Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative - Sooner, Safer, Smarter
Saskatchewan's online Specialist Directory is updated and improved to make it easy to find current surgical wait times and information about surgical specialists in Saskatchewan.
Use this Directory to find:
You may be able to significantly reduce your wait time by traveling to a smaller centre to have surgery. To find out, use the figure below or click on Select Search Criteria to select a procedure and use Location of surgery to check each city you are willing to travel to for surgery. Not all surgeries are performed in all locations; only cities that perform the procedure you have selected will be displayed.
You and your family doctor can use this information to see which surgeons have the shortest wait times and to choose the most appropriate surgeon for you. All appointments with a specialist require a referral from a doctor or a nurse practitioner.
About the directory
Surgical wait times may be affected by:
This site uses data from Saskatchewan’s Surgical Patient Registry, which includes all surgeries performed in hospital operating rooms. Emergency surgeries and procedures performed in clinics and ambulatory care units are not included.
To protect patient privacy, procedure numbers of less than five are not shown.
Surgical alternatives are available in Saskatchewan for selected specialties through "patient pathways". These processes can streamline assessment of patients, speed up diagnostic tests or surgical referrals, and sometimes help patients recover without needing surgery.