Canada Surgeons

Cynamyn

New Member
Dr. Cathy Hsu Vancouver/Victoria

Dr. Hsu has comepleted the cleft lift on my husband. She is very kind, allows you to ask questions and will even draw diagrams for the different surgical options. She has taken over (for a short time) for Dr. George Porter in Victoria BC (he is on the non-us list). Dr. Porter is who we made the appt. with but found out he was retiring and saw Dr. Hsu in his place. She is not a colon & rectal surgeon, her specialty is micro-invasive but she is very knowledgable when it comes to Pilonidal and Dr. Bascoms work. This is the address:

405-1120 Yates Street
Victoria, BC V8V 3M9
(250) 384-8154



She is going back to Vancouver to practice, but I'm sure they can provide contact info for her.
 

mickey

New Member
I had 4 surgeries by Dr. Robin Mcloud. She is the head of surgery. very nice woman...and she does it under a local.

here is her information:she works out of Mount Sini Hospital downtown toronto:
McLeod, Robin SYes Div Gen Surgery
600 University Ave, Rm 449
Toronto, ON M5G 1X5
CANADAP:(416) 586-4800
 

Crystal

New Member
leper;42758 said:
He's a general surgeon but he see's 3 of these cases a day, and said that excisions and flaps are barbaric, he opts for a more conservative pit picking and cyst removal method... He's in Ottawa beside the Riverside Hospital...


Do you have contact information for this surgeon. Right now I'm with Dr. Martin S. Friedlich and I'm looking for a second opinion before my surgery.
 

NorthernGirl

New Member
Hi Crystal,

I originally read that post too and it was the reason I contacted Dr. Monaghan. The bad news: When I actually went to see Dr. Monaghan, I found out he doesn't perform the pit picking procedure (it was the one I was hoping for), but only performs open excisions. The good news: He is excellent at what he does (the open excisions). All of my aftercare nurses raved about him and I had a very positive experience with him (I have been completely healed from my open excision for about 5 months now).

Here is his office number: (613) 733-0964 His office is on the Riverside campus of the Ottawa hospital.

Good luck!
 

canpil

New Member
pilonidal surgery in Montreal

Please recommend me a surgeon that performs the surgery in Montreal (cleft lift preferred, but if not, a good surgeon is OK also), or please tell me if you had a bad experience with a surgeon, to stay away from him(her). Thanks! (I couldn't find anyone in Montreal, by searching the forums)
 

NorthernGirl

New Member
Hi canpil,

You may want to check out the Non-USA Bascom list: http://www.pilonidal.org/forums/showthread.php?t=7907

I think there is a surgeon from Montreal on the list. I haven't heard anything about him, good or bad, and I am curious as to whether or not he performs the cleft lift. You might want to give him a call. If he does perform the cleft lift, please post his name here: http://www.pilonidal.org/forums/showthread.php?t=9403&page=4&highlight=Canada
because right now there is only one surgeon in Canada who anyone is aware of who performs the cleft lift and she's out in Victoria.
 

canpil

New Member
Thank you NorthernGirl; unfortunately there are no surgeons from Montreal on that list, so I will have to continue to look for one.
 

happybum

New Member
Oakville Surgeon

Dr Duncan Rozario based in Oakville, Ontario is a fantastic surgeon.

I would highly recommend him for PS primary closure surgery.

He has excellent post-op care as well.

I am PS free for the last 4 years since my operation because of him !!
 

KAD23

New Member
im looking at going to dr monaghan, can anyone tell me roughly what the cost of the procedure is and if theres any expenses after the op and this might sound silly but if you can give me a rough price, please let me know if its tax inclusive, im from south africa and came over on a 1 year visa and my back flared up *sigh* ive had 3 other surgeries and this surgeon sounds excellent so if possible id like to go straight to him. oh and everthing is tax inclusive in south africa which is why i asked, Thanks alot.
 

NorthernGirl

New Member
KAD23;63783 said:
im looking at going to dr monaghan, can anyone tell me roughly what the cost of the procedure is and if theres any expenses after the op and this might sound silly but if you can give me a rough price, please let me know if its tax inclusive, im from south africa and came over on a 1 year visa and my back flared up *sigh* ive had 3 other surgeries and this surgeon sounds excellent so if possible id like to go straight to him. oh and everthing is tax inclusive in south africa which is why i asked, Thanks alot.

Hi KAD23: You will probably have a hard time getting an answer to this on here, as those of us who live in Canada permanently have all of our health care expenses covered by provincial health insurance plans. I had surgery with Dr. Monaghan a year ago and I never saw a single bill - it was all covered without me having to file anything. You will probably have additional costs from the hospital (he operates out of the Queensway-Carleton, although he office is on the Riverside Campus of the Ottawa hospital). You may need to call both his office d the Queensway-Carleton to get the full total. You may also want to look at applying for some sort of health insurance to see if you can get this covered.

