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I owe my life to a few doctors and one is to Dr. Lees. I was lucky to have him operate on me when I was sick with a very rare form of colon cancer at the age of 19. Being that I was the 35th case in the world they didn't know what to expect but handled it like pros. Then again he was the one that removed my gallbladder after several other surgeons wouldn't go near me with a ten foot pole. I became desperate to get my health and life back, so I sent him a personal email and low and behold he contacted while he was in Africa working. He set up an appointment and scheduled me in for surgery with out a question, when he got back to Canada. He saved my life and saved me from being in enormous amounts of pain during some of the hardest times in my life. He even came to visit me in my home town up in Dawson City, Yukon. Believe me when I say you can trust this man with his knife and your life any day of the week.
Our family has been very fortunate to have Dr. Lees operate on my husband twice in less than 2 months. I have worked with medical doctors in my past and can honestly say Dr. Lees exemplifies everything that is deemed to be good within his profession. He is highly skilled at his craft, warm, responsive, and empathetic-which I find sometimes lacking in this field. Dr. Lees checked on my husband everyday including weekends and even called us on Christmas Eve at home to see how my husband was doing. We have never had such great care from any medical professional and feel truly grateful for having been under his care.
Wonderful surgeon. He performed surgery on our 7 week old son at the Stollery. Although the nature of the surgery was relatively minor (a fistula repair), as parents we were so worried about our little guy having surgery. Having heard of Dr. Lees' unimpeachable reputation in advance of the surgery certainly put our minds at ease. We are so fortunate to have such a skilled surgeon here in Edmonton.
We were referred to Dr Lees from out of province as the best surgeon in Western Canada to perform my husband's surgery to remove his esophagus and part of his stomach. He did this surgery on radiated tissue which made this a very difficult 10 hour surgery. He wanted to help save a 33 year old from cancer even though it was going to be very difficult. Dr Lees is extremely pleasant and capable, making you feel comfortable and confident from the first moment. He checked in on my husband daily for 10 days in ICU, and every day on his ward. He called and e-mailed us every few days once we returned home to SK. This is absolutely the best care we have ever received. His residents are learning from the best and we are so fortunate to have him. He runs 2 practices, one of which is paediatric. I can't imagine the personal sacrifices he makes in order to be this amazing angel of a surgeon. Dr Lees allowed my husband and I to have hope again.
I love this doctor! he is amazing at what he does made me feel completely safe and comfortable. Could not have had a better doctor, Any questions i had they were answered very quickly even after my surgery he was there for me he had given me all this contact information in case i was concerend about anything or had any questions. I had very major surgery and it always makes a difference to have such a great surgeron!! i would highly recommend this doctor. Its going to be a very sad day when he retires, And my stitch work was done very nice Thanks Dr Lees!!!
Dr. Lees is a great surgeon and took very good care of me during my diagnosis of colon cancer. He has great bedside manners, and was very caring despite being such a busy man, and visited me everyday. He's a skilled surgeon and a kind man and I am so lucky to have had him look after me.
in 1974 I had an Ileostomy operfromed by Dr. Willox wiht Dr. Lees as resident surgeon. That was at the age of 19. Two years ago(2008) I had an ileostomy revision to remove a cancerous growth. Follwoing this I developed a rather large parastomal hernia which again required a revision and this time moving the stoma from the right to the left side. Dr. Lees performed these surgeries with the utmost respect and dignity and professionalism. If you require surgery and Dr. Lees is your surgeon, you can rest assured. He is very focused and does not waste time. If you have questions, make sure you ask him. He will explain any questions you have completely. He willl visit you every day (even Sundays) to check on you.
Dr.Lees is an inspirational individual. I have had Crohn's disease for 10 years and over this time have heard numerous doctors refer to his skill. This past January he performed a resection on me, and I was able to see first hand why he is praised so highly. First off, due to his skill he is a very busy man, and as such he moves very quickly! He seems motivated to see and help as many people as he can in a given day. Despite his hectic schedule he manages to include special human touches that make you feel well cared for. My initial appt. was sandwiched in between surgeries and because of this he was going to be 20 min late seeing me, and had the clinic's nurse let me know! On the day of my surgery, he had the prep clinic hold me until he was able to come down and have a brief pre-op chat for my comfort. Following the surgery, he came by EVERY morning (including the weekend) to check on my healing. He moves briskly throughout the building, making everyone feel blessed that somehow he has landed in Edmonton.
Dr. Lees did surgery on my 7 month old son, and without this surgery we would still be wondering what was wrong with him. HE did an absolute wonderful job, letting me as a mother come into the operating room untill he was asleep, checking up on my son, great bed side manner, and keeping us parents informed. It was all fantastic. A great surgeon indeed
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