What happens if I need Surgery?
During the assessment surgical options may be discussed. If the decision is to proceed with surgery patients are given the option of being referred to Dr. Smyth (http://www.doctorsmyth.com). The wait time for this consult appointment is currently 7 weeks. If another surgeon within the LHIN or the next available surgeon in the LHIN is requested, the referral is forwarded accordingly. If surgery is not the best option more conservative management is discussed. This may include medications, injections and/or physiotherapy. Should conservative measures be ineffective patients are followed up to discuss options.