Ratings for Dr. Hani J. Tuffaha
1995 I was operated on .. I could not walk at the time.... Disc at L4 for L 5... Was badly herniated..... God used this doctor's hands to fix me...... I have been working. Since the operation.... Miracles come to those that ask ..... this man save my life .... very talented very kind.. very knowledgeable.... he will be a great loss to the medical community.... if he ever retires
Its been 6 months since Tuffaha operated on my back and I still cant work and he only saw me once since the operation & that was to take staples out. The receptionist keeps telling me to stay off work until I feel ready to go back but I would like to know why after 6 months I feel exactly like I did before I had surgery. It's like once he operates on you then that's it. Don't bother him.
He is a great surgeon. He has done 2 different brain surgeries on me. Both successful. But.. the aftercare on the second surgery was/is horrendous. I am having some sort of allergic reaction to the stitches inside my scalp so I went back to see what was going on. He looked at my incision, saw that it was all red, swollen and weeping and did nothing. Just told me to go home it was not a problem. Well it is almost 2 years since my surgery and still I have stuff oozing out of my scar. Quite scary. I would go back but I see no point in paying him another $40 copay to be told go home. I know he has saved my life twice but really.. why do I have to put up with my head always oozing juice from my scar because of a reaction to the stitches placed inside my scalp? Should be easy for him to remove them somehow. He is a surgeon after all. I am quite torn on how to rate him. I know he is a great surgeon. He loves to operate. But once he is done, he is done. No aftercare what-so-ever. Strange
In 2007 I had mutiple levels of fusions done in my low back . I found his staff to be very knowledgeable and helpful. The doctor is the best of the best in this region. He won't perform a surgery unless you really need it. He and his partner made a huge difference in my quality of life.
I had surgery at 2pm. Got back to my room by 6:30pm, didn't see the dr til 11pm. He poked his head in for about 30 seconds and then left and I didnt see him again til my checkup to get staples removed. On average I waited 1.5 hours after my apt time to see the dr. I still have problems but not dr's fault. Not very helpful for a cure/answer to the problem. Knows his stuff. Quick office visit, average 10 minutes. I would recommend him to anybody despite his less than perfect ratings.
This Dr. doesn't really have a good "bed side manner". It appears he is more interested in the results of the tests and NOT what the patient is feeling or saying. I have been in constant pain for over three months now and the only treatment I received was cellared and TEST after test. Over a month long of testing without much feedback(hardly any)from the Dr. I hear from the receptionist that I don't need surgery and keep treating your symptoms as they arise. HELL they arise all day long everyday..in fact I can hardly walk. Yes I do have a herniated disk, but it is not in the "classical location" of L4/L5. I believe whole heartedly that he knows what he is doing, but after a month of being tested(5 to be exact) to say keep treating the symptoms(with drugs/pain killers) is NOT THE ANSWER! He gave no recommendations for further help..COME ON he doesn't want to touch me because my vertebrae are not aligned and pushing on my bulge. AT LEAST HE COULD DO IS REFER ME TO SOME FURTHER AID.
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- Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71) (Grad. 1971)
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