Referring Patients

In order to refer a patient to one of the colorectal surgeons at St. Paul's Hospital, please fax a referral form with relevant information to our office at 604-806-9604.

The colorectal surgeons work in collaboration. Unless otherwise specified by the referral, patients will be scheduled to see the first available surgeon. This strategy is used to reduce waiting times for all patients.

If the patient has an urgent problem (e.g., colorectal cancer), include this in the referral letter and the patient will be prioritized.

All patients who wish to see a colorectal surgeon at St. Paul's Hospital will need a referral from a physician. All relevant background information should be sent with the referral (including reports from CT scan, ultrasound, MRI, colonoscopy and relevant consultations).