Dr. Robert Irvine


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Specialty:Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)
Practice: Irvine Robert Dr
Hospital: St. Paul's Hospital
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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 29 reviews. Dr. Robert Irvine has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)-related: ears, nose, throat, hearing loss, tonsillitis, nasal surgery, endoscopy, laryngology, reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, thyroid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, swallowing disorders, sleep apnea, vertigo
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5594484
02/07/14 2 3 1 1 I had an absolutely terrible experience with Dr. Irvine. After suffering 5 sinus infections in a row, I waited to see this doctor. Once I saw him, he looked at my CT scan, asked me virtually no questions and then said there was "nothing remarkable about my scan". He had a student doctor with him and was basically trying to push me out the door after two minutes. I told him about how I was in pain, that the infections kept coming back and that I felt like something was wrong. I also mentioned that my family doctor said he saw a deviated septum. Dr. Irvine dismissed it and said "your septum is maybe SLIGHTLY deviated but that it wouldn't be causing me any problems". He then told me that because I have Celiac Disease that I probably has other immune issues and that I should see a different doctor, that there was nothing wrong with my nose. I was so frustrated I left the appointment in tears. Turns out my nose was broken in 2 places and I'm finally getting it fixed by a better doctor.  Respond
RID: 5564364
16/06/14 5 5 5 5 My experience was, in a word, actually two; Top Drawer. I had been losing my hearing in one ear for a couple of years. I had made many visits to the GP to have the syringe treatment, to no avail. Dr. Irvine pleasantly introduced himself, "Rob Irvine". No pretence there, nice. He just had to have a wee peek in my ear to recognize that something had grown onto the eardrum, something as I recall that you can only detect by the sheen it gives off. The ear vacuum was not helpful so he had to resort to some special instruments to take it off. He took a lot of time to fix the eardrum, explain the medication and how to titrate the use of it. They followed up with a hearing test. He was very patient, not rushed at all. I was not only ecstatic that I went in there having lost most of the hearing in one ear and walked out with my hearing back, but also very much appreciative of the kind service from Dr. Irvine and his nurse Carol . 
Insurance: MSP
RID: 5557352
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17/01/14 5 5 5 5 I had surgery performed by Dr.Irvine a few years ago and I still think he is the best one. I would highly recommend him. He is very professional, punctual and polite and he cares about his patients. Thank you Dr.Irvine for being like that! 
Insurance: MSP
RID: 3653713
11/01/14 5 5 5 5 I was fortunate to have my thyroid surgery performed by such a professional and knowledgeable MD. He is so pleasant and professional. Coming from a family of medical professionals , I found him the best. My scar is healing well and I was very pleased with the top notch care and attention given. :)nb  Respond
RID: 3645695
01/01/14 5 5 5 5 I highly recommend Dr. Irvine. I am very very happy that I found him. I have a neck inury and had put off thyroid goiter surgery for years because I was worried about my neck being overextended which I was under anasthetic and having a severe flareup of neck nerve pain. He was willing to LISTEN to me and HEAR me about my neck injury. He was careful not to reinjure my neck; he was able to do the surgery on my thyroid without overextending my neck. Dr. Irvine answered all my questions both before and after surgery in a patient, kind manner. I had no complications , and everything went very smoothly. In addition, his secretary, Carol was always pleasant, helpful and efficient; thank you , Carol! A huge thank you to Dr. Irvine for the excellent work!  Respond
RID: 2141339
14/05/12 5 5 5 5 He and his assistant took time to listen and to explain a long term nasal condition that I've had since childhood. He demonstrated extensive knowledge and was able to explain it to me in terms that I could understand. I don't hesitate to fully recommend him and his staff.  Respond
RID: 1727391
02/03/12 5 5 5 5 Best Doctor around,the should make the rating scalw out of 10 and I would give him 20 :)  Respond
RID: 1666089
20/12/11 5 5 5 5 Approachable, receptive to questions, surgery went as planned, barely a scar, From initial diagnosis to surgery and post surgery consultation, could not have gone smoother.  Respond
RID: 1548188
27/09/11 5 5 5 5 Fantastic! What struck me about Dr. Irvine is how much he cares about his patients. He puts you at ease with his friendliness and his obvious skill in his profession. His follow-up is outstanding and staff friendly. If only doctors like him were the norm and not the exception!  Respond
RID: 1505052
05/08/11 4 4 5 5 A very professional doctor. Very knowledgeable and good attitude.  Respond
RID: 1478900
04/07/11 5 5 5 5 Love his attitidue, knowledge and I think he is one of the best if not the best.Thank you for all your great work Ramin from vancouver  Respond
RID: 1399881
