Ratings for Dr. Michael Cusimano
Overal, an amazing surgeon and an amazing human being! This doctor will care for you like family. He clearly puts his patients first. Nothing must outstanding things to say about this man. I would recommend him to anyone. His staff at St Mikes are also amazing! Thank you for everything you do, my life would not be the same without you.
Absolutely amazing neurosurgeon. Accolades to his extended team as well. Overwhelmed by the 'world class' level of care which I just received during my recent neorosurgery (microvascular decompression) with Dr Cusimano and his team at St Mikes. Thanks to their amazing skillan d care, I now have my life back. I will never complain again about our health care system here in Canada/Ontario. We are so fortunate here in this beautiful Canada.
Dr. Cusimano removed a tumour on my pituitary approx 6 years ago. When I was in recovery, one of the nurses had forgot to change some of my bandages and pee tube according to the mapped schedule. He flipped out on her, telling her that she is putting me at risk of serious infection and if she isn't capable of doing her job, she should find another one because she is literally putting lives at risk with her incompetence. From that point on all the nurses changes my bandages on time over the next few days. Excellent surgeon.
I am a 64 year old male diagnosed with a brain tumor, it was a meningioma, I was operated on by Dr. Cusimano at St Michael to remove the large tumor. Dr. Cusimano is one of the brightest and smartest brains we have in Canada. I am happy to say that his kindness, care and guidance was one of the best I have seen. I wish him continued success, happiness and health in life. Dr. Cusimano thank you for helping me through this difficult time. I like also to thank the administration staff, nurses for the kind help and support
We went to Dr. Cusimano because my wife was experiencing double vision and loss of balance. Eye doctors had confirmed that her eyes were OK, and that there was probably something going on in her brain. Dr. Cusimano was very thorough in evaluating her MRI and methodically and patiently confirmed his suspicions with in-office testing. He then explained what was happening and laid out what we had to do to follow up. In spite of the problems that are going on in her brain, it was a pleasure dealing with this kind and gentle man.
Dr. Cusimano just operated on my daughter in May and I am so thankful for him and his staff. Their skill and caring was first rate and his patience in dealing with me and my family was sincerely appreciated. We complain about our medical care constantly but I feel blessed for my daughter to have had access to this level of care and expertise at no cost whatsoever!! Amazing ! Thank you Dr. Cusimano.
Words cannot express my disdain for St. Michaels' Hospital and the so called professionals that work there. In September of 2012, I was suffering from a fragmented lumbar disc and went to the ER in search of help. After pumping me full of morphine they simply sent me home. At the time I could not walk, sit or even lie on my back. In the following two weeks, I lost one and a half inches of muscle mass on my left calf, had no ankle reflex and was suffering from severe nerve pain. After 8 weeks of agonizing pain, I was finally given an appointment to Dr. Cusimanos' office. Dr. Cusimano and his office administrator strung me along for more than a year sending me for nerve conduction tests and three more MRI's. His office never followed up and I often left numerous messages before receiving a call back, often weeks later. Upon my last appointment with him, he made it clear to me that the pain and dis-function in my leg/foot would always be a reminder of my work place accident. He almost seemed to get pleasure in making this pronouncement. He believed and stated that my condition would somehow get better on its own? After calling hundreds of times and begging for help he finally referred me to his colleague Dr. Howard Ginsberg who eventually booked me for surgery but then mysteriously cancelled it when I mentioned that I was experiencing bi-lateral nerve pain. In the end, he was also rude and unhelpful. Finally, after almost a year and a half of suffering from a compressed S1 nerve, I received help from a wonderful orthopedic surgeon in the west end of the city and underwent a microdiscectomy. This forty five minute procedure changed my life, and I continue to improve to this day. Since then, I have consulted with a few neurologists who state that if I would have received the care and surgical intervention I required in a more timely manner my nerve issues would have resolved much sooner and more completely. Shame on you St. Michaels Hospital, Dr. Cusimano and Dr. Ginsberg for not living up to the hippocratic oath.
Dr. Michael Cusimano's Credentials
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- University of Toronto (Grad. 1984)
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