Dr. Eve Chung Tsai


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Hospital: Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus
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Rating: 3.7 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 16 reviews. Dr. Eve Chung Tsai has a good 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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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5576950
24/06/14 1 1 1 1 A six month waiting period has become over two and a half years! And I still wait  Respond
RID: 5420707
23/04/14 5 4 5 5 After suffering for years with severe pain and numbness in my legs and feet and not being able to walk more than a few feet before having to bend forward to relieve the pressure and pain, I was referred to Dr. Tsai after speaking to a co-worker. I saw her on March 27, 2013 and was in the OR on April 9, 2013!! She was expecting and wouldn't be around for much longer than that. My consultation was lengthy and informative - she knows her stuff but the final decision was mine to make. I had severe osteo-spinal stenosis and during a 4 hours surgery had L2-L6 shaved, spinal column scraped and 4th disc removed (would cause problems down the road). Initial recovery was difficult but I was back to work within 2 months and today feel amazing. I went to her for help and she delivered - outstanding!! She has an amazing team and she is truly gifted in what she does best which is fix people. Sun shines, sky is blue, grass is green ... again! I would highly recommend her to anyone. 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 5175268
12/02/14 5 5 5 5 Doctor was very good the first visit. The second time she was pulled away a couple of times. Still amazed at how good this doctor is. 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 2596313
21/03/13 4 1 1 3 I have no doubt that Dr. Tsai is a highly educated and skillful neurosurgeon however she sorely lacks social and verbal skills so necessary in her profession. After a three hour wait her rapid fire cross examination only served to raise my anxiety level. She showed little concern for my chronic pain and the complete experience was a waste of time.  Respond
RID: 2580108
08/03/13 1 1 1 1 My mother went to her for back surgery and ended up having to have it done for a second time because there was nerve damage during surgery. She had to stay in the hospital for rehab for four months. She's in worse shape than before the surgery has nerve damage and has to use a walker now and has a perminant cathiter.  Respond
RID: 2554005
07/02/13 5 5 5 5 Very successful spinal column operation and follow up. Couldn't ask for any better or be any luckier than have Dr. Tsai as my surgeon.  Respond
RID: 2476895
17/11/12 3 1 1 2 First, she refused to help me despite my two tumors and pain. Then she suggested me to get help from the Internet. I told her I got more pain when I tried to get help from the Net. She told me to continue. Considering some other facts, I would say Dr. Tsai does not deserve to be called a Canadian doctor. 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 2425079
14/09/12 5 1 4 5 This surgeon is a true genius. Although you always wait to see her, remember that she gets pulled away from clinic often as she gets called to emergency OR. She's worth the wait. You should expect having your appointments and surgery postponed too. Once you do see her, she will inform you of what is happening, very matter-of-fact. Meet her with thick skin because she severely lacks sensitivity and acts like she doesn't really care that you are in pain. She will cut you off when she asks you questions about every 5 seconds too. Expect her to be rude. She is more personable in the OR than in Clinic. Still very much worth seeing. I can walk again and have my life back because of her. You just can't dislike her in the end. She is the absolute best with a scalpel. Internet search her as she is very accomplished for someone that young. Very few top female neurosurgeons around. She does smile.  Respond
RID: 2423359
12/09/12 5 5 5 5 This doctor deserves a 10! ALL her skills are outstanding. She is knowledgeable, smart, caring, listens and delivers amazing results! Lucky to have her in Ottawa! I would definitely recommend her!  Respond
RID: 2209948
06/06/12 3 3 4 5 Dr. Tsai diagnosed my spinal cord tumor. She very clearly explained all the risks and potential deficits from the proposed surgery. Despite the difficult placement of my tumor, she preserved all of my function and I was back at work in 5 weeks after 3 years of agony. Is she chummy - no, but she is professional, knowledgable and clearly committed to making a difference for her patients. She follows up frequently and seems a happy as I am when my annual MRi comes back clean. She is frequently drawn away with emergencies, so she is seldom on time, but I know that it is worth the wait to be in world-class hands like hers. I cannot recommend her enough. Her goal is to fix the spinal cord so that paralyzed people can someday walk - a worthy goal that I am proud to have a tiny part in.  Respond
RID: 1842037
03/04/12 5 3 4 5 Dr. Tsai is an amazing neurosurgeon. I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, met her for a consult and was in her OR 9 weeks later. My scarring is minimal, my body numbness has stopped, I would definately recommend her. Her bedside manner leaves a bit to be desired, however I wasn't looking for a friend, I was looking for a cure and I found it, I will always remember Dr. Tsai in many ways as giving me my life back.  Respond
RID: 1700865
31/01/12 5 4 1 5 Dr. Tsai knows her stuff very well but she is a ZERO on the scale of sensitivity and on how to inform her patients. She certainly needs to take a profoundly detailed course to learn how to address health issues with a culturally diverse patients in todays canadian society.  Respond
RID: 1506099
07/08/11 4 5 5 5 Dr. Tsai operated on me for a ruptured disc in July 2010. She explained everything clearly beforehand, presented all options and talked to me in words I could understand. Post-op, she visited me every day on the ward and set an appt for follow-up. She informed by GP fully, and discharged me back to my GP. I've been pain free for a year, my back is great, and I can do all the things I could do before my back blew out. I highly recommend Dr Tsai and her team.  Respond
RID: 1504400
04/08/11 4 1 1 2 As a new patient with crippling chronic lower back pain I looked forward to meeting Dr Tsai . She had been provided with a brief history of my situation but she apparently had not read the letter emailed to her . After waiting nearly an hour in agonizing pain , we finally met in the hallway . I told her that my pain was so severe after the long wait that I may have to leave soon . She had no sympathy for my problem and suggested that if that’s what I wanted to do that would be fine with her . Unfortunately thats what I had to do .I found her rude , arrogant cold and uncaring.. I did not expect to be pitied I just wanted help and suggestions on how I could rid myself of the horrific pain . I would definitely not refer her to anyone.  Respond
RID: 651830
RID: 647704
25/07/08 5 5 5 5 She seemed very knowledgeable and spent a lot of time with me answering all my questions and telling me about the surgery. She also saw me every day after the surgery. My pain is now completely gone and I can even start to walk again. She is apparently also doing research to try to help more spine patients. Another neurosurgeon referred me to her because he doesn't do that type of spine surgery. I was lucky that I was able to get in to see someone with her skills.  Respond
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