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Programs & Services


Surgical Services

Provides pre-operative and post-operative care to surgical inpatients and Day Surgery patients.

Surgical Inpatient and Day Surgery services available.

  • General Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Podiatry Surgery
  • Ear / Nose / Throat Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Dental / Oral Surgery
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Urological Surgery
  • Endoscopic Services

Note: Not all locations offer every surgical procedure.

Contact Details

Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre

Address
5800 57 Avenue
Ponoka, Alberta
T4J 1P1
Telephone
403-783-3341
Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Note

Hours of operation are for information on service delivery only.

Times of operation vary.

Access
Service Providers May Include
anesthetists, registered nurses(RNs), surgeons
Referral Needed

Referral letters / forms are sent to the surgeon's office and an appointment is made with the client. The surgeon then books the surgery if necessary.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


Wait Times

All surgeries are placed on the Alberta wait list. Wait times for general surgeries are below provincial levels; gynecology, orthopedics and ophthalmology are longer. Site surgery schedulers place patient on the wait list. As dates become available patients are taken off the list and placed on the Surgical list. Patients who refuse date are placed back on the list with notations made in the program regarding reasons. Wait periods reflect surgeon and OR availability. Surgeons travel within the rural region to different sites often 2 to 3 times a month only. The wait list times reflect the client's wish to have surgery in the local area.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
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