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My issue with this Dr. Is his lack of follow up or concern after he has put someone under the knife. If a patient calls 6 weeks after surgery with complaints of severe pain and swelling out of nowhere, you don't tell them that you can see them for an appointment 2 months from that date. Turns out I have an infection, diagnosed by the walk-in clinic Dr.... I would expect "my surgeon" to be concerned with my recovery! His staff actually had the nerve to all me back after my inquiry to tell me that they could setup the appointment for 2 months later? It blew my mind!
In 2006 I was put on a waiting list for Dr Oliver for knee replacement surgery. In January 2007 iI got a call for April surgery. I asked if it could be postponed until fall. In the late fall I called his office and talked to a very professional and helpful secretary/receptionist. She was apologetic that I had not had a call back. Within two weeks I was in to see Doctor Oliver, and put on a priority list if there was a cancellation. In no time I was called in. Bilateral surgery, complete knee replacement both knees at one time. Is it a pleasant operation .... no. Recovery and end results are in your court. Follow the doctors and physio prescription and the outcome is fantastic. Dr Oliver in my opinion is very professional at what he does and I recommend him in a heartbeat. He is there to do his job, not to be a social butterfly or a comedian. I describe him as having very poor bedside manner, but extremely knowledgeable and professional at what he does. I would sooner the latter than a comedian who does not do good work. My knew knees gave me a whole new life and I would have Dr Oliver do it again in a heartbeat if I required it again.
I went to Dr Oliver after being put on medical leave from work for a bad knee. I work out of the country. I came to him after seeing another Ortho in Australia who had me get an MRI & diagnosed me with osteonecrosis in the knee. When I went to Dr Oliver, he just said he wanted to see if it would fix itself on its own, so after a month (of being on crutches & in pain) I went for another MRI which showed very little difference. The adema & swelling had gone down but the lesion was still there. he gave me no idea of what he planned on doing. after another 2 months & no clear answer from this quack, he decided to send me to someone else! Who had an 8 month wait!!! So I asked my GP to find me someone else. this other Dr (Ackerman in Kamloops) saw me, had me for day surgery the next week & within a month after that I was cleared to go back to work!
Dr Oliver is an idiot & shouldn't be allowed to practice medicine. He has no idea what he's doing & is about as friendly as heartburn! I just about lost my job because of him. I even told him that I was going to be cut off from my company's medical coverage, which I was. Ive had to live for 3 months without any income & not being able to get a job because of him. Do NOT go to this idiot unless you are willing to take a chance on your health, life & livelihood. I wouldn't let this guy touch me with a 10 foot pole, much less operate on me!
Broke my ankle in 2 places. Saw Dr. Oliver pretty much straight away. Professional, helpful, knowledgeable. Told me and my husband the surgical procedure. Follow up has been excellent as well. Great bedside manner.
On March 21 2014 I had a full hip replacement surgery performed by Dr. Oliver. It's now been less than 2 weeks and I'm pain free and gaining more leg and hip movement each and every day. He has been courteous and top notch professional. Thank God I don't believe everything I read and I'm able to make my own conclusion. In short; A BIG THANK YOU to Dr. Oliver and his staff.
I had surgery in 2013. His staff is friendly but does not answer the phone, nor return messages within a couple of days - try weeks. He is the most arrogant individual I have ever encountered. After misdiagnosing my knee in the hospital - he spent 2 minutes and missed a torn ACL, torn MCL and torn meniscus. I went through a year and half of rehab, pain and disability. Second meeting, AFTER I paid for a private MRI that showed the tears, he said I should have had surgery when it happened so my outcome wouldn't be as good now. Then I had surgery and had many complications, but he was not available for a follow up since his office was being renovated. His office booked me to see him in the hospital, and after waiting for 3 additional weeks for the appoint and 2 hours in the waiting room, he didn't bother with a full examination, did not have my records so said I had to book an office appointment. That took another month. All of his exams were cursory and he missed major problems.
I had my knee scoped Tuesday may 29th 2012. So far I am very happy with the results. I was able to go home and mow my lawn the same evening. I had a private MRI done March 19th 2012. The report came back and read as follows. OPINION: The study demonstrates a full thickness tear of the ACL. An intrasubstance tear of the PCL is also identified along with a slightly depressed fracture of the posterior margin of the lateral. I did have 3 surgeries cancelled but the wait time did not really exists as far as I am concerned. From the time of injury march 8th 2012 to surgery date May 29th 2012 it wasn't even 3 months. It's been 12 days and it keeps getting better everyday as long as I walk lots and don't sit around. Thank you Dr. Oliver. I should be back on the hill snowboarding next year. Time will tell I will update my status of surgery results this fall/winter. But my opinion is that Dr Oliver is a great surgeon and treated me great, in a very timely and professional manor
OMG! For all you nay sayers out there. If you need consoling, see a psychologist. If you need a friend, join FaceBook. If you need an oath surgeon, see Jack. FYI most surgeons are not social butterflies with their patients. They're busy shutting out the whiners and diagnosing the legitimate clients. He diagnosed my rare oath issue in the ER before he saw me. No he is not Mr. Congeniality but a great surgeon.
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