Our practice

Our goal is to provide our patients with high-quality and timely surgical services within their own community. Our close connection with The Ottawa Hospital allows us to quickly connect patients to specialists in Ottawa when needed.


Team-based practice

In order to improve patient care and expedite wait times,  a team structure is in place.  

This means that patients are cared for by multiple General Surgeons who rotate through the Office of General Surgery at RVH. If a surgery or procedure is booked for by one surgeon, it may be performed by another surgeon from the group. All surgeons are Royal College of Surgery certified.

We would be happy to discuss this with you during your appointment.


In partnership with The Ottawa Hospital

We have a strong partnership with The Ottawa Hospital to coordinate the best local care possible, but also to ensure we provide high-quality care in the city when necessary. 


Surgical Services

An experienced and dynamic team that works in collaboration with the health care network.

RVH offers a variety of surgical services including general surgery, gynecology, urology and endoscopy.

The personnel of our service ensure quality care that meets and even exceeds the needs of clients in a safe, caring, friendly and professional atmosphere.


Pre-operative Clinic (Also referred to as PAU)

All elective surgery patients attend a pre-operative clinic on an outpatient basis. The appointment will be with a nurse and could also include a visit with the anesthetist.

The goal of the Clinic is to:

  • better coordinate the patient’s needs
  • review health history and ensure any required tests are completed as necessary
  • provide information and answer questions
  • allow the patient to participate in their plan of care

Please bring all your medications in their original containers to the appointment.

It is very important to follow instructions provided during your pre-op clinic visit for your upcoming surgery. Otherwise, your procedure could be delayed or cancelled.


What we do:

  • Colonoscopy (lower gastrointestinal tract)
  • Gastroscopy (upper gastrointestinal tract)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (evaluates the lower part of the large intestine)

RVH also participates in the Colorectal Screening Program. This screening includes patients with a family history of colon cancer, or a positive FIT test (formerly FOBT).

Please be aware that a Physician referral is required for endoscopy. Referrals can be faxed to our Surgeon’s office at 613-432-5054.