Direct from the Operating Room

Direct From: The Operating Room

Program Details

Date & Time

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$200 per class + GST (for up to 40 students)


Suitable for Grades 9-12


This offering is restricted to schools with teacher supervision only. At-home and individual bookings are not available at this time.

Paging all students to the Operating Room, and to a front row seat to a live knee surgery!

All students and teachers are invited to the operating room at Rocky View Hospital, for a live knee surgery guided by an anesthetist and a surgeon. This exciting opportunity allows students to not just watch the surgery, but to ask live questions to a resident at Rocky View.

All surgeries are filmed with multiple HD cameras, and streamed directly to your classroom. Students will gain insight into many aspects of healthcare, including preventative medicine, anatomy, biomedical engineering, medical specialty careers and maybe inspired to consider their future career choice.

While surgeries tend to run on schedule, please note that timings are subject to change as per the needs of the surgical team and the patient.

Bookings for this program are currently closed. Stay tuned for more offerings!

Contact: [email protected] or 403.817.6800

Total Knee Replacement

Students will watch a total knee replacement in real-time while interacting with Dr. Werle, Head of Joint Reconstruction with AHS, Calgary Zone, and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Calgary along with the surgical team. The surgery is broadcast from Rockyview General Hospital, orthopedic (knee) surgery department.

Presented in Partnership with the Alberta Health Services

More information

    • Teacher Tips & Tech Requirements

      - Register early to secure your spot! Spaces are limited.

      - Students and participants may feel nausea during the program. A sick bucket is advised to have on hand.

      - The program will be streamed via zoom. A laptop, microphone, and zoom account is required.

      - One connection per booking. Each booking will be permitted to connect to the surgery using one device. It is highly recommended to project the program onto a larger screen.

      - Due to the sensitivity and nature of the program, a recording will not be available.

      - This offering is restricted to schools with teacher supervision only. At-home and individual bookings are not available at this time.

    • Payments and Cancellations

      - Booking changes or cancellations for the Direct from the Operating Room program must be completed at least two weeks before the scheduled program. Any changes are subject to availability. Cancellations within 10 business days of your visit or connection will be charged a $50 cancellation fee.

      - For questions about field trip costs, availability or general inquiries, please contact the School Bookings team at 403.817.6800

      - Participants acknowledge that patient safety is the priority, and that the Direct from the Operating Room experience is provided for learning purposes. Spark and the Alberta Health Services reserve the right to cancel a broadcast at any time to maintain patient safety. Unfortunately, refunds cannot be provided.

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