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From Wolfgang Weiss To Dr. Ahamed, his team and staff at the Trillium hospital It’s not often in life that you meet someone for approx. ten minutes that is going to be in charge of your life that you are going to be comfortable with, well we did. I am glad to be here to wright you our sincere gratitude for your quick response and recognising the urgency of my situation, without it I surly would not be here. Thank God that gave you your ability and talent that you are able to carry out such lifesaving work. May his light always be upon you. Thankyou W Weiss

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flag | Submitted December 4, 2017

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Although it is difficult to grasp the gravity when you hear that someone has passed away after a complex surgery it is always a calculated risk and is very unfortunate. I’m a patient of Dr.Ahmed’s and he performed quad bypass on me in Oct. 2015. I found him to be very professional, compassionate yet to the point and realistic with his explanation and prognosis. After my surgery he came out and told my wife all had gone well and mentioned to her that he noticed that I had a very mild heart attack, very miled approximately 4-5 yrs ago. I had no history of a heart attack of any nature however when I went back in time I did attend another hospital emerg for chest discomfort and dizziness. The on duty doctor pegged it at vertigo and sent me on my way, I even received meds for it. I never took the meds and low and behold it was actually a heart attack. So where am I going with this, no doctor has a magic wand and can determine exactly what is wrong or how one will react to a surgery, medication etc. When things go wrong it is typically nothing that was forseen or something that was beyond ones control. At the end of the day, Dr. Ahmed saved my life as well as another family member and don’t get the credit they deserve nor the pay to reflect it. Our priorities are all messed up, professional athletes make millions for what?? Large corporate CEO’s make millions for what? Our medical professionals such as nurses, doctors, mental health people need more support and credit and money hands down. What they do each and every day is show up to work with the premise of taking care of people and saving lives! Thanks Dr. Ahmed I would trust any of my family members with you...I’ll get off my soap box now! MA

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flag | Submitted November 16, 2017

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Dr Ahmed killed my aunt , she was diabetic and needed aortic valve replacement that was in October 2017 , he told us ( family) that he will use less invasive way than the regular open heart so she would have a speedy recovery and he said it is only a 4 hours surgery and he did it many many times, my cousin works for a cardiac surgeon in the states and had her doctor speak with Dr Ahmed who assured the other surgeon that it is a straightforward heart surgery and the patient will be okay , my cousin said ok let us go ahead ( my aunt told me one week before the surgery that she thinks of cancelling it as she doesn't feel that bad but we told her the doctor said it's very urgent and should not wait , same exact things that he mentioned to the US surgeon ) Anyways she had the surgery done and the surgeon had told us that we can see her after 20 to 30 after surgery but she will be sedated, after the surgery he came to us in the waiting room and said that the surgery went "really well" and we can see her soon , we waited for 1/2 hour then called the cardiac icu they said not ready yet call in 15 to 20 minutes we did but still not ready it ended almost 1:30 hours before we were able to see her. We s her she looked all puffed up very swollen body and also on ventilator we were kind of worried but the nurses told us it's normal , she didn't look normal to because we have seen friends after bypass and they looked very normal no one looked puffy or swollen like this but we hoped for the best and we revisited her again at night before taking my cusion to the airport as he came from the US The second morning her other son was with her since 6 am and she started to wake up but was complaining of chest pain and nobody in the icu was listening to my other cousin we he asked for help , she tried sit down as the pain gets less and told my son in loud painful words my chest hurts so much I am dying and then collapsed while he was hugging her , the icu team finally rushed too her and got him out but it was late. My cousin from the sates came the same day back to Canada and his friends had told him to ask for a limited autopsy, when he did Dr Ahmed kept calling m cousin from his personal cell phone and finally they decided to answer his calls and said that the icu doctor told him that the aorta ruptured after the stitches and nothing due to the surgery and they tried to restitche the artery but she had lost so much blood and couldn't save her he also said autopsy is ok with h him as he wants to know exactly what happened. The hospital was trying so hard to cover up as they promised us to give us the report after 48 hours so we can bury her and when myself and my cousin went to get the report the medical records people said " IT WILL NOT BE READY FOR ONE O MONTH" my cousin got man and he said it is my right to get this report now as I was told it is ready from the autopsy people finally we got the report that day after a big fight with the trillium hospital and guess what the report said that a loose stitch was the cause of the death because the pressure in the biggest artery in the human body ( the aorta ) was high and when she was sedated the blood pressure was 90/60 but when started to wake up the blood pressure went up and because of deadly mistake made by Dr Ahmed the aorta ruptured in the stitches area and caused her a massive bleeding that killed her instantly the total opposite of what he said. Our advise as a family don't just search the internet it is a human life online call all your friends before doing such a surgery because on the net he is " wonderful " reality is that a tiny tiny surgeon mistake killed my sweet aunt. We don't know what to do but if anyone has an idea on how to proceed plz help us

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flag | Submitted November 11, 2017

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I think that Dr, S, Ahmed is a great Dr' I did not see any mistreatment of his staff or other people working with him. To me the main thing is what he does. His work is very very good.

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flag | Submitted October 13, 2017

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He needs to treat the nurses he works with, with a lot more respect.

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flag | Submitted September 7, 2017

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Thank you so much for taking such great care on May7 2017 of my husband Fred Alderson. His quad by pass and valve replacement went very well he is already doing almost everything he did before. He is biking 30 mins, walking 30 mins., golfing,playing darts. cutting the grass and is still bored at times. Again thank you so much

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flag | Submitted September 6, 2017

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I just met with Dr. Ahmed yesterday about my upcoming aortic valve replacement. What a kind and knowledgeable doctor. And he has a sense of humour which can be very refreshing when dealing with such a serious subject. I had heard he is wonderful and he is:)

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flag | Submitted August 23, 2017

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Amazing Doctor! So helpful and human - cares about his patients. Would recommend him to anyone who needs a cardiologist.

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flag | Submitted July 10, 2017

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I was fortunate to have Dr Ahmed do my 5 bypass surgery. He was very detailed and open with my kids prior to surgery and made me feel very comfortable. You are an amazing man Dr and the nurses at trillium. Don't know how much to thank you all. Love you guys too much. Thanks Jagat Singh ( Andy).

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flag | Submitted June 1, 2017

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Dr. Ahmed did my grandfathers surgery. Every surgeon he went to said the surgery was too risky but dr.ahmed said he could do it. His confidence was the reason I agreed. He gave me a time frame and said if I don't come out by 11 than there's a problem. He came out at 10:50. An amazing surgeon.

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flag | Submitted April 4, 2017

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