Ratings for Dr. Philip Barnsley
In 2009 I cut my hand and severed multiple tendons while fishing in kitimat bc where I lived. There were no amenities to fix my hand up there so I flew to Nanaimo When arrived in Nanaimo I went to nrgh where I was met at the front door of the er by this doctor. I was in surgery within the hour. Dr Barnsley was fantastic. My hand was fixed and within 3 months I was back to active duty in law enforcement. I cannot say enough good things about this man and his staff. Getting hurt is. Ever fun, but this doctor made it efficient,and comfortable. Thank you.
5 stars. I have had several scar reversions done by Dr.Barnsley and each has turned out amazing. He is professional, compassionate, and caring. He is very knowledgable and won't suggest something he doesn't believe will work. Takes the time to discuss the procedure and give you a realistic outcome. Very friendly and easy to talk to, I've never had a bad experience. I travel 1.5 hours (each way) to see Dr.Barnsley and each visit is worth it! I recommend him to everyone.
Dr. Barnsley is an amazing surgeon and a great person all around. I had breast reduction surgery that was covered by MSP due to back pain and issues with my back. I am not overweight and live a healthy lifestyle. I have had back issues for over 10 years. It had gotten to the point where it was starting to effect my work and day to day life from all the pain I was in including regular tension headaches. I had thought about this procedure for a number of years but being young many physicians' had told me it would be best to wait until after I had children. I still have not had children and don't see this happening anytime soon. I did not want more years of being in pain. My pain was legitimate but I was also very concerned with my appearance at the end of it. In my initial consultation Dr. Barnsley was completely empathetic to my pain concerns and did not make me feel vain or unreasonable for being concerned with my appearance at all even though it was a medical reason. He completely understood where I was coming from and made me feel as though I could completely trust him. I made a list of questions before I went in which he appreciated and answered each question with out rushing me along. He did not make me feel like I was making a mistake by doing this before having children at all and put those fears to rest. I was very scared and nervous for my surgery. My second consultation before the surgery we discussed all my concerns again and he assured me I would be happy with the results. On the day of the surgery I was terrified for several reasons he sat with me and talked to me and put me at ease he really went out of his way to make me feel comfortable. After surgery my pain and healing process was exactly as he described it to be, it was not bad at all! I was also extremely happy with the appearance and sizing. He absolutely honoured how I wanted to feel about the appearance was always very honest with what to expect with both negatives and positives. The outcome all around was amazing and my expectations did not even come close to how I felt physically my back felt brand new and I was beyond happy with my appearance. It has been a few months since the surgery and I am still extremely happy with the results. His receptionist was also always professional and very friendly. She is very busy but always gets to you in a kind and timely matter. I can honestly say I am so thankful to Dr. Barnsley he truly changed my life in a very positive way. All of the nurses and everyone who helped me were also very kind and I always felt safe and well taken care of. Thank you so much to you and your staff!
Dr. Barnsley, has been kind, considerate and knowledgeable. His humour has helped guide me through a difficult, to my mind, breast reconstruction after cancer. I was unconvinced of how to approach this and he has been wonderful. His office staff is professional and respectful. The new office is very pleasing and comfortable. I am grateful for his bedside manner. Thank you Dr. Barnsley!!
I had to have my 30 year old breast implants removed which was hard for me to come to terms with. Dr Barnsley was insensitive saying to me "at least you won't look like a boy". After the surgery in the recovery room he handed me a RX for Tramadol and I said to him I can't take that because it interacts with another RX that I take. Instead of rewriting a different one he said "talk to the pharmacist. I went home without filling the RX because I didn't need to talk to Pharmacist I already knew I could not take it and 4 hours later I ended up in emergency dept. in excruciating pain. He has no idea how painful surgery can be and needs a lesson in empathy. I do not recommend this Dr.
I recently had breast reconstruction and augmentation surgery from Dr. Barnsley and I was overwhelmingly thrilled with the experience and results. Dr. Barnsley is an absolutely brilliant surgeon, with a kind and genuine disposition. I could not highly recommend him enough for plastic and reconstructive surgery. Very much looking forward to working with him again in the future.
Dr. Barnsley recently removed a spot from my cheek. I was so nervous and anxious - not knowing what to expect, how long healing time would be or how things would overall workout. He put all of my fears to rest the moment my husband and I met with him for my consultaion. He was so understanding and took all the time necessary to explain the process, healing time & what exactly to expect. When we left the office, we felt nothing short of relief (I had 3 weeks previously hopped off the operating table 'almost' under the knife, of another Nanaimo Plastic Surgeon) and was so happy that this experience was so much better for me. The day of the surgery was a breeze. We talked during the entire procedure...which was a great distraction for me. He described wound aftercare in order to make healing time the shortest. Two weeks post surgery, my one inch scar is barely visible. I went for my followup today and we 'hi-fived' my recovery process. Dr. Barnsley removed my fears and made this rather difficult situation (for me) into an experience that, although I don't wish to repeat, a pleasant one. If I ever require plastic surgery again, he would be the ONLY one I would go to. I cannot recommend him and/or his practice more. Also, kudos to his lovely receptionist. She too was very helpful, calming & comforting. The icing on the cake is the office atmosphere. Sparkling clean, comfortable, modern and classy. 5* rating in every way :)
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