Ratings for Dr. Rizwan Somani
Dr. Somani is a well knowledgeable surgeon. He cares about his patients and the best surgeon in town! I read his reviews before going to see him and was not sure if I would like him but as soon as I met him and heard him talk I knew I was in good hands. It is a busy clinic and how he keeps his calm is amazing. I would recommend him to anyone who needs to see a retina specialist!
Dr. Somani is a kind and intelligent doctor. I have now seen 3 of the 5 Retina Specialists at the Retina Clinic and Dr. Somani is my favourite by far. He takes the time to listen, will explore all options, order the necessary tests, and work with the patient to come up with an agreeable solution. I am dealing with a very rare eye problem and Dr. Somani has been there all the way. I really can't believe some of these reviews are of the same doctor. My experience with Dr. Somani has only been positive!! I would highly recommend him to anyone needing help at the Retina Clinic.
Dr. Somani is an intelligent doctor who will treat you with respect. He cares for his patients and when you have a retinal detachment and you have him calming your nerves you feel confident going through with it. Even if he was rude I would still go to him because I rather go to a rude doctor who is the best at his job than one that doesn't know what he is doing but very nice! Glad to be his patient.
Dr. Somani is brilliant! He has always been extremely helpful and very concerned about me as well as my vision. He always takes time to answer any and all questions I have and is very kind when it comes to my eye injections. He has never once made me feel uncomfortable in any way. I highly recommend him to anyone needing an ophthalmologist.
Dr. Somani is the best doctor for you if you like being talked to like your five and if you don't want to be helped! I have seen many doctors before and have never meet a doctor so full of himself. I could live with ego if he would have helped me instead of saying for two months that I had an infection in my eye when there were absolutely no signs of an infection. Once Dr. Samani got over that he was wrong about it being an infection he finally decided that he would send me to do some test because he had no clue what was wrong with me.His staff was to book my tests and an MRI and they informed that the tests would be done in a month and they would get back to about the MRI the next day, but the MRI would be done within a couple of weeks. They phoned me back the next day and my tests would actually be getting done three months from then and they would not be getting me in for an MRI for a couple of months at least. So if you have an worries about your eyes take it anyone else but this poor excuse for a doctor.
Dr. Somani is an exceptionally brilliant surgeon and does very good work, but his bedside manner is atrocious. Having never had any problems before a detached retina brought me to him, I had no experience in the world of surgery, much less eye surgery. He made me feel very belittled and brushed off my surgery (which to me was a big deal) as no huge thing. Was not at all compassionate about my anxiety before surgery and essentially kept hinting that I toughen up and stop feeling anxious. I am glad that he is a fantastic surgeon as he completely fixed my problem, but I dread seeing him in follow up because I just feel completely dismissed as not only a patient but a human being around him.
I have been through two surgeries with Dr Somani and multiple follow ups. I have always found him to be pleasant and thorough and willing to answer any questions I may have had about the surgeries. Wait times are typically quite good for the number of people who pass through the office. I also find the very busy staff to be very professional and courteous.
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