Dr. Samaad Malik


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Rating: 3.6 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 29 reviews. Dr. Samaad Malik has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Surgeon (general)-related: microsurgery, general surgery, trauma surgery, transplant surgery
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RID: 5571659
20/06/14 5 5 5 5 Dr Malik did my gastric sleeve 7 months ago. I switched to Dr Malik after waiting 5 years on another surgeon's wait list. Doctor Malik did a great job on my surgery: fast recovery, no complications, exactly the outcome I was hoping for. He was friendly, courteous and answered all my questions. If I ever need more surgery, I will ask my GP to refer me to Dr. Malik. 
Insurance: BC Med
RID: 5197506
20/02/14 4 5 5 5 I have been attended to twice by this surgeon and have only the highest regard for his skill, communication and bedside manner. No problem at all in seeing him again and I particularly like his sense of humour. A credit to a skilled profession. Well done Dr Malik.  Respond
RID: 3652053
09/01/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Malik performed my bowel resection recently. I could not be more pleased with the result and with the care I received. During the course of three office visits I found him to be charming, helpful and patient. He answered all my questions fully and his added bit of humor put one at ease. The surgery was expertly done. I have had no pain or complications of any kind. Great work{  Respond
RID: 3629614
11/12/13 2 4 1 1 this dr has the best side manner of a snake he is rude and disrespectful , treated me like I was a piece of garbage and was very insulting very disappointed going to see him after I was referred from my family doctor , definatelly not worth the ferry ride and 8 hour drive to go see him , he is definatelly in it for the money , no interest in a persons health  Respond
RID: 3603116
12/11/13 4 4 5 5 I found Dr Malik to be clear and direct in explaining my situation and my options. He answered my questions and concerns. I was encouraged with his advanced training and focus on "keyhole" laparoscopic technique. Prior to the operation he was thoroughly professional in his dealings with the OR team and with myself. The nursing staff on the ward praise him highly. Thanks to Dr Malik I'm experiencing only minimal discomfort after surgery. And I'm hugely surprised by the negative comments I see here.  Respond
RID: 2891311
02/10/13 5 5 5 5 I met with Dr Malik and his intern about 2 months ago to discuss having my gallbladder removed after years of issues with it. His intern was fantastic and Dr Malik was honest and told me that I needed surgery and that was a higher risk than most and was given a surgery date within 6 weeks. Dr Malik was wonderful in the OR and made me feel comfortable as I was going under (the woman anaesthesiologist was amazing), and I believed him when he said I'd be fine and was in great hands. He didn't come by after surgery as I was kept overnight, but his intern did first thing the next morning but I don't remember much of our conversation because it was early and I was on pain killers. He called me at home a week later to see how I was doing, answer my questions, and to make sure I booked my follow up appt. He is an amazing surgeon who knows what he is doing and he does it extremely well. He is a busy man and gets to the point, it's not his personality that kept me alive, it's his skill. 
Insurance: BC Med
RID: 2860028
17/09/13 4 4 1 1 Disappointing. Was referred to Malik as I was having issues with my Gall Bladder. After ultrasounds, and ct scans showed problems he told me that no, I had some gall stones but they were no way causing my issues. He said these surgeries are his 'bread and butter' and he didnt want to take my GB out unless it would ease my pain. He didn't believe it would. 5 months later I was rushed to the emerge with pain I can't even describe, my gall bladder was practically mush!! No way that happened in a few months. Either he is way too busy to help those of us with smaller procedures or he didn't see the big picture. Either way, it's out and I am grateful to the surgeon who removed it. That was a terrible experience, and avoidable.  Respond
RID: 2858721
16/09/13 5 1 1 1 lousy, Has no bedside manner, would not let him touch me, little on operate on me - left the office very upset. if you are suffering from PTSD along, with your need for surgery - HE IS NOT THE ONE TOO SEE. even if l was in an emergency event, l would not let him touch me. Was not impress with him at all. As a disabled Veteran, was very disappointed that l got wounded, to preserve freedom for the likes of this jerk!  Respond
RID: 2716435
23/07/13 5 5 5 5 Amazing Dr. I have no idea what some people are talking about on this page. Dr. Malik was extremely knowledgeable and treated me with compassion and respect. I think we take for granted how busy these guys get. Its not a perfect system we have in Canada but its better then most. On the day of my operation Dr. Malik was preforming multiple surgeries with what appeared to be no rest. Anyway- I'm a happy patient.  Respond
RID: 2654185
