Ratings for Dr. Peter Schuringa
I had surgery with a bad outcome. Obtaining a second opinion. Bone removed from wrist and now pain is worse and constant, and developed two other hand diseases that will require future surgery. Not impressed with his management of my care. He wants to cut and if a complication, he wont see you
Outcomes vary I would suggest getting a second opinion! My outcome after several finger surgery’s isn’t great to date? I would say the finger is probably one of the most delicate and complicated parts of the body to repair. So my suggestion is take the time to find the very best surgeon!
This is week 6 of the 7th tendon surgery. I want to thank Dr. S for his perseverance, skill and caring. Were it not his concern, I would have had the finger amputated. Together with Adrienne, my therapist extraordinaire, they have refused to give up. My thanks and gratitude to all the Handworks staff.
Note: Rated knowledge as one, however, he barely even communicated with us, so we have no idea what he knows. My 13 year old son ended up seeing Dr. Shuringa for a possible fracture after an emerg visit. Said a possible scaffoid fracture and passed him along to a student, who applied a cast. Didn't check on the cast before we left. Then a week later, we returned to see Shuringa. He was angry and criticized the work of the cast (very unprofessional) and put on a new one. Next visit said he didn't see a break but they are hard to see in that area. Wrist seemed to get better over time, but pain would occasionally flare up for him. Two years later, (after a summer of multiple visits to his own hand clinic) pain is as bad as initial pain. Try to see him again, told we needed another referral because over 1 year had passed. Finally back to see him and he said, "That's weird" for it to be sore 2 years later. Explained amount of pain he was experiencing, he shrugged and said, "Work through it." Explained he was having trouble sleeping and couldn't write at school and he shrugged and said, "Then don't write." got up and walked away. Sent him for bone scan. Follow up appointment said, it wasn't broken. Suggested a condition, he laughed and said, "No, never seen that in a 13 year old." (his staff at his private clinic treated it as the suggested condition all summer) We asked what was next, it has been two years. He shrugged, said, "Push through it." and again walked away. Have dealt with many surgeons/doctors over the years through various family issues and this is by far the worst experience we've ever had. I've read he is a decent surgeon, however, that is really only 25% of the process. Not everyone requires surgery yet all must deal with his arrogance, blasé attitude and obvious dislike for people in general. Perhaps he should consider a career change and enter teaching to share his talents with people who likely have some compassion and actually care about their patients. I will NEVER recommend or see this doctor again. I'm sure if he even took the time to read any of these reviews, it wouldn't bother him in the least. The peasants (also known as his patients) should be graced by his presence alone.
Excellent facility and Dr. Schuringa did exactly what he said he was going to do. He got rid of the pain in my wrist with an injection of cortisone . Within 2 week I had no pain. He says it like it is, he is kind and caring and certainly very knowledgeable.
I was sent to Dr Shuringa for a second opinion for a elbow injury after falling from a roof. He replaced my radial head as the damage was to sever to fix. On my fallow up appointments he left in the middle of my appointment to take a personal phone call to discuss pickup hockey. I went for Physio in Guelph and asked them to work my arm hard to get it straight or Dr Shuringa would have me come over to Kitchner for Physio After several months of vigorous Physio my family doctor suggested a second opinion. I went to London and was seen by a hand / arm specialist. As this was a teaching hospital I was first seen by a student who passed on the surgeon what he felt was wrong with my elbow In one sentence The radial head was to big and no matter how hard anyone tried to straighten my arm it would never be able to move. I can't tell you how much pain I was in during my time in Physio . Please tell me how a surgeon who cares about his work can make this mistake. It took less than a minute for a student Doctor to find this error. I certainly would not recommend anyone going to this doctor and if I had to do it over I certainly would have seen Dr Shuringa in court. This is not bad blood but the plan truth. Good luck to everyone on a safe recovery.
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