Dr. Ivar Mendez


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Hospital: QEII Health Sciences Centre
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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 15 reviews. Dr. Ivar Mendez has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Neurosurgeon-related: nervous system, cervical and lumbar spine problems, brain tumors, neurovascular problems, peripheral nerve problems, neurological surgery, brain and spinal cord tumors, skull-base surgery, brachytherapy, aneurysm surgery, epilepsy surgery, neurological surgery
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RID: 2668675
02/06/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Mendez did my brain tumor surgery and was able to remove 80% which is so much more than expected. He was kind, and answered any questions we had at any time. He is a genious surgeon and wonderful doctor. Thankyou Dr.Mendez!!  Respond
RID: 2604607
01/04/13 5 5 5 5 Dr Mendez is the greatest doctor I have ever came across. Dr Mendez did DBS surgery on my husband three years ago for tremors do to Parkinsons disease. We met with him twice before the surgery and he was very informative and told us what to expect. On the dway of the surgery it was almost cancelled because the hospital had do bed Dr Mendez came right up from the OR and told me the team was waiting not to worry and there would be bed waiting when he was done and there was. What other doctor would do that. Just last week Dr Mendez replaced my husbands battery pack before he leaves town. We are going to miss him and his very caring team. That includes you Paula.You have given us a better quality of life for sure Thanks from Keith and Terry Logan  Respond
RID: 2600624
26/03/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Mendez gave me brain surgery a few months ago and saved my life. Not only is he an AMAZING surgeon, but he is also such a humble and compassionate man. I don't want to think of where I would be without him, any patient of his is very lucky!  Respond
RID: 2550288
04/02/13 5 5 5 5 Best of the best,as a man and as a surgeon.He is a humble person with a gift from god. His main concern is his patients.I had back surgery after being in severe pain and feel eternally greatfull to Dr. Mendez. 
Insurance: Medicare
RID: 1310149
08/12/10 5 5 5 5 My name is Brenda.Dr Mendez took care of my brother-in -law's surgery for dystonia,He is a wonderful man and cares very much for his patients. Paula was wonderful and very helpful. My brother-in-law is doing fine thanks to Dr. Mendez and his fantastic team.  Respond
RID: 1289418
09/11/10 5 5 5 5 My name is Bob and I recently had deep brain stimulation implants as a treatment for dystonia.I feel bleesed to have had Dr.Mendez as my surgeon and his brilliant team to perform my operation. I am now activated and woring with his assistant Paula in doing adjustments to reach the optimum benefit for me. I can not say enough about Dr. Mendez , his surgical team and Paula. I guess for now will just say thank you..  Respond
RID: 1138416
29/03/10 5 5 5 5 What an amazing man. He is very down to earth; maybe not what you would expect from a world renowned doctor. He is caring, and genuinely enjoys helping people. His assistant Paula is also amazing. Very knowledgeable and helpful. It was a good experience. I had a deep brain stimulator implanted a few months ago, and although I will still need to have follow up appointments to complete the programming, the results thus far are incredible.  Respond
RID: 1094015
31/01/10 5 5 5 5 This is Tanya Firth again. I had my 1st operation done by Dr. Mendez (1996) & he has been kept apprized of worsened pain over the years since my 1st surgery on R lower back in ‘94, age 19.Now, 14yrs later, I have 3 herniated discs in my neck & 1 at L5/S1 on the L side in my lower back + DDD in my C & L spine determined from an MRI last July of which he was sent a copy of. I’ve just recently had another MRI in Jan, & am sending him a copy. We have spoken to his assistant & he’s been made aware of my new complications. Now I need surgery at L5/S1 & he has already given me a referral to a surgeon here in Calgary. Dr. Mendez did not have to offer a referral for specialists all the way across the country but he did. He HASN’T FORGOTTEN ABOUT ME & STILL CARES! Now who can say that about their doctor! As far as I’m concerned, HE IS A “GOD” in every sense of the word! Do your research on his accomplishments & life saving treatments, then you’d know exactly you speak of. Dr. Mendez IS my HERO!  Respond
RID: 1043364
25/11/09 5 4 5 5 Dear God in heaven I don't think this is a place to bash anyone. This is a place to rate a doctor and give constructive comments to help guide patients to chose a good match for their needs. If you need a brilliant, top level doctor who will look at you as a complete person NOT just as a disease or a body part this is your man. If at times you understand that he may be late becuase he is saving a persons life or giving them back a life without pain or perhaps with out a horrible tremmor. then this is your doctor ... and you know that if the time comes that he is saving YOUR life... that he will not be waching a clock saying ..."gotta rush here... a clinic appointment is waiting for me " then this is your doctor. If you can accept this situation then you will have, one of the best doctors in Nova Scotia  Respond
RID: 607488
05/06/08 5 5 5 5 I think Dr Mendez is an angel put on this earth!! He is brilliant, he is caring, he is an incredible doctor with an incredible bed side manner. After I had my surgery he was truly excited to share the good news with my family. He is certainly not in it for fame and money- look at all he contributes and shares with poorer countires- he actually buys old equipment and has it shipped as well as helping the poorer nations learn how to look after basic needs.......he is INCREDIBLE!!  Respond
RID: 243107
29/03/07 4 4 4 There is no doubt Dr. Mendez is an experienced and highly skilled physician - particularly one specializing in one of the most challenging health areas: neurosurgery. I have read about all the good he has done in patient's lives and the research he does... with the help of a tremendous team of other neurosurgeons, clinicians and staff. It is to be commended. However, his arrogance and extreme flashy ($) personal style puts you off - a god complex hidden by a (phony) humble manner. When I was his patient I got the sense he was doing his work for his own fame and glory and celebrity, vs. for the well being of his patients and their health. I received excellent care and am very thankful, however my lasting impression of Dr. Mendez was that his work has gone to his head (ironic given he's a neurosurgeon!) Just an observation my wife and I had.  Respond
RID: 140938
14/02/07 2 5 5 excellent dr. busy, had to wait to see him but it was worth it...  Respond
RID: 132984
08/02/07 5 5 5 Dr. Mendez is the BEST doc I've ever had. Busy. Yes. Brilliant. Yes Dead Beat...NO!!! Who ever wrote that last message: Sorry you got stood up but Suck it up lady! Ever think the reason he canceled was because of an emergency? If you really knew the man you'd know how kind & caring he is. He tried to help me with my unfixable back problem back in '96. Unfortunately it didn't work but I've never encountered before, another doctor that genuinely is interested in the problem & determined to help. To this day he is still kept up to date on my case and will keep me informed as to any new research that may help me. He is also one of the most celebrated doctors in his field. If you really wanted to take control of your problem then you would've researched any new dr. you were to see but you didn't. If you would have, you would have found him to be an accomplished leader in his field & has helped countless suffering souls. You will always be #1 in my book Dr. Mendez…Tanya Firth, Moncton, NB  Respond
RID: 84832
15/01/07 2 3 5 Dr. Mendez is BRILLIANT. Busy and a bit distracted maybe, but a pure genius.  Respond
RID: 84025
14/01/07 1 1 1 I got STOOD UP, He did not even show up for work. His Sec. verified the appointment. I billed him for my expences because the appointment was not cancelled by his office. He DEAD BEATED me on a submitted $45.00 invoice which was a round trip from Truro to Hfx. + parking fees I chose to see an other Doctor which fixed a C5 C6 herniated disk that was fused. PAY UP! AND YOUR NOT A GOD!  Respond