Ratings for Dr. Trevor Topp
Simply excellent experience with Dr. Topp. He explained the situation in clear terms, punctually answered my questions (before and after the breast lumpectomy), giving every sign that he cared, professionally and humanely. One may say these are things that many doctors do. But Dr. Topp offers much more: he makes you feel at ease (through his frank approach and great humor that I perceive as a part of the healing!); generates trust in his professional skills (which is not infatuation, as one may interpret, but creating a positive state of mind: “You are in excellent hands! Trust me and have faith!”); makes you co-operate with him to find out the truth about your illness then fight against it. On top, Dr. Topp shares (really, rare thing!) his suspicions and concerns; the direct way he words them is not meant to scary you, but to increase your motivation and make you aware of the value of clarity. Excellent surgeon, great doctor!
Dr. Topp has done two abdominal surgery's on me. First one I was life flighted in and needed my ruptured spleen removed. Thank heavens he was on call that night, he saved my life. I needed further surgery and trusted him to operate on me again, another successful surgery!
Dr. Topp is a wonderful doctor! He is treating me for early stage breast cancer and I couldn't ask for a more kind and caring and witty surgeon. I felt completely at ease going into surgery for the first time in my life and I put my trust in him and his very skilled hands. The whole staff at the IWK Breast Health Centre is awesome and it is partly due to his knowledgeable leadership! I thank God and feel fortunate that Dr. Topp is looking after me.
Initially the doctor appeared competent and confident in his diagnosis of my condition; "100% it's cancer" he stated. I regret that I did not ask for a second opinion because after the biopsy procedure was completed, I was informed by another doctor that it was not cancer. It turns out that he was in fact 100% wrong! I require multiple trips to the ER because of infection and other issues with the biopsy site - I had a week of drainage and had to have multiple ultrasounds because of infection and swelling. His residents would see me in the ER when I presented there, and while they would go and speak wit the doctor who had done the biopsy, he never once came to see me himself despite being present in the hospital. I also learned from one of the residents that I was not given proper post-op instructions for aftercare. What is 100% sure is that I had to suffer the consequences of this procedures - for nothing - and now I have an ugly scar on my body for the rest of my life. Do not blindly give this doctor 100% of your trust!
Dr. Topp was my surgeon when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I was very comfortable with him. He was very confident in the course of treatment that he was recommending. He answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns. I continue to see him once a year and he is very respectful, caring and I enjoy his humour. I would highly recommend Dr Topp
He was very rude and sarcastic when we were talking about my surgery. He called me fat and said that I was overreacting with my pain and told me to come back in 10 years and that it would hopefully be "out of the office". I had told him that the pain would fade with home remedies and he called them "stupid" and laughed in my face. Very disappointed with my experience.
Dr. Topp is tops!! I thank God for placing me in the very capable hands of this wonderful surgeon. He is a straight shooter and knows his stuff. Also it helps that he has a great sense of humor. I would recommend Dr. Topp for anyone that wants a surgeon that is direct, honest, skillful and funny! Seems like a winning combination to me! :)
Dr. Topp tells it like it is! Doesn't like to waste time. He is an excellent surgeon and I am thankful he did my surgery and follow up for five years after my breast cancer. Great sense of humor, listens to you, direct and tells you like it is! On my last appointment everything was good, however, he wanted me to know if anything should come up, he is there for me.
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