Our state of the art facilities can accommodate a wide range of ambulatory care procedures.
The following is a listing of our most commonly performed surgeries, regrouped by speciality.
For further information, please contact us.
Orthopedic (sometimes spelled orthopaedic) surgery is surgery performed by a medical specialist, such as an orthopedist or orthopedic surgeon, trained to deal with problems that develop in the bones, joints, and ligaments of the human body.
Orthopedic surgery corrects problems that arise in the skeleton and its attachments: the ligaments and tendons. It may also deal with some problems of the nervous system, such as those that arise from injury of the spine. These problems can occur at birth, through injury, or as the result of aging. They may be acute, as in injury, or chronic, as in many aging-related problems.
General Surgery deals with surgical treatment of abdominal organs, e.g. intestines, esophagus, stomach, colon, liver, gallbladder and bile ducts, and furthermore of the thyroid gland (depending on the availability of head and neck surgery specialists) and hernia.
In the last years minimally invasive surgery became more and more important. Considerable enthusiasm has built around robotic surgery (or, more accurately, robotic-assisted surgery).
Plastic Surgery refers to the surgical repair of congenital or acquired deformities and the restoration of contour to improve the appearance and function of tissue defects. By the grafting of tissue or the use of artificial materials such as silicone , some remarkable restorations have become possible. Severe burns and the removal of fairly extensive skin cancers leave scars that must be covered by skin grafts; breast reconstruction after mastectomy is another application.
In addition to correcting a disfigurement, plastic surgery is often needed to restore vital movement and function of tissues that have been destroyed. It is also performed for purely cosmetic purposes, such as improving the shape of a nose, bringing outstanding ears closer to the head, or lifting the skin to erase wrinkles.
We offer surgical services whether they are covered or not by the Quebec public health insurance program.
When a procedure is covered in the public sector, it is also covered at WSSC. However, patients will need to cover certain costs related to the surgical procedure such as medication, Nursing, O.R. time, dressings, disposable instrumentation and administrative fees. The patient does not pay for the surgeon or the anesthesiologist fees.
When a procedure is not covered by the Québec Health Insurance Plan, it is not covered at WSSC either. In such a case, the patient will pay all the costs related to the surgical procedure and the medical fees.
The payment transaction will be handled discreetly by one of our receptionists at WSSC. A deposit of 50% is required prior the surgery, the remaining 50% must be paid the surgical day before your procedure.
Visa, Mastercard and Interac are accepted as well as certified cheques and cash payments.