Surgery & anesthesia

Banff Mineral Spring Hospital’s two operating rooms provide orthopaedic, plastic, limited general surgery and podiatry services. All surgical instruments are provided through the medical service reprocessing department. The operating room boasts a consistent postoperative complication / infection rate of less than 1%.

The ten most common surgical procedures include:


  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Breast reductions
  • Shoulder repair
  • Open reduction, internal fixation (all fractures)
  • Breast augmentation
  • Liposuction
  • Appendix excision
  • Removal of device, breast with or without capsulectomy
  • Knee joint release 
  • Knee arthroscopy

Outpatient/day surgery

  • Meniscectomies, meniscoplasty
  • Nerves of forearm and wrist release (carpal tunnels)
  • Synovectomies (knee debridement)
  • Flexor tendons of finger release (trigger finger)
  • Hernia repair
  • Varicose vein stripping and ligation
  • Dupuytren contracture release
  • Tendons of thumb release (trigger thumb)
  • Skin abdomen and trunk partial excision
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)

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