Ratings for Dr. Anil Kumar
DO NOT SEE THIS MAN! Nov 2013 - in my surgery, he hit my spinal cord twice and chose to close me up and not contain bleeding from from vertebrae. I am now a paraplegic from the chest down. I spent nearly a year in Wascana Hospital where I heard of other examples of catastrophic results from his surgeries, a.k.a. poor skills! FYI: do you know that no one verifies the surgical reports that are written up by the doctors? Hmmmmm !
Dr. Kumar is a very skilled surgeon. I was initially a bit thrown off as he is abrupt and very factual, and I felt like I had to really dig to get information as he does not elaborate a lot [so be prepared with follow up questions]. In the end, he did a fantastic job with my surgery - whatever he lacks in social skills was made up for in technical skills. In addition, his front desk staff is very friendly and helpful and made me feel at ease.
Dr. Kumar was 2 hours late seeing us due to an unforeseen emergency. He was very apologetic to everyone in the waiting room and when we got in to see him, he was excellent. We were the first in and he answered all our questions and took time to explain everything. He did not rush us at all knowing there were a lot more waiting. My husband is needing surgery and he ran through everything including the risks and was very sympathetic to my husband's pain.
Dr Kumar may be a very good surgeon and does explain things very well before surgery however his communication , manners, empathy and helpfulness ends at that point. At the 3 month post op appointment he spend maybe 3 minutes with us and asked one question. He had no interest in listening to how the last 3 months had Went or any current concerns. It was like his job was done doing the surgery and he couldn't care less about anything else after that. In one statement he said everyone handles surgery different and then in the next breath says that everyone should return to work at the same time with no regard to the type of job you have. I understand he must see a lot of cases of people purposely trying to abuse an insurance system but you cannot paint everyone with the same brush or assume everyone on insurance is out to scam. If you tell a patient they have a weight lifting restriction and the main pet of their job is lifting greater than that how can you return to work and follow his instructions, he did not seem open or willing to help with documentation for making workplace accommodations. If he does a surgery for you then you pretty much need to count on your family doctor for all after care needs, follow up and questions. Never had someone make us feel so undignified and insignificant before!
Extremely disappointed with this doctor. Horrible mannerisms, would not let me finish a sentence and tried to tell me my own level of pain! I have degenerative disc disease and live in constant pain for many years now and have been back and forth to physio with nothing helping. Dr Kumars solution was more pain meds! I would not let this doctor operate on my worst enemy!
Dr. Kumar wasn't interested in hearing any of my concerns whatsoever. He asked a few questions and rudely cut me off as I was replying. Stated that I didn't require any surgery and you indicated that that was the end of the session. This doctor was highly recommended by my doctor and I traveled almost five hundred kilometers for this appointment. It was a total waste of my time and energy
In Aug 2015 Mr Kumar put titanium between my c4 c5 c6 and c7 vertebrae in my neck, and he then in Feb of 2016 completed a procedure called a lamonectomy , where he removed the centre of my spine from the 1st lumbar, all the way down to my cocksis and rebuilt my back with pedical screws and titanium...it has been an incredible journey and Mr Anil Kumar is an incredible surgeon, and very professional, this guy is very very good !!!Thank you Doctor Kumar, M Treble
I am a 23 year old man and I had a herniated disc at l4/5 and l5/s1 with extreme pain that was nearly making it impossible for me to walk. Dr kumar got me an appointment within 1 week of calling him. During the appointment he explained everything that was wrong with my back, and how he was going to fix it. And the risks involved with doing so. He spent some time on the phone making calls to get me in for surgery. He was very professional , kind, and wanted to help. After my appointment he rushed me in for surgery the very next day. After the surgery I could walk normally again, and my pain was nearly gone. Now, a few months later im feeling even better, almost back to normal. Which is a great improvement after 1 1/2 years of pain and being screwed by wcb.
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