Ratings for Dr. David Bartolo
I felt like I was the failure when an operation he performed didn't work.He had the strange idea of leaving me on fluids only for two weeks whilst I became more and more constipated only for the first stool when I could eventually pass one tore the repair apart which was identified by another surgeon.A temporary colostomy would have been a much better idea,but he was the type of person who knew it all and wouldn't consider anything others suggested. He decided that a second operation he carried out was only to be done with a spinal block,refused to listen to mine and the anaesthetists views.I found the operation very humiliating as private parts were exposed to the whole theatre staff. I felt bullied by the man and wondered if all he wanted were enough successes to write a paper on.Then he abandoned me. I'm not sure I can ever forgive the man.
This man is a true gentleman, I first meet him in 1995 when I had given up hope that I would ever be myself again . He gave me my life back and continue with my treatment and care for many year before he moved to Australia. I know not all operation are successful as was my last one with Mr Bartolo before he went to Australia, but he tried everything possible and that is important to me. Unfortunately I was transferred to Glasgow to a consultant who I never see even though I could do with seeing him. I only wish it was Mr Bartolo who knows me. This man has a wealth of knowledge and is easy to talk to and gives good advice, he will always do his best to help. Even know he is a top man in bowel surgery he will not dismiss your concerns.
At best a charlatan. At worst a murderer. Refused a scan when patient suffered inexplicable deterioration in existing colo-rectal problem. Ignored vomiting of bloody mucus. Referred only to dieticians and psychologists. Did it not occur to him that anxiety was caused by deterioration in condition rather than other way round? It has since been found problem was caused by a tumour. Failure to provide adequate care just because the case did not appear to fit his miracle cure and self promotion specialism.
Mr.Bartolo operated on me in 1998. It was a complete success. A new operation which involved taking muscle out of leg to insert in are talking sphincter. He gave me back quality in my life.the operation he performed enabled me to still work full time in nursing. I will always be in his debt. His after care was superb.. Thanks you Mr.Bartolo.
With regards to a close relative, he refused the patient a scan to ensure the procedure recommended was suitable. Refused to help get a second opinion. Performed a procedure that was unhelpful. Possibly observed a large cyst during the operation and did nothing about that. Several years on, patient is now suffering severe complications, which could have been avoided had a simple scan been performed. It seems he may be interested more in making a name for himself than the best interests of his patients .
Mr. Bartolo is a colorectal specialist and he is a physician of EXCEPTIONAL character. He is honest, open and will actually explain your condition and options to you - which is rare in the UK as it seems that most physicians in the UK think that patients are too intellectually challenged to understand medicine. I would highly recommend Mr. Bartolo to anyone on the planet - it's worth an international trip to see him if necessary.
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