Dr. Rajiv Kumar Singal

Doctor

Location:
Toronto, Ontario Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Urologist
Website: tegh.on.ca/bins/p5_... External Link
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Hospital: Toronto East General Hospital
Phone:416-469-3314
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Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 27 reviews. Dr. Rajiv Kumar Singal has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Urologist-related: urinary tract, prostate, bladder, erectile dysfunction, kidney stone disease, male infertility, prostate cancer, urinary incontinence
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RID: 5346485
16/04/14 4 4 1 3 Dismissive Dr. More interested in his music. Did not care about symptoms. Ignored sysmptoms. Did not offer follow up to serious issues. Now seeing proper help.  Respond
RID: 5226424
06/03/14 5 5 5 5 Fantastic, caring physician. Dr. Singal saved my father's life - enough said! 
Insurance: OHIP
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RID: 3635575
19/12/13 5 5 5 5 I found Dr. Singal to be the ultimate professional and everything you would want in a Doctor. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer last September and had surgery at the end of October. It was not a complete surprise that I got this cancer, at least two people in my family had it and we suspect more went undiagnosed. The surprise was that I got it in my early 50s. I was quite freaked out seeing what my dad went through when he had the surgery 20 years ago. Dr. Singal took his time and explained to my wife and I the treatment options and new technology and advancements in all these options. We opted for the robotic surgery based on my age and the fact that we believed it had not spread beyond the prostate. He also spent a lot of time explaining reasonable expectations for a recovery to a normal life. He did not make wild promises that everything would go back to normal. Instead he explained things that could be done to help reduce the side effects of the surgery. Thank you Dr. Singal. 
Insurance: OHIP
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RID: 2528870
12/01/13 3 3 3 3 In my opinion I believe my kidney stone pains were ignored or not taken seriously and that I was treated as though I was a drug addict seeking pain medication. stent was most painful experiences more than kidney stones and countless visits to emerg and countless catscans merely reveal that the stent is positioned properly. On one occasion doctor was away and pain medication ran out while awaiting a surgery and having pain from the stent too and receptionist asked that I attend office for a renewal at which time receptionist told me upon arrival at office to instead go to emerg. After stone removal operation I awoke in recovery room in the utmost pains so severe I was in convulsions causing my body to buckle up into a sitting up position and slamming back down into laying position repeatedly and hitting my head many times with no control to stop as the pain was so bad, he comes in and says i had enough morphine to kill a horse, thankfully nurse that admitted me to room gave me demerol which immediately helped  Respond
RID: 2506949
20/12/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Singal was my dad's urologist. My dad passed away 2 years ago from prostate cancer. My family had to deal with many, many doctors during his illness (my mother has also been sick for years now) and Dr. Singal is the best doctor we have ever come accross. My dad loved Dr. Singal. Dr. Singal is the most positive and optimistic doctor I've met, he would take his time to smile at my dad, offer kind and encouring words - he would always say that my dad looked great, talk to my dad and would always take his time with us. He would also offer words of encouragment to me and my sister. The visits never felt rushed. The quality of care he provided to my dad was superb. Dr. Singal was able to place a cathater, which emergency room doctors and nurses were not able to. His compassion and genuine care will always, always be remembered by our family. When my dad passed away, Dr. Singal called us to offer his condolances. Thank you Dr. Singal, we will never forget.  Respond
RID: 1733284
10/03/12 5 5 1 2 I had pain in my groin area. I got a test that revealed a scrotal stone and some cysts. I showed up 15-20 min early and he took me in 10 min later. Looked at my chart and asked me 3 questions about my experience, became very dismissive about my situation. I asked about the stone and he said he's seen it more than a number of times before (I can't find much about it anywhere myself, I've looked around, it's not THAT common). Told me to put heat on the area and take naproxen. Don't know why, he said it would take the swelling down (at this point there is no swelling, and heat is not a good thing for swelling anyway). He spent a total of 5-6 min with me at the most and didn't really explain anything to me, just to follow his directions. Any question that I did have, he dismissed them promptly. Very dissatisfied with the treatment option (told me there were no other options). Overall, I don't recommend unless you don't like to ask questions and like to follow only what the doctor says.  Respond
RID: 1552918
04/10/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Singal and his staff are kind, courteous and prompt. Punctuality - I never had to wait longer than 15 min for an appointment. Helpfulness - He will do what he can to help. Knowledge - He is resourceful and thorough with information and treatment options.  Respond
RID: 1466582
17/06/11 1 5 1 5 Amazing Doctor! Very helpful and knowledgeable. Receptionist on the other hand was extremely rude! Had to reschedule an appointment as an emergency came up at work. She told me that "Everyone works" and she basically told me if I called to cancel again, then the appointment not be rescheduled and the Doctor wouldnt see me!! Not helpful and not friendly in ANY WAY!!  See Responses
RID: 1413477
12/04/11 5 5 5 5 Amazing doctor and person. You won't find better. Knowledgable, highly responsive and very caring  Respond
RID: 1302791
29/11/10 5 5 5 5 BOTH STAFF N DOCTOR VERY HELPFUL. KNOW N UNDERSTAND YOUR PAIN N HELP U FIND RELIEF ASAP. HE EVEN CAME IN AFTERHOURS TO PERFORM A PROCEDURE JUST TO HELP ME GET RELEIF. WISH ALL DOCTORS WERE AS DEDICATED. THANK YOU DR.SINGAL,HIS FAMILY FOR LETTING HIM WORK LONG HOURS N HIS STAFF FOR ALWAYS BEING THERE.  Respond
