Dr. James Drake


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Website: sickkids.ca External Link
Hospital: Hospital for Sick Children
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Rating: 4.9 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 25 reviews. Dr. James Drake 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: 1483227
10/07/11 5 5 5 5 I have had nothing but good experiences w/ Dr. Drake. He is a brilliant neurosurgeon. A leader in his field. He is kind, pleasant & down-to-earth. His surgical skills are amazing!  Respond
RID: 1424985
25/04/11 5 5 5 5 Along with the assistance of his team, this man saved my life 13 years ago. His positive character, calming, neutral demeanor, surgical expertise and overall neurological knowledge is amazing. There is no rating that will truly highlight how superb of an individual he is.  Respond
RID: 1277293
22/10/10 5 5 5 5 I felt compelled to write this after reading the negative feedback from 1 individual. It is unfortunate that the surgery did not work out for you, but based on our experience with Dr. Drake and the others that you can read here, he is tuly the best doctor we have ever dealt with. Everyday I look at my 7yr old son I think of Dr. Drake and the wonderful work he has done. I can't thank him enough.  Respond
RID: 1269921
12/10/10 1 1 2 2 This guy did not help me and my situation in any way possible , he eventually put me in a wheelchair before he decided i should have a 4th surgery on my back which the 1st one was a big mistake to begin with, he did not take the time out to learn more about my disease he just wanted to operate and make me worse off then i orginally was. so i would just like to say thanks doctor drake for making my life hell for 20 years and putting me through all this bs i shouldnt have been in the first place. your a horrible uncaring doctor. and for everyone else he wants to operate on all i have to say is surgery is NEVER the answer to your problems theres always a better way you just have to research more and dont think that doctors know everything because each day i get older i can see how little doctors know now a days know and care about there patients.  Respond
RID: 1250781
14/09/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Drake is a miracle worker..he operated on my daughter when she was 11 months old..the way he dealt with her case and explained the procedure to us..he is so understanding and passionate and would answer all of your questions even if they were a million..God bless him..  Respond
RID: 1198457
29/06/10 5 5 5 5 The best doctor I have ever had! He saved mine and my sisters lives! I was 14 when I first met him after he saved my sister when she was 18 by discovering a massive tumour I had been passed off on so many doctors when finally my mom called Dr.Drake and asked him to see me he called my doctor got my files and within 15 minutes of my first appointment he had started running tests my doctor said were un needed but after a trip to the opthamology department they discovered what was wrong he performed 2 procedures and I have been healthy ever since. Thank You Dr. Drake  Respond
RID: 1124895
10/03/10 5 5 5 5 Dr Drake is SIMPLY The Best ... Besides his Polite & Generous nature, He really knows what he is doing. Very Very knowledgeable Neurosurgeon !!! GOD BLESS HIM AND HIS FAMILY ALWAYS !!!  Respond
RID: 1070256
05/01/10 5 4 5 5 Dr. Drake operated on our Emily's foramum magnum a few years ago. She is a little person and we were so relieved to find a doctor who had expertise in this area. He is a very compassionate doctor who has exellent listening skills. He never makes you feel rushed or like your child is just another number or that your questions are stupid. I would highly recommend him to anyone whose child needs neurosurgery.  Respond
RID: 1059243
17/12/09 5 5 5 5 Wonderfully compassionate, dealt with both the parents and the patient, our daughter. Relaxed and not pressed for time. Answered all our questions. Despite his high level of achievement and his position at both the hospital and the University, I would be hard-pressed to find a nicer doctor to deal with. Another Sick Kid's gem in the truest sense of the word.  Respond
RID: 993195
22/09/09 5 5 5 5 Dr Drake performed a craniectomy on our 3 month old baby with precision and skill. He dealt compassionately and professionally with my husband and me, and took obvious pleasure in seeing our son's excellent recovery due to his meticulous work. Words could never express our gratitude. Our understanding is that he is the best children's neurosurgeon in the country. If you are looking for a referral to a neurosurgeon for your precious little one, he is the doctor you can confidently choose. We had to travel in to Toronto from over 2 hours away to see him, and we are so glad we did.  Respond
RID: 950546
29/07/09 5 5 5 5 Dr Drake performed surgery on our son last June at Sick Kids, he is very compasionate and caring for children..as a mom I was so upset and trying to keep calm for my sons sake and when Dr Drake came into the waiting room to talk to us and go through the surgery we new our son was going to be in the best hands and best care and I asked Dr Drake to just show me a big smile after surgery and he came around the corner at 11:45am with a big smile and told us how text booked our sons surgery was.. May God continue to bless you Dr Drake and your skill your neurosuergery team and all of the nurses and staff at sick kids.. you all of wonderful, amazing and caring people  Respond
