Ratings for Dr. Richard Fox
Dr. Fox is one of the best spinal neurosurgeons in Alberta. His main fault is he takes on too much work and will sacrifice his free time to get patients done when he should not have to but to me I thinki it speaks very highly of him. Unfortunately he takes care of many patients with chronic non surgical problems with unrealistic goals about chronic back pain. I know he tries to help so many people his case load puts him in arrears in submitting paperwork but you would think AHS would give his assistants the time to help him file everything on time to free him up to do what he does best ... spinal surgery ... I do stone carvings and gave one to his nurse/receptioninst to give to him as I have returned to weight training and golfing after DR FOX GAVE ME MY LIFE BACK fron a C5 1986 car accident that left me with spinal foraminal narrowing (2013 Op). Could not do dishes for a month but it was later worth it. 780 993 7625 Perry please call me Dr Fox if you did not get the stone carved Bear from your secretary ... I will give you a bigger one myself... you deserve a patient award from me on behalf of all your patients... in my humble estimation. PC
I have been living in dibilating pain from a 10 mm disc Extrusion at my L5 S1. Nine months I couldn't focus or see straight at some points in the day as the Pain was too much to tolerate. Nothing eased this, so surgery was what I felt my only option. Today I went for a micro disctocomey at the Royal Alex hospital and Dr Fox and his team are AMAZING every step of the way I was taken care of and reassured about the operation. I'm crying tears of joy tonight as I finally have NO PAIN!!! THAT'S HUGE. My incision site is a bit tender, I can walk, I can lay flat and slept great when I got home. Thank you just doesn't seem to be enough for what Dr Fox did for me. From the nurse I first met at my assessment (Linda) to calling his secretary (Carrie) I felt like I was heard and validated along the way. You all have an amazing talent and I hold you in my highest regards. Best of luck to any one who may have to have this surgery!!
Thank you to Dr Richard Fox and his whole team. I am not one to write reviews but for this one I had to do it prior to surgery last December 2016 I was severely limited with my physical capability and quality of life was very affected i had lost feelings in both legs with a lost of balance and walking issues, chronic pain in legs and lower back for almost two years but after my surgery Dr Fox removed an intradural extramedullary tumor that was located on my spine causing pressure to my spinal cord today after 7 weeks got back my legs feeling my balance is normal legs and lower back pain is gone my physical capability has increased to almost 100% all the things i didnt do anymore now i can again, i surely feel like a real man again. I cant wait for the motocycle riding season to be back on the saddle. I cant say enough good things about Dr Richard Fox and his awsome team. Best decision of my life for having the surgery done. Thank you very much Doctor.
Compassionate, considerate, conscientious, honest, skilled. There are not enough positive adjectives to describe Dr. Fox. Dr. Fox's resident is so very lucky to be learning from him and is already picking up many positive attributes. Dr. Fox's clinic coordinator is another outstanding member of this amazing team.
Thank you Dr. Fox. Prior to surgery, I was having great difficulty in walking, using my arms, and bladder control because of cervical spinal cord compression. Dr. Fox removed a disc protruding into my spinal cord and replaced it with a bone fusion. I was able to walk and use my arms almost immediately after coming around from surgery. The hospital stay and nursing after care was a nightmare, but this is not, in any way, a reflection of the great surgical outcome. I found him to be thorough, approachable and accommodating.
Dr Fox should not provide surgery for brain tumors as this is not his field of expertise. We learned this the hard way unfortunately. His assistant , I do not know her name, but usually get a message" not available". Otherwise she is abrupt and very uncaring in my experience.
I agree fully with all the positive comments on this site regarding Dr. Richard Fox. Dr Fox preformed a L5-S1 fusion on my back in 2008. I have had a new lease on life ever since. He is honest and a straight shooter; he will help you if he or his team possibly can. I would walk across the city of Edmonton to greet this great man. Thanks again Dr Fox. Joe from Onoway, AB.
I recently had microdisectomy lumbar surgery by Dr Fox. My results after surgery are amazing! Very low pain level, even right after surgery. My back and nerve pain are gone, thanks to this man I feel like I've been given a second chance at having a pain free life. I would absolutely highly recommend Dr Fox for any issues he may be able to help you with. He truly is amazing.
I was referred to the Spine Clinic and was lucky enough to get Dr. Fox as my surgeon. He is definitely my hero. I suffered from stenosis and spondylilothesis and after meeting with gim and his nurse, Tim ( who was also wonderful), Dr. Fox was very honest and kind while explaining all the risks to the surgery, 6 weeks layer he operated on my back. My right leg had already degenerated greatly from the nerves in my spine being crushed and I had great weakness, pain, and some are ad already on their way to paralysis. Upon waking up from surgery I immediately knew the problems were reversed. I am very grateful to Dr. Fox and his staff for fixing me. The pain was horrible and it is great to not suffer anymore from the pain or the knowledge that without medical intervention, paralysis was inevitable. He knows what he is doing, he is honest and straight forward about the positives and negatives, and from my experience, he does things in a timely manner. Thank you so much Dr. Fox.
i was in awful pain all of last summer,could not make my arm comfortable my doc booked me a appointment with doc fox. i saw him for the first time in December and was in total awe of him.he didn't force the neck surgery on me but let it be my decision, as the pain was now more or less under control due to Major pain killers. i decided to go for the surgery at all times he was great to deal with before surgery he came into the room and talked to me again to see if this was what i wanted. after surgery he came to see me to let me know everything had gone well, and as i had to stay over night he was back the next morning to clear me to go home. at all times he was upbeat, and kind. always made sure i knew everything that was going on, and did not display any ego. THANK YOU DOCTOR FOX FOR EVERYTHING
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