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What is Gateway?

With the exception of British Columbia, Canada's health laws usually do not allow for private, medically necessary surgeries. The option available to most patients wanting to avoid long wait times for orthopaedic surgery is to travel to destinations outside the province, where private surgery is readily available. However, these patients often have difficulty coordinating local care before and after their procedure.

Gateway Surgery Solutions is an expert agency that facilitates local and out of province orthopaedic surgeries for Canadians. Though Gateway Surgery Solutions is not the provider of medical services, we engage our network of medical expertise and facilities to coordinate diagnosis, surgery, and rehabilitation needs of Canadians who opt for private surgery. Our independent physicians, surgeons, clinics, hospitals and allied health professionals provide the treatment and are responsible for all aspects of medical care, interventional procedures, diagnostic testing, and rehabilitation.

  • Specialist Opinion
    Consultation

    There are two options for assessments when having your surgery arranged by Gateway Surgery Solutions.

     

    Option 1

    For patients who have had their need for surgery confirmed by either a medical doctor, physiotherapist or chiropractor, and who wish to travel out of province for private surgery.  Gateway Surgery Solutions offers the opportunity to meet with an orthopaedic surgeon to attend a “Fit for Surgery” evaluation. In this meeting, the patient will receive pertinent information on all aspects unique to out-of-province surgery.

    Option 2

    For patients who do not have an existing diagnosis from a medical doctor, physiotherapist or chiropractor. The first step to obtaining an orthopaedic opinion is to perform diagnostic imaging such as magnetic resonance imaging.  This report will then be forwarded to Gateway Surgery Solutions for review.

    A Gateway Surgery Solutions physiotherapist will then assess and complete a comprehensive report regarding the patient's injury

    The next step is for the patient to complete a detailed questionnaire regarding all current musculoskeletal conditions.

    Once these documents are complete, Gateway Surgery Solutions will obtain a written opinion from a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. This opinion will provide detailed insight into how your injury should be treated and whether or not surgery is required. From this point Gateway can facilitate any private care required.

     

  • Surgery
    Surgery

    Surgeries are usually no more than a short airplane flight away. In the cases of out-of-province surgery, Gateway Surgery Solutions will facilitate a local surgeon to meet you and perform the procedure. Gateway will also arrange for pre and post-operative services such as physiotherapists and registered nurses.

  • Post-operative Care and Rehabilitation
    Post-operative Care and Rehabilitation

    Option 1.

    In-House Rehabilitation. Rehabilitation after surgery is important and is optimal when supervised by one of Gateway Surgery Solutions’ physiotherapists. These therapists work closely with the orthopaedic surgeon to tailor a rehabilitative program specific to the needs of each patient. This option includes approximately 10 physiotherapy sessions, as well as follow-up visits with an orthopaedic surgeon or sport medicine physician facilitated by Gateway.

     

    Option 2.

    Follow-up Surgery. Although rare, there are times when complications requiring specialized care occur. In these rare events, Gateway Surgery Solutions can connect you with appropriate physicians or surgeons to provide optimal care without you having to return to the facility where the surgery was performed.

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