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I have to agree with the other comments I'm sorry that I have been sent to a arrogant, egotistical, no concern for the patients pain and feelings. I found him unprofessional he should learn the patient knows their body better than he does. I had surgery once before in the neck my symptoms are the same as the last time telling me that the pain I am going through has nothing to do with the neck. It's my neck I feel what I feel don't tell me what I am suppose to feel.
I can only agree with all the negative comments others have made about this "so called physician". I have never met such an arrogant, egotistical, incredibly rude individual. Not only did he negate my experience with pain, but lectured me that I should never have seen a radiologist for my neurectomies as quote "they dont know what they are doing-they don't have the proper training-never able to make a diagnosis" and "I am the Expert-I do neurectomies and the nerve NEVER grows back" He continued to rant about my GP, her training and experience. This person suffers from acute ageism quote "you'r old what do you expect -the pain is all in your head". As the recognised only "expert" in the field of neurosurgery he told me that all old people have some stenosis in their spine -and quote" stenosis does NOT cause pain" .what garbage. Do not come anywhere near this individual for medical advise He is the worst of a breed of uncaring individuals with a massive GOD COMPLEX. .STAY AWAY>
As some users have previously mentioned, no, this is not a review on the wrong "Dr. P. Govender". This is a review on Dr. P. Govender in Kelowna, BC. Trust that I do have the correct physician. This man is extremely egotistical and rude. He does not care about his patients. He is very callous, and acts as if he is God's gift to the world. He treated my Dad horribly and wasted his time and money. Clearly he picks and chooses favourites. I wish my Dad lived in Alberta where I live so that he could deal with REAL doctors who are genuine and have their patient's best interest in mind. I would not recommend this doctor to anyone. Avoid at all costs.
I have had two spinal surgeries with Dr. Govender performing them both. I found him to be forthright and honest. He did not leave me guessing what my outcome would/could be. I knew going into surgery what to expect and the approximate time to expect it. Also what to expect during my recovery.
Dr Govender operated on me on May 10 ? 2011. I had a profuse bulging disc L4-L5 S1 .I had horrible sciatic pain for 10 months before the surgery. (should have asked for help earlier) I was URGED by close to a dozen people in Kelowna to see him for the surgery. At least half of the people who urged me to see him work at the hospital. They have a very high opinion of him. The other people that urged me to see him had been operated on by him or (hmmmm) hadn't been operated on by him. I found him to be an extremely likeable man, professional and sympathetic. I had NO fear going into the surgery. He pushed to get me operated on as fast as possible, as he was afraid that I would have lasting nerve damage otherwise. I woke up after the surgery with ABSOLUTELY no pain. In fact, I went out for an hour the next day and for 4 hours the following day. I HIGHLY recommend this surgeon ! I will always feel indebted to him. I pass his name on to anyone who is thinking of having Neurosurgery.
Dr.Govender was one of the nicest, most helpful doctors I have ever met. He was kind and made me feel at ease about a very serious situation. I am convinced that the negative reports on this site about him must be in reference to another Dr. Govender... there are actually a few in western Canada (or those patients may have a serious psychological problem affecting judgement). I feel privileged to have this doctor and will recommend him to anyone, anywhere.
Dr Govender yelled at us when we disagreed with him He is arrogant and rude Because of his arrogance we had to wait 7 days in acute pain in the hospital before we had another surgeon operate on our sons disc
I had a C5/6 Anterior Decompression & Fusion done by Dr. Govender on February 25, 2011. I am extremely pleased with the results thus far. He was kind, calm, collected, knowledgeable and seems to know exactly what he is doing. I do strongly believe that some of the negative comments left here may be for some other Dr. Govender, the comments do not relate in any way to the Doctor that I had the pleasure of dealing with. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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