Dr. Lary Tan


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Specialty:Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Hospital: Health Sciences Centre
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Profile updated 09/02/07    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 21 reviews. Dr. Lary Tan has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Cardiothoracic Surgeon-related: coronary artery bypass, heart valve repair, heart valve replacement, heart defects, artery surgery, heart surgery, lung surgery, esophagus surgery, heart transplant, lung transplant, pulmonary disease, esophageal disease, arterial disease, angioplasty, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, pacemaker, chest cavity surgery, stents
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RID: 2577867
06/03/13 5 4 5 5 Dr Tan saved my life! I was told by Cancer Care @ St Boniface Hospital that my cancer in my lung had become INOPERABLE with nothing more they could do but chemo to help extend my life. I've had surgery by Dr Tan in the past year so we made an appointment to see him of course with the help of Dr Hochman I was in Dr Tans office the following few days. Dr Tan had my ct scan on his desktop and told me he had viewed it for the past 20 and could not find the lymph nodes that was supposed to be killing me . I told him the Cancer Care Dr said it was inoperable he told me that never even crossed his mind...He booked me for surgery the following week . He successfully removed two wedges from my "inoperable" lung. He's a great Dr that has given me and my family hope. People say he has no bedside manner, I beg to differ. I think he is totally misunderstood, he has a very funny personality. Anyhow if you want things done right he's your Dr! Thank You Dr Tan for not giving up on me!  Respond
RID: 2558202
12/02/13 1 1 1 1 No bedside manner. Very rude. If he won't do anything for you, he could at least treat you with dignity and respect .Not a compassionate doctor.  Respond
RID: 1726040
01/03/12 5 1 5 5 The very, very best you are a lucky person if you referred to Dr. Tan  Respond
18/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1325383
02/01/11 5 4 5 5 appointments are sometimes late, but that is due to the nature of his practice. He takes the time you need. He is very professional and is an excellent surgeon. His nurse practitioners are wonderful.  Respond
RID: 1270429
13/10/10 5 5 5 5 I do not need to write too much, suffice to say. Dr Tan took over my case when others gave me up for dead...Matter of fact one Brandon 'Mashuguma' quack, gave me 10 minutes to three month maximum! After a very challenging surgical operation and some genuine TLC from him and his team I am declared Cancer Free! He is a great man and professional of the highest order.  Respond
RID: 1096602
03/02/10 5 5 5 5 My husband passed away...but Dr. Tan was there all the way...teamed with Dr. Leylek...the two of them only had the family and patient's best interests at heart. Very timely in filling out forms...lol...something Dr.'s are not good about...and even in a social setting where he saw my son and I, he was genuinely concered for our well being. Fantastic thoracic surgeon...it was just too late my my partner. Thank you so much for the time, caring and your expertise.  Respond
RID: 1073968
10/01/10 5 4 5 5 My experince with Dr Tan has been terrific during an otherwise unpleasant procedure. He has a very helpful staff under him. My pre-surgery visit with Dr Tan left me feeling very condident that I was in good hands. After the initial shock of being told what was coming wore off, he even(very promptly)phoned me back after I'd left a message with his Receptionist that "I had a few more questions on what I should expect pre & post surgery" My Post surgery experince has been very positive. Dr Tan was the first face I saw as I opened my eyes in recovery, as he stood over me making sure I was "OK". Any Post surgery questions I've asked have been answered thorough, concise, and to the point. Even with his case load, he never made me feel "rushed". I was even able to get into see him the same day I called for an unscheduled visit. A very nice man & very competant Doctor. The Earth is a better planet with Dr Tan on it, thats for sure!!  Respond
RID: 785129
09/02/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Tan is an incredible surgeon and extremely knowledgable. Yes his bedside manner sucks, probably because he spent so much time studying instead of socializing in University. Bottom line, if you are looking for a friend, go talk to a councler, if you are looking for someone to save your life, go see Dr. Tan. Thanks Dr. Tan for finding the Cancer in my wife, you saved her life.  Respond
RID: 735928
03/12/08 1 1 1 2 Dr. Tan had no time for my father and was about to send him home. When i pushed to find out that cancer was in lung and brain!!He was so rude i cant even explain.  Respond
