Ratings for Dr. Mark Chiu
I recently (April 16th) had Dr. Chiu perform a Full left Knee Replacement surgery at Langley Memorial Hospital. I had been suffering for several years with arthritis, and bone on bone contact which inflicted pain at every step. I was referred to Dr. Chiu several months prior for my 1st examination, and found the experience professional, and to the point. Diagnosis was that I could wait or decide upon the surgery and go on the waiting list, which I decided to do. The day I arrived at Langley Memorial Hospital, was a little concerned, as I did not know what to completely expect. However once I was processed and sent to the post operating area, everything went quickly and I was treated patiently, with full instructions by all staff. After that everything went seamlessly, and upon Dr. Chiu's arrival, he explained what would happen during the complete procedure. Well all can tell you from post op, to waking up to Dr. Chiu and his staff in the surgery room, they told me all went well, and we had a perfect procedure. From that day until now ( 4 weeks) I have been in following complete instructions, and also signed up for Physiotherapy to help in quick recovery. I have been 2 weeks in Phsio, and am currently walking with very little pain, and no crutches, or cane. As a matter of fact I have not used the crutches or cane for the over 2 weeks. I am in full recovery, and as my physiotherapist says he cannot believe how fast I am progressing and healing. I do believe that with help of the medication, taken when needed and the professional care from that day in Surgery, care from staff at Langley Memorial Hospital, and the staff and surgical care from Dr. Chiu, that I will have a good Knee for the next 25 years. I highly recommend Dr. Chiu. Thank You Kari Lumme
Saw Dr. Chiu for a cortisone injection for frozen shoulder, when I questioned him whether or not it should be radiology guided (which worked for me last time) he assured me he knew exactly where to place the injection so I proceeded. Did absolutely nothing, zero pain relief. Condescending manner as well. Kept asking me questions with related to T2 Diabetes when I clearly stated that I have Type 1 Diabetes.
Dr. Mark Chiu is a kind, knowledgeable surgeon. He replaced my hip and did a fantastic job. The after surgery care was really good and left me feeling confident and strong. Staff is super as well. I would recommend Dr. Chiu to anyone wanting joint surgery. He is the best.
I was very nervous about this operation. But after 9 days I am walking unassisted. As usual I cant get a hold of him and that is fine .But if I could I would say Thank you. My bowed leg is gone my leg is straight and 1/2 inch longer than my right. I can walk. and as soon as he does my right leg they will be the same length . Dr. Chiu is great . seek him out. you will not be disappointed.
Dr.Chiu Replaced my right knee with great success. No infection, great detailed post op care. I am now waiting for him to replace my left knee. I trust him implicitly .. Lauren , runs his office and she is caring as well as very helpful. An all around positive experience. Although not his fault, the wait list for surgery is appalling. Very frustrating to suffer for so long. There are some Dr out there with shorter wait lists but Dr CHIU is worth the wait.
On May 20/16 Dr. Mark Chiu completed a Partial Meniscectomy and a Cartilage debridement on my left knee arthroscopically. Now, 13 days later I would say that his surgery has been very successful. For over a year I had excruciating pain in my left knee. It didn’t matter if I walked or just laid in bed, the “lightning” strike type pains came out of nowhere. After my MRI, it was determined that I had a tear in my Medial Meniscus. The jagged edges protruding into the knee caused the pain. Unfortunately, in our medical system, there was a waiting time to see orthopedic surgeons, especially the good ones. When making the appointment I spoke to Lauren his Medical Office Assistant. She was exceptional. She showed genuine concern, was knowledgeable, and tried to set up an appointment which worked well with my obligations. When I was able to see Dr. Chiu I was also impressed. In his office he has plaster casts of the knee and was able to show me the knee parts with the medial and lateral meniscus, ACL, cartilage, ligaments and tendons, etc. Knowing that a meniscus was torn he explained the arthroscopic surgery as well as giving me an option to have a hyaluronic solution injected during the operation to help keep the knee “oiled” . Sometimes as a senior, myself being 74 years old, many of us have sensed that Doctors are not as concerned with the surgery as they would be with much younger people. However, in my situation, Dr. Chiu, gave me as much attention as I received when I was a 21 year old athlete. A week before the operation, I had some concerns and wanted to see him. Knowing the waiting list, I was pleasantly surprised that Lauren was able to have me come after the last patient of the day. Dr. Chiu saw me again and alleviated my concerns, although he was done for the day. After the knee operation I woke up and had a folder showing the “Arthroscopy Findings”. There was a diagram of the knee and the procedures performed pointing to the various parts of the knee – which was very helpful. On June 2, Dr. Chiu removed the stitches and gave me a colour picture of my knee showing the difference before and after the surgery. Hopefully, I will not require any more knee surgeries but if I do, I certainly would choose Dr. Chiu and his Medical Office Assistant.
1. If you don't want faxes, don't publish your fax number! When I objected to his secretary's advice that "it is not appropriate for you to fax Dr. Chiu", Dr. Chiu dismissed me as his patient, after I sent him a 4th or 5th fax in 18 months. He dissed me, even though he had operated on my left shoulder and I was awaiting a similar operation on my right shoulder. Damage to my shoulders occurred in 2012 as a result of neck surgery - I was strapped down too tightly on my back - anterior cervical discectomy & fusion - causing injuries to both supraspinatus tendons. Not only do I have, as known to this good doctor, chronic neck pain due to my 3 acd&f surgeries, but also, for the past 3 years, pain in both shoulders. And the shoulder Dr. Chiu operated on (left) is now, after 4 months, twice as painful as it was before the surgery! Maybe it is a Godsend that Dr. Chiu did not operate on my right shoulder. For, I am told by a leading orthopod in the U.S., it is inadvisable to operate on a senior's shoulder tendons due to age. It is like mending the knees of an old pair of jeans, he states. As they become worn and threadbare, they cannot be repaired! So, perhaps, just maybe, this 69 year old should not have had the surgery in the first place. This certainly gives one food for thought, and hopefully anyone reading this will also think twice about going "under the knife" unless absolutely necessary. And also, if surgery is elected, make sure you know your surgeon and his or her expectations at the outset, not 1 1/2 years later!
Dr. Chiu performed surgery on my crushed ankle and leg and did a fantastic job. Very nice and caring, and did a great job of fixing it when it was so badly broken. I had my hardware removed as well, and the surgery went great and his staff is great as well. Highly recommend him!
I had Dr Chui as my follow up doctor for a badly broken leg and he performed surgery on a clavicle that had been non unon for 10 years. I was very happy with him and his staff. He is very thorough and professional. He was clear with his concerns and convinced me to quit smoking. Excellent follow up. I would highly recommend him.
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