21/05/13 5 5 2 1 When it comes to bariatric surgery and surgeons, Dr. Malik is a big fat liar. He claims that someone in the 350-400 lb range isn't a viable candidate for gastric sleeve or bypass yet, there is absolutely no mention of weight requirements listed in the 10 page informational package he gives to potential clients. none. If he's not that proficient in his craft he should plainly state that he doesn't do the sleeve. I understand the 10% weight loss requirement for consideration but he was vague at best and assumes his potential patients haven't done their own research or have other options. Buyer beware. It's a shame because otherwise I'm very pleased with the staff at his office and other surgeons on the team. Dr. Malik is without a doubt, not a man to be trusted and therefore not the surgeon to be considered for a procedure meant to save lives. He's only interested in his numbers and is more of a gatekeeper for people otherwise ready for changing their path. It's a pity.  Respond
RID: 2620983
18/04/13 5 5 5 5 As a colon cancer patient, I must say that Dr. Malik demonstrated high professionalism (e.g. expertise), exceptional knowledge (e.g. intelligence), and humanness (e.g. compassion) in his approach. His assessment of risk and unintended consequences was valuable to me as a patient. I liked very much his direct communication style. God bless him today and always!  Respond
RID: 2618260
16/04/13 4 3 4 4 I had Dr. Malik perform emergency gallbladder surgery last September and only met him 3 times the day of surgery. Seems a very nice young man and as far as I knew a good surgeon. The only problem I had was on my three week check up at the office he didn't seem to know who I was and asked if we had met before! Good job I have my English humour background but seriously I was quite shaken by being invisible - it was a very painful and memorable day for me,forgotten by him. 
Insurance: BC Med
RID: 2504976
18/12/12 4 5 4 4 I had laproscopic inguinal surgery. Dr. Malik was polite, approachable, informative, and to the point (which I like). He left the decisions in my hands (didn't make assumptions). If you are the kind of person who wants to know lots of details, do a bit of homework before your appointment. I found if I asked questions, he was very willing to answer them. His personal assistant Sherri was also great, seeking me out when I hadn't made an appointment. All my office appointments were on time (no waiting). The surgery went very well. I am approaching 6 weeks and feel great.  Respond
RID: 2402348
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RID: 2282324
22/06/12 5 3 3 3 I was very disappointed not only by his bedside manner, but his vague description of how the surgery went. But what was most discouraging is that as an out of town traveller I was released from the hospital 2 days after surgery, and then left to my own devises. He was to call me a week following the surgery to give me the ok to head home and answer any questions I may have had. As the morning came and gone I still had not heard from him. after calling his assistant she assured me he would. That was over a week ago. So with that said, I had to make a choice to leave the island without his consent and still have not heard a word. Disappointing really and now Ive have had to google all my questions and look for others for guidance. As far as the surgery went. It seemed to go very well, so I do give him credit for that. But as far as bedside manner, reliability and follow-up he fails.  Respond
RID: 2191274
02/06/12 1 1 1 1 lousy, Has no bedside manner - in-fact does not visit after your surgery.He is easy on the eyes that is about it.  Respond
RID: 1705201
05/02/12 5 4 4 4 Dr. Malik performed my RNY (weight loss) surgery by laporascopy recently. I appreciate his directness and his support when I've done my part (losing weight, exercising, food journalling). He did my upper 'scope in January at VGH and his manner was kind, supportive and professional. It was the same for my surgery at RJH. I look forward to seeing him in future for follow up. His assistant Sherri is outstanding!  Respond
RID: 1689387
17/01/12 4 4 4 4 Knowledgeable and efficient, if a bit rushed. He has many surgeries stacked up and it feels like it. He doesn't have any time to spare. I just had a laparascopic hernia repair, and after 4 days it seems fine. Will let you know how it holds up.  Respond
RID: 1657971
10/12/11 5 5 5 5 I have just had laperscopic gallbladder surgery performed by Dr. Malik. I found him to be delightful from the first meeting my husband and I had with him. He and his staff are professional, friendly, and Dr. Malik is a terrific surgeon. I would highly recommend this doctor. The staff at Victoria General Hospital were also the best. A great experience considering it was surgery.  Respond
RID: 1570421
