Surgeons at Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH) perform over 2,900 scheduled and emergency surgeries each year in the hospitals' three operating rooms. The main surgeries performed at WGH include general surgery, orthopedic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and various surgeries by visiting specialists. Other services provided at Surgical Services include Minor Procedures, the Cast Clinic, and the Pre-Operative Clinic.
Our team of dedicated general surgeons treat patients with a wide range of surgical illnesses. Surgeons have expertise in surgical emergencies and elective general surgery and all have subspecialty training. Specialties include colorectal surgery, head and neck surgery and/or surgical oncology. We also perform a range of endoscopic procedures that allow both diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal and urologic disorders.
Our orthopedic surgeons have expertise in surgical emergencies and elective surgery and all have subspecialty training. Specialties include and not limited to hip and knee arthroplasty (replacement), shoulder surgery, foot surgery and lower limb osteotomy. Patients also see the orthopedic surgeons for their Cast Clinic appointments.
We provide a broad range of services, including emergency services, outpatient care, and surgery for women in their reproductive and postmenopausal years of life. Surgeries performed include a wide range of pelvic, laparoscopic, open, and hysteroscopic procedures in both inpatient and daycare settings.
- Visiting specialist surgeons include ophthalmologists and ear, nose and throat specialists. To learn more about these services, please see the Visiting Specialist Clinic.
Learn more about how to prepare and what to expect during surgery below.