Ratings for Dr. Charles Secretan
Dr. Secretan was very helpful and I could see that he was caring and wanted to ensure that he followed up with his patients. I have no concerns. He performed the surgery for my knee replacement after my old knee wore out from all the sports I played and an old torn cartilage from the 70's.
This guy is a joke! He now ruined the rest of my life and I'm very young. He can sure talk but when it comes down to it he can't perform! Lawyer up before you let him do anything to you! His secretary is stuck up and will sc**w you over as well. Watch out!
I was severely injured by a drunk guest at Vernon's Funtastic's event June 2014. I was immobilized in the ER after laying on the grounds at the event for an hour waiting for help and in horrifying pain. Once seen in the ER was informed I required emergency surgery to deal with 2 out of 3 of my fractures. Dr. Secretan was on call and it took 48 hours before he was able to operate and until then I was managed with drugs with no food or water. Dr. Secretan completed the initial surgery and then 7 months later removed the hardware from my left side and kept the other hardware in on my right tibia side of the ankle. I had not regained mobility in my ankle and appeared to be disabled. Dr. Secretan informed me I was As Good As It Gets and discharged me. I walked on my ankle for several more months unsuccessfully until I decided I was not going to accept his diagnosis and did some research on the net to find the BC Foot and Ankle Clinic at St.Paul's hospital in Vancouver. I requested my family doctor to refer me and I waited for 8 months to be seen in the FAST clinic. Tests began and I received an initial diagnoses that if I had to wait another 2 years for help my ankle/foot would be completely done. I was referred very quickly and seen within a week by one of the top surgeons at this clinic . I was given a Bone and CT scan and a MRI. When I went in for my MRI results I was instructed to stay in the area to allow the surgeon to operate on me the next day because low and behold, Dr. Secretan had screwed my good tibia tendon to my tibia at the site of the break. My tibia tendon was seriously damaged both on the inside and outside. I continue to work with the hospital on the coast as I still have other issues and from where I am three years later I am still disabled with limited mobility and potential damaging still occurring to my ankle. So thanks Dr. Secretan for your very educated diagnosis of " I AM AS GOOD AS IT GETS!! People listen to your intuition, if something doesn't feel right, pursue it to the end, don't ever give up and do not assume that Dr. Secretan is god and knows all. If he tells you, you are as good as it gets, run the other way and get a second or third opinion. He may be good at times, but he is not good all the time. He failed me big time and now I am suffering not only from the actions of a drunk at Funtastic's but also by a doctor who added to my injury instead of repairing it fully.
Smashed my tibia plateau due to a skiing accident at Revelstoke, less than 48 hours out for a return flight to Ontario. Revelstoke Hospital Doctors highly encouraged me to have the surgery at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, especially considering that Dr Secretan was on duty and my leg had become severely swollen. Dr. Secretan performed the surgery that same day. I found him to be very knowledgeable and professional. Swelling and pain greatly reduced during my two night stay at Vernon Hospital, and I got on the planes back to Ontario safely. My Orthopedic doctor in Ontario is also a great admirer of Dr. Secretan's work. Also the nursing staff at Vernon Jubilee Hospital get top marks !!!
This orthopedist needs to be stopped from further surgeries. I am in pain since nearly a year after he replaced my right hip. He left the right leg 1 inch longer than my left leg resulting in a shift of my skeleton. He did not suggest any measures to improve the situation but blamed the previous surgeon of my first (and perfect) left hip replacement that he left the left leg too long. According to my today's orthopedist this is nonsense just to protect his medical maltreatment. My new orthopedist told me that I have to undergo a further corrective surgery to fix the mistakes of Secretan. Don't trust him; he is indeed a "joke" (quote other reviews) but unfortunately with fatal consequences.
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