Dr. D.W. Olson


Edmonton, Alberta Map External Link
Specialty:Surgeon (general)
Practice: Olson D w Dr
Med. School:
Grad. Year:

Answers Email: Unknown
Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Unknown

Profile updated 24/09/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 23 reviews. Dr. D.W. Olson has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

New! - Questions and answers about this doctor

Q: Does Dr. Olson do knee surgeries? I have a friend that has torn tendeons in his knee?    Email me    Answer it

Surgeon (general)-related: microsurgery, general surgery, trauma surgery, transplant surgery
The following ratings and comments have not been substantiated by RateMDs.com.
Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 3595478
04/11/13 5 5 5 5 Incredible doctor! Made what could have been a most terrifying experience, completely manageable. I felt safe and trusted his advise and judgement. I will forever be grateful and wish him all the best!  Respond
RID: 2214511
07/06/12 5 5 5 5 Best surgical experience ever! Precise, friendly, very positive attitude. I wish Dr. Olsen all the best in his profession and happiness in life Love, Delia and Costin Frunza  Respond
RID: 2161172
26/05/12 5 5 5 5 the best doctor i've ever seen. he diagnosed my symptoms correctly and did the surgry exceptinaly.  Respond
RID: 1745208
15/03/12 4 5 5 5 Dr. Olson is the friendliest, most considerate doctor I have ever met. He explains everything in 'down to earth' terms and never seems hurried. He respects his patients. When he is talking with you, you don't get that typical feeling of being talked AT that you get with most doctors. I would highly recommend Dr. Olson.  Respond
RID: 1726752
01/03/12 5 5 5 5 Dr Olson treated me for five years for an anal fistula. When I had given up he didn't. He called Dr's in the States and went beyond and above what he had to do. He save my life.  Respond
RID: 1670203
27/12/11 5 5 5 5 I just had emergency surgery with Dr. Olsen... one of the nicest doctors I have ever met!!He was professional, charming and funny. Answered all of my questions and took the time to make sure I was comfortable before and after surgery  Respond
RID: 1452130
28/05/11 5 5 5 5 My dad diagnosed with Merkel Cell Carsinoma, just had surgery yesterday. I came in from Vancouver to be with him and was amazed with the standard of care he received from Dr.Olson. He made a terrible life event more manageable. He is a highly skilled,kind, and compassionate doctor. While waiting during his surgery we had the opportunity to chat with some other patients families and they experienced the same incredible treatment. If I ever had to have surgery I would somehow arrange to come back here to Alberta to have him.  Respond
10/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1344633
23/01/11 3 5 5 5 I have met Dr.Olson first time last week for a breast lumpectomy. I felt very at ease with him and I followed everything he explained to me as if I was a three year old and he is so professianal. I was so scared of the surgery but after meeting with him I felt like I could totally trust him and hopefully my surgery scheduled for the February 2011 will hopefully go well.  Respond
RID: 1188974
14/06/10 2 3 5 5 Dr. Olson is a wonderful doctor but he really should consider hiring a new assistant in his office. She was very rude and unfeeling. She does not match this caring and compassionate doctor at all!  Respond
RID: 1097231
03/02/10 5 5 5 5 A wonderful,caring,professional,knowledgable Doctor.You are in excellent hands with this man.Very dedicated.Thank you very much Dr. Olson  Respond
RID: 1019566
27/10/09 5 5 5 5 Good doc to work with. Considerate of patients and staff. Listens to the nurses and always considers their input...which is fantastic! Excellent bedside manner.  Respond
RID: 973609
27/08/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Olson is an outstanding doctor he is kind, compassionate, funny and has wonderful bedside manners. My father and mother have had him care for them and they have been very lucky. We will refer anyone to him. Thank you Dr. Olson you are the best!  Respond
RID: 925455
30/06/09 5 4 5 5 I had met Dr Olson in an emergency situation back in February of 2009 and had to have surgery immediatly. He is the most caring and knowledgeable Dr. that my husband and I have met. He literally saved my life from a very chronic bowel problem. After Surgery the care I am getting from him and his staff during my recovery has been amazing. He always puts a smile on your face no matter how you are feeling at the time. Tracey Baggs  Respond
RID: 898989
28/05/09 5 5 5 5 I can't say enough about Dr. Olson. I recently had surgery. I am terrifed of hospitals. He came to say hi before the surgery. He makes you feel so comfortable. He takes time to talk and answer questions. Makes you forget what's going on around you. He is not like talking to a Dr. He is like talking to a friend that cares. He explains everything very well. Dr. Olson is 1 in a million. I can't thank him enough. Not only do I feel better. I totally 100% trust him.  Respond