RID: 583257
05/05/08 2 2 1 4 Unsure of this doctor. My brother has cancer of the esphagus & Dr Tan said the tumour was too big & too difficult to remove. Dr Tan put a stint in to help with swallowing issues & I guess the tumour grew dispite rounds of Chemo. Then he was sent for radiation. What I don't understand is this. Yes my brother is terminal but DR Tan said post op that he needed to see my brother in 4 weeks or if any problems asap. He failed to tell us he was leaving for vacation. Also my brother has lost his voice, lost extrememe weight since stint put in, extremely weak, extremely uncomfortable etc etc & DR Tan & staff don't do anything. My question is this - so when a patient is dying you just write them off & don't provide any help? Shame on you Dr Tan  Respond
RID: 466286
17/12/07 5 4 5 5 Dr Tan performed a difficult thoracic operation on my husband and we were very satisfied with all aspects of his medical care under Dr Tan. Dr Tan explained things thouroughly and was vigilant visiting post operatively. My husbands pain was very well controlled and any complications were dealt with promptly and successfully. Follow up care has been excellent. We think Dr Tan is world class and we are lucky to have him in Manitoba.  Respond
RID: 437920
02/11/07 5 4 5 5 He is busy, but never rushes, listens carefully, explains honestly what he can or can not do for you and I am so grateful to have had him for my surgery. He is confident in the best possible way. Thank you Dr.Tan! -K.B  Respond
RID: 387502
17/08/07 1 3 1 4 Dr. Tan may be a very good surgeon but he was extremely rude to the family while my father was dying from cancer. He did the biopsy but refused to remove the tumor. He wasnt interested in helping my father because of his age. After the inital visit we were to be send to CancerCare for radiation which never happened. After removing the tumor later we were then sent to CancerCare for the radiation. The radation helped him feel better in just three treatments. If we had been sent to CancerCare my father's last month of his life would have been alot better. I agree about his receptionist. She is just as rude as Dr. Tan. We were waiting for the results from the Biopsy and she told me that it takes as long as it takes,and that I would just have to wait. Great answer when you know your father has very little time left. I went to her office in person to get the results which she was suddenly able to find. A difficult time was made alot worse by their uncaring attitudes.  Respond
RID: 273867
11/04/07 5 5 5 Dr.Tan tells it like it is. He and my gastro surgeon did an excellent job to add a few extra years to my life.it was kind of a tricky operation but here I am cancer free.Thank you Dr. Tan you are in my opinion a wonderful Dr.  Respond
RID: 209659
17/03/07 4 5 5 Dr Tan was very helpful and answered our questions and did put my husband at ease. He removed the tumor for his lung and recommended chemo as a precautionary measure. During the follow up appointment he was very encouraging and confident the cancer has been removed and all is well with my husband. Dr Tan does need a little nudge to smile, but he does have a good heart. I found his nurse (receptionist) was helpful when I called before surgery, to ask a couple of questions. She asked if I wanted to speak to Dr Tan and put me right through. Thanks Dr Tan for the great care you have provided to my husband.  Respond
RID: 190077
13/03/07 5 5 5 Dr Tan is an excellent surgeon. He did my surgery and didn't pull any punches. Very up front about the risks involved for a man my age(72). 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 183886
12/03/07 5 5 5 My husband received top notch care from Dr. Tan..he operated when others told my husband to take a holiday and call it quits..it was tricky but Dr. Tan gave us confidence in him, his explanations clear, the risk clear, the follow-up thorough, his nerve steady when ours were shaky. My husband is 1 1/2 years post surgery and cancer clear thanks to Dr. Tan and Macksymic. Top notch both of them!  Respond
RID: 170684
05/03/07 5 5 5 Very smart doctor, we appreciate his up front let you know whats going on.  Respond
RID: 162040
27/02/07 3 5 5 Either he is very busy, or his time is not well managed (not his fault). Very nice doctor, very professional. Went beyond and above his duty when I had an emergency.  Respond
RID: 160940
27/02/07 3 5 5 As far as I'm concerned - he saved my husband's life - he went above and beyond the call of duty in this most challenging surgery - others might have closed him up and walked away. He just needed a little nudging to smile.  Respond
RID: 133522
09/02/07 5 3 5 Excellent surgeon, his receptionist is very cold and runs the clinic to suit herself. Very hard to deal with, which makes getting to him very difficult. does he know this?  Respond