here.
Booking Procedure
The booking package including Pre-anesthesia Questionnaire, Patient Demographics, and Order Sets have been revised effective September 2020. Booking for Procedural Sedation and General Anesthesia will be completed on the same booking package.
Please refer to current information below:
Booking package
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