RID: 1164755
07/05/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Singal removed 3 kidney stones for me in the past 2 years. He is one of the nicest people I've met. Good sense of humour, put me at ease throughout the entire process. Would highly recommend  Respond
RID: 1114481
24/02/10 5 5 5 5 The entire experience was well handled. Bookings were easy, and on time. Most importantly to me, ever step in removing my bladder tumor was explained, and everything happened as expected. I was never surprized by anything - always informed and able to therefore deal with the situation. Dr Singal is very straightforward, and I really appreciated that. Bottom line... I would highly recommend Dr Singal to anyone. Best wishes for good health everyone!  Respond
RID: 1107506
16/02/10 4 4 5 5 Very good doctor. Knowledgeable and professional, friendly with good sense of humour. He operated me twice with a very good result. I trust him and would recommend to anybody who need good urologist.  Respond
RID: 938384
16/07/09 4 4 5 5 I am cancer free for 15 months now. Dr. Singal performed lapriscopic surgery and removed my cancerous kidney last year. I had great treatment before, during and after surgery. I will continue to say that Dr. Singal is the only doctor that I have had in 50 years that gave me his email address and responded promptly to any questions or concerns that I had. The surgery went so well that I was out of the hospital in 48 hours and on my way. I would highly recommend him to anyone...  Respond
RID: 933082
09/07/09 5 5 2 2 Dr. Singal removed my kidney because it had a large tumor on it. 3 weeks after the surgery, the symptoms that prompted me to seek medical attention returned -- bladder pressure and urinary frequency. The symptoms gradually worsened and when I went for my 6-mth check-up with Dr. Singal I told him that I was voiding upwards of 20 times per day and had almost continuous bladder pressure. I also told him that I was concerned because my kidney function test continued to show moderate kidney disfunction. He was very dismissive. He said he wasn't worried about the kidney function tests, and with regards to the frequent urination and bladder pain/pressure he said: "how bad is it?" and "what if you just held it?" Needless to say, I don't feel comfortable going back to him for follow-ups and I am in the process of getting a second opinion. I can't believe that a doctor whose specialty is the urinary tract system, could be so dismissive of urinary symptoms.  Respond
RID: 917695
19/06/09 1 4 3 3 I had a hard time getting info from the receptionist regarding my first appointment with this Dr. She told me to check with my GP's office and I told her they didn't call me with any info. She told me I didn't have an appointment yet without even checking her computer or schedule for my name or referral, then she decided to check and found I had been booked. She didn't acknowledge me when I was checking because she was reading and made me wait. She made no eye contact and wasn't friendly, very unapproachable and very unhelpful which isn't a good first impression for this Dr's office. He was average and a bit sarcastic and luckily I don't have to go back. I will see a new Urologist if needed in the future.  Respond
RID: 749366
24/12/08 5 5 5 5 One of the best doctors I have seen. Dr. Singal was thorough in his diagnosis, explaining the procedures and extremely caring and gentle during procedures. He personally took the time to debrief me on my post-procedure recovery and explained to my wife of, if any complications arise. He was available even on xmas eve should I need him. Overall excellent care - excellent doctor. Highly recommended.  Respond
RID: 561926
09/04/08 5 4 5 5 Dr Singal is an excellent doctor. I have had 3 procedures in the OR (including laproscopic removal of a kidney due to cancer) with him and his high level of competence is enhanced by the neatness of his incisions. His work as a surgeon is of the highest level and he is a careful and thorough diagnostician. He searches for answers until he finds them. If your life is in his hands, he will due everything he can to save it. He cares about people as well as their illnesses. I know he saved my life and I thank him for it. (P.O.)  Respond
RID: 464905
15/12/07 1 1 3 3 Not only late, and scwewing up appointments. Worst biopsy ever had. So, I changed doctors.  Respond
RID: 445300
16/11/07 5 5 5 5 I have met dr.singal today for the first time with my mom , who is going to have few surgeries with dr. Singal , and he is ssso amazing human being we just feel so good and safe to be his patient. thanks in advance dr Singal. from my mom and myself.  Respond
RID: 369380
18/07/07 5 5 5 5 What a kind Dr. Kept us informed continually and even called us at home. We cannot say enough good about the treatment he gave my husband. His voice even has caring and compasionate overtones. Would recommend him highly  Respond
RID: 295699
24/04/07 5 5 5 I can't thank Dr. Singal enough for taking care of me. He was attentive and compassionate the whole way through, from explaining the operation to me until well into my post-operative recovery. Now I am cancer free for 3 years and thank him for every single day I get to spend with my family.  Respond
RID: 241382
29/03/07 5 5 5 Very friendly, knowledgeable and looks after his patients. Always available and takes his time for you. Highly recommended, I travel a long way to see him over closer doctors.  Respond
RID: 223868
22/03/07 5 5 5 Here is a Doctor who truly cares about the health of all who come to him. Honest, caring and industrious. Mike Shea  Respond
RID: 202375
15/03/07 4 5 5 An excellent doctor. He really helped my brother out with his kidney stones and chronic renal disease. He was really mishandled in the past but Dr. Singal sorted things out and now he is doing great. Thanks!!!  Respond
RID: 135910
11/02/07 4 5 5 Smart, caring, compassionate, thorough, good surgical hands, friendly  Respond
RID: 117327
29/01/07 5 5 5 I would recommend Dr. R.K.Singal as a top professional Urologist, an excellent surgeon and a great person. Thank you, Doctor Singal, for helping my Mom out of the trouble with her kidney stones.  Respond
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