Ratings for Dr. Michael Fehlings
I have had excruciating pain on and off for a few years now and requested a referral to him from my family Dr. for disc replacement. I didn't expect immediate attention , maybe two years to get in to see him. He rejected my referral siting heavy case load and could not see me in a timely manner. What kind of Dr. does that when he offers one of the only surgeries of its type in Canada??
He is an exceptionally skilled surgeon. We are very fortunate to have him with us here in Toronto. I think that we all need to remember that physicians are people too-some are more shy and less comfortable with eye contact and small talk. That does not in any way mean that he is not taking your concerns seriously and listening attentively.
I have never met anyone like Dr. Fehlings! He has THE WORST bedside manners of any professional I have ever met, and I have met a lot! I had to ask him if I had done something to offend him because I could not understand why he was being so rude. He has a God complex so he talks AT you, not TO you, and forget about having your questions answered. He makes you feel like you are beneath him and that you are wasting his time. Spinal surgery is a very scary thing and I needed someone who could alleviate that anxiety. I needed someone who was human and can treat me like one. Needless to say, I went with someone else.
DR. FEHLINGS, I do l say the biggest thank you, for what you did for my spine. l came so close to not being able to have feeling. l may have driven you a little nuts... for always arguing, but you know l was petrified. In my books your one of the best in the WORLD.
I had surgery just 7 days ago to remove a very rare tumour that was attached to the main artery to my brain, and to my spinal cord. It was an absolute blessing to have Dr. Fehlings remove this for me. There is no other doctor I would ever want. Absolutely, if you are looking for a friendly surgeon to hold your hand and baby you, he's not your guy- at all. If you want the best, most meticulous and knowledgeable surgeon out there, he is exactly the guy you want. He worked a miracle on me, and just a week later I'm moving, showering, doing chores and out walking. if you are having trouble getting in to see him for your initial appointment, I did too. Be persistent and just keep at it with his receptionist until you can get her to respond to book your initial consult. It will be worth it all in the end. Just don't expect a lollipop and a pat on the head during your visit.
My daughter asked me to accompany her Last appt. She had some questions and so did she. He was condescending and rude. Unapproachable and did not help ease her mind on whether surgury should be done at this time. Very rude to me her mom. Did not go over last MRI results. He brought up his co-worker nervous breakdown and how he was left with his workload.Very unprofessional. My daughter just wanted reassurance that surgury at this time was right for her. He is a bully with no chair side manner as was shown to me. He left the room .she was in tears and continued upset for the remainder of the day.wecalled family Dr after am this appt and she did not receive copy of MrI. This Dr came highly recommended. Very disappointed. Please people check out reviews and dont just jump into things.
My regards to Dr. Fehlings and his team. I had a cervical posterior laminectomy and fusion for C1-C7 in 2011. Prior to surgery I could barely walk, barely function. Today I hike for 3 hours up Mt. Nemo with the dog, can carry on with most activities. Thank you and regards, Suzanne Dasgupta
I have surgery to remove and to fuse my spine from an Osetoblastoma approx in 2005! Dr Fehlings and his team was terrific! And today more than 10 years later, I'm lucky to be living my life as a normal 36 year old who had no complications from surgery!
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