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Dr. Lalani is almost an anomaly as far as doctors go. He's 1) very kind, 2) experienced (older but not stuffy and old fashioned), 3) really knowledgable, and 4) HUMBLE! He also has a great sense of humour. He confirmed my diagnosis of POTS/Dysautonomia (it had been unofficially diagnosed in the States but everyone else in Canada just laughed at me), and started treating me right away. He assured me I wasn't stupid, and I did know what was going on with my body. He even told me that I should go into the medical field! We had a great conversation about some of my related conditions (mainly Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome), and I left nearly in tears of happiness and relief that someone finally listened to me. If you're as much as a medical zebra as I am (or just want a good cardiologist in general), this is the doctor for you!!
Dr Lalani misdiagnosed my condition. I went through a year of worsening health and tests by other specialists because he said it was not my heart. I finally got fed up and got a second opinion from St Paul's hospital. I had two mechanical valves installed at St Paul's before his office even phoned for a follow up. I'm now living a fairly normal life no thanks to him.
We have had Dr Lalani for many years for several of us in the Family. I have had 3 angioplasty and my Husband had a bypass from him. My 39 yr. old Daughter had a heart attach and had 3 stints put in which was a in a very touchy spot. Dr Lalani very carefully made it work for her. Since then she has had 2 mor stints. I myself would put myself and my Families lives on the line for him. I am on my way to see him again and look forward to the visit. Honest man with Honest answers.
I had a massive Heartattack in 1984 and Dr. Lanani was my Cardiologist, he was great the time I spend in the Hospital very helpful, but on my first visit with him after my release he got very ugly, he told me and my Wife to go Home and get our financil House in order, take an Asperine a Day I had maybe 6 Months to live, bypass surgery was to expencive for an old Guy like me(his Words), I was 48 at that time,well as you can see I am still here thanks to the real Doctors here in Vancouver, I feel sorry for you Folks that think he is the Best, you have never met a real Cardiologist,the Hospital Staff in Royal Columbian Hospital was the best. Good Luck Folks with Lalani, don't want to call him Dr. because in my Eyes he is not>
The best doctor and knowledge, he is a wonderful person also, proffesional and curteous, you are in good hands with Dr Lalani, cant say enough about him, myself and partner, owe our thanks to him.
From the same issue, our son had emergency brain surgery in April 2010 and in addition needed heart surgery. Dr Lalani entered the picture then and worked with our son all the way to his open heart surgery in Nov 2011. I have never seen a Doctor like this. All the good reviews you see are true and he is number one in my book. Not easy to say...I would trust my life in his hands any day. Excellent....absolutely excellent adviser and wise man. Thank God we have Doctors like this and many more could learn all the graces this Doctor has!!
All the good reviews are true. This guy is amazing. He was my post surgery attending physician and he along with surgeon Robin Kuritsky restored my confidence in the medical profession. Very kind and wise and you feel like you are being attended by Gandhi.
He has been my cardiologist since 1983.There is little more that I can add to all the accolades listed above. I see him once a year and he has been a fantastic doctor and friend. It will be a sad day when he retires. He has and does mankind a great service in a friendy, gentle and professional manner. C. Lawrence, Langley
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