Ratings for Dr. Peter Pommerville
I received care from Dr. Pommerville, I believe near the beginning of his career, in the mid 1980's. No other professional would believe the agony I suffered for years. I was sent to a psychiatrist, who truly thought my symptoms were "all in my head". This added to the hellish nightmare. Finally, I walked out on this psychiatrist one day, (who was "abusive" in more ways than I want to mention) and I said, "If you do not refer me to a urologist, I will report you", since I had read about a condition that sounded very similar to mine. I will never forget what Dr. Pommerville said to me (post cystoscopy) - "I have good news and bad news. You have Interstitial Cystitis. The good news is that I am going to treat you". From that day on, my life changed. I was treated with DMSO, Elmiron, and a few other meds. It took a bit of time to gradually get better, but believe me, it changed my life. I went from being suicidal because of the incessant and debilitating symptoms - to thriving beautifully and actually making something out of my life. My wish is that this doctor knows how much he helped me.
I have seen Dr. Pommerville on several occasions and I've always found both he and his staff to be very helpful, friendly and professional. He performed a vasectomy in his office in 2002, a vasectomy reversal at Victoria Day Surgery in 2007 (which was successful due to his forethought and procedure regarding the vas deferen length .... resulting in the birth of our son) and then a vasectomy in his office in 2010. I have also consulted Dr. Pommerville regarding low-T and thanks to him I have more energy now than I can ever remember having! My wife and I hold Dr. Pommerville in the highest regard and consider him to be an excellent Urologist and surgeon.
I had the misfortune to be "treated" by Pommerville during an ER visit at Vic General for what turned out to be a urinary stricture. Arrogant and dismissive to me and other staff. Very impatient and started ripping open packages and very harsh in attempting to help me - not at all concerned with pain he was causing. If I ever had to go to emergency again, I would call first and go to whichever hospital Pommerville is not at!
Dr. Pommerville has been my urologist for 8 years. I was diagnosed with a relatively uncommon condition which eventually needed major surgery. The prelude to surgery included a series of invasive injections wherein he treated me with kindness and concern. When Pommerville concluded the injections were unsuccessful, he contacted the specialist with the most experience in this condition, this involved my traveling to Ontario at my own expense. After the first, intricate surgery did not work fully, Pommerville arranged to have the Ontario specialist come to Victoria where, both doctors operated together to give me a successful result. Since that time, Dr. Pommerville has continued to care for me on a regular basis, his counsel and caring has made my situation very liveable. I am fortunate to be his patient.
I have known Dr. Pommerville for about five years – first as both my parents’ urologist and then as my own. I have always found him to be very professional and open to answering all questions. I find his staff to be very friendly and efficient. In my experience, his office environment is second-to-none. Simply put, I credit Dr. Pommerville with being instrumental in saving my life. I transferred my care to him after seeking a second opinion about a diagnosis of Interstitial Cystitis that I had received from a different urologist. Dr. Pommerville did an extremely thorough work up and correctly diagnosed that I had bladder cancer. He then referred me to another surgeon who had the skills and expertise to perform a very complicated surgery to remove my bladder and replace it with an internal pouch. I was impressed by his professionalism and for the fact that he seemed genuinely concerned that I get the best surgeon for my needs. I was very grateful to Dr. Pommerville for doing this because not having to live with a urostomy bag has greatly enhanced my quality of life. I confidently recommend Dr. Pommerville to other patients.
Dr Pommerville has been treating me for several months for prostate cancer. He is very experienced and after performing my biopsy gave me detailed info on my options. Discussions in his office have been clear and he has treated both me and my spouse with respect. He answered all my questions and gave me all the time I needed. I felt both he and his excellent staff were working with me as a team. His receptionist was particularly helpful with an insurance issue. He is knowledgeable and his medical recommendations were correct. Not an effusive personality but I am very satisfied with the care he is providing.
Dr Pommerville recently told my father, who is 90, that he didn't need to take cipro anymore. My dad doesn't have a bladder, had it removed many years ago, and is always on a low doseage of cipro to prevent bladder infections. Last week my dad ended up in emergency. He had a urinary tract infection that went to his kidneys, also has slight pneumonia AND sepsis. They almost 'lost' him in emergency the first night! This is the direct result of the not taking Cipro! Not sure why Dr. Pommerville told him (and my mother) that he didn't need to take cipro any more. NOT IMPRESSED!
Dr. Pommerville met with me and my husband regarding his diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma. Although Dr. Pommerville won't be performing the surgery, we found him to be very attentive, helpful and knowledgable. His calm demeanor was exactly what we needed, and he answered all of our million questions.
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