General Anesthesia

PCRM is unique in having a fully functioning operative suite with full compliance through the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, under the Non-Hospital Medical Surgical Facilities (NHMSF) credentialing process. We have full capacity to offer general anesthetic. We have a full complement of 12 Anesthetic consultants who offer services when required.

Occasionally, Anesthetic is required for egg retrievals. Also, the provision of surgical services for tubal ligation reversal and vasectomy reversal is vital.

Due to our provision of these services, we are the only centre in Canada capable of fresh Micro-TESE; this urological procedure is done through our Subspecialty urology staff, Drs. Victor Chow, and Kenneth Poon. MicroTESE was pioneered through Cornell-Weill Medical College in New York, and is a unique method to obtain sperm in patients with extremely poor fertility prognosis otherwise. Many centres perform this outside the clinic, and freeze sperm, however, the ability to procure fresh sperm is highly linked to better pregnancy outcomes. Many other fertility centres in Canada refer patients to PCRM for this procedure.