Either way, I highly recommend Dr. Monaghan.
 

kingpaolo

New Member
Edmonton Doctor

I finally had my consult with a colo/rectal Dr. in the Millwoods area.
Dr. Cionna working out of the tawa centre. He is familiar with the Bascom techniques, he's young, willing to try all conservative approaches before excision. First class. I'm scheduled for a procedure suggested by one of John Bascom's colleques. I'm pumped!!
 

kingpaolo

New Member
Edmnton Alberta, Canada Surgeons

Dr. Ciona,
Understands Pilos, and the Bascom conservative techniques..
Highly recommended,

205-3017 66 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T6K 4B2
(780) 461-6012
 
Vaughan Surgeon

If anyone North of Toronto is looking for a great surgeon for an excision you should definitely check out Dr. David Weizman in Vaughan. His office is right at Keele and Rutherford and he does surgery at York Central Hospital (which is on Major Mac between Bathurst and Yonge). He was very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and has one day a month where he does Pilonidal surgeries all day. He is a general surgeon but specializes in Laparoscopic, Endoscopy and Colorectal surgery. I seriously cannot have enough good things to say about him. I had been to a number of doctors and surgeons trying to find someone who seemed competent and knew their stuff with do my excision and was so happy to meet him. Not only was he great, his receptionist was the nicest person ever!! The next available date for my excision (about a month away) was a few days before my birthday, and she insisted that I shouldn't have my birthday ruined and managed to squeeze me in for surgery THE VERY NEXT DAY! I went in for the appt at 4 on one day and was having surgery the next morning at 11! I know I was lucky to get squeezed in, but even his 1 month wait time was better than the 3 - 4 month waits I had heard everywhere else. It was 3 weeks and 2 days from the time I went to my doctor asking for another referral until the day I had surgery.

The only concern I had going in was that he only did local anesthetic. I asked if I could get general and he said if i felt very strongly about it then it could be arranged but he recommended local because it was a lot more comfortable in the hours after the surgery. I trusted him and I would actually recommend it after experiencing both. I had a general anesthetic for my drainage and woke up in a lot of pain and couldn't move or walk or do anything for about 45 minutes. I felt woozy and out of it for hours, but with the local just hopped off the table and got dressed and took enough painkillers that I didn't even notice when the numbing wore off and hour or two later.

I've had 3 different home care nurses and each one has commented on how neat and well done the excision was. So anyone north of Toronto who doesn't want to wait 5 months for Dr. Nancy Down or doesn't want to take a chance with an unknown surgeon, get your doctor to refer you to Dr. David Weizman!!!
 

canucklehead

New Member
Bascom Technique in Vancouver?

I contacted the Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. This is what I received. Encouraging.
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Dr Carl Brown, Manoj Raval and[Terry Phang are colorectal specialists familiar with the Bascom technique for pilonidal disease.You would need to have a referral sent fromyour family doctor withyour medical information.

Their office tel. number is 604-806-8711, fax 604-806-9604.

[Sincerely,
Jasmin Lidington
Executive Director
Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
774 Echo Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5N8
tel: (613) 730-2576
fax: (613) 730-1116
e-mail: jlidington@rcpsc.edu
 

NorthernGirl

New Member
Peterborough surgeon - might perform cleft lifts

Another poster thought that Dr. Stephen Martin in Peterborough might be performing cleft lifts. His office number is RETIRED. If anyone does speak with him, and finds out if he performs cleft lifts, please post it on here.
 

Needasurgeon

New Member
I recently wrote to Dr. Martin, and his receptionist replied stating that he was semi-retired, and no longer performed cleft lifts.
 

calimedeiros

New Member
i live in toronto, just had my surgery done in brampton by dr malik, seemed pretty good, i guess he also specilizes in this type of surgery
 

Toronto_guy

New Member
comforting sounds;65524 said:
If anyone North of Toronto is looking for a great surgeon for an excision you should definitely check out Dr. David Weizman in Vaughan. His office is right at Keele and Rutherford and he does surgery at York Central Hospital (which is on Major Mac between Bathurst and Yonge). He was very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and has one day a month where he does Pilonidal surgeries all day. He is a general surgeon but specializes in Laparoscopic, Endoscopy and Colorectal surgery. I seriously cannot have enough good things to say about him. I had been to a number of doctors and surgeons trying to find someone who seemed competent and knew their stuff with do my excision and was so happy to meet him. Not only was he great, his receptionist was the nicest person ever!! The next available date for my excision (about a month away) was a few days before my birthday, and she insisted that I shouldn't have my birthday ruined and managed to squeeze me in for surgery THE VERY NEXT DAY! I went in for the appt at 4 on one day and was having surgery the next morning at 11! I know I was lucky to get squeezed in, but even his 1 month wait time was better than the 3 - 4 month waits I had heard everywhere else. It was 3 weeks and 2 days from the time I went to my doctor asking for another referral until the day I had surgery.

The only concern I had going in was that he only did local anesthetic. I asked if I could get general and he said if i felt very strongly about it then it could be arranged but he recommended local because it was a lot more comfortable in the hours after the surgery. I trusted him and I would actually recommend it after experiencing both. I had a general anesthetic for my drainage and woke up in a lot of pain and couldn't move or walk or do anything for about 45 minutes. I felt woozy and out of it for hours, but with the local just hopped off the table and got dressed and took enough painkillers that I didn't even notice when the numbing wore off and hour or two later.

I've had 3 different home care nurses and each one has commented on how neat and well done the excision was. So anyone north of Toronto who doesn't want to wait 5 months for Dr. Nancy Down or doesn't want to take a chance with an unknown surgeon, get your doctor to refer you to Dr. David Weizman!!!

I am going to try and get a referral to this doctor since I wasn't entirely comfortable with the surgeon I was sent to initially. Does anyone else in the GTA have a recommendation for a surgeon?

Also calimedeiros, what type of surgery does Dr. Malik perform?
 

sk4416

New Member
Please respond regarding DR. CATHY HSU - VANCOUVER

Hello,

I am wondering if anyone can kindly give me some more information on Dr. Cathy Hsu...I tried google and found limited information. I am looking for any doctors/surgeons in canada who can perform the pit piking or cleft lift surgery for my 17 year old daughter who is suffering with this......please any information would be suffice.

Thanks so much!
 
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