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Thank you Dr Tator for the amazing job you did 15 years ago fusing the vertebrae my neck. After a sports injury I had suffered from in my early twenties.In my mid thirties it came back to haunt me. Working out one day I suffered a large loss of strength to my right side. A disc had shifted in my neck afflicting some nerves. These caused me considerable pain. After having an MRI I learned my spinal column was being crushed. My older brother a student of Dr Tators recommended him to me.DR Tator was deeply concerned for me his concern was that this issue could easily digress into quad or paraplegic problems.I spent 8 and one half hours on the table. Two discs were removed and fused. I have continued to live a healthy physically lift life since that operation. It was a most wonderful gift for me. I am forever grateful to Dr Tator for his fine workmanship. He gave me a new lease on life.With Thanks Brian Weir
Submitted Nov. 5, 2011 | flag
Dr Tator did my Chiari surgery. He could not explain cause of my tremors. He did not inform me I was not to move my neck for 3 months after surgery and when a physical therapist was incorrectly sent to my room to instruct me to do hourly neck rotations Dr Tator was of no help for the ongoing pain I suffered due to hosp error. I was told to give recovery up to a year. When that time came and went and I was still no better, neither myself nor my Drs recieved replies from him as to what was going on with me. I felt like I nolonger exsisted to him. For some reason the hosp can not locate my files either. Not sure who is to blame for that.
Submitted July 18, 2011 | flag
Had back surgery back in 2000. 11 years later I am still pain free and mobile.I recall Dr Tator being so patient with me (I was terrified). He took the time to explain my circumstances and ensured I clearly understood and was well informed. Surgery went fantastic.I am so grateful for his skill and knowledge. Thank you Dr Tator. I am so grateful to you.
Submitted July 9, 2011 | flag
Dr. Tator Is the best doctor I have seen. I saw him yesterday and it was a wonderful experience. He really cares. Thank you Doctor.
Submitted Nov. 4, 2010 | flag
Visited Dr Charles Tator at Toronto Western Hospital yesterday, very professional, explained my problems in simple terms, made me feel very comfortable, excellent credentials, very accomodating, Maria his assistant is one of the best, would recommend to everyone with spinal problems
Submitted Oct. 28, 2010 | flag
Dr. Tator fused my neck during an operation that took place 26 years ago. I was 17 at the time and had sustained a serious injury playing hockey. the surgery was and remains a complete success. Before, during, and after surgery, Dr. Tator was the epitone of class, skill, and knowledge. I owe him a debt that cannot be repaid. He allowed me to live a pain free and fully functional life. I would not hestitate to recommend him.
Submitted Nov. 3, 2009 | flag
he is an amazing man - removed accoustic neuroma from my husband over 10 years ago - successfully - I've heard he is no longer performing surgery - too bad - hopefully he will continue to teach and consult.
Submitted Sept. 27, 2009 | flag
I have a very rare neck condition, Arnold Chiari Malformation Type I. Many of the people who have this condition are Type I. Other neurosurgeons ahve told me "that is a childhood condition", but I did not experience any pain symptoms in childhood. It is difficult to explain the chronic, daily, sometimes throbbing pain and headaches that one experiences with this condition. Dr. Tator was the first doctor in over 25 years of my pain history who basically said to me, I know and understand you have pain. You will likely have pain for the rest of your life. We need to see how we can manage this pain. An absolutely wonderful neurosurgeon whom I recommend highly!
Submitted Aug. 6, 2009 | flag
He is very up-to-date on the latest in neurosurgery. I was very impressed with the amount of time, he spent with me, and the kindness and compassion he showed. I have been to many neurosurgeons and he is by far the best.
Submitted July 23, 2009 | flag
I could't even begin to explain what a wonderful doctor he is. Just like the others have said, he listens and explains things to you. He makes you feel worthy of his time. I emailed him after having doctors that didn't believe my pain or had no knowledge at all about my syringomyelia, and he saw me within 3 weeks. After being very depressed, he made me feel so much better. I don't think I've ever had a doctor that truly cares about his patients. I hope he never retires.
Submitted Jan. 7, 2009 | flag
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