Please note that all “elective” hip and knee surgery has been suspended at Humber Hospital, as March 17, 2020.
In addition, in hospital surgical consultations are also cancelled at this time. If you have a post-operative, or fracture clinic visit, please advise Verna, or Dr. Rodriguez-Elizalde via email to arrange a Virtual follow-up. New referrals are also being triaged if faxed to 416-636-8628.
Similar action has happened across the province. At this time, we are not sure for how long the closures will last. This will unfortunately, push back surgical dates. If you had an upcoming date scheduled, be advised that it will likely be delayed.
We apologize for the delay – but understand that hospitals are being reorganized, resources and personnel redistributed in preparation and deployment against transmission of COVID-19. Please exercise caution during these times, adhere to social distancing, and take care of the elderly and at-risk population.
Please note, wait times for a surgical opinion are between 7-8 months after receiving a consult from your family doctor or another orthopaedic surgeon.
Please note, surgical wait times are currently at 12-16 months from the time of booking once seen by Dr. Rodriguez-Elizalde.
We apologize for the delay, but recent news of the Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement has caused a surge of referrals and surgical bookings. If you currently have surgery booked with another orthopaedic surgeon within the next year, please do not cancel it.
We will likely not be able to process your request sooner. We look forward to being able to refer you to more orthopaedic surgeons who perform this technique soon.