Ratings for Dr. A Salyani
We reached Dr. Salyani after being urgently referred by our eye doctor. He accepted us the same day although he was clearly very busy. He identified a bad Retina tear in my Husbands eye and proceeded to correct it the best he can. Dr. Salyani did not provide too much details which was very frustrating. We returned 3 days later with no improvement and had to do a Cryogenic treatment. This time, The Dr. had some more time and he explained the treatment and the prognosis in great detail. After another 3 days that nothing changed (actually got a bit worse) we returned and the elected to perform a Vitrectomy that got complicated at the end. The Dr. stayed as long as we needed to stay at the clinic to recover from the surgery. everyone was super nice, inquiring on how my Husband felt and offering support. We got a direct link to Dr Salyani and he called later that evening to find out how is my Husband. Dr. Salyani scheduled a few follow up meetings with my Husband - always very informative.
Unfortunately I don"t think the wait time is all from overbooking. There seems to be a lot of patients and maybe too few doctors to help them. The number of diabetics alone that need treatment is tremendous never mind the other eye diseases that patients have such as retinal issues. I personally really respect Dr. Salyani and thank him for saving my husband"s eyesight. Everyone is advised of the possible long wait. The wait though frustrating is worth it to us. Marie Popp Pereira
There is always a 2 - 3 hour wait as this doctor is disrespectful of people and there time. Truly despicable. Anyhow, ratings were all low because of this consistent experience as I'm sure the doctor knows what is going on with the wait times and is doing nothing about it. I encourage everyone to complain to the college of physicians about medical professionals who consistently behave in such a poor manner as to knowingly over book and make those most vulnerable wait hours.
He has a pleasant manner but he seems exhausted (yawning a lot) - when you have 1-1/2 to 2 hour waits *every time* you know something is not being done right - he is just ensuring he maintains his throughput at the expense of his patients' time. It is like a production line - the pluses are that you get a free OCT scan and he will book you for a "routine checkup" the following year. Take along a good book and be concerned about his work-load if you contemplate surgery.
We have a lack of eye surgeons in Ontario so like at St Micheals Hosp the wait times are long! there are many diabetic patients! This doctor does laser surgery in his offices with up to date equipment and has excellent facilities, computers and an efficient staff and free parking! Try going to a downtown hospital and you will quickly appreciate his office locations! He is easy to talk too but very busy because of the number of people needing eye care and the lack of eye surgeons! They leave Canada because they make much more money in the USA.
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