The Pan Am Clinic provides excellent day surgery services in state-of-the-art surgical facilities for a wide range of minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures, as well as plastic surgeries.  These facilities, combined with a dedicated staff of surgeons, nurses, aides and technicians, provide a safe and efficient surgical environment.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic surgeons are involved in all aspects of health care pertaining to the musculoskeletal system.  Orthopaedic surgeons perform surgery to restore function lost as a result of injury or disease of bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.  Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital conditions.

We offer pre-operative patient information sessions every month.  Topics covered include: medications, pre-anaesthesia assessment clinic, completing the necessary forms, planning for surgery, the day of surgery, arriving at the Pan Am Clinic Surgical Centre, anaesthetic information, post-operative care, your role in recovery at home, rehabilitation, as well as demonstrations of sling use, walking with crutches and the use of braces.  No charge, and no pre-registration is required.  This is an excelled opportunity to have your questions answered.  Please join us in the conference room on the main floor of the clinic from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm on any of the following dates:

May 9th, May 27th, June 13th, July 11th, August 19th, September 12th, September 30th, October 10th, October 28th, November 14th, November 25th, December 12th.

Plastic Surgery

The emphasis at Pan Am Clinic is on hand surgery, non-elective (medically necessary) cosmetic surgery and surgery for minor skin lesions.  Some of the traumatic hand injuries from the Health Sciences Centre are referred to the Pan Am Clinic and are done on an urgent basis in the operating room.  Other referrals are generated through the Minor Injury Clinic and from the Primary Care Sport Medicine Physicians.  Some of the hand surgeries are done in conjunction with the Orthopaedic subsection of Hand.

Surgery Office

Contact Information

Phone Number: 204.925.1553
Fax Number: 204.475.9486
Hours: Monday to Friday – 7:00 am – 5:45 pm

The Surgery Department is located on the Lower Level of the Pan Am Clinic.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book an appointment?

Surgery is scheduled by your surgeon’s office once the need for surgery is determined.  You will be contacted by your surgeon’s office assistant with your surgery date.

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Do I need a referral?

Surgery is scheduled by your surgeon’s office once the need for surgery is determined.  You will be contacted by your surgeon’s office assistant with your surgery date.

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What should I bring with me on the day of my surgery?

A valid health card (i.e. purple Manitoba Health Card).

Please review our Guide to Orthopaedic Day Surgery.

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Is there a fee for my surgery or is it covered by my Manitoba Health card?

Surgery is covered when a valid Manitoba Health card is presented.
If the procedure is cosmetic, the fee is determined by your plastic surgeon in advance.

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What should I do before my surgery?

  • Please review our Guide to Orthopaedic Day Surgery
  • Before arriving at the clinic, you must arrange for transportation home after your surgery.  You are not permitted to drive a motor vehicle for 24-hours after your surgery.  You must be released in the company of a responsible adult.
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery.
  • You may take medications as ordered by your surgeon or the anaesthesiologist on the morning of your surgery with a sip of water.
  • Do not bring any valuables or jewelry with you
  • Two hours prior to your surgery time, arrive at the Pan Am Clinic.  Report to the surgical reception on the lower level (basement).  Bring your Manitoba Health Card and other medical insurance cards with you.
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