Surgical Day Centre (SDC)

The Surgical Day Centre (SDC) team prepares patients and families for the surgical experience, and provides post-surgical care and assessment. The service includes physical assessment of your child, required consultation, appropriate laboratory work-up and psychological preparation for what to expect on the day of surgery.

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Who we are

The Preoperative assessment clinic prepares the patient and his family for the surgical experience.  This service includes assessment and teaching in preoperative clinic by the Nurse Clinician, physical assessment of your child  by our team of pediatricians, required consultations (anesthesiologist and others), appropriate laboratory work-up and psychological preparation for what to expect on day of surgery.  This evaluation is to prevent pre-surgical admission the day before surgery.

 The SDC is also a resource for patients and their families in the post-operative period who have been treated at the MCH, including patients with complicated burns that require sedation for the dressing change, patients with neurosurgical, urological, plastics, orthopedic and general surgery problems or those who need cardiac surgery care, allowing patients with major issues to be discharged earlier and treated as close to home as possible.

Our history

In December, 2010, the new Surgical Day Center is a merge of all nursing pre-op and post-surgical services including the pre-op clinic, the Alternative Care Module (ACM) and some Plastics Surgery and General Surgery clinical activities. 

Our team

Nurse Clinicians, with many years’ experiences in various surgical backgrounds are working in the SDC. A team of pediatricians and anesthesiologists also work with nurses to perform evaluation of the children. Our secretaries take care of all the appointment bookings and coordination.  The Child Life specialist involved in the patient’s care provides activities and teaching to children and their family in order to make their experience, in some cases, as stress-free as possible. In some case, surgeons from different disciplines (Neurosurgery, CVS, Orthopedics, Plastics Surgery, General Surgery, ENT, Urology, and Ophthalmology) see the patients for pre and post op care.

Department head: 

  • Nadia Eldaoud, Nursing Coordinator
  • Martine Lestage, Assistant Nurse Manager
  • Dr. Vincent Collard, Anesthesiologist, Director of Preoperative clinic

Staff members

  • Linda Blanchard, Nurse Clinician
  • Manon Brisebois, Nurse Clinician
  • Nathalie Comtois, Nurse Clinician
  • Stephanie Dorey, Nurse Clinician
  • Farah Jean-Charles, Nurse Clinician
  • Frederic Lacroix, Nurse Clinician
  • Thao Le, Nurse Clinician
  • Helene Pelletier, Nurse Clinician
  • Cathy Williams, Nurse Clinician
  • Maria Discenza, secretary
  • Anna Riggi, secretary
  • Sabrina Drudi, Child Life Specialist
Where the care happens

The Surgical Day Center and the Pre-operative assessment clinic are located on the 3rd floor of Block B, the reception is situated in local B03 3103. The Surgical Day Center has a large waiting room, 6 pre-op rooms, 1 consultation room, 6 treatment rooms and one procedure room. 

Our services
  • Preparation of patients for upcoming surgeries.
  • Follow-up for patients who need dressing changes, removal of sutures, refilled of Baclofen pumps (for spastic patients), post-op and triage follow-up.
  • Surgical and plastic consultations.
  • The team members also provide post-discharge advice to patients and families by phone.
How to contact us
  • Preoperative Assessment Clinic:  514-412-4312 and 514- 412-4400 ext. 24458
  • Surgical Day Center (SDC): 514- 412-4400 ext. 23535
  • Plastic Clinics: 514-412-4309
  • Surgical Clinic: 514-412-4489 
  • Fax: 514-412-4285 (For SDC and Preoperative Assessment Clinic)  

 

Refer a patient 
  • Preoperative Assessment Clinic:  514-412-4312 and 514- 412-4400 ext. 24458
  • Surgical Day Center (SDC): 514- 412-4400 ext. 23535
  • Plastic Clinics: 514-412-4309
  • Surgical Clinic: 514-412-4489 
  • Fax: 514-412-4285 (For SDC and Preoperative Assessment Clinic)