Ratings for Dr. P. Nel
Almost had a unnecessary stint put into my gallbladder bile duct, thankfully got a second opinion and bile duct is clear and fine wasn't the issue - watch out! you may be having your gallbladder removed unnecessarily like most of our family members. if you do you should be taking "bile salt" for the rest of your life - don't suppose he told you that.
After a gallbladder attack 2 weeks ago (and being miss diagnosed 1 week ago by a dr. on call in Prince Rupert -Dr. Fennell) we were referred to Dr. Nel. patients Billirubin was at 200! and patient was very jaundice. Dr. Nel ran additional blood tests to review current status, ran CT scan and then proposed a ERCP (scope of the bile duct is what he suspected was needed). Gave patient pros and cons of this type of scope procedure (my concern was if a general anaesthetic was really necessary and of course the cons can be severe). Procedure went well, cleared the bile duct, no gallstones seen (drinking Apple Cider Vinegar last two weeks) and no tumours/malignancy. Referred to Vancouver for a ultrasound (not available in PR). Dr. Nel was thorough without being reckless and has taken very good care of his patient. Overall I was critical of all medical procedures but in retrospect this procedure was necessary and he seems to be fairly good at what he's doing.
Dr. Nel is a wonderful surgeon, with a great bedside manner. He's warm, friendly, modest, and approachable. He got me through a colonoscopy with nothing more serious than a bruised ego! He did a great job of explaining what to expect, and after the procedure he informed me that this "had been a good day," as he had removed a large polyp which, if left in place, could have become cancerous down the road. The way he expressed it, I felt like he was patting me on the back for making the wise decision to go through with the procedure, and showing me how it had paid off. IF YOU'RE OVER 50, OR HAVE OTHER RISK FACTORS, PLEASE CONSIDER A COLONOSCOPY. It doesn't hurt; you won't feel a thing before or after, and it could save your life. I was very nervous and it was a complete non-event. What are you waiting for?
Dr nel is an extremely talented and knowledgable surgeon, PR is lucky to have him on their staff. He is dedicated to his patients, and communicates clearly and directly to his patients when telling them about what is happening to them. He is supportive to the patient and the family. He really cares and is very talented and dedicated. I cant say enough good things about Dr.Philip Nel
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