Dr. Ben Chew

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Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Urologist
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Hospital: Vancouver General Hospital
Phone:604-875-5003
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Online Appt. Scheduling: Y
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Profile updated 13/04/07    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 16 reviews. Dr. Ben Chew has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Urologist-related: urinary tract, prostate, bladder, erectile dysfunction, kidney stone disease, male infertility, prostate cancer, urinary incontinence
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RID: 5328604
04/04/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Chew was great!, I only wish we have more doctors like him! I felt so lucky to have him! 
Insurance: BC Med
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RID: 4293095
27/01/14 3 4 4 4 A kidney stone was successfully removed by ureteroscopy, but lab analysis of the composition of the stone was not obtained, to the urologist's surprise. Because kidney stones can have completely different origins and composition, or a mixed composition, such information as to the type of stone can inform dietary choices (both composition and pH) to avoid recurrence, and can also assist in determining whether less invasive extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is appropriate (cystine and certain types of calcium are difficult to treat with lithotripsy). Stones can have a mixed composition, and my urine analysis and x-rays gave conflicting pointers about uric acid, so the failure to obtain a stone analysis leaves me with no confirmed guidelines for future dietary or treatment options, except that I should drink lots of water - which interferes with sleeping for obvious reasons. Stones very commonly re-occur, so this is a worry.  Respond
RID: 3656105
14/01/14 5 5 5 5 I saw Dr. Chew today for a non functional kidney. He was right to the point,professional,informed and polite. I felt his advise was genuine and helpful. 
Insurance: BC Med
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RID: 3620676
28/11/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Chew is amazing!! Diagnosed me with a rare disorder after seeing many urologists for chronic pain and stones. I'm now pain free and I owe it to Dr. Chew. Phoned me at home with test results and a fantastic surgeon as well. Great caring Dr. who is willing to listen!! Thank you Dr. Chew!  Respond
RID: 3603394
12/11/13 5 5 5 5 A very kind and caring doctor very knowledgabe. But he is too busy.  Respond
RID: 2624267
22/04/13 4 5 5 5 A very Caring and knowledgeable doctor. He makes me feel that I am important to him. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 2621798
19/04/13 4 5 4 4 I think Dr. Chew is very knowledgeable and kind. However after each kidney stone procedure I was discharged without knowing the results of the procedures. I feel I am being treated not very seriously. I need to know what to do next, if the stone is there or not. 
Insurance: BC Med
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RID: 2548478
01/02/13 5 5 5 5 What an incredible Doctor with a great bedside manner. He met me first for a consultation, and obviously understood my irrational fear of having a cystoscopy done. He answered all my questions and concerns. He treated me with dignity and respect disarming any awkwardness. This guy rocks.  Respond
RID: 2188125
01/06/12 5 5 5 5 Dr.Chew is fantastic. I cant say enough good things about him. He was the fifth urologist that I saw for my kidney stones and he was the only one who could resolve the problem. He is the most pleasant, caring,and knowledgable doctor I have ever met and he should be teaching other doctors how to have a great bedside manner. This guy is a gem!  Respond
RID: 1254535
20/09/10 5 5 5 5 I have spent the majority of my life with major health issues including two renal diseases and system lupus. Twice now, Dr. Chew has literally come to my rescue. I live on the Northern tip of Vancouver Island and would travel across Canada to see Dr. Chew for my urological concerns. He is thorough, kind, knowledgeable, caring, has the best bedside manner I've ever encountered in someone with his level of skill. Dr. Chew does whatever is necessary to speed up the system in order to care for his patients who are really struggling. This Doctor knows how to navigate and bring wellness and successful treatment to his critically ill patients.  Respond
RID: 1170635
16/05/10 4 4 5 5 After a resident doctor reviewed my case, Dr. Chew came by himself to clarify some of the issues. He was thorough, knowledgeable and showed great emphathy. He further interviewed me and gathered information that led him to conclude that more than a urologist was required to handle my problem. He made recommendations to my GP and sent me onto another specialist who was more suited to handle my case. Dr. Chew, you're one of a kind in this medical system. I would highly recommend this doctor for someone who requires a urologist.  Respond
RID: 892558
20/05/09 5 5 5 5 I don't think this doctor can be praised enough. He is amazing, listens to all your concerns and delivers the absolute best possible outcome. It is unfortunate that he mainly deals with laparoscopies. All urologists should follow his example. He has been entrusted with testing new faster laparoscopic instruments. He simply is the best urologist I have visited (out of about 6) and his skills are definitely superior.  Respond
RID: 784614
08/02/09 5 5 5 5 Absolutely the best guy in town! Dr. Chew is amazing. Performed a complicated surgery laparscopically and is one of two doctors in BC able to do so. He answered so many questions and I never ever felt rushed. I felt he really and truly cared about me. Everyone in his office was also very helpful. I mention his name to anybody that has a problem in this area. Vancouver and VGH is very lucky to have him.  Respond
RID: 655517
03/08/08 5 5 5 5 Very helpful, Very knowledgeable, good bed side manner, willing to take the time to answer questions and listen to you concerns. I would not hesitate to go back to him if the need arrises in fact I will be insisting on it.  Respond
RID: 629809
03/07/08 5 5 5 5 I live out of town, did initial consult over the phone, humerous, knowledgeable and kind. Met with me just prior to surgery. Have never met a surgeon with such a great bedside manner, and I am an RN. If I am ever in need again, I will seek out Dr. Chew, very professional.  Respond
RID: 323320
19/05/07 5 5 5 Dr chew is the best. I had laparoscopic surgery in Jan 07. He was by far the best specialist I have ever had.He was kind,considerate and explained everything to be at length.I have only small scars that are becoming fainter every day.I highly recommend him.  Respond
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