Ratings for Dr. Caroline Tan
Dr Caroline Tan is one of the most professional and knowledgeable surgeons I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Besides her excellent and profound skills, she always has time to explain things and answers all your questions even on the weekend. She is a very caring person and very approachable where many surgeons are lucky to even get back to you . I had very complicated lower back problems, and Caroline worked through them like a true champion when 95% of other surgeons wanted nothing to do with me as they obviously didn’t have the skills or thought it was too hard for them. Caroline genuinely cares for her patients and I will never forget her kindness. I would have no hesitation what so ever in recommending her . THANKYOU SO MUCH CAROLINE xo
Dr Tan lived up to all the positive reviews about her: very helpful, readily accessible, conscientious and genuinely caring about her patient. For context, my husband had a back injury while on holiday. We couldn't get a medical opinion from our travel insurance about bringing him home safely for treatment, so I reached out to Dr Tan based on her online reviews. I have never seen a medical practitioner show more care, dedication or support. She really went above and beyond to assist us and make sure my husband was as safe as possible on his journey home. We are so thankful to have run into her!
My wife was suffering from chronic pain in her neck, shoulder and arm for over 18 months before we consulted Dr Caroline Tan in December 2018. She was the only neurosurgeon who recommended a disc replacement operation in my wife's neck, given her relatively young age it was important to retain as much joint mobility as possible over the long term. Dr Tan performed the operation and my wife's pain has now significantly reduced; what I would like to compliment is Dr Tan's post-op care - my wife has other, unrelated medical issues and Dr Tan still takes the time now to listen, and make very helpful suggestions even though there is no obligation to do so. Dr Tan and Ellen are two of the most courteous professionals you will likely meet in this field, I have no hesitation in recommending their services.
Thanks for Dr Caroline Tan for giving me a medical treatment on February 6, 2019. Through your analysis of my condition, you asked me to do MRI of the brain, neck and shoulders, then go to the neurologist (Before this, no doctors asked me to see a neurologist). Finally, see if I have to do neck surgery. You are a neurosurgical expert, but you are not like other neurosurgeon, let me do surgery as soon as I come up. And you looking at me with a responsible attitude. This makes me very moved and grateful. It also proves I am looking for the right doctor. You are a very caring, responsible and competent surgeon. I will strongly recommend that patients should be looking for you.
Dr Caroline Tan I have currently consultations Dr Tan showed me amazing care, humanity and understanding she gave me enough time to discuss my situation and she told me suitable options include different strategies that how can I manage my back Paine Dr Tan and he receptionist Ellen, replying my questions and inquiries on time I would. Continue to recommend Dr Cearoline Tan for my colleges, friends and families. Thank you very much for your amazing care Wondatir Haile
Dr Caroline Tan operated on my spine 8 weeks ago, I had a spinal fusion, disc replacement and stabiliser in the L4/L5 region. My chronic pain has been resolved completely. I would highly recommend you consult with her before seeing anyone else. Her skills as a neurosurgeon are incredible. I immediately felt assured that I was in good hands and trusted that her approach to my surgery was the right thing to do. Do not hesitate to see this gifted surgeon, her professionalism is matched with her compassion and empathy for her patients. Isabel K
Dr. Caroline Tan's response
It gives me much joy to know that I have been able to relieve your pain. I have enjoyed your sense of humour too.
Submitted November 29, 2018
One word AMAZING. Could not be happier with doctor tan what she did for me in the space of 5 weeks was amazing. Would highly recommended you go see dr tan before you see any other doctor I thank her for every thing she has done for me . Thank you Gavin craigieburn
Dr. Caroline Tan's response
So happy that I could help you resolve the stumbling block with workcover. All the best!
Submitted October 31, 2018
The most friendly and helpful neurosurgeon I ever met. I would recommend Dr Tan to anyone. I am now fully recovering from my lower back surgery and it's only my 8th week . I can now have a kick of football with my son which I hadn't been doing so for the past 9 months. Dr Tan, my wife and I would sincerely like to thank you for given me a new life. There is no word to appreciate your friendly smile and professional services. Than Rath
On the 8th March 2018 - After nearly 3 years of suffering with Trigeminal pain on the right side of my face / mouth i finally decided to have Microvasular decompression surgery performed by Dr Caroline Tan. I was absolutely petrified and can honestly say that had I not have seen Dr Tan I probably would have not gone through with surgery. Her knowledge, professionalism and caring nature made me feel confident is was going to be ok which is exactly what I needed to know. I now have no pain and no need for medication . Dr Tan she is certainly one of our finest Neurosurgeon’s and I have no hesitation in recommending her to any one suffering from Trigeminal Neuralgia. Thank you Caroline ... Take that trip to Italy! 🍷Sofia Giordano x
I have recently had consultations and surgery performed by Dr Caroline Tan. Dr Tan showed extreme care, understanding and patience. She gave me all the time I needed to discuss my circumstances and suitable options and always made me feel comfortable and unhurried. Dr Tan went out of her way to keep the cost to a minimum while still maintaining full medical integrity as I do not have private health insurance. Dr Tan and her receptionist, Ellen, were always prompt in replying to questions and enquires, even responding to e-mails on the weekend. Both have been extremely friendly and personable and I could not hold them in higher regard. I have and will continue to recommend Dr Caroline Tan to family, friends and work colleagues. Thankyou. Andrea Greendale
Dr. Caroline Tan's Credentials
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Yes, this doctor is accepting new patients
- University of Melbourne
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