Dr. Pierre Faber


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Practice: Faber Pierre Dr
Hospital: Mount St Joseph Hospital
St. Paul's Hospital
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Rating: 3.3 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 38 reviews. Dr. Pierre Faber has a fair overall rating on RateMDs.com. neutral

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Ophthalmologist-related: eye treatment, eye diseases, vision, eye surgery, corneal surgery, oculoplastics and reconstruction surgery, intraocular lens implantation, refractive surgery, cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, glaucoma, low vision, uveitis, corneal infections, hereditary dystrophies, eye laser surgery, vision correction surgery
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RID: 3644260
29/12/13 4 3 3 4 Everything was ok, but not a fantastic experience. I thought that with the high amount of billing that is reported he would have a nicer office. Plus it was running quite behind schedule. The funniest thing I heard was from my niece who knows students at UBC and she told me that they call him 'Darth Faber' behind his back as an old joke. 
Insurance: MSP
RID: 2755268
06/08/13 4 2 1 3 After botching my first eye surgery Dr Faber assured me that a second surgery would solve the problem and stated that only once in his career did he have to perform a third surgery. I guess that record still stands because after he botched the second surgery I sought out another ophthalmologist. I concur with other comments that Dr Faber runs a mill-style practice.  Respond
RID: 2439727
05/10/12 5 5 5 5 I had a cataract surgery with another surgeon. It was terrible one. I was tortured from the surgery for half year before my friend recommend me to see Dr. Faber. My friend told me, many Dr.s had hundreds and hundreds surgeries, and Dr. Faber had thousands and thousands surgeries. Dr. Faber examed my eye and found out the lens is not in the center with an incorrect diopter. He suggested me to have a second surgery to take out the lens and implant a new one. His careful examination, sincere words and truthful manner build up my confident. I booked my second surgery with Dr. Faber. It was only two weeks away. Dr Faber is a brilliant and skilful surgeon. He kept communication with me during the surgery. " I cut an open now." " I have removed the original lens." "The new lens has been implanted." The surgery took only ten minutes or less. It is a successful one. Good manner, careful examination, huge numbers of experiences and excellent skill, I strongly recommend Dr. Faber. Edward Wang, Vancouver.  Respond
RID: 2341843
09/07/12 5 5 5 5 Dr Faber is a brilliant surgeon. He restored perfect vision to both my eyes. I found his communication direct and easy to understand. He has an extremely busy practice with 20 people waiting all the time. So I imagine he is not the best if you want chit-chat. But if you want a very competent eye surgeon I highly recommend him. It is a miracle! I can see perfectly without glasses!! ***** PB, Vancouver 
Paid (or co-pay): $1300
RID: 1579542
04/11/11 4 2 5 5 I've been seeing Dr Faber for a few years and have found him to be very knowledgeable and very nice. My wife and her family have seen him for decades. Waiting to see him is a pain, but he has always taken the time to talk to me about my condition and has never made me feel particularly rushed. He's a very good doctor.  Respond
RID: 1500180
31/07/11 5 3 5 5 I had 2 cataract eye surgeries with Dr Pierre Faber in early July..a week apart & a multifocal Restor lens implant in each eye.. I was very impressed by his excellent care, cheerful & friendly manner & great surgical skills. The operating staff at the hospital were also so pleasant & kind,,one of the operating nurses even held my hand for part of the time,,during the eye surgery.I was very impressed & would highly recommend Dr Faber, Sure,...,you do have to wait in his busy waiting room..but ...you have to always wait... at all Eye Drs,! My elderly & frail mother went to Dr Paton for several years & I was upset as she would have to wait for over 2 hours,,with no apology or explanation.& then would only see Dr Paton for 3 minutes, I also found the surgical after care to be very good at Dr Faber's office & he was never rushed & always patiently answered my questions.He is a fine gentleman & a true professional.& a leader in his field. .  Respond
RID: 1367636
20/02/11 3 4 5 5 Read all the negative review and would have to say I totally disagree with it. Waited only about 30 min, have had far worse elsewhere so not sure why other people had such a tough time. Once he saw me he was excellent, friendly and thorough for my needs. He in no way seemed rushed and took extra time to reassure me about my condition and how to approach it. Would absolutely recommend him!  Respond
RID: 1349647
28/01/11 3 1 2 1 Cataract surgery is fast, consistent and uncomplicated. Even he says so. fast + good + huge number = famous. Pleasant. Confident. Runs a mill: MSP 2009 = $1,800, 000 + $$$ business. Inexcusable 1.5 hr wait all the time. My eye exam for contact lenses was 2 min! You don’t get famous for contacts; just rich! I have poor vision; correction always takes time for me. It is not like cataracts. I was very worried about my vision; he “guaranteed” the contacts. Whooshed me out. Cataracts = expert; contacts = useless. Has knowledge but didn't seem to use it. Disappointed and upset.  See Responses
RID: 1347868
