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Dr govender was rude arrogant and not helpful at all .
I have been dealing with back pain for 8 months and was sent to him in hopes that he would have some insight on what was going on . He told me that the purision was not pinching my nerve ending , and that lots of different things could be causing my pain and symptoms and to quite smoking . When I tried to explain my symptoms he told me flat out he did not care , that it wasn't surgical and proceeded to lecture me about smoking. I was horrified with him manerisums and would not recommend this Dr to anyone.
Dr. Govender took extremely good care of me, he was knowledgeable, kind, patient, and extremely professional. His staff, both in his office and in the OR were fabulous, throughout the whole surgery experience I felt cared for and that I as a patient truly mattered. Dr. G and his OR staff even stayed extremely late (8:30 pm) to do my surgery which had been booked at 3:30, but emergencies happen, even though it is stressful to wait, I was treated very well.
Thank You Dr Govender and staff
I was referred to Dr Govender for symptoms including pain and numbness in my hands and arms.
Dr Govender was very informative and thorough in his analysis of my situation .
I found him to be kind and empathetic to my concerns and fears regarding spinal surgery
Ultimately he operated and fused my 5/6 vertebrae.
I have had 100% recovery and am back to a pain free active life.
His evaluation and skill as a surgeon have changed my life.
Everything was thoroughly explained and every detail was as expected.
I could not recommend him as anything but excellent!
Just like the rest ,I was in need of a Neurosurgeon, I was recommended also to him.to be fair to him, there is lots worse and lots better, some are quacks and some are normal. I think he is super smart, so smart that this complex that we speak of is so normal to him that it has become his personality. My issue is this, you forget where you came from, you are not going back to the trill of each patient having a unique condition ,and I would bet he finds that out with each surgery he preforms. I personally don't like the fact that I am treated like ,I know what the problem is because have seen this before. Then some of the things he said don't match ,so I know it wasn't the same as he had seen before. Anyway he is ok if taken with a grain of salt, I do like his intelligence, but it does scare me. I hope if this is read it will be humbling and those books , that's where it started from. Reading .....
Dr Govender Was the first doctor to who finally listened to me and told me that I should have been sent to him years earler !! I had an MRI in 2011 and was told by family doctors and specialist that no one would operate on "just neck pain" turns out it wasn't just neck pain!! My spinal cord was pinched and I was on my way to permeant damage. I had my surgery about 4 months ago and I feel like it has given me a new lease on life. I am very grateful for his knowledge and help. We don't always hear what we want from Doctors, and I think some times we may confuse this with a lack of compassion. I would much rather have a doctor that doesn't operate on me because it won't help then a doctor who does just to make his patients happy and tell them what they want to hear. Doctors don't study for years to become our friends. Neck and back pain is an awful condition to live with!! But just because a doctor can't help you surgically does not make him a bad Doctor.
I have read all the negative comments regarding this doctor; however, so far I have had a good experience with him. I have not had to contact him yet regarding issues, so things might change. I had my surgery on a Friday, and he came every day to see me until my discharge on Tuesday.
I have to agree with the other comments I'm sorry that I have been sent to a arrogant, egotistical, no concern for the patients pain and feelings. I found him unprofessional he should learn the patient knows their body better than he does. I had surgery once before in the neck my symptoms are the same as the last time telling me that the pain I am going through has nothing to do with the neck. It's my neck I feel what I feel don't tell me what I am suppose to feel.
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