The General Surgery Clinic helps by assessing, managing, treating (medical and surgical) and following up with children and youth who have diseases and injuries of the neck, thoracic (chest and lung), digestive (stomach, bowel, liver, pancreas, spleen) and renal systems.
Scheduling of appointments is done by the General Surgery Administrative Assistants. If you are unable to attend this appointment, please call them at 902-470-8113 as soon as possible in order to reschedule.
How we help
Typical surgeries include umbilical hernias, orchidopexy, cysts, and ingrown toenails. The IWK’s general surgeons work closely with different specialties to provide the best approach to disease management.
What to expect
A general Surgeon is normally consulted by your family doctor to deal with a surgical related illness or injury. Consults may also come from Emergency physicians and other specialists. The Surgeon will review the consult and determine the timeline for an appointment. The General Surgery Office will notify the patient/family with an upcoming appointment date and time by phone and/or mail.
On the day of your appointment, please arrive in the Shared Clinics area located on the first floor of the Children’s Building. You will need to arrive 15 minutes before your appointment for registration purposes, and allow extra time if you require parking. We make every effort to see your child at the designated time. Unfortunately things can happen that might delay you in seeing the doctor.
Please bring your child’s health card, a list of medications (drugs) that your child takes, and any toys or books that will entertain your child.
The Surgeon may arrange for you to have some diagnostic testing done before your appointment. Every effort is made to coordinate these tests on the same day. If testing is needed, you will be notified by the office.
Upon arrival in Shared Clinics, please take a number and listen for your number to be called for registration. The Surgery Clinic nurse will call your name when the physician is ready to see you and place you in an examining room. The nurse will meet with you before the physician to obtain a brief history.
The IWK is a teaching hospital, so your visit may involve meeting with medical clerks (students), residents (physicians training to be a surgeon), surgical fellows (surgeons doing a subspecialty), and nursing students. Of course, you'll see your attending physician at every visit.
Accessing this Clinic, Program or Service
Located in Shared Clinics, located on the 1st floor of the Children's Building
If you are coming from the IWK Parkade, take the green elevators to the 1st floor and follow the blue wave to Shared Clinics