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In July 2014 I had my bladder removed by Dr. ALAN SO. My reflections on this :
1) Staff- called me for appointment after my GP called Dr. So. They said I was "URGENT" and got in very quick.
2) Dr. So. Wait in office about 15 min. Met him- a nice Asian chap- mature beyond his age with knowledge beyond anyone else......this took 15- 20min but I do not remember.
3) Surgery- tough - but went well. 6 days in hospital. Had a 'cath' left in for about 2 weeks. Dr. So made me a NEW BLADDER!
4) After: Dr. So called 2 weeks later- "ALL CLEAR - NODES NEGATIVE and MARGIN NEGARTIVE"- yippee!
5) Thanks to Dr. So, his team, and VGH!
Submitted Sept. 13, 2014 | flag
I had retroperitoneal fibrosis for I had several surgeries beginning Jan 6. I cannot thank Dr. So enough. He did a fabulous job and am very pleased with Dr. So. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Dr.So.
Submitted July 14, 2014 | flag
So I'm not sure why there are so many positive reviews of Mr. So as the time I saw him he seemed to be quite two faced. he would beam a big smile but when I asked a few questions he began to roll his eyes, yes roll his eyes like a child, and became furious! To his credit he did try very hard to mask his reaction. it seemed like he simply didn't like me but that's how it always feels when you deal with a selfish bully. It was a completely odd sight to see this highly paid man revert to immaturity at public expense. I was in no way rude or unreasonable with my 4 different questions before he wanted me out of the office with his last response being that he nor did the science know the cause to my issues. He never became overtly aggressive but the wave of anger that rolled through his face was obviously surprising & disappointing. Bad day or bad guy? I'm not sure as I saw him the one time.
Submitted May 20, 2014 | flag
My visit was a follow up to a DRE for prostate issues. His resident, who was quite helpful, prior to me even setting eyes on Dr. So, did the DRE. My PSA count had been slightly high, and due to genetics, when Dr. So did appear, he had started the procedure to book me for a prostate biopsy. The discussion of this occurred in the boardroom next door, without me being privy to it. Poor bedside manner. Poorer yet was the description of the procedure - and I quote - "the ultrasound will be put up your bumhole" - really Dr So? Is that a term now used in medical school? Must be as he used it twice. Anus and rectum must be too complex for the general public. When I asked if there was any other alternative, he did not recommend or even mention the PCA-3 test. He also did not mention the myriad of reasons for false positives on PSA scores, including sexual activity, bike riding or a DRE up to 3 days before the PSA test, all of which I had done. This was poor and doctor driven health care.
Submitted Aug. 24, 2013 | flag
Dr. So performed very difficult, lengthy and challenging surgery on me for a comparatively rare (one in every 200,000 people)problem called retroperitoneal fibrosis. In layman's terms, this is a fibrous growth which progressively interferes with the ureters. The operation was successful, and I will always be grateful to Dr. So. He is calm, friendly, extremely knowledgeable and candid with his advice. I was in great hands throughout.
Submitted June 16, 2013 | flag
Superb fellow. Saw me before surgery to relax me and afterwards as well. Although my problem is not as serious as others, this doctor truly cares for his patients. His dedication, in my opinion, is amonst the top in his field.
Submitted Aug. 25, 2012 | flag
Dr So removed my kidney cancer, words will not express how great this man was throughout my ordeal. He took time out to explain my procedure to me and was very kind and calm. He has excellent bedside manners and came to see me every day after my surgery. He is a very gifted surgeon who cares about his patients, he is what every doctor should be, yet what many cannot be. We are soo lucky to have such a great surgeon right here in B.C. Would recommend without a doubt. He personally returned all my phone calls and even called my family right after my surgery. Most of all he is very kind and polite. Thank you Dr. So for being such a wonderful doctor and for saving my life.
Submitted Sept. 27, 2011 | flag
This doc cares for his patients. He is sweet and kind with a great bedside manner. Thanks Dr. So. Sammy Tom.
Submitted Aug. 19, 2011 | flag
I had my bladder out Jan 2011. Dr So made me a new bladder. he has wonderful character and is a masterful surgeon.
Submitted April 22, 2011 | flag
Being a family physician for a number of years and then thrust into a patient role has been a humbling experience.Having Dr So as a caregiver has given me faith in our medical profession and Healthcare system.His ability to provide excellent and prompt care has been extremely reassuring as a patient but has also enriching as a caregiver.
Submitted April 7, 2011 | flag
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