Program Overview: 

photo of operating roomThe Surgical Program offers a comprehensive range of services spanning a wide continuum of care for surgical patients including  the specialty areas of orthopedics, urology, oral/dental surgery, ear nose and throat (ENT), gynaecology, ophthalmology and general surgery. The hospital has a total of 6 operating room suites.


Day Surgery

Day Surgery care for patients returning home post-operatively on the same day of surgery.

General Surgery & Operating Room

We work as a collaborative multi-discplinary team providing the best care for our patients. Surgical cases include elective, emergent, urgent and trauma procedures.

Surgical services provided include:

  • Anaesthetics
  • Dental
  • Gastro Intestinal Service
  • General surgery
  • Ear nose and throat
  • Obstetrics/gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • ​Urology

Post Anesthetic Care Unit (PACU)

The PACU, also known as the recovery room, is reflective of the operating room needs, with patient numbers matching the needs of the O.R.

Pre-Admission Clinic

The Pre-Admission Clinic provides pre-operative testing and screening for all patients who enter the hospital electively for surgery.

Surgical In-Patient

The in-patient surgical unit has a total of 24 surgical beds to care for patients post-operatively, as well as a separate endoscopy unit which performs colonoscopy, gastroscopy and bronchoscopy procedures.

Medical Devices Reprocessing Department

The program is responsible for instrument reprocessing and distribution.

Patient Resources & Links: 

Our Team: 

There are several Surgeons at TADH with decades of combined surgical experience. 

They are proud to take care of the people of the City of Timmins and Cochrane District

General Surgery:

  • Dr. Eric Labelle
  • Dr. Julia O'Keefe
  • Dr. Emily Mitic


  • Dr. Jean-Luc Ethier


  • Dr. Alejandro Oliver


  • Dr. Michael Lang

Obstetrics and Gynecology:

  • Dr. Jaclyn Bernardi
  • Dr. Kate Munnoch
  • Dr. Kathryn Cossar


  • Dr. Robert Lafontaine
  • Dr. Ali Mahmoudi
  • Dr. David Harding


What happens after my surgery?

After your operation, you may be taken to the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) where you will be monitored .

Depending on your operation, you may then be transferred to the Surgical Inpatient for a period of recovery, or moved to the Day Surgery if you are going home on the same day.