Dr. John Yee


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Specialty:Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Hospital: Vancouver General Hospital
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Rating: 4.9 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 21 reviews. Dr. John Yee has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Cardiothoracic Surgeon-related: coronary artery bypass, heart valve repair, heart valve replacement, heart defects, artery surgery, heart surgery, lung surgery, esophagus surgery, heart transplant, lung transplant, pulmonary disease, esophageal disease, arterial disease, angioplasty, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, pacemaker, chest cavity surgery, stents
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5426434
25/04/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Yee has got to be the most patient, caring DR we have ever met. He explains things in detail and the most important thing is that he does NOT rush or make us feel rushed, he makes sure we understand everything we talked about before he leaves. We felt so safe when he would come around to check on our mom, his opinion was most important to us. He is the only DR i have met (and i have seen many in my life time) that cares for his patients and treats everyone respectfully and actually CARES. A++ for this surgeon.  Respond
RID: 3629900
11/12/13 5 5 5 5 Quick to understand very complex problems, to take the appropriate action and to explain his thoughts clearly . Motivates his team superbly. 
Insurance: BC Med
RID: 2896908
04/10/13 5 5 5 5 I saw John a while back for surgery to treat Achalasia. All i can say is this guy is a rock star. Excellent explanations, caring, takes time with you and very caring. He did a great job on my surgery and changed my life. I would say overall, he is the most impressive health care professional i have ever used. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 2764065
12/08/13 5 4 5 5 Dr Yee is so amazing. He is so caring and compassionate....and you just know he is the best there is. The way he explains things and takes time with people. And his staff are so excellent too. I couldnt be happier! Or more impressed.  Respond
RID: 2649976
16/05/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Yee saved my life over 10 years ago now while he was still at U of M. I'm so thankful for his exceptional care and expertise. I had esophageal cancer. He removed my esophagus stretched my stomach up in its place! Without this, I would not be alive today. He was caring, confident, and professional in all ways. I was very sad to see him leave U of M.  Respond
27/04/13 SYSTEM: Last Name changed from "John" to "Yee", First Name changed from "Yee" to "John" 
RID: 2526119
09/01/13 5 5 5 5 I have had to have 2 sarcoma surgeries and with both I have found Dr Yee to be a very wonderful caring Doctor. If anyone ever needed surgery I would definitely recommend him. He made my surgeries were done quickly and the follow up has been terrific. His office assistant is very efficient and caring. 
Insurance: BC Med
RID: 2446447
14/10/12 3 1 2 3 Dr. Yee is not good with post-surgery care. Every appointment I had with him, he made me wait a long time before seeing me. He was not helpful with the enormous amount of pain I had post-surgery.  Respond
RID: 2441391
08/10/12 5 5 5 5 I would like to express my feeling about Dr. J. Yee, about his excellent performance and high skilled excellent surgery. I am 80 years old and had cancer in my esophagus. Dr. Yee assured me I was physically fit to undergo chemotherapy and surgery thereafter. Dr. Yee put all the procedures into motion without any delay. He is a real professional man. The operation went well even though there was additional problems in the area of my chest that he took care of at the same time. The operation was performed on me in April, 2.5 years ago. I am healthy again and can work and can eat any type of foods and I now have a normal life. Thank you, thank you for giving me an extended life! Frank  Respond
RID: 2414648
31/08/12 5 5 5 5 Absolutely, hands down, saved my life and I felt completely confident at all times in his ability to do so. His kindness, compassion, knowledge and incredible expertise is without fault. I would not hesitate to put my life, or the life of my family in his care. We are so very fortunate to have such a world class surgeon in our city and at the Vancouver General Hospital.  Respond
RID: 2255911
15/06/12 5 5 5 5 By far the best doctor I have ever met. He removed a cancer tumor for me and made me feel like it was no big deal. You know you are in the hands of the very best the first time you meet him. Can't say enough great things about Dr.Yee he is in a class above the rest. If you are lucky enough to get Dr.Yee as your surgeon buy a lottery ticket because someone from above really likes you.  Respond
RID: 2063762
21/04/12 5 5 5 5 Absolutely amazingly skilled Dr with enormous compassion, who is helping my husband survive oesophagus cancer. We cannot say enough good things about him, as well as, his superb assistant.  Respond
RID: 1813805
28/03/12 5 5 5 5 I am about to undergo a very serious sarcoma cancer in my chest , I have 100% confidence in his ability to do the job ,I have the utmost respect and wish I had found him sooner , his secretary is bold and outgoing and gets the job done as well. I will update after surgery.  Respond
RID: 1721864
24/02/12 5 5 5 5 This Dr. and his staff are amazing,I wish I could rate this Dr. higher.He reconized and corrected a blunder from another surgeon in Surrey.His staff are a cut above!  Respond
RID: 1715661
16/02/12 5 5 5 5 He is the most knowledgeable, caring, and dedicated Doctor I've met. He is just a great human being.  Respond
RID: 1713394
14/02/12 5 5 5 5 Dr Yee is approachable, punctual, very personable, he inspires confidence in his ability and knowledge and I feel very comfortable entrusting my care to this man.  Respond
RID: 1668148
22/12/11 5 5 5 5 I have to say,"Dr. Yee is one of the kindest people and talented surgeons out there. He is one in a million!"  Respond
RID: 1548753
28/09/11 4 5 5 5 Dr. Yee is one of the kindest people and talented surgeons out there. He is one in a million  Respond
RID: 1503622
04/08/11 5 5 5 5 dr yee is one of a kind doctor he performed a lung transplant on me and iv never had such good care and felt so comfortable as i did in his care very smart very profesional very good bedside manner i couldent aask for more  Respond
RID: 1503226
03/08/11 5 5 5 5 Dt Yee is the very best doctor i have ever had , he is very kind and knowledgeable also VERY SKILLED and he saved my life Thank you Dr Yee  Respond
RID: 1396237
24/03/11 5 5 5 5 This Dr. corrected a major screw up performed by another Surgeon by the name of Bond...Dr.James Bond (yes,beleive it or not).Dr.yee also has great follow up,I cannot recommend anyone any greater.You are in great hands with Dr.Yee!  Respond
RID: 679398
05/09/08 5 5 5 5 Excellent doctor. Great bedside manner and takes the time to thoroughly explain in great detail everything about the procedure. One of the best surgeons in the field.  Respond