Gynaecology

BC Women’s Hospital
In addition to being our main site for maternity care, BC Women’s is also home to a gynaecological Surgical Daycare Unit where we carry out some of our elective out-patient surgeries.

BC Women’s Hospital is part of the Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC, which is located on Oak Street, between 28th Ave and 32nd Ave. Please check out this site map.

If you are booked for a gynaecologic procedure at BC Women’s you will come in through the entrance labelled "ADMITTING".  If you are driving, the best way to get there is from Oak St., through Gate 1 (see site map link above). After going through the gate,  you will be turning right and following the road to the first entrance, which is "ADMITTING". If you turn left immediately after entering the building, you will reach our Assessment Room.  This is where you will be checked-in for your surgery. Parking is available outdoors along the perimeter of the complex, as well as in the underground parking garage.

When your surgery is booked, you will receive a booklet with detailed instructions regarding your procedure.

UBC Hospital
Most of our elective major (in-patient) gynaecologic surgeries and some of our out-patient daycare surgeries are done at UBC Hospital. This hospital is part of Vancouver Coastal Health and is located amidst the lush greenery of the UBC campus. It is a nice and tranquil place to have an operation! The operating room at UBC has specially designed rooms and state-of-the-art equipment for Minimally-Invasive Surgery (MIS).

UBC Hospital is located in the Koerner Pavilion and the address is 2211 Westbrook Mall. You will enter through the main entrance, which is immediately to the right of the Urgent Care Centre. Please consult this site map. For general directions to the UBC campus, please consult this map.  There is hourly parking in front of the hospital, a pay parkade at the back, and a less expensive B-Lot about a 5-minute walk away (requires change or credit card).

When your surgery is booked, you will receive a booklet with detailed instructions regarding your procedure. Click here for PDF versions of the booklets for out-patient daycare surgery, and major in-patient surgery.

If you are anemic (low blood count) or are undergoing an operation with a higher risk of excessive blood loss, you may be referred to the Blood Utilization Program before your surgery to institute measures to reduce your risk of a blood transfusion.

Vancouver General Hospital (VGH)
VGH is where our emergency medical and surgical gynaecologic care is provided. It is also an additional site for some elective major (in-patient) surgeries, particulary for patients with more complicated medical or surgical needs who require tertiary care. Most gynaecologic oncologic (cancer) operations also take place here.

Vancouver General Hospital is located in a huge complex bordered by W 10th Ave to the North, W 13th Ave to the South, Laurel St. to the West and Heather St. to the East. If you have a gynaecologic emergency, you will be entering the hospital via the ER, located at 920 W 10th (at Laurel St.). If you are having elective surgery at VGH, the operating room is located on the second floor in the Jim Pattison Pavilion, which can be accessed by the Main Entrance at 855 W 12th (at Laurel St.). Please consult this site map. For general directions to Vancouver General Hospital, please consult this map.  There is a parkade across from the Jim Pattison Pavilion on W 12th Ave, but it is often full unless you get there very early. Another option is the parkade at the Diamond Centre across from the hospital on Laurel St. There is also metered parking around the site.

When your surgery is booked, you will receive a booklet with detailed instructions regarding your procedure. Click here for a PDF version of the booklet for major in-patient surgery.

If you are anemic (low blood count) or are undergoing an operation with a higher risk of excessive blood loss, you may be referred to the Blood Utilization Program before your surgery to institute measures to reduce your risk of a blood transfusion.