Ratings for Dr. Darren Lazare
Dr. Lazare was brought in by another surgeon to assist with my obstetric fistula repair last summer. I didn't meet him pre-op, but his post-surgical care was excellent. He even met me after hours in clinic after a long day in the OR because I was freaking out thinking my symptoms had returned. It was not a medical emergency at all, but more of an emotional emergency. When everything turned out fine, he validated my concerns and didn't make me feel silly at all. He repaired my fistula the first time (it is a surgery with a 15-20% failure rate) and had excellent bedside manner. Great doctor!
He did NOT inform about dangers of synthetic mesh, although he wrote in his report that he did. He did not inform he would mesh for prolapse when it is NOT normally used according to other specialists. He attached the mesh to an area that is not normally involved according to other specialists. He inserted a mesh sling when the uro test done prior to surgery indicated no incontinance. All culminating into severe disabling complications - which he dos NOT take seriously or properly address post surgery. This has resulted in 4 follow up surgeries to have the mesh removed -- all of which could have been avoided had he informed of the dangers and documented reactions to mesh and had he disclosed exactly what he would be doing in surgery. He ensued trust in me and I foolishly allowed him to put mesh in me which has destroyed my life as I was. There are thousands of women who are suffering from disabling complications from infection and reaction to synthetic mesh and I would have not chosen it had I been properly informed of the possible and common complications which 5-10% of women experience.
Cannot say enough good things. As he specializes in this type of surgery he has excellent skills and the outcome for me has been good so far which is almost three months now. No issues. Such a relief to feel "normal" and not need to wear a pad for any reason. Youngish doctor with good communication skills. Staff are easy to contact via email and respond within a few hours. When I had a concern and wanted an appointment during the year wait time, I was given an appointment ASAP and following surgery I requested an appointment and was given one for the next day due to a cancellation. Highly recommend the surgery with mesh. Highly recommend this experienced doctor. Now I think fear of the surgery is from reading all the negative comments on line. Random bad things happen all the time, This surgery has been safe for me and I am grateful i had access to all the skills Dr. Lazare has. The staff at the surrey outpatients was excellent and there were no issues in going home the same day. .
I am in the process of having my problems diagnosed after having a problem with bleeding 22 years after menopause. I have a severely prolapsed uterus and am very impressed, so far, with Dr. Lazare's care and knowledge of my problems. He has a very relaxed style and helps me to be very calm and assured as to the treatment of my issues.
I just had my prolapse surgery done after a long wait. Dr. Lazare's care and concern in the office and both pre and post surgery was exemplary. He listens to you and provides a thorough explanation of all that you can expect and he has a very calming disposition. Even though it was a holiday the following day, he made sure I would be able to reach him by cell if there were any concerns. I only wish his surgeries were performed in Vancouver and not Surrey simply for the convenience. The staff at Surrey Hospital were lovely though.
I have nothing but good things to say About Dr Darren Lazare. I saw him January 24 2014 in Vancouver. He advised me what I should be doing until my operation which was February 14 2014.This is the first time in my life being(69) after having several operations that I was able to get off my bed and walk out the front door by myself and not walk like a ****en sailor as a nurse told a person picking me up the time before. I have felt very little pain and feeling much better. My only complaint would be that I'm putting on weight which I don't really like. Will see the doctor April 9 and will ask why & the bloating. I wish that I live closer to Vancouver so that I would not have a problem getting a ride to see Dr Lazare. I would recommend Dr Lazare to anyone. His bed side manners were above & beyond what is really required of anyone in any profession. I was very pleased with him INCLUDING HIS STAFF. Thank you for their support & kindness. LK
I went to see Dr. Lazare as I had prolapse and a leaky bladder after having three children. I waited forever to get into his office and couldn't ever get through to his receptionist. They just don't seem to answer their phone! Initially I thought he was very nice and explained my options but seemed to be set on doing surgery and promised that it would fix my problems... What a mistake!!! I'm still leaking, almost worse than before and the repair failed. I had so much pain for months following his surgery. I understand these things can happen, but when asked why, he just became rude and had no time for me. I was so disappointed and have had to see another gynaecologist who had to fix what he had done. Required another surgery. I would never recommend going to him. He is arrogant and just doesn't care. I think he has a god complex! Very disappointed.
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