Dr. Abdusalem Elalem


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Specialty:Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Hospital: Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital - Dieu Site
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Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 18 reviews. Dr. Abdusalem Elalem has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Cardiothoracic Surgeon-related: coronary artery bypass, heart valve repair, heart valve replacement, heart defects, artery surgery, heart surgery, lung surgery, esophagus surgery, heart transplant, lung transplant, pulmonary disease, esophageal disease, arterial disease, angioplasty, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, pacemaker, chest cavity surgery, stents
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RID: 5420406
23/04/14 5 5 5 5 I am a health care professional who was fortunate to have Dr. Elalem treat me in the E.R. @ H.D.G.H. This absolutely wonderful,caring Dr. was professional, compassionate and a true gentleman.This remarkable man with his medical expertise and skill saved my life.. Windsor is so lucky to have both of the best thoracic surgeons, thanks to Dr.Elalem & Dr.Coughlin.....B.R.  Respond
RID: 3626411
06/12/13 5 5 5 5 Dr Elalem is a kind caring professional surgeon. He saved my Life. I had a G.I.S.T in my stomach that was successfully removed. Not only did he take the time to explain to me the procedure beforehand and followup after in the Hospital, he took as much time as was needed to explain it to my wife and daughter after the surgery. Once home he told me to call his office any time and ask to speak to him and his staff would would put me right through if I had any problems. Four weeks after surgery he made a personal phone call to me just to make sure I was OK. Wonderful man! 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 2732734
28/07/13 1 3 3 4 Dr, Elalem was the on call surgeon at HDGH he did 2 surgerys on me both for the same thing a absest in my breast that keeps coming back not sure if its because of what he did or what,but i really liked him alot he made me feel at ease at the hospital anyways, when i went to my follow up appointment at his office it took me to have to get the bayshore clinic where i was going for my dreessing change to get ahold of him to get an appointment because they DO NOT answer the phone or call you back i thought the secretary was very rude and so was Dr. elalem much different from the hospital he didnt even look at the incision that he made on me i was upset when i left his office total different experience from at HDGH. 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 2595537
20/03/13 5 5 5 5 Dr elelam is the very polite, caring, he knows what he is doing. He did both of my surgerys and he did a good job at both. If I ever need another surgery, no questions asked he will be doig that surgery.. hands down best surgeon from both ofmy experiences. 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 2570181
25/02/13 5 4 5 5 Outstanding experience with Dr.Elalm. I had a mass found in my upper chest and he put me in his schedule priority. I saw him, he took my history, ordered labs and a biopsy, all to be done within the week. He is professional, direct yet compassionate, lists options, answers questions and offers clinical treatment options as well personal treatment options (positive outlook). I found him to be a very very good doctor and a class gentleman. Highly recommended. 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 2468806
07/11/12 2 4 5 5 My husband was told he had lung cancer by his family Dr on Sept. 26th and referred to Dr. Elalem. We were able to see him within a week and were very impressed with him, however since then we have been unable to find out the results of the lung biopsy and the PET scan. The phone is never answered and the message on the answering machine is a laugh ... promises of "48 hour" call backs.  Respond
RID: 2422027
11/09/12 5 5 5 5 Was referred to Dr. El-Elam for digestive issues I was having. He performed an endoscopy and sorted out my issues. Sometimes the cure for digestive disorders means dietary changes not "pills", and I was no exception. Would gladly go back to this doctor again if needed.  Respond
RID: 1738339
13/03/12 5 5 5 5 Helpful. Knowledgeable. Friendly. He has treated myself and a family member recently. Both positive experiences.  Respond
RID: 1562203
15/10/11 5 4 5 5 He is very kind, knowledgable, caring, patient, and every one I met in HDGH said lots of good things about him not only me. He is an amazing, very wellknown and a pro. I recommend him for everyone.  Respond
RID: 1507057
08/08/11 1 1 1 1 No respect to his patients at all. Intimidating person. Argues with you and no respect for scheduled surgeries, cancels surgeries 10 minutes before your scheduled time. If u don't have months to waist stay away for this unprofessional so called "good" doctor. OHIP will defenetly hear of this.  Respond
18/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1370478
23/02/11 5 5 5 5 Amazing doctor. Don't know why there are some negative reviews here. I had a very good experience with him. Definitely recommend him to family and friends.  Respond
RID: 1351687
01/02/11 5 5 5 5 This wonderful man should be the bench mark for all Doctors! My surgery was an emergency and I was fortunate Dr. Elalem was at HDGH. A great surgeon!  Respond
RID: 1329325
06/01/11 5 5 5 5 Very knowlegable. Actually asked some very probing questions. No nonsense Dr. which you want in your corner.  Respond
RID: 1312342
10/12/10 3 3 2 3 My encounter with Dr. Elahem was in Hotel Dieu as a resident on a different service. He was rude & condescending on the phone, and he acted as if he was above and beyond all other physicians. Hotel Dieu, especially Dr. E, really lacks some decent team spirit.  Respond
RID: 1259062
26/09/10 5 5 5 5 An asset to our community! One of two thoracic surgeons in Windsor and we're lucky to have him!  Respond
RID: 1236620
25/08/10 5 1 1 1 This doctor is a complete you know what, he has no respect for his staff and has the reputation that is getting worse. I 'd rather go to DR. Heartwell.  Respond
RID: 1222732
05/08/10 5 5 5 5 one of the best doctors I dealed with . very patient caring ,knowleable, skilled ,punctual,compassionate.  Respond
RID: 1114645
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