Ratings for Dr. Ashok Baburam
I saw this doctor on several occasions. Spent two hours on the make shift waiting room for both visits. For my initial consult I waited another half an hour In the doc’s office. When I finally saw this doc, he looked over my xray briefly and gave very little information only to follow up with his reception regarding details regarding my upcoming procedure. Barely even saw this guy on the day of my procedure and I barely caught the guy for feedback before he rushed out the door. I only gave him a 1 for knowledge since I really didnt get to chay with him. What a disappointing experience and uncomfortible experience!
I was at Cold Lake hospital on Friday sept 22 2017 to have hardware removal from my left leg witch is causing severe pain, was there at 11am. I made it very clear that I had to be out by 6pm latest as I couldn't get a ride after that time, I was assured it wouldn't be a problem, at 5 pm I had to leave as I had not been attended too. I still have the hardware in my leg I'm pretty pissed off,
I'm not sure whether this is a rant or a rave. I was having pain in my ankle that (I thought) was due to stretched tendon/ligaments from rolling my ankle numerous times over the years. When I had I my X-rays and consult with Dr. Baburam, he claimed I needed my ankle replaced. Quite the shock hearing this. (By the way, no excessive waiting for extended appointments) However, he explained that the Alberta government doesn't (yet) fund ankle replacements. So he suggested that he fuse the ankle. I was afraid that I would have limited movement in the ankle. We discussed tightening the tendons/ligaments first to see how that would work out. He agreed and I was booked in for Dec. 2015. Done and done. I went back to graduated work duties Feb.1, 2016. Not bad. Then on Feb. 5, 2016 I got a massive infection in the ankle from the internal sutures. Off to my family Dr. for antibiotics booked a follow up with Dr. Baburam for review. I had 3 more recurrences of the infection before seeing him again and many more antibiotics. On seeing him, he informed me that approximately 25% of his patients get these infections. He was very apologetic. We decided to remove the internal sutures and out pins in. That was done in April 2016. The ankle wasn't feeling too bad. But I had subsequent infections and more antibiotics. Due to his and mine vacations, it February 2017 before getting in for a 3rd surgery. One pin was removed that was causing me some grief and 3 more sutures where removed. I saw Dr. Baburam June 2017 for a follow up. Everything seems to coming along fine. I still have somewhat disabling stiffness 50% of the time. It either "walks out" in a few hours or stays with me for the day. It depends on how hard I work it. Dr. Baburam said it may take another year until all is normal. When I see my family doctor next week, we will be discussing stem therapy for my knees. Wish me luck.
Simple finger tendon attachment home wrong. Baburam was explaining how the tendon could slip into my hand. As he's explaining this he finds the end of the tendon and squeezed with both thumbs. Made a big Pop! And almost seemed like he deliberately made the tendon slip down out of my finger. Long story short it made a simple procedure into a full finger hack job down into my palm. Finger still doesn't work and I now have scare tissue pain from a wretched stitch job that the nurse tore to bits when removing the stitches, only time I've ever passed out from pain "get up" she said and wrenched on it again. A couple months later I saw baburam and explained my finger didn't work and he squeezed it and said "I saw movement" several years and ally of pain and a useless mangled finger later. Another doctor in Ontario exrayed it and described it as a "hack job"
He did my knee replacement June 2015. Things seemed to be Ok for the first 6 months but since then I have had pain, swelling and stiffness I just saw him Dec 23 2016 and he was horrible to me. Said there was nothing wrong and he would not do anything more for me. He did not even order a MRI to see what is wrong My family doctor said it is loose when i told Banuram this he replied "Is he a orthopedic surgeon" He says he is not GOD every time time I have seen him So why does he act like he is Now I am trying to find another orthopedic surgeon that will see me and fix his mistake I would not refer this doctor to my worst enemy Also he is always late and you wait for hours at times. If he screws up he will never admit to making a mistake Good luck if you are having him do your surgery.
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