26/01/11 5 4 5 5 My husband was diagnosed with cataracts and was referred to Dr. Faber. We here to see what his reviews were and we were very unsure after reading all the negativity about him. WOW were we ever shocked at how kind and caring he was!! We never felt like he was in a hurry and he really took the time to explain everything to both of us. He was never rude or did any of the things that people have said on this site. He is truthful and straight forward so if that is not the kind of Dr. you are looking for then you need to find someone who will tell you the things that you want to hear. Yes there is a wait in his office just like there is in any other specialists office. Yes it is busy just like it is in other specialists offices. The staff were wonderful and they do their best to help get people seen in a timely manner. It's NOT about money, it's about helping people and in some areas you have to wait up to a year for surgery. We have every confidence in Dr. Faber he is wonderful!  Respond
RID: 1346200
25/01/11 4 2 2 3 When I was 45 years old and asked Dr. Faber if I should consider laser eye sugery, he agreed that I was a good candidate technically, but said I was already past the age where I should be concerned about my appearance, so why bother. (!) I felt that was insulting, off the mark (I wanted this surgery so I could run my usual 10k without glasses, not find a new boyfriend) and a reflection of how he must be "rating" his patients for value of care. I do not recommend him for this reason.  Respond
27/09/10 SYSTEM: 2 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1232254
19/08/10 5 5 5 5 Best surgeon for cataracts ever!! I just had cataracts surgeries on both of my eyes, one of them was half blind. Now that i may see the world much more beautiful & colorful with both of my eyes. He has quick light hand and most efficient with his surgery. He is very kind to all his patients including myself. I do strongly recommend him to all my friends and relatives. He also has an excellent team of staff with kind heart & smiles.  Respond
RID: 1216558
27/07/10 2 2 1 3 Avoid this doctor; he's only in it for the money. Because he is very rushed, he makes mistakes and comes across as insensitive. When my GP retired and my medical file was handed over to me, there was a letter in the file from Dr. Faber to my GP, in which Dr. Faber had stated that he had "explained everything" to me. In fact, he had explained nothing.  Respond
RID: 1179759
31/05/10 3 2 1 4 If he were a GP, he'd be the hello-bendover-and-cough-done-bye kind of doc. He runs an eye exam mill.  Respond
RID: 1159103
28/04/10 5 5 5 5 I like Dr. Faber very much as a doctor and a person. I will continue to consult him. I am surprised at negative comments on this page. My own experience is entirely positive.  Respond
RID: 1129131
16/03/10 5 5 5 5 I just had cataract surgery this morning. Dr. Faber is smart,kind, and very efficient .He has been great from the beginning consultation to the surgery itself. A quick light hand. Thanks to him I can see again.  Respond
RID: 1022599
30/10/09 1 1 1 1 Inattentive and sensitive. Rushed appointment. Waited almost an hour. He was upset when I told him i could not see with my new glasses. He questioned me and made me very uncomfortable.I am going to find a new doctor.  Respond
RID: 866090
20/04/09 2 1 2 2 Always late, unattentive, factory type push-em-through approach. Probably knows his stuff but poor on the personal, human qualities, office setting.  See Responses
RID: 697420
06/10/08 4 2 1 1 an absolutely horrible doctor. I went for a routine cataract op. and he put in the wrong lens. Two weeks later he had to remove that lens and in doing so he tore my eye which caused a leak. The eye did not get better as he said it would and he had to do a third surgery which did nothing at all. Dr. Faber didn't think it was too bad but i went to a more respected opthomologist and he said I need immediate surgery to repair the damage. FABER SEES TOO MANY PATIENTS AND THEREFORE DOES NOT GIVE ENOUGH TIME OR PROPER CARE.  Respond
RID: 684360
14/09/08 4 1 1 1 The wait time to see him is ridiculous and unnecessary. If I charged him my rates for the wait time I waste for an appointment he would owe me for the visit. He is always rushing through the checkup, doesn't give you any information on what is going on. I have never been given any up to date eye tests. I got a new prescription for glasses and it took me three visits to get it right and was made to feel like it was all my fault for not being able to see properly, you add up the wait time for those trips. Have found a new doctor that actually works for his money, doesn't make you feel like your on an assembly line and treats you like a human being.  Respond
RID: 678438
03/09/08 5 4 5 5 I did not mind the wait, 'cause I was a fit in as an emergency (other doctors were giving me an appointment 3 months later for same problem) and he did manage to solve the problem with my eyes.  Respond
RID: 634133
09/07/08 4 1 1 1 rush, rush, rush, he'll give you a bad prescription, tell you you need cataract surgery to see and send you on your way. As it turns out, I don't even have cataracts. Best see someone else.  Respond
RID: 630370
03/07/08 3 2 4 4 Not bad although waiting time is long. He solved my red eye problem relating to contact lenses.  Respond
RID: 629567
02/07/08 3 3 4 4 A knowledgeable French doctor. Well, too much on the money side! Based on his busy and long schedule, no surprise to make over 10 grand a day! No kidding! Highest-paid doctor in BC medical Blue Page for many years! You can check it yourself.  See Responses
RID: 620762
22/06/08 4 1 4 5 Seems very up to date and informed. Nice man. Waiting time is unacceptable. Hour or more each time. Time with him limited. Anyone this bright should be able to figure out a way to schedule better.  Respond
