Ratings for Dr. Richard Chan
Dr Richard Chan was remanded to me by a did that did nerve testing on one. So I thought I was in good hands. WRONG rude, takes down to u, doesn't listen when u do talk. Bedside matters -2. He did 4 ops on my back neck laminecty, then a partial lumbar laminectomy , then a full lumbar laminectimy, then on next MEI I had he forgot, didn't c a ghostly looking object in the thorax part of the back (10,11,12) etc. I had walked on my own after each one of these op for some time till I started falling, and legs gone again. This time being the 4rd op I never walked again without a walker. But also cannot feel my feet, stone cold enough to hurt and not feel comtablely in any type of shoes. No balance to walk or even stop fm falling sometimes. Seen him mths after and he told me " I cannot do anymore for u, damage has been done. Basically took off his rubber gloves and went to a Canuck game. No explaintion of y no walk, no balance, cold feet. He is passed his prime STAY AWAY for ur own health.
Dr. Chan is an amazing neurosurgeon. He worked on my dad twice, and both times dad came through with minimal pain and great success. My dad's bones were all crooked and fusing to the point where you couldn't even tell it was a human spine in the x-ray. Dr Chan fixed it all up and dad regained the use of an arm he'd lost feeling in and was relatively comfortable even right after surgery. Stunningly, a week after surgery, a bit "friendly" dog that had gotten away from its owner jumped on my dad and knocked him over backwards. Dad landed squarely on the surgery. He waited a moment, then got up and was actually fine. A year later, I was referred to Dr. Chan myself becuase i have retrolisthesis in my spine. Dr Chan looked over the x-rays many times and surmised it was actually a hip defect that was bending my spine. He referred me back to my doc to get put in line for a hip replacement. When they checked my hip, they did find the defect Chan suspected was there and now I'm getting a new hip in a couple of months. This man has some questionable reviews with regards to his personality, but I've got to say , he really does care about the people he works with - even if he doesn't necessarily show it. I didn't find this myself. I found him to be extremely knowledgeable and very willing to talk about what he found. I liked him. He saved my dad's life and he changed mine for the much better and we will all be forever grateful for the work he has done and continues to do.
This dude saved my life and was called late at night for an immediate brain surgery to remove a tumour from deep inside my brain. The surgery risk was stated to be 60- 80% of death and 20-40% chance of making it alive but with speech impairments, damage to the brain and nerves, disabled mentally and physically. Cams Out walking in a few days from recovery at RCH. Not talkative, and descriptive but Richards a f-king great Neurosurgeon. At first relatives and friends were a bit skeptical due to appearance and his response times in person, I was drugged out to the point where I'd find a monkey fit to operate on me LOL but figured I'd give him a rating after years. The good: Dodged a bullet, removed the tumour before it killed me from increasing in size, significantly. The bad: F-ks with my balance and lost (and loosing) vision from my right eye.
My back surgery went very well. The nurse had the greatest respect for his work compared to other neurosurgeons in the area. In my case he ordered a nerve block to be absolutely sure that the problem had been correctly identified. He said he would not operate unless he was sure it would solve the problem. During the consultation he took the time to review the MRI images with me and my wife. He has done my type of surgery 10's of thousands of times. He was very co-operative in adjusting his schedule for the final inspection so that we could return home sooner. He got raving reviews from my sister when he did her surgery and my niece had surgery by him today. I have recommended him to friends.
BE AWARE! If WCB refers you to this doc ask for another. He's unethical and all for lying for WCB. Will even call other docs incompetent with their diagnosis or readings. Said my MRI was read all wrong by a radiologist who doesn't know what he's doing and that is why he is doing his own readings. Said he doesn't trust radiologists and he couldn't see any injuries on my MRI. That's what radiologists do for a living not this guy! Saw more than one GP that confirmed my injury and one who even stated this Dr. Chan is not being truthful. The BC COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS SHOULD BE INVESTIGATING THIS DOCTOR!! A false, untruthful diagnosis can lead to wrong treatment and more damage. Apparently WCB can get away with everything!
Great surgeon But a complete rude jerk in his office ! Does not listen, contradicts what he says and mumbles so bad you have a hard understanding what he said in the first place! After pro disc C surgery he wanted me to go back to work after one month because I mentioned a light duty program at my work. Complete jerk so if you have him as your surgeon I recommend taking earplugs with you when you go into his office.its btter to just nod your and agree then leave in a rage.
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