RID: 766535
17/01/09 5 5 5 5 I met Dr Olson in an Emergency situation that required immediate surgery. He was excellent. Couldn't have asked for a better Doc. He was great  Respond
RID: 484404
15/01/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Olson was a gift from God sent to our family. My son had chronic vomitting form 22 months. We spent countless hrs. in Emerg for almost two years with many wrong diagnosis, My son was diagnosed with cyclic vomitting syndrome,migraines of the stomach, week spleen,physcological problems all not true. He was treated in Emerg for dehydration and sent home. Never with a diagnosis. My son lost 40 lbs, couldn't work, couldn't go out with his friends. He had no quality of life. My only hope was prayer, which I did every night and by the grace of god Dr. Olson came into our lives. He was quickly diagnosed with a rare syndrome called Wilkie's Syndrome. Something apparently so rare that Dr.s didn't even know what they were looking for. Dr. Olson Operated on my son In August 2007 and since then he has been on the wonderful road to recovery. Thank you Dr. Olson for being there and for your knowlege. Our family appreciates everything you have done for us.  Respond
RID: 356846
30/06/07 5 5 1 2 I have been seeing D.R Olson for several months ,he put me on several anitbiotics over the time i saw him ,said several times he will fix my inverted nipple problem .The last visit i thought he was going to send me for the surgery which i was told was going to happen if the problem wasnt cleared up,he dismisses me like every thing was normal.The problem i went to him in the first place for started in July of 06 ,it got worse ,he fixed that ,im back to where i was last July.At the end of the appointment i was laying there with the paper cover partialy open ,he inaproperatly patted me between my breasts and said give it 2-3 more months ,if it flares up again you know where to find me. I left the building crying, i felt giving up on when he told me some women will always have it.  See Responses
RID: 328721
25/05/07 5 5 5 Dr. Olson was refered to me from a Emerg. Dr. after been told that I have Crohns Dis. after a week in the hospital and him looking after me I Called his office and told him that there was something not right he called me back the next day told me to get to the hospital and I did...... To make a long story farely short he did operate on me his care sence of humor turned a month of unsure to something that i was able to deal with..... Dr. olson was awesome with me  Respond
RID: 308502
RID: 254884
02/04/07 5 5 5 Dr.D.W.Olson is a very knowledgeable,skilled and the most caring physician I ever had.  Respond
RID: 234163
26/03/07 5 5 5 I was referred to Dr Olson for a biopsy of swollen lymph nodes. Right from the very first contact with his office, I was very impressed with how respectfully I was treated. At my appt, he was punctual. Dr Olson had done his homework and had obviously already put thought into my case before seeing me. He was prepared! He examined me fully. He asked many questions and actually listened intently as I answered. He gave me the opportunity to ask everything I needed to. He made sure that I understood everything he was thinking with regards to my case. I have never felt that respected in a doctor's office before. He sent me for further tests and now I'm booked to see him again. Everytime I speak to his assistant, she is so considerate and accommodating. Everyone at his office makes me feel like I'm important and that my health matters to them. I'm certain they treat everyone that way. I am confident that I am in very goods hands. I recommend Dr Olson very highly.  Respond
RID: 212806
19/03/07 5 5 5 I saw Dr. David Olsen for rectal cancer mid febuary he was punctual and professional he performed my surgery as a top priority on Feb 22/07. Both he and his staff were very courteous, informative and I felt I received the most upmost care available. After surgery i visited his office again for a follow up appointment which again was met with positive results from him and his staff. If I were to require surgery again he would be my physician of choice.  Respond
RID: 208051
17/03/07 1 1 3 I was referred to Dr. Olson by my family doctor for some minor surgury consultation. He is very good at explaining the problem I had and the surgical procedure that I needed. After answering the questions that I had for him, he made me fell so uncomfortable and actually scared about getting the the operation done. My gut feeling was, man all this guy wants to do is cut me open. I left and never even bothered to call him back.  See Responses
* - Rating left by a registered user