Ratings for Dr. Shawn Forbes
Dr. Forbes was efficient and straightforward. I found him to be knowledgeable and my recovery was extremely quick which leads me to believe he is great at what he does. I was seen quickly and was booked for surgery quickly. He answered all of my questions. He saw me right before surgery and was on the ward to see me the next days as well. I was very pleased.
I saw this doctor once and knew he wasn't for me. I was seen again after suffering for yet another year and was referred to another CR Surgeon. I was told I had to see Forbes as they don't share pts. Therefore, I had no choice. He's pleasant enough, but when you tell him what he said when you last saw him, he doesn't know why he would have said that. He arranges all kinds of tests and mostly having to run out to Mac 2 days in a row for 2 different appts and pay parking, etc. Almost another year has gone by and still no closer to correcting the problem. My quality of life sucks, but he does not empathize to that nor care. He may be better for straight forward cases, but something complex or may take some thinking out of the box, you may want to seek another doctor.
I initially had a great experience with him in 2015, but now he refuses to do any surgery to help me. I have Crohns and have had many surgeries but not in Canada. I have a hernia and complications that require a revision. He says that I already had a surgery a year ago and so he can't do it??? That's absurd. If someone needs surgery and had another doctor in States confirm it's needed....what is the problem? It seems he only cares if you have cancer.. otherwise you are screwed.
I cannot say enough about this man, a truly gifted surgeon and a wonderful person. I had an unusual cancer, and some unexpected side effects to treatments along the way but Dr. Forbes remained ever focused throughout each step. He communicated effectively with all the specialists involved in my case, was thoughtful in his recommendations and compassionate in his care. I have the highest respect for him and consider myself lucky to have him as my surgeon. His practice is run with surgical precision, he was always on time with appointments and his assistant Julia was fantastic at keeping everything on track.
Can't say enough good about this doctor. I was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2010 and the good doctor walked me through the whole process, what to expect and all the pros and cons of this type of surgery, His follow up over the years has been outstanding.
Dr. Forbes is outstanding. My wife suffers from Chrons disease and Dr. Forbes preformed her 3rd bowel resection. Unfortunately the first 2 didn't work as expected, and Dr. Forbes finished the job. Would not give up on my wife and made sure he that she received the attention she really needed. Really made me feel comfortable with his knowledge and tenacity.
Colon Cancer is always frightening. Dr. Forbes was extremely thorough before surgery, explaining all of the reasons for the required tests as well as the available options for surgery. He listened to concerns and answered questions in a understandable fashion. He gave eye contact while talking with me and made me feel that my situation was important to him. Following surgery he was as informative and caring as before surgery. The 2 receptionists I have dealt with were both kind, caring and considerate. I would strongly recommend Dr. Forbes. He is definitely worth the drive to Hamilton.
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