Ratings for Dr. Sebastian Rodriguez-Elizalde
I feel very fortunate to be Dr Rodriguez patient. I am less than three weeks after surgery, and almost pain free. I am moving well. His assistant Verna is also very kind and helpful. I cannot praise Dr. Rodriguez, his staff and the Humber River Hospital enough. A big thank you to all!
Dr Rodrigues is a great surgeon utilizing the anterior approach for hip replacement . He has a great bed side matter and I only gave him a good rating for punctuality because he is so popular. Dr rodrigues's assistant verna is exceptionally professional but very approachable and available for your inquiries.
I went to see him for my grandfather's broken shoulder. He literally asked my grandfather to squeeze his hand and said i will see him in 1 month. He did not give us care instructions and when i said i have a question regarding his activity level, he continued to walk out of the room and didnt answer. Very unhelpful and had a snobby attitude. He entered the room in a suit and dress shoes and had an "i don't want to get dirty" attitude. Makes me wonder how he got all 5's in his ratings when we saw him for the basics and he failed at that....hummmm.
This is interesting. I checked his site to see if people who had direct front hip replacement are happy with their surgery. He is doing very good job in covering up. Dr. R. did my right hip replacement using direct anterior procedure in May 2016. He convinced me that this is the best way and he is the only one in Toronto if not Canada who knows how to do this. He was very good in selling himself with grandiosity. I was convinced especially when he bragged about all these rich people that he gets from MEDICAN clinic in downtown Toronto. First of all, I am miserable with my surgery due to ongoing pain, limp and numbness as a result of a nerve injury according to him. Secondly, this is not necessarily the best approach especially by someone who is doing the direct anterior just to get famous. It is partly my fault that I failed to understand that the most seasoned hip surgeons in Canada are doing tons of hip replacement with side approach and great majority of these patients are happy. It is tried and true. It is also time honoured. Why did I fall into Dr. R’s trap: his heavy advertisement and my stupidity!
My husband had a hip replacement last December. He is an older patient 83..he was walking and doing stairs the next day and has NEVER looked back. Dr. Rodriguez and his staff (especially Verna) are amazing and a shining example of what MEDICINE SHOUL BE. He is a skilled practitioner and does amazing work and AFTERCARE. He does not cater to any financial, racial or socioeconomic sector of the population. He just caters to people who NEED his care. I would recommend him to anyone who hurts and would like it to stop. He is worth the wait!!!!
The staff of the hospital are great, Doc Sebastian Elizalde Rodriguez is the Best Hip Replacement Doctor, He is excellent in His profession,He is very caring and Helpful Doctor. I thank you so much for helping my husband. Looking forward meeting you again nxt month.
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