Ratings for Dr. Harvey Strecker
Terrible Dr... Seems like the people of WR are in la-la-land and don't take life too seriously. Coming from Toronto, I have been suffering horribly with symptoms which have been misdiagnosed up until this point. I had high hopes that FINALLY a good Dr. in the area would be able to help me find an answer. He told me that it sounded like my issue was "Psychosomatic" and "physically impossible" ...and to "Keep on searching" then left me to my own defense. The receptionist wasn't too friendly, either. Typical.
I had THREE failed rhinoplastys done by a surgeon in Seattle which left my breathing severely compromised. Dr Strecker kindly declined doing a revision as he didn't think the outcome would be what I wanted, but after 4 visits with him, he agreed to do a less invasive surgery to help my breathing. I felt so comfortable with Dr Strecker from the moment I met him. He has this ease and comfort about him and I never felt like I was being rushed or I was just another patient to him. I felt like he truly cared about my well-being. The surgery went flawlessly, and I actually cried because I finally able to breath again. Not only that, but nose actually looks much straighter than before. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone needing an ENT.
Finally, at age 26 I decided to see a doctor about my nose and breathing problems. I saw a doctor who informed me I had a badly deviated septum and he could fix it with surgery without changing the appearance of my nose. My nose was very crooked and if I was going to have surgery I wanted to also have it straightened out if possible. He then referred me to Dr Strecker who is amazing. I was terrified of the entire thing. Elective surgery is something I never thought I'd do, however, after my great experience with Strecker, I would put myself under the knife again if I had a doctor as great as him. He made me feel comfortable through the whole process. I never lacked any confidence in his knowledge or ability to fix my problem. Surgery went well. I can breathe better than ever and my nose looks a lot straighter than before. He managed to make it look straighter without even breaking the bone. Afterwards, he told me I could call him or come in to see him if I had any questions or concerns, which I appreciated. I am now 4 months post op and am doing great. Very, very happy with my experience and wishing I had done it sooner.
Dr Strecker fitted me in at the end of his surgery as an emergency. he accepted me at very short notice and I had my consultation at 6.30 pm when he should have already finished his long day. He was very professional, caring and helpful, giving me as much time as I needed to ask questions. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr. Strecker and his staff.
I was hesitant about septoplasty given what i had read online about the surgery. Dr.Strecker himself weighed in on the benefits and risks. I prefer surgeons like him who don't guarantee perfect results while omitting the risks. What stood out the most about him was while I was asking him 10 questions a minute he never once seemed irritated or impatient and after I went through my list, he asked me if i had any further questions for him and to come back if I did. If he doesn't know something he'll tell you. The surgery went off without a hitch and I was very well taken care of by the staff at the hospital.
Very rude and dismissive doctor. I've had chronic sinusitis for 4 years and saw multiple doctors and even brought recent CT scans for my appointment . He just said he can't diagnose me and would need me to redo CT scans. Wouldnt answer questions and kept saying "I dont know".Felt like i was a difficult case for him and he didnt trust my patient history, and even refused to refer me to another specialist when i asked. I was naive to trust good reviews here and asked my doctor to see Dr. Strecker. It turned out to be a waste of time of going all the way to White Rock and very unlpleasant experience asking him for help. Dont waste your time on seeing him for Sinusitis unless you need botox or fillers (he might be nicer to these patients)
Dr Strecker is amazing! I came in to see him in May for a deviated septum, and walked out knowing I wanted him to perform my Septorhinoplasty surgery. He is very knowledgeable in his work and made me feel comfortable by answering any questions I had. Dr. Strecker has performed a handful of surgeries and he showed me many before and after pictures of his patients which made me feel confident with his work. My surgery was scheduled the first week of July and Dr Strecker said I can come in prior to my surgery date if I had any more questions. It has been three weeks since my Septorhino, and not only can I breathe better but I love how well my nose is healing and its appearance. My friends can't tell I've had my nose reconstructed but they do tell me I look different. The day after my surgery I came in for my appointment almost two hours early at my mistake, the receptionist was kind to call Dr Strecker to ask if he can come in earlier to see me, and he did! Overall, I am happy with Dr Strecker's work and I would recommend him to anyone who's looking for a great surgeon.
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