Ratings for Dr. Salim Esmail
This "doctor" performed 2 knee surgeries on my right knee before I was 21 based soley on xrays. The first orthoscopic wasn't so bad other than it didn't actually fix anything. The next surgery a year and a half later caused some problems. Ugly nasty scar across the outer side of the knee and a "bone horn?" On the outer side of my knee. Turns out my quad wasn't attached to my femur properly. I am needing surgery on both knees now and I seriously hope they don't try to refer me back to this yahoo.
WARNING this is a WCB worker trained to disregard you, my injury had been disregarded and misdiagnosed, girlfriend hurt her shoulder at work 3 years ago still in pain today, back at work after a short time off through WCB, x-rays showed minor joint problems , nothing had been done , today shes still in pain with the injured shoulder... This doctor is absolutely the most anti social A-hole I have ever came to deal with... He did not listen to me at all when I tried to make it easier on him and describe the exact condition of my injured joint, instead he kept mumbling some story to his digital recorder and ignored anything that I was asking for. I felt like I was an object not a human being in his office... I would never ever return to his office , he was a complete disappointment. I would love to be able to perform on my job that lousy and get paid top dollars for nothing. You see this name Salim Esmail on your referral simply throw it in the garbage and ask for another doctor.
I've been seeing Dr. Esmail for years - I think he's a god send - my pain has been nil since seeing him, and I had spend years going to physio therpaist, sports injury specialists, massage therapy, chiropractors, accupuncturist, so many, I'm sure I've forgotten some. Not sure why the reviews are so incredibly opposite. Grateful that my experiences have been 100% positive.
This doctor sees patients for WCB. Why an orthopedic surgeon is seeing patients with brain trauma is beyond me. Instead of listening to my complaints about my injury, I was told I was depressed and he spent 25 minutes trying to prescribe me anti-depressants, despite both my wife and I telling him I am not depressed. All that said, he did seem knowledgable about medicine, but his role seems to be in contradiction to his specialty.
If I could give this "hack" zero's - I would. As soon as he saw me, he told me I needed surgery on my knee - before doing any tests. That should have been a red flag, but I thought he knew what he was doing. After surgery I went to physio as I was told and was making no progress. I went back to him for a follow up and was told I was fine, but gave me some "nerve blocker" shots anyways to help with the pain and sent me on my way. Long story short...1 1/2 years later, still couldn't walk without crutches and in pain when I applied pressure. I went to a chiropractor and surprise - my knee was out of joint (due to his inabilites to perform a proper surgery or follow up) A week later I was fine. I also found out later, when I read the surgical report from the physiotherapist, that what he told me he did in surgery was a lie. I don't think this guy should be in practice, I definetly would NEVER let anybody I know go to him. If it is "fast" to get in to see a specialist, there is a reason.
Okay, this is a little weird as I took my mother to see him regarding injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, I was a little concerned when the appt was at 7pm, the office had nothing in it, no medical files, no reception, just a couple of chairs in a 10x10' room and an adjoining 10'x10' room if that. This office is in Toronto, so he is currently practicing in both cities. Be careful, he did not speak much to my mother, didn't look at her (wouldn't have let her remove any articles of clothing in this location) Not sure what his final report will be, starting to get skeptical about doctors!!
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