Ratings for Dr. Michael Chow
Hi, my name is cordel and sept 23 2012 i met this great man he saved my life I come to him fighting death he removed half my scull and put a shunt in and after I woke up from my coma a guy did a few years in the hospital I suffer from a TBI and am doing good considering he is a great man super helpful very wise on the table and off and his staff is very friendly and helpful :)
The staff was very friendly. Wait time to get in to see him was short. Dr. Chow help me in a time of need when other Dr.'s gave me months to live. I found out two days before Christmas that I had a brain tumour and Dr. Chow operated in March and I am still here. I get to enjoy time with my family. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART DR CHOW.
Dr. Chow is an amazing Dr. I went to the U of A a few years ago with a blocked VP shunt. I am not originally from Alberta so Dr. Chow did not know the full history of my shunt that was installed at birth. I had not had a shunt replacement in over 20 years so I was really nervous about not being treated by childhood Dr. He was very soft spoken but blunt to the fact that if I did not get the surgery I would die. It took awhile to get the surgery (a couple of days) but I put my life in his hands and the results were amazing. I now have a programmable VP shunt which could mean a lot less surgeries in the future. During the follow up visit I asked lots of questions and Dr. Chow took the time to answer every single one. He explained to me that I had to wait a couple of days to have the surgery because there were other patients who had more serious conditions and being an adult, kids are first on the priority list...makes complete sense. I really hope that if I ever have to get a shunt replacement again, Dr. Chow is available to do it.
Amazing. Dr. Chow has care for me for 10 years, monitoring a spinal cord issue. He' not surgery happy at all ... if it can wait, he lets it wait. He has explained the exact situation and I feel like I know everything I need to know to make a decision with Dr. Chow.
My meeting with Dr. Michael Chow followed a referral from a generic walk-in clinic in Fort Saskatchewan. A routine MRI of my spine to assess arthritis had revealed an uncommon intramedular spinal cord tumour. Surgery was scheduled within months, pre- and post-op MRI's showed improvement. The surgical focus spanned T-7 to T-10, involving laminectomy and resection of tumour within the spinal cord. Six months later I'm upright but with marked changes in my lower limb strength, proprioperception & coordination, all a result of nerve damage associated with the surgery..Overall I had an excellent experience through my surgery and aftercare at the U of A Hospital. Had the inadvertent diagnosis and surgery occurred so promptly, I might be much worse off. Also, Michael Chow is very thoughtful but somewhat reserved and soft-spoken. If you take the time to educate yourself about your condition, formulate a few good questions and pose them directly, I believe you might well be satisfied with the answers, as I was.
Dr Chow is a great surgeon! He was extremely helpful and caring. I had been suffering from a herniated disc for over a year. I was to the point that I could barely walk without pain in both my legs. He explained my options but recommended sugery. I recently went through a microdiscectomy and immediately felt a difference after surgery. I can't thank him enough for helping me get my life back. I am on my way to recovery and all thanks to Dr.Chow and his team!!! Thank you!
I cannot thank Dr.Chow enough for his help. I have been battling a herniated disc in my back for 7 years. I have seen many specialists, therapists, & other doctors with no or very limited success. After spending 2 months on bed rest I met Dr.Chow. He was very patient & kind. He answered all the questions my mother & myself had. He really listened to me about what had been going on with my back. When the surgery date came it was the same patients & kindness I had seen before. When I woke up after surgery I only had minor surgical pain. No pain in my leg, hip or lower back. I cannot express the relief I felt. Dr. Chow has given me my mobility back and that is something that I will always be thankful for. I am forever thankful to him & his staff.
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