Ratings for Dr. Robert Chua
I would recommend Dr. Chua to anyone! He is an amazing doctor. He saved both my life and my daughter’s (I suffered from preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome) life! He always listened to my concerned and answered my questions. I am now considered high risk for all my future pregnancies due to my complications with my last one and I will definitely be seeing him for them. Yes, you will wait for your appt at his office but it’s because he works across the street from the grey nuns. So if one of his patients goes into labour or needs an emergency c-section (like myself), he’s right there. Waiting might be annoying to you (bring a book or play games on your phone) but you will be thankful when it’s your turn to deliver and Dr Chua ditches all his appt to deliver your baby!
Dr chua was my doctor for my daughter and now again for my son, I'm 33 weeks. When my daughter was born she was code pink he was my rock while my husband crumbled in the corner of the room. He was compassionate and kind and reassuring. He let me push at my own pace, he did not rush me, he let me feel her hair as she was crowning. My delivery was seemless and I only had microtears. My labour was terrible and I had an awful nurse during that time (everyone else was amazing) so this time around he made notes in my chart to make sure I get the support from the nurses I need this time around. Yes he runs late but I've never been to a specialist that isn't. I have lived in other cities and had other gynocologists for other reasons and honestly their wait times were worse. Many people say he rushes and isn't patient. I can see how it could be interpreted that way. He doesn't take much time on 'silly' concerns because he is experienced so yes his bedside manner could be more empathetic but he has never dismissed any question I have and sometimes I need to ask for more detail but he always takes time to explain when I ask for more information. It's. it that he is dismissing you he just know it's not a concern so he doesn't spend much time on it, to me this is always been reassuring. The other thing I haven't seen people mention is how mom centered he is. He really is very supportive of minimal interference,VBAC, breech vaginal delivery etc. Plain and simple I chose him because he is experienced, mom centred and skilled and all I care about is his skill. He's my doctor not my doula. I know my baby and I will be safe in his hands. If you want someone to hold your hand through all your questions and emotionally support you then I highly recommend a doula. I have a great one and they are an invaluable resource and support.
I absolutely love Dr. Chua. I was referred to him with my daughter and I liked him that much I asked for the referral back to him with my son. He is great when it comes to knowledge, Helpfullness and his staff are wonderful... But they always over book him, I would suggest they actually stop doing that.
If I could put 0 stars for Dr.Chua's review I would.He has no compassion, he is careless and he has no integrity and guts to face his grave medical errors. I would never recommend him to anyone. I would strongly suggest you read carefully my story and you would understand why I am putting this review for Robert Chua. Dr.Chua performed endometrial ablation on me on June 2016. After the procedure I never saw him, it was just a nurse that released me with advise " that everyone's recovery is different and unless I was bleeding heavily I did not need to see a doctor. My follow up appointment with Chua was 6 weeks after. During this time I got weaker and had abdominal pain. Four weeks after called an ambulance and went to Grey Nuns with extreme abdominal pain. They performed blood tests and ultrasound and they released me with ruptured ovarian cyst diagnosis and no medication but over the counter painkillers and with advise that there is nothing to do about it, just let the body deal with it. In the meantime I am getting weaker, abdominal pain getting worst. When I saw Dr.Chua ( 6 weeks after the procedure) he supported what the emergency doctor had said. Prescribed stronger painkillers and said to come and see him 2 weeks later. He spent only 10 minutes with me. When I asked him what will he do with me he said he would prescribe me birth control pills. 5 days after I saw him I asked for an appointment with my family doctor because I was getting even sicker. When Dr.Lindskoog saw blood test results from first test at the Grey Nuns hospital he was shocked at how high my white cell count was. He sent me urgently for new blood tests and next morning he called and advised I go to a hospital right away. Now my white cell count was 22 ( norm is 4.5 to 11). Once at U of A hospital they ran new blood tests and had another ultrasound done. Started immediately antibiotics and sent me to the Grey Nuns because they had no gynecologist at the U of A. The emergency doctor at the Grey Nuns told since first night that he thought during the ablation procedure Dr.Chua had perforated my uterus and this had caused infection. Next morning Dr. Chua came and said that it is just a ruptured ovarian cyst and there was no perforation. MRA results came only two days after I was submitted to the hospital.In the meantime I am on two powerful intravenous antibiotics and my fever is getting higher and there is no improvement. They did drainage under CT scan, now they are culturing my blood and my fever after 4 days in the hospital is at 41 degrees and I am sleeping with an oxygen mask.The afternoon of the sixth day another doctor came to tell me that because I am not getting any better they will perform hysterectomy and remove my ovaries. He said that Dr.Chua and him would perform the surgery. I absolutely rejected the option of Dr.Chua operating me. The doctor did not like my response and behaved and reacted very unprofessionally.Next day, Sunday morning, Dr.Jackie McCubbin ( she was excellent) got me into the surgery room. Three hours after the surgery I learn that my uterus and ovaries were fine, I had excessive abdominal abscess, especially around my belly button. As a result I have permanent scarred abdominal tissue .Three days later I was released from the hospital. I had lost 18 pounds, I was very weak and emotionally broken. During the follow up visit the Infection diseases doctor said it would take 8 months for me to go to the level of energy and the shape I was before. I was very lucky that my organs did not get impacted from the horrible infection. I am 100% sure, if Chua and his partner ( mid to late 50s man with British accent) would operate me they would have removed uterus and ovaries and I would never have known the truth. Never heard a "sorry" from Dr. Chua. I understand that mistakes happen even during medical procedures ( though for someone like Chua at his age and with his experience to cause perforation during such a basic procedure tells a lot about his skills and abilities). What really makes me angry any time I think of this experience is the fact that after the ablation I was under their watch all the time and they kept misdiagnosing me; missing all basic results, making mistake after mistake. This is a pure case of medical malpractice that shows us how our health care system is simply deteriorating every day and nobody cares. I spent ten days in hospital,before that I was very sick for a month and a half and I am quite sure they did not even sit at the hospital to review the case and decide how to avoid future mistakes that might cause people their lives or ruin their health. AB doctors are the highest paid in Canada. Many of them care about money only and they have found a great "cow to milk" our Healthcare failed system. So my rating for Dr. Chua is 0!I share my story with people just to make them aware that this happens in Canada. It is not a third world country medical malpractice story.
I wish I could change the OB now I really regret that I chose him and I don't want to deliver my baby with him.. He is too busy most of time so he simply doesn't care about his patient. Wait time is always more than 1 hr. I'm 34week and started bleeding since last week and all he said was go to the hospital if it's become heavy. He doesn't want to do anything about my bleeding and he doesn't even want to hear about my situation.. I would never choose him for my OB next time!!!!
Dr Chua delivered my son via a successful VBAC and was absolutely amazing. He was very supportive throughout the whole process and listened when I had questions. Yes he does run late, however that is because he delivers at the hospital next door and is on call. Yes he is quick with appointments, however if it is a routine appointment and you have no questions/concerns...the appointment should be quick! I had a wonderful experience with him and hope to see him again!
He is good when it comes to knowledge but always in rush , I asked for referral to a paediatrician for my newborn and I waited for 3 weeks and still waiting . He is very unhelpful for paper work related to my insurance also . Doesn't seem to care at all . During my delivery he was rude as well. Overall worst experience.
He is good when comes to deliveries and pregnancies. He is very busy may not always listen but he knows what he is doing. A bit old school but things still work as he is so experienced. He is famous because every Doctor I saw had always spoken high of him and his skills. Overall good experience , wait times are very long but it's worth!
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