Dr. Robert Granger

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Location:
New Westminster, British Columbia Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Surgeon (general)
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Practice: Granger Robert Dr
Hospital: Royal Columbian Hospital
Phone:604-526-3721
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Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 26 reviews. Dr. Robert Granger has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Surgeon (general)-related: microsurgery, general surgery, trauma surgery, transplant surgery
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5212906
 
26/02/14 4 4 2 2 Was sedated for the procedure. Remember waking up a bit and feeling uncomfortable and a bit in pain. After a couple of weeks went to my family doctor to get the results and was really suprised at what Dr. Granger wrote on the results. He wrote I could not stay still and it was difficult for him to do the procedure. That I kept tossing and turning and wanting to turn on my back. He wrote that I denied loosing weight. Hell, I have been trying to lose weight all my life hahaha. My family doctor looked at me like if I were a crybaby. Unfortunately I do not remember a thing and what the heck was I given to behave in such a way? lol. I am really confused.  Respond
RID: 1478515
 
04/07/11 1 1 1 2 Dr. Granger refused to meet to discuss alternative treatments once he had booked surgery. He did not return calls. In desperation my friend went through with the surgery to remove a cancer. Granger was supposed to schedule a follow-up appt at the cancer clinic but he refused and insisted it was my friend's job even though the cancer clinic insisted a referral needed to come from him. He was supposed to schedule regular dilatations, at least weekly but he did not. My friend was unable to swallow and lost 60 lbs. Having diabetes he needed to eat regularly. He went into a diabetic coma several times. My friend begged for help but Granger refused to look into the situation further. He said the diabetes wasn't his problem; he only cared about the esophagus. He did not respond to GP requests or requests from the endocrinologist. He completely ignored my friend's plight. My friend died in June. Granger should not work with live patients; he has forgotten his oath to do no harm.  Respond
RID: 1454454
01/06/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Granger performed Breast Cancer surgery on me February 2011. His wife mans the office and she was very supportive and helpful. I took an instant liking to Dr. Granger plus my impression was there were no "silly" questions. He was patient, gave lots of good information and answered my questions thoughtfully and fully. After the first visit I had a supplementary question for which I sent an email and received a prompt phone call in response to my question. His surgical report was easy to understand and from the pathology report it was apparent he did a first class job on the surgery. At my follow-up appointment I got the feeling he was personally pleased with my results, and I was treated as a person and not just a statistic. I would highly recommend Dr. Granger for any woman who has received a breast cancer diagnosis. You get kind, considerate and personal treatment.  Respond
RID: 1416187
14/04/11 5 4 5 5 On first consult, Dr. Granger was informative and compassionate. He thoroughly explained the procedure. I found his staff to be friendly and efficient--not at all like some of the reviews online. I would definitely recommend Dr. Granger to family and friends.  Respond
RID: 1362510
14/02/11 1 3 4 5 Dr. Granger is a great surgeon I liked him alot! What I didn't like was his secretary...very rude, she lacks compassion!!! I think he needs a new girl!!!!  Respond
RID: 1339693
18/01/11 3 5 1 2 performed his duties too fast,was too rough, no bed side manner, ended up needing emergency sugery after procedure.  Respond
RID: 1290261
09/11/10 1 2 1 1 I do not recommend this doctor. He was very disinterested throughout the entire process. He was impersonal, cold, and his staff was downright rude. Callbacks from the office are nonexistent regardless of the importance of the message. It is worth your time to find another surgeon because the stress from the office alone is terrible.  Respond
RID: 1285489
03/11/10 5 5 5 5 10 years ago Dr. Granger did surgery on me and up to this day i'm grateful to him & his staff and i'll always will be. He's'truely a God sent! I'll recommend him to anyone. Thank you Dr. Granger and your staff for giving me a second in life.  Respond
RID: 1197776
28/06/10 4 5 5 5 Dr Granger was wonderful to myself and explaining everything to me and my family after my very serious surgery.  Respond
RID: 1196421
25/06/10 5 3 5 5 THIS DOCTOR WAS AWESOME, HE HELPED MY WIFE DURING HER SURGERY. HE LOOKED AFTER HER, FOUND HER SURGERY TIME WHEN NO ONE ELSE COULD AND SAVED HER LIFE, WE HAVE NOTHING BUT THE BEST REGARD FOR THIS DOCTOR AND HIS DELIGHTFUL STAFF WHO WORKED JUST AS HARD  Respond
RID: 1173792
20/05/10 5 4 5 5 I recommend him to anyone needing his specialty. He is clear and respectful when explaining my mothers diagnosis.  Respond
RID: 1173721
20/05/10 1 1 1 3 Dr Granger at first was great he diagnosed me with an inagrial hernia.During the procedure he damaged my t12 nerve causing me severe pain.Yet he diagnosed me as little pain to WCB.He also sent a letter stating i was a person mad because he wouldn't give me percocet.I am a father of 6 children and sucessful with my work with no addictions to nothing.Yet i amseen as a junky thanks to him.His staff are rude and never return messages.I asked for a second opinion and my new surgeon found my pain problem.Thanks for the pain granger.If you are looking for a doctor to do your surgery look elsewhere,as dr Grangers work is shotty and he won't accept responsibility for his actions.I am seeking a lawyer for the damages cause by this man.Alao his secretary aka his wife is a lousy miserable person.Dr granger will seem very nice till there is a problem then you are a problem its to ba he judges people buy there apperance.I have long hair i must be a junky.whats this worl coming to.  Respond
RID: 915902
17/06/09 4 2 5 5 After I went to Royal Columbian with stomach pain around 2:00, I sat in the ER for hours until I was diagnosed with appendicitis around 6:00. I had my appendix out by 8:00. He left a very small scar, even with a laparotomy. However, he forgot to discharge me 2 days in a row, resulting in a 6 day stay. He was also late to my follow up appt, but did an excellent job once he saw me.  Respond
RID: 793840
18/02/09 3 4 4 5 I couldn't rate the staff higher, as it wouldn't be truthful. But when you see how busy the office is, you better understand why they don't call and check on you. It is the same as any other specialist office. If you don't hear back, just call the referring doc - works wonders. I quite like his sense of humor, dry as it is. Knowledge-wise, I think he is one of the area's top surgeons. While doctors need to distance themselves somewhat, you know he cares by his actions - why else would he pick cancer surgery as his main focus - he clearly wants to "heal" people with more difficult cases. And he is ultra-confident...a quality you really want in your surgeon. I had two surgeries (one diagnostic and one curative), so have seen him enough to really appreciate the work he does.  Respond
RID: 673897
26/08/08 5 3 5 5 I cannot thank Dr Granger enough for the wonderful care he gave me during such a terrible time, /i can see how he devotes his whole life to his patients. I have no idea how he has any time for his family.I suppose that is why his delightful wife works with him. She is as hard working as he is.  Respond
RID: 659634
08/08/08 1 3 3 3 I have seen Dr Granger twice.The first time I was pleased enough with his care although he did not explain the correct use of the medication he prescribed. He also caused damage to me during the procedure because he did not examine me carefully before hand. The second time he was abrupt and dismissive. He discounted my pain as minor. The staff problems with his secretary were explained to me by the hospital staff. The secretary is his wife. I would not go back to him either.  Respond
RID: 542690
19/03/08 4 4 5 5 He was very to the point but it's what I wanted. His surgery skills are fantastic even went as far as to have the plastic surgeon come in to give his advice on the best way to do things for future reconstrution. His staff was very kind and helpful.  Respond
RID: 455906
03/12/07 2 3 4 5 Dr. Granger did a great job on my surgery but his office was not exactly a comfortable environment. I can get over the cold rooms however the front end staff ignored me and when I asked a question, they were very rude.  Respond
RID: 420522
28/09/07 5 3 5 5 This surgeon is truly amazing. I was diagnosed, by Dr. Granger, with a very serious problem which I may add no other physician or surgeon could determine. I underwent a very long and complicated surgery by Dr. Granger and have been free of cancer for four years now. My family and I cannot thank him and his staff enough.  Respond
RID: 418968
26/09/07 5 4 5 5 I just want to take the time to thank Dr.Granger for all of his dedication to my family. Even though my situation was not high priority, he still took the time to make sure that he could do everything in his power to take care of my family. Thank you Dr.Granger for your kindness.  Respond
RID: 417162
23/09/07 1 3 1 2 There are a few comments I would like to make about this doctor and the staff of his office. The call backs from his office are nil. I had complicated surgery with him and had some questions that were very important to me and requested an appt for a follow up - never did I receive a call back or an acknowledgement from this office. I ended up back in the hospital with stones still left in me from his surgery and when I seen him in there (by accident) he didn't want to believe what I was telling him and that I had been back in there already for 4 days. Believe me anyone who knows this system we have in BC and have been in an ER room knows that you would much rather be anywhere else. I have had numerous complications since the surgery performed and an enormous amount of time that has been lost, wasted in both my working and private life. I would definitely look for someone else. He may have been great for some but not for me.  Respond
RID: 356103
 
