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Welcome to the Surgery Wait Times Website

The Surgery Wait Times website is designed to offer information about wait times for scheduled surgical procedures in B.C. The Wait for Surgery represents a component of the total waiting time for surgery, from the date the health authority receives the booking form to the date that the patient receives surgery. The data presented is a snapshot of scheduled surgeries completed in the most recent 3-month time period available. The website is updated bi-monthly (every two months).

Note: patients will receive a notification from their health authority with an estimated wait time based on their specific condition. This estimate may be different from the wait times on this website (see criteria above).

The data is reported for patients aged 17 and over (adult) and patients aged under 17 (pediatric). The data for Open Heart Surgeries and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts is reported for adults aged 18 and over to be consistent with how cardiac wait times data are reported nationally.

Surgery Resources

Steps To Scheduled Surgery

Scheduled surgery is a medically necessary procedure that is planned in advance. Find out what to expect from the first visits with your doctor to the date of your surgery.

About Wait Times

In B.C., two wait times related to surgery are measured and monitored. These wait times are the 'Wait to See a Surgeon' and the 'Wait for Surgery'.

Questions for Your Doctor & Surgeon

Patients, families, and caregivers work together to manage their health and health care. These questions can support patients in making informed decisions about their care.

Health Authorities in B.C.