Ratings for Dr. M. Moodley
Had a very basic hernia operation by him. He did fine. Pre-Op meeting in his office required extensive wait -- almost no point in arriving on time -- you will wait. He's very blunt which doesn't bother me, but may put off some. Some of the negative comments here seem over-the-top compared with my experience. I have no reason to assume he's anything but a competent surgeon.
Is there a zero rating???? My aunt almost died thanks to this man. She had been having gallbladder complaints for yrs. The family doc sent her for tests and said she needed to see a surgeon to have her gallbladder out. Upon seeing Dr. Moodley, he said the test done was inaccurate and a waste of time and sent her for another test. They never called back for follow up appt. After 3 months my aunt called and asked if she should not see him at the very least to get her results, so the receptionist set her up with an appt. On the next visit Dr. Moodley ordered another test. Again no follow up, this time my aunt called back with in a month. It was another month until before she got an appt. When she saw him prior to Christmas she was told that she had sludge in her gallbladder and it wasn't an emergency even though she told him she was sick and in pain all the time, he scheduled her for surgery in April. In Feb. she had a horrible attack and ended up in ER. She was sent home with no answers except to wait for the surgery that was not scheduled until end of April. A week later she was taken to Toronto. They did surgery. They said they had not seen anything so bad....her gallbladder was so swollen it had adhered to the liver, pancreas, colon and small bowel. A fistula had developed between the gallbladder and the colon and fecal matter was passing freely up into the gallbladder and back into the colon. They removed the gallbladder part of the liver, 20% of the colon and she went septic. She has had several complications. She was in hospital for over a month. The infection was so bad they had to leave the wound open and be packed to allow to heal from the inside out. No one in todays days age should almost die from gallbladder. Something is really amiss here. Run don't walk away from this doctor. Well I guess it doesn't allow for zero rating...have to give 1 star.
DO NOT GO TO THIS DOCTOR!!! Dr. Moodley saw my sister in her hospital room after she was admitted through the emergency dept. because she was passing out, falling, and when she regained consciousness she couldn't use her legs for a few hours and was very weak, confused, not making any sense when talking. She had just had another "attack" approx. two hours prior to seeing Dr. Moodley. Without checking any past medical information or doing any testing, he cancelled the MRI the emergency doctor had arranged and sent her home in a taxi!! Definitely not my idea of medical care!
Had this doctor to check out my diverticulitis, he in our initial meeting called me and my doctor a liar and said my GP didn't know what she was talking about.. He is THE most useless and rude doctor I have ever met.. When I told him I would not be talked to in that manner that he was rude and insulting.. He said that he would be unable to help me.. Nice ethics.. So I got up and looked him in the eye and told him he was an a-hole and I wouldn't let him operate on me if the was the last Fu--ing doctor on earth and left his office.. Oya.. forgot to mention he triple books.. their were 3 of us there waiting in the office for a 2:30 appt.. So he is an a-hole and is milking the system for money.. He needs to checked out by some sort of review board.. Mike Lobzun...
Arrogant, hostile, abusive. He walked into the room angry and seemed to think he had some right to behave in an unprofessional and vile manner. He would ask questions, answer them himself, and admonish me for giving the wrong answer. When he actually allowed me to answer, he would repeat the question 3 times because the omniscient doctor-god wanted a different, versus accurate, answer. This man has serious problems that require investigation by an appropriate professional body. I would be afraid that his excesses would influence the quality and safety of surgery depending upon whether you happened to catch him on a day where his mood is stable or a day like I experienced. I wouldn't risk it.
Dr Moodley recently operated on my father. It's only 4 weeks post op but everything seems to be a success. Dr Moodley has taken a great deal of time at each visit to explain things and answer all our questions. He has extensive skill with laparoscopic surgery procedures. He provides all alternatives and gives clear recommendations. Having sat with us for lengthy periods of time during visits clearly explains why wait times are so lengthy. But the wait is well worth the information and treatment he offers. He continues to support my fathers aftercare.
After waiting 2 hrs for my appointment, and watching patients go in, who checked in after me, I found out that they had lost my referral, so just skipped me with no explanation. They asked me to come back another day, but after asking if I would have to wait 2 hrs again, they let me in right away. I was told BY THE DOCTOR, that for my procedure, I would be put under sedation, not feel anything, and wake up after the procedure without even knowing that I had it done. The nurses said I may feel cramping and discomfort. However, the sedation was completely ineffective, and it was excruciatingly painful. I told them that the sedation was not working. I was wailing in agony, and at one point, I was shushed. They did not slow down, offer more sedation, or console me at all. I feel like I was tortured and abused. It was a horrible experience. I feel lied to and deceived. I realise this may be rare, but they should have done something, seeing how much agony I was experiencing. Do no harm!
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