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“Do I have a date for my surgery?”

Short answer:  Likely not, but we have you on our list, if you have signed consent for surgery.

Long answer:

At the time of this edit, Humber River Hospital is currently working at 100% surgical capacity.  We unfortunately have slightly longer waitlists than prior to COVID, due to the numerous surgical shutdowns caused by previous waves of the pandemic.  Because of the uncertainty of future waves of the pandemic shutting down surgery in the future, our operating room schedule is only being released 3 months at a time.  So, if your wait is longer than 3 months, we don’t yet have a specific date for you.

Please wait for our Administrator to call you for your surgical date.  As of now, the wait for surgery from the time you signed consent is approximately 6-8 months.

Please note that once you get called for your surgical date:

  • We will arrange for you to be seen in the pre-admission before your surgery
  • Please let us know if you are sick with COVID prior to your pre-admission clinic appointment.  We will let you recover prior to your surgery and you will NOT go to the back of the line.
  • You will be allowed one visitor to accompany you to your surgery.
  • Knee replacements, hip replacements and ACL reconstruction will be done under a spinal anesthetic, if possible.
  • Expect to leave hospital the same day of surgery.
  • One visitor is allowed on the wards at this time, if you were to be admitted.



As Humber River Hospital begins to resume scheduled surgery, it is important to do so while keeping everyone safe from COVID-19.  Added precautions have been put in place:

  • If you have a scheduled surgery coming up with Dr. Cayen, you will be asked to obtain a COVID-19 test at the pre-admission clinic 3 days prior to your surgery.
  • After you have your COVID-19 test 3 days before surgery, you are asked to self-isolate until you have your surgery
  • If you have symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath or other respiratory symptoms before your surgery, please let Dr. Cayen’s office know.  We will need to delay your surgery until after you recover.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, please let Dr. Cayen’s office know.  We will need to delay your surgery until after you recover.

DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is intended to help current and prospective patients of Dr. Cayen understand joint disease as well as treatment options available.  It is also meant to provide background information to prospective patients such that their visit with their doctor is most helpful. This website is not meant to provide specific medical advice, treat or diagnose any medical condition.  It is not meant to take the place of a visit with your doctor or Dr. Cayen.

About Dr. Cayen

Dr. Barry Cayen is an orthopedic surgeon at Humber River Hospital, specializing in adult hip and knee replacements, sports surgery of the knee, and trauma. He performs Total Hip Replacement Surgery using the Direct Anterior approach with a Hana table.


(416) 479-8969

3695 Keele St., 2nd Fl.
North York, ON M3J 1N2
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