About the program
Once your referral is accepted (based on the criteria) you will be notified within 2 weeks if your referral is deferred. See referrals and criteria.
If accepted, we will call your patient directly and give her an appointment date. Our current wait time for a first appointment is about 4 to 5 months.
Patients are assessed by a gynaecologist, with the examination including an internal pelvic ultrasound for most women. At the end of the first appointment, the gynecologist will discuss treatment options with the patient which may include medical management and/or surgical management, including advanced laparoscopic excisional surgery.
As such, your patient's treatment plan may include participation in a pain education workshop, as well as an assessment by our pelvic floor physiotherapist and clinical counsellor. Additional follow-up appointments with our gynaecologist, physiotherapist, and counsellor will occur as required.
Most women complete the program within 6 to 12 months and are then released back to you for follow-up care. Once the program is completed, our gynaecologists are available for ongoing consultation with you regarding your patient's care.