RID: 574647
23/04/08 2 1 1 2 Worst doctor I have ever had. I saw him 3 times. First, you wait for ages in a shabby waiting room with insufficient seating. He rushes you through the exam, wheeling around on his office chair like a demon at a race, barely answering questions, and then grudgingly. He sent me for a procedure that he did not properly explain (I should not have driven to it, for one thing), which was probably just a CYA in any case. While I was waiting for my appointment, he yelled on the phone at a patient who had called to cancel their surgery. When I complained about my own treatment, he was extremely cavalier...then downright rude. He gave me contact lenses that did not fit.  Respond
RID: 552914
30/03/08 5 3 5 5 Dr. Faber is an excellent doctor. He may not explain things to you because he doesn't want to scare you. I had an ulcerated eye and I could of lost the sight in my eye. However, he only informed me of this, after having successful treatment. I was thankful for him not telling me the details because I would of been more stressed. Expect to wait in his waiting room, because he has a lot of patients to see. I would say he is well worth the wait.  Respond
RID: 452719
29/11/07 4 3 5 5 I have been a patient of Dr Faber's since the 80s and I have never been unhappy. He has taken good care of me, his staff are also very good. I have recommended him to too many people - that's why the waiting room is always full!  Respond
RID: 336899
04/06/07 2 2 3 I waited a long time to see him and the waiting room was extremely full. When I did see him he spent very little time with me, and I felt very rushed. I felt as though I was imposing on him (although he is being paid to see me) It was not a good experience.  Respond
RID: 303032
30/04/07 1 1 4 I felt very rushed through my appontments and that I wasn't being listened to. Waited one and a half hours to see him, it seemed that the waiting room was full of people who all had the same appointment time? 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 282617
16/04/07 1 1 1 Went to Dr. Faber years ago and also went away with ill fitting contacts. Wouldn't see me again until I had worn them a couple weeks. Had to go to another doctor to have another pair made that fitted properly. Not a good experience.  Respond
RID: 282457
16/04/07 3 1 1 Fitted me with contacts and I had to go see another opthamologist because I developed a lump in my eye. I likened his practice to a cattle call - the waiting room was filled to capacity and he seemed never to spend more than 5 minutes with any patient. His front desk staff really pushed the selling of contact lenses which I viewed as a conflict of interest.  Respond
RID: 251730
02/04/07 1 1 1 I had to visit him for an infection, and he just cut me open without any warning. I really didn't appreciate it and if I had a choice, I would seek someone else. The only reason I was referred to him was because the other eye doc was too busy.  Respond
RID: 236350
27/03/07 1 2 3 For Dr. faber, you have to wait hours before you see him then you get to see him for a very rushed appointment of about two to four minutes,maximum. He does not give you time to even explain your problem. The waiting area is crowded.  Respond
RID: 222846
22/03/07 1 2 2 My typical visits began with a 10 minute line up at the desk to report in, followed by an hour and a half wait (with the hours they keep, this usually means a half-day away from work) in a cold waiting room (mostly populated by elderly people who may be more susceptible to the cold than I). When you do get in, the visits are rushed to the point of absurdity-sometimes only lasting one minute where he would declare that my problem seemed to be greatly improved, when in fact it was not. He checked my vision in about 2 minutes and reported to my GP that I had 20/20 vision-an exam by a competent doctor afterwards determined that in one eye I was 20/30 with astigmatism. After having to endure countless of these visits before I could convince him to take some concrete action, he performed an in-house procedure. During the procedure I was upright in a chair, when I was left unattended afterwards I nearly passed-out from a reaction to the anaesthesia. My calls for assistance went unattended.  Respond
RID: 188579
13/03/07 4 5 5 Excellent care. So what if you wait a while. Exceellent and current magazines in surgery. Quality and timely care is much more important. Had catarat surgery with Dr. Faber. no problems. Pierre cares, need I say more. He was alert enough to spot an earlier (20 year old) issue I had forgotten, and rectify it surgically and no pain, before I could say, " I don't like the idea of surgery on my eye". Will, and do, recommend. Ian Birtwell 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 138084
12/02/07 5 5 5 Extremely good practitioner. Diagnoses problems which other physicians miss and appropriately treats with confidence. Works tirelessly and is always very pleasant with all age groups. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 131244
07/02/07 4 5 5 I agree with previous rater. I have been seeing Dr. Faber for more than 15 yrs. and still look forward to going each time. He is very pleasant and gives very good care. My daughter sees him as well now . He is one of our most favourite doctors.  Respond
RID: 131001
07/02/07 5 5 5 Best surgeon for Cataracts. He really knows how to care for patients. I would highly recommend Dr. Faber to anyone I know. Very helpful, Very Knowlegeable. Simply the best Doctor ever!  Respond
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