Dr. E A Plewes


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Specialty:Surgeon (general)
Practice: Plewes E a Dr
Hospital: Royal Alexandra Hospital
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Rating: 4.9 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 20 reviews. Dr. E A Plewes has an excellent 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: 5564896
16/06/14 5 5 5 5 One of the most efficient, practical, honest, and helpful Doctors I've ever had, surgery was a breeze, healing was much better than expected, and my home care nurses where amazed at his work and precision. Even in the follow up appointments, he had had genuine concern and empathy making sure everything was perfect before letting me go. 
Insurance: AHC
RID: 3646512
02/01/14 5 5 5 5 A very catiously optimistic doctor. Three surgeries performed by Dr. Plewes...all with excellent results. Trust him completely!!!  Respond
RID: 3606564
15/11/13 5 5 5 5 Truly the best! I concur with much of what has been said here already. Dr. Plewes operated on me to repair a fistula between my colon and bladder, and also to resection my colon. I found him to be exceptionally professional, knowledgable, and pragmatic in my pre-op and days following the surgery. He tells it like it is, doesn't sugar coat possible complications, is open to questions, and is polite and cordial. I left his office after the first consultation feeling very confident about a major surgery. As mentioned, it's obvious that his co-workers hold the man in high esteem; he is as skilled as they come, and it is obvious the respect he garners from those around him. I can't thank the man enough, and I HIGHLY recommend you seek him out if you are facing surgery. You will not be disappointed! Overall, an EXCELLENT physician, asset to his field, and a blessing to patients.  See Responses
RID: 2466854
05/11/12 5 5 5 5 I have been seeing Dr Plewes since 2004 when he performed my first surgery for a prolapse, he has continued to monitor my situation as well as performed several other procedures. He has always been very helpful and understanding. He answers every question completely and honestly. Having more then one health issue whenever I mention his name to other doctors they have nothing but praise for him as well.  Respond
18/04/12 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1719665
22/02/12 5 5 5 5 I found Dr. Plewes very helpful & knowledgable when I went to him for surgery. I was very nervous and concerned and he showed great patience, concern and understanding for my situation. I was facing a surgery and the possibility of a very serious surgery and Dr. Plewes made me feel that he cared about what I was goig through.  Respond
RID: 1715073
16/02/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Plewes is a truly outstanding surgeon. His skill is legendary (the cancer docs all believe he is the best colorectal surgeon by far). My surgery for rectal cancer went very smoothly and I avoided a permanent colostomy in spite of having a very low probability of doing so. I experienced no complications post surgery, with the LAR or reversal. He was kind, considerate, took time to explain the treatment plan and addressed my considerable fears. He is a true blessing to us in Alberta.  Respond
RID: 1689365
17/01/12 4 5 5 5 excellent surgeon, dedicated, knowledgable, wish they wouldn't work him so hard though(he's very busy)  Respond
RID: 1516296
18/08/11 5 5 5 5 I will never forget how Dr. Plewes apologized several times throughout the colonscopy he gave me for the MINIMAL discomfort it was causing. He is a thoughtful, kind and gentle man. As my surgeon he was very well-spoken, took the time to answer all my questions and was conservative in his treatment-never doing more than was necessary. He explains exactly what he did and then goes above and beyond to explain why certain judgement calls were made. He was meticulous and incredibly careful, not discharging me until he was 100% sure everything was in working order. A wonderful surgeon that I have come to trust very much.  Respond
RID: 1464514
14/06/11 5 4 5 5 I'm not surprised that across the board Dr Plewes has received all happy faces!! An amazing surgeon with a wealth of knowledge. The interns who learn from him are so lucky!! I've witnessed how through he is when explaining procedures and he is so patient. An all round amazing Doctor!!  Respond
RID: 1356048
06/02/11 5 5 5 5 Had stage 3 colon cancer - 2 tumors one at each end of colon. operated June 19/09, asked Dr. Plewes to try and save upper part and he did. pre operation prep and care excellent. explained procedure and what to expect after. Post operative care at R.A. The RN'S where my Angels. Follow up with colonoscope where gentle, needed no medication, watched procedure, and drove home. Cross experience not so great, however, pronounced cancer FREE June 14/10. No complications, no medication, am Active, feel great. Highly recomended.  Respond
RID: 1341341
19/01/11 5 5 5 5 This doctor is first class. I have being seeing him for colonoscopies for 10 years and will continue as long as he practices. He is gentle, thorough and willing and happy to answer any questions.  Respond
RID: 416052
21/09/07 5 5 5 5 He did my surgery almost 5 years ago and he has been following up ever since. He listens, he considers, he responds truthfully. He even acknowledges when he doesn't know something. He inspires confidence, and if I even have a serious medical problem again that requires major surgery, he's the one I want holding the scalpel.  Respond
RID: 384892
13/08/07 5 5 5 5 He saved my life! I trust him and would recommend him. He was honest, straight forward and very understanding! He made me feel very at ease every time we spoke...and though I was very afraid, he made everything I was going through bearable! TWO thumbs up, and more!!!!  Respond
RID: 320585
16/05/07 4 5 5 Excellent surgeon. I trusted him with me life through 3 major surgeries and he was very prepared for deteriorating ill health during my first surgery in which my life was on the line. He helped prepare and explain to me what needed to be done and answered all my questions.  Respond
RID: 311442
07/05/07 4 4 4 Very knowledgeable but I found his bedside manner very lacking. Reading the other comments I think I must have got him on a very bad day. I was actually scared because I didn't understand what was going to happen to me and he snapped at the assistant.  Respond
RID: 249669
01/04/07 5 5 5 Excellent communicator, which seems to be be rare these days! Tells it how it is in a straight forward mannner. I had two minor in office procedures and then a full out surgery and the result was excellent, and the follow up appointments came with appropriate educational advice. The only negative, would be that I wasn't made aware of, in advance, the extent of the recovery pain expected. If I needed a surgeon, I would seek him out.  Respond
RID: 209384
17/03/07 4 5 5 Excellent doctor, he has done 3 major surgeries on me and I trust him totally. Gives all the facts, even the bad stuff.  Respond
RID: 207068
16/03/07 5 5 5 Very Knowledgable doctor. He made me feel very comfortable and extremely helpful.  Respond
RID: 80687
14/01/07 4 5 5 Dr.Plewes was knowledgeable, supportive and competent. He was very clear about what need to be done and spent time in patient education.  Respond
RID: 77933
09/01/07 4 4 5 Smart, straight with the facts, all possibilities are discussed. He acts when needed and always with caution. Knows what he's doing and is aware of new procedures. Wouldn't see another surgeon under any circumstances. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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