25/10/11 5 5 5 5 I saw this doc for a Sigmoidoscopy. He was very gentle, clear & even humorous. How cool is that. The staff in the Jublilee Hosp were very nice & efficient. The scope procedure was painless. Sedation not needed. He explained everything in detail as he worked, as well as what we saw on the screen. He found two polyps. We scheduled for a Colonoscopy 2 months later in VGH to remove them. The staff there was the same, very nice. The prep nurse had trouble getting my IV to work correctly, and so did Dr Malik's attending nurse. Also trouble getting my blood pressure reading. I then mentioned I have Renaud's (hypersensitivity of the blood vessels in my extremities to cold). She said that might be it, and mentioned it to the others working with her. They warmed up both my arm's with warm cloths which worked. Dr Malik was again gentle, nice & humorous.It did hurt easing around the corners. I moaned quite loud, but hey... my IV just started to work.It was almost over anyway. I'd recommend him!  Respond
RID: 1477819
02/07/11 4 4 4 4 After a disapointing meeting with Dr. Amson (He was 3 hours late, and has a 3 to 5 yrs wait list for surgery) I researched and found a new surgeon - I met Dr. Malik first in Sept 2010 and was happy with his staff, office and professionalism. He clearly outlined the WLS technique he would perform, his expectations of me (loose 40 lbs, join WLS support group, exercise 15 mins a day and log food intake) and promised that he would perform the surgery within a few months of achieving his goals. I saw him for a follow up apppointment April 2011, and having met all his requirements except I had only lost 32lbs - I was surprised he was very happy with the loss and said we could move ahead with booking the surgery! YIPEE! Surgery scheduled for Sept 2011. I have only good to say about my experience :-)  Respond
RID: 1420998
20/04/11 1 2 1 1 I would never recommend this doctor. He is cold and without empathy for his patient. For a simple Colonoscopy, my pain was so severe that I cried out loud. My cries were ignored while he continued chatting with the nurse in attendance. Before I knew it, I was whisked back to my cubicle and told I could go home, there was nothing wrong. I later found out he was unable to complete the procedure due to a blockage. I have yet to hear of any follow-up and that was over one month ago.  Respond
RID: 1382196
08/03/11 4 3 1 1 This had to be the coldest rudest surgeon I've ever spoken to. He has the beside manner of a slug and knows absolutely nothing about obesity what soever. I walked out and I won't be back. I ended up with a beautiful surgeon who is actually human and doesn't act like some android with no emotion. Thank god I didn't allow myself to be pushed into using Dr. Malik. We have a joke now in our house. Malik for Malice  Respond
RID: 1370358
23/02/11 3 2 1 2 Dr Malik may be a great surgeon however he was extremely rude to both myself and husband. He was judgemental of me as I am taking pain medication for a chronic condition and when he failed to complete my colonoscopy in the hospital, he blamed me! He said to us that there is nothing more he can do and then stormed off. The only reason I saw him was because Dr Rusnak retired. Will not be going back.  Respond
RID: 1356200
06/02/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Malik. I hope you read this. You saved my 89 year old Mother's life. Who would of thought someone at her age would have a ruptured appendix! When told that we could not have the surgery at Saanich Peninsula Hospital, due to the weekend, we were very upset, to go to VGH. But upon meeting you and the staff in Emergency at the General, we were all glad to be there. You were wonderful, and we are all so very grateful to you. Any person referred to you, will be in great hands. Thanks again so very much.  Respond
RID: 1309551
07/12/10 5 4 5 5 i was referred to dr malik last june as i had an inguinal canal hernia. as it was urgent dr. malik did his very best to speed up the process of this successful surgery. he was truly the light at the end of the tunnel. two thumbs up.  Respond
RID: 1302196
27/11/10 5 4 5 5 I was referred to Dr. Malik by my personal physician to confirm what she believed to be a possible direct inguinal hernia. Dr. Malik confirmed that diagnosis and explained the options of open and laparoscopic repair or even simply doing nothing and the associated risks of each. What was unusual and singularly unique in my experience was that he strongly encouraged me to review all options and the associated risks of each with my own physician and others so I could make a decision that I was comfortable with. In the end I opted for a laparoscopic surgical repair and was glad I did. I experienced minimal pain and was fully mobile and returned to all my normal activities save for heavy lifting three days following the procedure. I would certainly seek Dr. Malik out were such a procedure ever required again. He is very personable, unassuming and talks to and not down to a patient. I wish there were more physicians like him.  Respond
RID: 1279130
25/10/10 5 4 5 3 Dr Malik is a great surgeon well aware of his strenghts. He performed a bariatric surgery on me, I will always be grateful to him. his knowledge concerning obesity and the causes of it are weak. Other than that he is the best!  Respond
RID: 1245604
07/09/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Malik was a fabulous surgeon. Very knowledgeable and had a great bedside manner. I'm so glad he's young and I'll be able to keep him as my surgeon for years.... :)  Respond
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