Having surgery? We want your stay with us to be successful. Become a partner in your care by clicking on the links below for surgery instructions. You may print or download these files for your use, or your doctor's office may print these files for you. You may receive a survey following your procedure; we hope you'll rate your experience as "very good."

Surgery Checklist

Preparing for Your Surgery

About Our Services:
Canton-Potsdam Hospital's Perioperative Care Services consists of the Operating Room, Sterile Processing, and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). Our staff includes RNs, Scrub Technicians, Anesthesia Technicians, and Certified Sterile Processing Technicians. The Operating Room consists of five suites, which were completely remodeled and updated in 2004. The OR provides the following: urology, general surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, OB/GYN, pulmonology, vascular surgery, and neurosurgery. 

The Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) is staffed with an ACLS-certified RN at all times, and the ratio of patients to RN is 2:1. There are 4 units and one isolation room in the PACU.

All staff in the Perioperative Care Services unit are BLS-certified and many RNs are ACLS-certified. The Perioperative Care Services unit strives to provide confidential, caring, and the most advanced surgical services available in the North Country.

Contact: (315) 261-5971
Hours: Monday—Friday, 7 a.m.—7 p.m.

Lee Akin, MD, Oral and Maxofacial Surgery
Marco Berard, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
Shockpin Chungfat, MD, General Surgery
Jay Dewell, MD, General Surgery
Tatiana DiCoby, DO, Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery
Jeffrey Haasbeek, MD, FRCSC, Orthopedic Surgery (hand and wrist)
Waguih Kirollos, MD, Gynecologic Surgery
Robert Nordberg, MD, General Surgery
Luc Perrier, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
John Savage, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
Magendra Thakur, MD, Pulmonary Surgery
Gary Torbey, MD, Ophthalmologic Surgery
Mel Buscemi, MD, Urology
Lars Thompson, MD, Urology
Kris A. VanWagner, DO, Ophthalmologic Surgery
Paul White, MD, Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery
Charles Wilson, MD, General Surgery 

Call us toll-free at 1-800-227-1074.  A friendly, knowledgeable customer service representative will find the right time for your test or procedure. Representatives are available to take your call Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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