28/03/11 5 5 5 5 Dr Irvine is very bit as good as prior ratings, and better. He is everybody's idea of the perfect physician, both competent and kindly. That rarity of an ultimate gentleman doctor, wearing his knowledge lightly and so respecful of his patients. He inspires complete confidence. Secretary Carol is another rarity and extremely helpful and friendly. How they manage so well with the system's demands is a mystery, gratefully appreciated by this patient.  Respond
RID: 1337224
15/01/11 5 5 5 5 Parotid tumor(benign)diagnosis, followed by successful surgery. Dr. Irvine was knowledgeable,forthcoming, patient and attentive in all discussions of the problem and its range of implications. His operating-team, & staff, and the staff at St. Paul's Hospital were friendly and helpful throughout.  Respond
RID: 1323335
29/12/10 5 5 5 5 Amazing. Knows what he is talking about and made me feel very comfortable. He explained everything perfectly. The most helpful doctor yet.  Respond
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12/05/10 4 4 5 5 I found Dr. Irvine to be very attentive to my questions regarding my ear problem, and his desire to help diagnose and cure the condition.Very helpful and highly recommended!!!  Respond
RID: 975634
29/08/09 5 4 5 5 Dr. Irvine takes the time to meet with you and answer all of your questions. Carol is very kind in getting you an appointment and keeps on top of her scheduling and follow-ups.  Respond
RID: 877837
04/05/09 5 5 5 5 Dr Irvine is simply the best! He takes the time to listen, and shows that he cares by telling you what he actually heard you say. Non-rushed, informative and helpful is how I would describe my appointments with him. You can tell that behind that soft spoken gentleness, there is a vast amount of knowledge.  Respond
RID: 876313
02/05/09 5 4 5 5 Dr. Irvine is a very caring, kind and knowledgeable surgeon. Highly recommended to me after my thyroid cancer diagnosis, I was very secure going into surgery once I had met with Dr. Irvine.Dr. Irvine took the time to explain everything to me and was patient with my numerous questions. Very kind eyes...highly recommend this surgeon.  Respond
RID: 844956
27/03/09 4 5 5 5 This specialist is such a breath of fresh air! He is soft spoken, kind and very caring. His examination is thorough, you are not rushed at all during your visit and he takes the time to explain everything. I am very anxious about surgery and he helped to calm my fears. I will post once the procedure is done. Glad I waited to see this Doctor. J.D.  Respond
RID: 684618
15/09/08 5 5 5 5 Dr.Irvine is an excellent doctor. He took the time to explain everything to me. Carol was very, very helpful and polite. I am grateful to them both!  Respond
RID: 512512
12/02/08 5 5 5 5 Dr.Irvine is by far one of the best doctors I have ever met in my life.He is kind unrushed,very skilled.I would not have felt as good as I did going through this without him.I can not say enough about this doctor he is just a kind human being.I wish all doctors could be like him.I feel very blessed to have had him in my life.And a big shout out to Carol as well she is the best at what she does.Always very kind and helpful when I called.Thanks to both of you for being who you are.I wish you well in everything you do.Stay Well and be Happy.M.C.  Respond
RID: 456094
04/12/07 5 5 5 5 Dr.Irvine is an excellent doctor, and surgery couldn't have been better. He has a confident, but very kind manner, and I trusted him completely. As someone who was very nervous about "going under" the knife, I'm glad I waited until I found this Dr.! I would highly recommend him. Agree with other poster that his assistant Carol is also very friendly and helpful.  Respond
RID: 428669
14/10/07 5 5 5 5 A wonderful doctor/surgeon. Truly takes the 'scare' out of thyroid cancer. Extremely available,relaxed, unrushed, - immediately makes one feel confident in him. My surgery went perfectly, the follow up with calcium and magnesium testing - he was on it all the time, even during Xmas week. Very thorough, great follow up after surgery,...explained everything in detail, left no stone unturned. His assistant Carol was also excellent - 5+++++  Respond
RID: 302037
28/04/07 4 5 5 I was refered to Dr Irvine for surgery, and found him to be gentle and thorough when taking my history. I was most impressed with him in pre-op, where delays in the operating room meant I had to wait for an extra hour. I got to see plenty of patients wheeled in and out, visited only by the anesthetist prior to their surgery. Not me! Dr Irvine came and sat with me, explaining exactly what he was going to do, and providing a very reassuring presence at what is understandably a nervous and scary time.  Respond
RID: 269181
09/04/07 5 5 5 Dr. Irving is a great listener, takes the time you need and has been extra helpful to me with info and such. Very professional and skilled.  Respond
RID: 220849
21/03/07 5 5 5 Dr. Irvine listed to my concerns about my son, which had been brushed off by other doctors. He inquired into my own childhood history, and took me concerns regarding my sons hearing and possible ear issues seriously. Instead of a hearing aid and sign language, my son hears perfectly after day surgery. Dr. Irvines bedside manner is incredible, for both parents and children.  Respond
RID: 209778
17/03/07 5 5 5 Dr. Irvine helped me with my condition after other doctors did not make the diagnosis. Surgery turned out perfect. He was very professional, and answered all my questions.  Respond
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