Dr. Lloyd Semelhago

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Specialty:Surgeon (general)
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Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 22 reviews. Dr. Lloyd Semelhago has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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RID: 2775486
18/08/13 5 5 5 5 He saved my 83 year old fathers life last year. He had an aortic valve replacement surgery and because he's on warfarin, they couldn't stop the bleeding after stitching him up. Semelhago came into the waiting room and told us that he didn't thing my dad would make it and gave him less than a 5% chance. He ordered a very expensive drug - like $5000 a dose to stop the bleeding and it worked. He described it as a miracle. Bless him! Dad is doing great now, a year later and looks very healthy. Semelhago is blunt and to the point and won't hesitate to let you know if you aren't doing something right post operative care and will let you know in no uncertain terms but the guy is a talent - no question.  Respond
RID: 2586480
15/03/13 5 5 5 5 My father is a patient of Dr. Semelhago's and I attend most appointments, he is a ver knowledgable professional who always takes the time to explain in detail and repeat whatever we required. Very patient and personable, would highly recommend his as a Doctor and Surgeon. 
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RID: 2463082
01/11/12 5 5 5 5 I found Dr. Semelhago very proficient and sympathetic. If you have to go through the 'open heart experience' I cannot imagine a better surgeon and am grateful for eight years of active life (so far!).  Respond
RID: 2014728
13/04/12 5 5 5 5 dr.semalhago ,is the very best ,had a quad by-pass ,didn;t know i would survive,he saved my life tyrone johnston,had by-pass nov 2011  Respond
RID: 1762371
19/03/12 5 5 5 5 One of the best Doctors I have had the privilege to deal with. His surgical skills are well known and highly regarded. His manners are impeccable. He may be the last of his kind!!  Respond
RID: 1651365
03/12/11 5 5 5 5 He is simply the best!!He saved my life!I got a mecanical mitral valve and one by-pass....on feb.9th 2006...I was 56 years old...he speaks in terms that all can understand...and will answer any questions asked of him by all family members...thank you just not seem to be enough...  Respond
RID: 1440590
13/05/11 5 5 5 5 What does a family say to the surgeon who saved its life? After a difficult five bypass surgery, a simple thank you seems inadequate. Dr. Semelhago was compassionate, caring, skilled, knowlegeable and, overall, a fantastic surgeon. We are thankful for his skill and support through this process. And he leaves you with a beautiful scar,,,Thank you, Jack Whittle  Respond
RID: 1429691
01/05/11 5 5 5 5 The Best! Efficient gives all the information you need to make an informed decision.  Respond
RID: 1091488
28/01/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Semelhago performed quintuple coronary artery bypass grafts on me in mid-January with excellent results. He has two qualities that are rarely combined in one person: a brilliant surgeon and an exceptional and compassionate communicator. It's difficult to say more when someone has given you a second chance at life.  Respond
RID: 1087869
25/01/10 5 5 5 5 What does a family say to the surgeon who saved its patriarch's life? After a difficult five bypass surgery, a simple thank you seems inadequate. Dr. Semelhago was compassionate, caring, skilled, knowlegeable and, overall, a fantastic surgeon. We are thankful for his skill and support through this process.  Respond
RID: 1087055
23/01/10 5 5 5 5 Surgery date: November 12, 2009 What does a family say about the surgeon who saved its patriarch's life? Dr. Semelhago is a skilled compassionate, concerned, caring surgeon. We can only say, "thank you". The Coxs  Respond
RID: 844286
27/03/09 5 5 5 5 the best follow up helpfull he gaveme anew l ease on life avery knowledgeable dr  Respond
RID: 738344
06/12/08 5 5 5 5 Four years ago when I was 75, Dr. Semelhago performed open heart surgery on me with excellent results. I cannot speak too well of what he did for me. I have high energy and no apparent side effects. I'd be happy to counsel anyone who is up for this procedure by him. Several friends speak equally well of the work he does. I was discharged after four days and have never looked back. You have to follow the exercise and diet plan they give you.  Respond
RID: 648691
26/07/08 5 5 5 5 I was flown to Hamilton from T.Bay 6 years ago after having a severe heart attack and being told I was 99 % blocked in one artery and blocked in afew more. Dr. Semlhago operated on me one week after my arrival, I was in such poor condition my veins were paperthin and he could not use them for bypass.. I have NEVER looked back!!! I owe him not only my life but the 6 more wonderful years I have enjoyed and the quality of life that goes with it, I go from morning till night and will be eternally grateful to this wonderful surgeon and human being..he will always be in my prayers and never forgotten. Maureen Andersen  Respond
RID: 575387
24/04/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Semelhago replaced my congenitally defective aortic valve and did a single bypass as well as an aortoplasty on April 10, 2008. He is simply amazing. In addition, he councelled me on certain aspects of my lifestyle bad habits which finally sunk in. I gave away all my smoking products within three days of returning home. I will never smoke again. Thank you doctor!  Respond
RID: 516879
17/02/08 5 5 5 5 Dr Semelhago was great.At 55 I needed a aortic valve replacement.He knew how to explain the procedure in laymans language.  Respond
RID: 450419
26/11/07 5 5 5 5 Dr.Semelhago did my quadruple bypass one year ago, he saved my life for sure.He took such great care to see my family after surgery, explained everything to them in terms they understood.He was also very good to me. we need many Dr's with his bedside manner.Thank You, Dr.Semelhago.  Respond
RID: 282197
16/04/07 5 5 5 Dr. Semelhago is simply BRILLIANT! My father (now 78) was hospitalized a few years ago and needed a mitral valve replacement and by-pass surgery. An enlarged heart, kidney function and low hemoglobin were also a great concern. Dr. S met with our family, explained every detail, answered questions and never made us feel that he was rushed for time. The surgery went beautifully. I went with my dad to his post-op appointment seven weeks after surgery. The surgery was so successful that my dad left the doctor's office and headed for the golf course - not only because he was determined to get there but because this doctor is just AMAZING! We need more doctors like Dr. Semelhago. Where are they???  Respond
RID: 280684
15/04/07 5 5 5 THIS DOC IS THE BEST OF THE BEST. BEDSIDE MANNERS ARE GREAT AND HE TAKES HIS TIME EXPLAINING EVERY DETAIL AND TREATS PEOPLE LIKE THEY ARE SPECIAL TO HIM!!! HATS OFF TO THIS SPECIAL MAN!!!!!  Respond
RID: 279824
15/04/07 5 5 5 This man is a godsend he saved my fiance's life. He so well informed & educated in all matters related to his field, he is a wonderful example of what all Drs should be.  Respond
RID: 263514
06/04/07 5 5 5 Had By-pass surgery with him, and found his follow-up and bed-side manner very caring and concerned. He took time to explain, when asked (wish I had asked more) and seemed truly interested in me as a person.  Respond
RID: 262603
05/04/07 5 5 5 EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGABLE AND SKILLFUL! HAVE TRUSTED HIM TO COMPLETE MY MOTHER'S MITRAL VALVE REPLACEMENT (open heart surgery) APRIL 2007. VERY SUCCESSFUL. SEEN HIS PATIENT DAILY. TOOK THE TIME TO SPEAK TO FAMILY MEMBERS AND PATIENT. SPOKEN HIGHLY BY HOSPITAL STAFF AND TREATS THEM WELL. BEDSIDE MANNERS EXCEPTIONAL!!!! THANK YOU. HAS NOW GIVEN US MANY MORE YEARS WITH OUR MOTHER.  Respond
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