This website is for patients, families as well as health care providers. It has information about preparing for and recovering from surgery with Island Health.

The information is not intended to provide health care advice. For advice and information specific to your surgery or other health concerns, please consult your surgeon or family physician.

For more about Island Health's surgical services, read About Us and the Types of Surgery we provide.

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Acting Executive Director, Acute Interventional Services

Norm Peters

Acting Executive Medical Director, Acute Interventional Services

Dr. J. Paul Whelan

Director Surgical Services, Perioperative Care

Andrea Boardman

Director Surgical Services,
Ambulatory Care

Cathy Clackson 

Medical Director, Surgical Services

Dr. J. Paul Whelan

Medical Director, Anesthesia Services

Dr. Tom Ruta

Director Surgical Services, Strategic Implementation

Alison Dormuth