28/06/07 1 3 1 3 I saw Dr. Granger for consult on surgery and have a few points to make about the environment that Dr. Granger provides for his patients. Do not expect a comfortable experience: his staff was abrupt, cold and even ignored me when I tried to get their attention. It is sad to say but Dr. Granger was not easy to speak with either. He did not listen to my concerns and even made light of them at times, which I found very insulting. He usually responded to me with just a blank look too which was a little unnerving. In total I must say honestly that I felt very uncomfortable with him. My referring doc made other arrangements for me right after I told of this news. I can make no statement about his actual surgical skills - Dr. Granger may be a very good technical surgeon, but if you need a doc who will work with you (versus just ON you) and who will value your comfort level while working and communicating with you, you will need a surgeon other than Dr. Robert Granger.  See Responses
RID: 337651
05/06/07 4 5 5 Dr. Granger has done a very good job on me twice. I over did lifting and he had to work on me again. It was not his fault but mine for not listening.I will this time.  Respond
RID: 314518
09/05/07 5 5 5 Same comments as the rest. A very gifted surgeon and a great sense of humour.  Respond
RID: 161671
27/02/07 5 5 5 Dr. Granger is a wonderful surgeon. He is kind, knowledgeable and very helpfu. He also has a great sense of humour. Very important I think!  Respond
RID: 153553
22/02/07 5 5 5 I was most pleased with Dr. Granger!!! He did a complicated surgery for an unusual ailment in 2004 and I was very satisfied and have been fine ever since.  Respond
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