I WAS diagnosed with a large hernia in August of 2019. My surgery referral here occurred in December of 2019. Surgery here would have been in April 2020. Oh, sorry. With COVID-19, there would have been no operation and I would still have life-endangering hernia more than three years later.
But I was lucky. In September 2019 (before my appointment to get a local surgery referral), I was able to book surgery for January 2020 at Shouldice Clinic in Toronto, at the best hernia clinic in the world. OHIP paid for this, I did not pay extra as a rich guy (I am not) to get a faster operation.
This shows that a specialized clinic can accelerate treatment when they specialize in operations. Shouldice Clinic is a true gem in this province.
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