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Surgery and Clinical Pathways

Saskatchewan is adopting the use of clinical care pathways to improve the consistency of assessment and care for some medical conditions and to use teamwork to streamline your journey back to better health. The pathways approach is designed to give you the necessary information to help you determine which care option is right for you, and provide you with the most appropriate care.

Pathways for Assessment and Treatment

Hip and Knee Replacement
If you are considering total hip or knee replacement surgery, this multi-disciplinary approach allows for prompt assessment and prepares you for treatment.

Spine (Lower-Back Pain)
If you experience low back pain, assessment by family doctors and other health care providers helps you receive the appropriate care for your condition, with prompt referral to a specialist, if needed.

Prostate 
Primary care providers are increasingly equipped to initiate assessment, with more information and support available for men facing the possibility of prostate cancer.

Pelvic Floor Disorders
Information, support and treatment are available for women coping with urinary incontinence (leaking of urine), and vaginal prolapse (pressure or visible bulge of tissue at the opening of the vagina).

Bariatric Surgery
Similarly to the provincial pathways above, Regina's Bariatric Surgical Assessment Clinic assesses referred patients and offers them a program of education and support if they are good candidates for a laparoscopic gastric bypass.

New Pathways

Acute Stroke Pathway
Processes are being developed so that people who experience stroke symptoms can be quickly assessed and immediately transported to a regional or tertiary stroke centre, if needed.

Lower-Extremity Wound Pathway
To improve care, protocols are being developed to standardize care for venous and arterial leg wounds and diabetic foot ulcers.

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