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Twenty one years ago on April 29, 1994, Dr Belzberg performed the removal of a Cerebellar Hemangioblastoma and undoubtably is the reason I'm alive today. The operation was perfomed on an emergency basis and without doubt is the reason I'm here to express acknowledgment today at age 81. Thanks Doc, I'm old and grateful.
Dr Belzberg is one of the best Neurosurgeon's in this country, maybe even the world! I should know he operated on my neck in 1992 and I am still doing great! Not only did he operate on my neck, but when my elderly mother need neck surgery I of course took her right to Dr. Belzberg! She got the best care in the best hands!! Yes it does take weeks to see him but that is logical he is the Best! It does take time in the waiting room, but if you need extra time he gives it. He also sends you for test the same day and even see you back the same day at times! I spent three years seeing specialists and got no where and living in pain; and Dr. Belzberg and his team at JHH were the only ones who could find the problem and help me! I would recommend him to anyone and I have! I think he is a compassionate person and thank God he has a good sense of humor, because that is what you need to be in his line of work. One time he told me that he does not like seeing children patients and when I asked why he said, " he hates to see them sick, he just feels so bad for them" that is a doctor that has feelings and the kind of Doctor that feels for his patients!!
WOW!! The evaluations are all over the place on Dr. Belzberg Having spent time in the waiting room I can tell you why. Thee are patients who come from all over the country to see him with complex problems no one else is willing to see. Patients get frustrated that he could not help them and get angry at him. Others he had operated on were doing great and singing his praise. I was astounded at how much time and effort he put into sorting out my medical problem but he could not offer a fix. That is OK, he helped understand why and what options were left. I am not angry at him and would recommend him to anyone in need. The people who right negative reviews about him are simply angry and taking out on him. I am not sure how he manages to keep his cool given some of the reactions I saw...one person screamed a the desk clerk for Dr Belzberg keeping them waiting 30 minutes....that extra time was spent with me!!
I highly recommend Dr Belzberg. I read the comments here and decided if he was good I don't care about his bedside manner. I was looking at spinal surgery and you don't want some bozo playing around there. I was pleasantly surprised to find him attentive, knowledgable and explained everything well. I went under anesthesia at peace knowing I was in good hands. I had an excellent outcome as well. His staff is great, my wait time was reasonable and here's a bonus, he's got a great sense of humor.
I LOVE Dr. Belzberg! Eight weeks to get an appt is understandable when one sees patients from all over the world!! When treating me, he explained thoroughly my issue and my options. He is familiar with the charts before he enters the room. He is direct and very straight forward. He has answered all of my questions even the dumb ones. He has true interest and caring for his patients. When he has been late for my appointments, it was because other surgeries have run long. If I was the person on the operating table (and I was) I would hope he would spend that time working carefully on me. His clinic staff do everything to keep him on time and are responsive to follow-up appointments and inquiries.
It took 8 weeks to get an appointment. I waited 2 hours in the office after my appointment time. He had not even looked at the MRI test which he sent me to have done before the appt.. He didn't answer my questions and seemed indignant that I was unhappy.
He was great!!!I have a problem that none of my local neurosurgeons could figure out,,,he spent all the time needed with me and suggested a number of approaches. I went with him for surgery and have been fine now for over a year.
This doctor didnt even want to take time and talk to you, very arrogant, terrible bedside manners. He doesnt want to handle a complex case and just wants to direct you to someone else without listening to you. This is suppose to be the place to go for top specialists and surgeons. You are just a number in and out the door.
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