Ratings for Dr. Robert Roy
I have had a great experience with Dr. Roy. He clearly explained the options I had regarding my fibroid tumours and provided me with the pros + cons of each option. I felt very confident that he had my best interests in mind. Great interactions pre and post surgery. Really happy that I was referred to him. Very genuine, supportive and helpful.
I was 41 when I saw him for a very large fibroid; he went on & on about how big it was and how he'd never seen one that big during the exam. Then he put me on the pill for a year. He said surgery was needed, meds were unreliable; he didn't go into the type of surgery. A year later, he asked me very firmly if I would take surgery. I was freaked out & put it off for a year. He told me to either get the surgery from him or wait until I had to go to Emergency for complications. The next year I went back at the request of my GP to ask Q. I had to ask point blank what the surgery was (hysterectomy), I had to ask point blank if he'd leave my ovaries in (yes; he never volunteered this info). Then he told me "you're over 42, statistically you can't have kids so I'm going to do a hysterectomy". I saw another gyno, it was not nearly that bad. The surgery options were different (cut the blood off to the fibroid) & they were not so dire. My recommendation: unless it's something very simple, or it involves cutting almost everything out, find another gyno. The only people I know who've liked him had to have almost everything cut out.
I am extremely displeased with my experience with Dr. Roy. I found a very small white patch on my v**** which he biopsied. When the time came for my appointment to discuss the results he was called away to deliver a baby which is totally understandable. I was fit in to a spot later in the day and he rushed me through the diagnosis and prescribed a steroid cream for the itching he said. It wasn't very itchy at the time and he didn't explain how the cream was effective in preventing it from spreading nor what the serious effects of it spreading could be. Once I found it getting extremely itchy and the patch spreading I asked for another consult, especially because there are serious side effects to misusing the steroid cream: thinning the walls of the v***** and causing potential bleeding. He brushed me off and said I should come back in six months. Five months later this thing is spreading significantly and most importantly sex is extremely uncomfortable. I have since read more about the condition and early treatment is critical. You can stop it in its tracks but you don't cure it. I feel that Dr. Roy didn't take this seriously and now my sex life with my husband has gone from being really good to virtually non-existent. Dealing with the receptionist is difficult at the very least. It's like she's doing you a big favour to make an appointment. I just got my family doctor to send a referral to the office because he's booking now outside of the six month window where you need a new referral. After getting that to her she says there are no openings AT ALL through the end of March and his hospital schedule is not set for April so she can't book then either. Plus she seems kind of happy about it. Wow. I'm going to seek out a new gynaecologist.
I met Dr. Roy through an ER stay at BBY General. I continued care with him, and find him to be knowledgeable, caring and one of the few doctors who will take the time to call you at home if needed. He is also willing to listen and I find him to be compassionate. However, I have continually had issues with the front desk staff, and find the receptionist difficult to deal with, causing me to avoid booking appointments with this office.
I had moved to Burnaby and was sent to Dr. Roy. I had previously been diagnosed with endometriosis and had surgery done to remove cysts. I told Dr. Roy I was having the same pains I had experienced before my surgery. Without even doing a pelvic ultrasound, he wanted to book me for surgery. In the meantime, I went to another gyno who did a pelvic ultrasound, found out I had a cyst on one of my ovaries and put me on medication to shrink it. Surgery was not needed. I'm glad I didn't stay with Dr. Roy.
Dr. Roy is terrific! I've been going to him for several years for a simple skin condition and he's always in top of it. He also removed my Fallopian tubes and it was an easy, quick surgery with no problems. His bedside manner is awesome, he is prompt and always seems to care about the patient! I would certainly recommend him!
After trying for exactly a year .. Nov to nov, and being wrongly diagnosed 6 times given 4 different types of medicine 2 of them repeats.. Then a different gyno, only to still be in cured as well as still no diagnosis.. I went to Dr. Rob Roy and he found abnormal ( precancerous cells) in my cervix .. I was scheduled for a colposcopy rite away and then saw a quarter sized white patch on my cervix rite at entrance of my uterus .. So I'm schedualed for leep/laser surgery ... I am very scared but at least now I am on my way to recovery ... And in the time I first met Dr, Roy and he found the problem all in a month and half time ! What a waste of my last year I could have caught the problem so much sooner if only I went to Dr. Roy in the first place!
Dr Roy is awesome! He is kind and caring with an excellent bedside manner. I enjoyed him as a doctor and as aperson. He delivered both of my daughters. My second pregnancy was challenging and he was so compassionate. I recall him offering a hand to help me up from a lying down position at each visit. I would recommend him to anyone! My only complaint is how backed up appointments always are bit I believe that is because he spends the required time with each patient and that often puts him behind.
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