Ratings for Dr. Ercole Franco Leone
Dr.Leone treated me for high risk prostate cancer and the surgery went wrong. After trying to repair it 4 weeks later, I still suffer complete inconsistency, my PSA results after the surgery didn't go down to 0 but up. He didn't come after the surgery to check on me or explain to me what am I to expect and possible complications. He referred me to BC Cancer Agency and didn't even call to see how I was doing. In BC Cancer Agency I was told that my cancer could have been treated successfully with hormone therapy and radiation without the need of a painful and invasive surgery, in my case horribly performed. I'm depressed and lost faith that doctors are working towards the healing of their patience. Dr.Leone is insensitive, at times rude, and didn't even give me the option to consider different treatment which is criminal. Do not have a surgery with him, explore all your options, insist for a referral to speak with an oncologist before taking such a major step.
My experience with Dr Leone was zero. Had no more than a minute or two for me.I was sent to the hospital by him for a test. He admitted me without telling me. The kind of surgery I was given, was decided by him without informing me. I had cystoscopy on the day I was told to have prostate surgery. I was given surgery the one he decided without explaining it to me. Numbed from waste down without any info . I have no memory from the moment I entered the hospital till now. The few painful memory, but even that is lost. I always was a happy go guy. That is gone. I wish I could say something good about this Dr. He did not give me a minute out of He's busy schedule, I guess.
I wish I have never met thi doctor. I was referred to him. I was one of the unlucky person who had a turp without knowing what kind a surgery i had. My hospital stay at Mount Saint Joseph hospital was a pure he'll. I wish I had a chance to walk away.
He is one of the worst doctors you will ever encounter. Because I was relatively young he didn't try to help me. He gave me the same pills over and over. They manage my condition but didn't cure me. His recommendation were to "take a trip" He is really a bad doctor.
Never have I seen a specialist so prepared. He had my history preread before he came into the room and knew the results of all prior tests without even having to go back through my file. No redundant questions, personable, efficient, friendly, kind manner and very professional. Definitely determined to find answers. Second appointment was equally as impressive and I feel he truly cares. I would highly recommend him.
After waiting two months for an appointment, I finally had an appointment with Dr. Leone to have a cystocopy examination as requested by my GP. He was disengaged, seemed uninterested and in a hurry to leave as we had a very short, disjoined and unhelpful conversation. He did not offer any explanations, offer any helpful medical information or ask any useful questions. He said that the cystocopy could not be done that day/week, but will be scheduled for June, 2015 at Mount St. Joseph Hospital, which I was surprised and upset to hear I was then sent to his receptionist and was told that my "Surgery date" would be June 2, 2015, but a time has not yet been set, and it would be done under general anesthesia; a bladder biopsy would possibly also be done. I was told to expect a 3 to 4 hour wait in the hospital waiting room before the procedure might take place. I had to be accompanied by an adult when going home after the surgery. I was not given a choice regarding whether the procedure would be performed under general anesthesia or without, using a "numbing" gel as I wished. The receptionist ignored my objections to having a general anesthesia, delaying the procedure, and waiting for 3 to 4 hours for the procedure to be done. I was then given several forms to fill out in the lobby, requiring dr's names, dates of past medical treatments, etc. I was not told in advance to have that information available. It was overall an unfriendly, disorganized appointment that I do not wish to experience again. My overall view is that the appointment was disorganized, unhelpful, inconsiderate and frustrating. I plan on cancelling the procedure at Mount St.. Joseph Hospital and will not again make an appointment with Dr Leone.
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