Ratings for Dr. Michael Ford
My experience is that without Dr Ford even I might have given up on life & all it has to offer. I met him while he was a senior resident with the legendary Dr Hall. I found him amazing then as I do now. I have had bad luck throughout my entire adult life regarding my spine issues and he always supports me by doing the “right” thing. Spine problems are very complex and no one has worked harder than Dr Ford to help me. This has been a life’s journey for me and the doctor and I am extremely appreciative of his expertise.
The best and I have seen many, I have scolisis and had a prior surgery when I was younger. Dr Ford was confident that he could help me he was very proffesional , he explained every part of the surgery to me I was very comfortable with him, he had no issues modifying my ealier surgery to accomidate my new surgery..I was in surgery over 12 hours and it went very well, he monitored me for the next two years afterward.. He is an excellent doctor so glad I found him and had him take care of me. His staff is the best..
Its unfortunate this doctor works for the insurance because i beleive he would of actually been able to help me with my herniated disc had i been able to see him myself. The defenders insurance sent me to this doctor and when i met hik it was basically 14 minutes of chat and 1 minute of actual assessment. He completed his report a couple weeks later and it basically said i am fine on the paper to the defenders insurance. Luckily i have evidence of the entire visit and will use this against him to prove he lies and woks for the insurance.
I waited a long time to see Dr Ford. He studied my test and made me redo s couple. He also had all my previous test sent to him. He did a very detailed interview with me. Asked about everything! He is a amazingly informed scientist. He gets to the core of the problem. I have had 2 prior surgeries on my back and all were amazing Drs who did their best. I did allot of research however and came to the conclusion that Dr Ford is a very skilled and sought after surgeon. The cases he takes on are the ones other surgeons wash their hands of!! Thank Gid for his talented hands
5 yrs ago Dr Michael Ford performed a mini discectomy for a herniated disc at L5 that " ran into problems " according to his post- op explanation . The surgery took 3 times the time amounted he had predicted . He did not see me after surgery or before my discharge the next morning . I was not given any post - op instructions although I asked then and again when I went for post - op check- ups . I left the hospital in pain and live in chronic pain to this day and can not sit for more than 15- 30 mins without pain . I depend on Opoids to be able to function . Most of my interests are now impossible ,; I had to give up golf , gardening , skiing , dining out , going to the theatre and plays , belonging to any organizations where people sit . I can walk but cannot sit so even have to travel lying down . This has irrevocably changed the life of my spouse and myself . I have seen other specialists who cannot undo the damage . He was cold and displayed a total lack of compassion when I repeatedly returned in pain . 3 mons post - op he dismissed me with a referral to a pain clinic and a repeat prescription for Oxycodone .
I can't believe that this doctor from a reputed Hospital works for the insurance company. I was in a car accident and off work for two years as (I suffered a whiplash) and he tried to tell me that my spine injuries were not due to the accident and it was purely age related. Give me a break!! are you kidding me?? He then said that I didn't have to do anything after the accident and the pain would have gone away in one year. What a joke!!.....I can't believe that Sunnybrook has such terrible doctors.
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