Staff was his wife, who was absolutely horrible to speak to when having medical problems. It seemed she had zero knowledge of the medical industry. My problem steamed from a car accident, hurt my lower spine which needed immediate surgery. After surgery, ended up with Spinal Meningitis, which increase my hospital stay an addition 9 months. Also, infection ruined my fusion which they had to do the entire surgery again at which time the Doctor cracked the medical screw in my spine. After 9 months, 65lbs lost, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting - Insurance and Doctor Chambi decided to send me home were I would be taken care of by my 64 year old mother. After 3 days, I ended up in a coma and was rushed back to the hospital. Another spinal infection, ended up with another fusion in same area which lead to another 3 month stay. Good news, I heard his Medical license was suspended -- Maybe there is a God! PS - chronic Pain is now Killing me and has ruined my life...Thanks for the time to vent!
Doctor Chambi is a caring Doctor. He does everything to help a patient get better. He does beyond call of duty. I know. I experienced his work. Im one of his success story who survived a life threatening ruptured aneurysm. Aside from having a second chance to live life, he also gave me a normal life. I have NO DISABILITY after brain surgery. Amazing Doctor!!!
Dr. Chambi had me wait an hour and then took a phone call right in front of me. He treated me indifferently throughout my attempt to convey the issues at hand and then laughed at my disability. Stereotypical surgeon; only interested in issues that require surgery. If you need anything besides a hole in the head, go somewhere else.
Dr. Chambi is an exellent doctor. 2001 raptured aneurysm, was in coma in a 911 situation, near death. Doctor Chambi performed a miraculous brain surgery. He saved my life when I was near death when every minutes counts. After my recovery, I was back to normal. I have no disability. He is a caring doctor. He is highly recommended. Im a living proof of his excellent skills. People calls me a "walking miracle". Survivor of a raptured aneurysm.
I was referred by my orthopedic surgeon, who I love. Dr. Chambi told me all about some young woman who had an inoperable brain tumor. Then, as if to discount what i was seeing him for, he said, 'you should be glad you don't have a brain tumor". What??? Well, yes I'm glad but what does that have to do with anything. He was very odd. I would never go back to him or recommend him.
Dr. Israel P. Chambi's Credentials
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- National Medical University (Grad. 1974)
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'birds of a feather' score (based on <a href='/birdsofafeather.jsp?did=3285578'>Medicare patients-in-common</a>): 1.5February 6, 2014
First Name changed from "Israel" to "Israel P."October 20, 2013
Specialty changed from "Internist" to "Neurosurgeon"December 12, 2012
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