Ratings for Dr. Marco Garavaglia
Dr. Garavaglia was delightful and brought calm to a fraught situation. He read the chart and There had previously been some breathing difficulties and mentioned alternate plans to make the experience less difficult for breathing. We were happy he was on our care team!
My mother has a complex medical history and Dr. Marco really helped her to go through a long spine surgery. He was extremely kind and comforting to my mother and family during our entire experience. He communicated what he was going to do and why, on top of being incredibly knowledgeable and efficient. I'd highly recommend him if you ever need an anesthesiologist at Toronto Western Hospital. I thank him deeply for sharing his kindness and skills.
I had surgery for spinal stenosis in March, 2017. An added problem was that I had a Laryngeal Chondrosarcoma. I was very nervous (as I had had no surgery for the last 50 years!!) but was happy that Dr. Garavaglia visited me early in the morning of my surgery. I felt secure and confident from that visit. The doctor has a good sense of humour - very important in "that line of work". Dr. Garavaglia combined technical expertise and the ability to connect with me and my family and he created a calm, safe environment in a short period of time. After a successful surgery he visited me again. What a guy!! I was fortunate to have him part of my team that day at Toronto Western Hospital.
I had a repeat microdisectomy in April 2017. Marco was my anesthesiologist. He came to introduce himself before my surgery. He made me feel so comfortable and at ease. He was pretty funny too!! We talked right until the point when he told me it was time to take a deep breath and he was there when I opened my eyes a couple of hours later. I felt completely confident going into the surgery and was so fortunate that he was part of my team at TWH.
I had a hemorrhoidectomy, which is one of the most painful surgeries you can have. I was extremely nervous and scared, and Marco was able to calm me down with a little chat reassuring me that I will be OK and he was able to take my mind of what I was dreading the most. When I woke up I felt no pain and a general feeling of soothed. He made sure to come back after the surgery to make sure that I was feeling OK and had no concerns. Marco made me feel very comfortable and made my experience much more pleasant. I would highly and wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Marco Garavaglia to any patient going under Anastasia
Marco was my anesthesiologist amongst a team of surgeons and nurses who operated on me at Women's College hospital. He took the time to explain my anesthesia options and to answer any other questions I had, which I really appreciate. His sense of humor anaboed a more personal rapport and helped me relax (this was my very first surgery). From all the staff in the operating room, Marco was the only one who checked in on me after I woke up (I'm extremely disappointed in the surgeon who never showed up). I'm very pleased with Marco's work and would confidently recommend him to my family and friends.
It was a great experience. After we met, he told me he was from Milan, and I told hi that we would be there in November. Somehow, the subject of Barolo wine came up. He told me that he would add some in my intravenous! The next thing I knew I was in recovery. All was well, and after a few more hours I went home. Thank yoo Marco.
Dr. Garavaglia is a wonderful doctor. He was part of the team that performed the surgery on my knee at Toronto Western. He had a great bedside manner. I was really nervous prior to my procedure and he was able to make me laugh before I went under general anesthetic. I thank God for doctor's like this.
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