RID: 910638
11/06/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Drake removed a tumor from my 13 year old son and he was the most amazing man/doctor you can ask for, i wish there were more people like him, he truley cares for the children.  Respond
RID: 794241
19/02/09 5 4 5 5 Dr. Drake has been our sons neurosurgeon for the last 14 years. He has an amazing bedside manner and is extremely knowledgeable. Dr. Drake is one of the few doctors who is approachable. On a few occations when my son was a baby he would see us in the hallway on our way to another appointment with a different doctor and would come over and examine my son to ensure all was progressing well. Five stars for this doctor.  Respond
RID: 680567
07/09/08 5 5 5 5 There could be none better. I watched your latest on relieving the pain and spastic muscles. You just get more amazing every day. I walked in your dad's healing garden a few weeks ago, and thought of the two of you, discussing our Sarah. May God bless your hands and mind as you continue to heal others grandma.  Respond
RID: 679333
04/09/08 5 5 5 5 AMAZING ! This extremely skilled neurologist is also kind, accessible, and so patient. You can tell he is great father to his own kids by the way he cares so deeply for ours !  Respond
RID: 558221
04/04/08 5 5 5 5 Dr Drake operated on my Grandson, Cole, a few years back. He still sees Cole to this day when a problem arises. I recall, on one occasion, my daughter had a problem with Cole at midnight. She called Sick Kids, asked for the Neurosurgery Ward to ask the Nurse a few questoins, and lo and behold, Dr Drake was right there at the nurses desk and took the call. How many top notch Surgeons would you find at the Hospital at 12 midnight?? Dr Drake is an exceptoinal Doctor and I woiuld highly recommend him to any one needing neurosurgery! I hope he continues his excellent work at Sick Kids as Kids like my Cole need him!!! God Bless you Dr Drake!!  Respond
RID: 537095
12/03/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Drake Helped me years ago with my spine and nero. I owe him my life  Respond
RID: 472043
27/12/07 5 5 5 5 There are no words to describe what a wonderful doctor he is. Our son was able to walk as a result of the operation he performed. He was kind, took time to answer questions, and changed my son's life forever.  Respond
RID: 430949
18/10/07 5 5 5 5 Dr. Drake is extremely knowledgeable and helpful and really takes his time to address all concerns and answer any questions - I admit I have never felt rushed during any one of my son’s appointments and while in hospital. His surgical skills are top-notch in his area of expertise and there is no other neurosurgeon I would trust with my son's care regarding his condition. Last but not least, he is a warm, gentle, kind and unpretentious human being who in spite of all his credentials treats others as equals and with respect. With all this said, what comes to mind are a few loosely recalled words about Sick Kids doctors and the difference they make in the lives of patients and their families from a tv news series: "...they (the parents) will tell everyone they know and everyone they don’t know, they will love you forever and they will never forget you." I highly recommend Dr. Drake.  Respond
RID: 311255
07/05/07 4 5 5 Very compassionate. Cares about his patients and definetly will give you all the time needed to comprehend and grasp. He has gone above in beyond the call of duty. Absolute gentleman and great doctor! Keep up the fantastic work in making our children the best they can be in our future!  Respond
RID: 285586
17/04/07 4 5 5 Dr.Drake is very respectful and understands my emotional needs! Thank-you for all you have done for our son Cole.  Respond
RID: 281546
16/04/07 4 5 5 Dr Drake is a wonderful neurosurgeon. Our son has had to have many surgeries at Sick Kids. Dr Drake has always been straight forward, has a wonderful bedside manner, and really cares about his patients. He has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help our son many times.  Respond
RID: 265414
07/04/07 5 5 5 Dr drake is an amazing surgeon. He did major surgery at Sick kids on our three month old son, 5 years ago. He was straight forward yet compassionate. He was knowledgable about any questions and really took the time to put you at ease.. It was a stressful time for our family and Dr. Drake made the experience a positive one.  Respond
RID: 197428
14/03/07 5 5 5 Dr Drake performed surgery on my son 7 years ago-I love him-he is straight forward and made my husband son and I feel comfortable about what was happeing. He has a great bedside manner and really cares about his patents  Respond
RID: 140445
13/02/07 4 5 5 INCREDIBLY knowledgeable and thorough, with an amazing bedside manner - he made us feel right at ease despite the very serious brain condition that our daughter had, and performed 2 major surgeries with amazing success. Suggested cutting-edge treatments beyond the standard scope of treatment, and was available via email and page while within the hospital in order to both answer all our questions and keep us in the loop. An amazing Doctor all around.  Respond
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