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Peri-operative Bridging Referrals

Peri-operative bridging referrals are generally made by the surgeon or the pre-admission clinic.

An OR date is required before a referral can be made. Please ensure that you contact the Thrombosis Clinic at least 10 days prior to surgery.

To refer a surgical patient to the Thrombosis Clinic, physicians are asked to please fax the following information to: 604-875-5071. Please ensure that the following information is included in 20 pages or less.

  1. Name of surgeon
  2. Type of surgical procedure
  3. Scheduled surgery date and location (hospital)
  4. Reason for anticoagulation  
  5. Name and dose of anticoagulant that patient is taking
  6. Patient’s name
  7. Personal Health Number
  8. Patient’s contact information
  9. Patient’s CBC and creatinine. ECG reports are not required.

Once the referral form and all requested information are received, the booking clerk will contact the patient within one week with the date and the time of the appointment.

The patient will receive a reminder call the day before the appointment.

Thank you for your referral.


Please note:
Thrombosis Clinic nurses are available from Monday to Friday, 9:30 – 5:30 pm only. If you experience an urgent matter in the evening or on the weekend, please call the Hospital Switchboard at 604-875-5000 and ask for the hematologist on call.







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