This website is for patients, families as well as healthcare 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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Please browse the menu on the left to find out contact numbers for specific services.


Executive Director, Surgical Services

Norm Peters

Executive Medical Director, Surgical Services

Dr. J. Paul Whelan

Director Surgical Services, Perioperative Care

Andrea Boardman


Medical Director, Surgical Services

Dr. Stephen Hentschel

Medical Director, Anesthesia Services

Dr. Tom Ruta

Director Surgical Services, Surgical Access and Quality

Alison Dormuth