Ratings for Dr. Vivian McAlister
Hi from Texas. I was in Ontario on business and got taken by the worst pain ever. I had to wait a bit in the ER in London University until they figured out it was my gallbladder. I was worried because I have heart and kidney transplants. Once they called Dr McAlister I relaxed because of the obvious experience of her team. 48 hours later I was home in Texas free of my gallbladder. I vote Republican but I am a fan of Canadian healthcare.
Hello from Australia and Halifax, I must tell you that you are always in my prayers .It has been 20years since you operated on me . My liver is still FINE. I did have a kidney transplant 7 years ago after 2 years of dializing. My sister Elizabeth had her second kidney and liver transplant the same time I did. Dr. McAlister I truly believe if it wasn't for you I would have died , your surgery has given me 20years plus. Thank you doesn't seem enough to say but THANKYOU from all my loved ones..my prayers are always with you. Bonita
I thank Dr McAlister every day, whipple 4 years ago after given 2 months to live. 39 days in hospital but survived. Have a large picture of Vivian in scrubs, smiling, standing at operating table. Enjoy every day I have left on this earth. God bless.
This doctor called me at home the day after my operation to see how I was doing. never had service like that before. He made sure I knew all the options I had before operating and made sure I understood the operation. He answered all my questions. I think I caused the clinic to run late but the team made me feel OK about it.
This man is trigger happy when it comes to surgery but then again that is where he makes the big money so makes sense. After a referral to Dr. McAlister I was put through a surgery that was unnecessary and that ruined my life. If only he would have took the time to read the CT scans for himself which he admitted to not doing he would have realized that the Dr. who referred me to him had no clue, anyways he didn't and afterwards he tried covering it up and passing the buck back to the referring Dr. as I think he felt like an idiot, he also flat out lied about test results as the tests should have shown that the diagnosis was clearly incorrect to someone qualified, he also removed an organ for no apparent reason as tests even showed the organ removed was 100% fine which he basically admitted to afterwards. Just another criminal that has contributed to the destruction of my life, will never forgot you or the constant endless pain I'm in because of your mistake.
I had an amazing experience. I was just chatting with a stranger in the airport. When I said I was lucky to be alive having had two cancers of my liver, we discovered wehad the same sugeon. Dr McAllister was a tough taskmaster but we agreed it was worth it as we were both a bit older and not very fit. Dr McAllister insisted we change things by stopping bread, cigarets and doing fitness training. We are both clear of cancer. I just needed to tell someone about my luck.
This surgeon saw me for a cancer that I had been told was hopeless by two other doctors. I had my operation only two weeks later because he rescheduled other patients (sorry). The cancer clinic says he got it all. Finishing chemo now. His office and his team were the best I could have hopped for.
I was referred to Dr. McAlister in 2010 for upper qanudrant spams which leaves me somewhat paralyzed anywher from 5 mins to hours. Dr. McAlister recommended stating "pretend you are laying on a beach do some deep breathing" Although he did order a Hida scan where it actually follows the bile flow. The results were Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. During my follow up appointment the test was not reviewed and I did not find out the results until recently when a hard copy was obtained. There is a procedure to cut back the muscle of the Sphincter of Oddi diminshing the spasms. I have lost 4 yrs of my life I will never get back thanks to Dr. McAlister's lack of caring about people. I would not recommend this doctor to anyone unless you are an active military personnel or veteran. Bless him for caring for the Canadian army personnel however Canadian citizens of all walks of life are real people too that have real medical problems. Whatever happened to taking the oath dr's take to care for people besides isn't that why they went into the profession?
I was diagnosed with cancer just before a planned move to Ontario. My specialist said Dr McAlister was the best where I was going and he was right. He arranged all my tests by phone and I had surgery 2 weeks after I got to London. He tried to time everything so I could move house, lawyers etc and then get my surgery. His office arranged the cancer clinic appointments too. That was a year ago and all good so far.
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