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Lance Shafer – Maui, Hawaii

Craig R.
15 January 2017

facebook  Just got back from the Shouldice Hospital last week following 2 hernia surgeries (Jan 4th & 6th).The overall experience was excellent. Having read the reviews, I certainly can relate to the positive ones…and sympathize with those who’s experiences were not what they expected.Going in, I’d done my research as one would expect for booking any procedure in the “lower groin” area. You definitely want to speak to other guys who’ve had either the Shouldice or mesh done…I’d heard more than a few nightmarish stories about complications with the mesh vs. nothing but positives about Shouldice.

As an active person, I was initially leaning towards the mesh until I educated myself and eventually booked with Shouldice for a number of reasons; ultimately I decided to steer clear of the mesh due to a number of infection/complication stories I’d heard (verified) from a trusted co-worker whose father had issues with the mesh; while he could only rave about the Shouldice procedure (x2) he’d gone with…;

Alexandra J.
4 January 2017

facebook  I only have good things to say about the Hospital, I had a great time there, my surgery was on Nov 1st 2016. Great experience, the operation went very well, the doctors A++++++, the staff is caring and friendly (also great food). I traveled from NY and I know this is the place to go if you need a hernia repair, I think this Hospital is a gift for people that needs this type of surgery. The day that I left the Hospital I was sad……

Jonny E.
8 December 2016

facebook  As a distance runner, I recommend the shouldice clinic. Put all your fears away. This is the place you want to go if you want to run again. I had a 6 night stay for 2 hernia operations. I was up and running a light 5k around the beautiful property and forests 2 days after surgery. (Strava segment: Shouldice Shuffle)

Home 1 week after surgery and I’ve already ran a 10k during our first snowfall.

Amazing technique and a wonderful spa like experience. The hospital is on a former country club estate with a beautiful , kilometre round forested grounds. The stay was more like a hotel experience, with carpeted floors, very friendly staff and restaurant quality food. Semi private rooms are large and comfortable with a thermostat you can control yourself. If you’re lucky enough to get the window, the view of the estate is beautiful…

Greg R.
4 December 2016

Thank you so very much to the entire staff at Shouldice! From the amazing chefs, attentive and caring nurses and not to forget the World class surgeons. Felt so good left a day early but missing the cuisine already.
Shouldice came highly recommended and I will not waiver from that opinion.

An early Merry Christmas to the Shouldice family!

Mahindar G.
19 September 2016

My 2nd hernia surgery on Sept 02/16 in Shouldice Hospital. This time it was on the right side. 1st one was in Feb/ 12 on the left side. I would not have gone the 2nd time if I was not happy with the results of 1st surgery. It is a world best centre for hernia surgery and we in Ontario are very lucky to have such a wonderful centre of excellence in our Province. Surgeons and the Staff are very experienced, skillful and caring.
I as a patient would highly highly recommend Shouldice to all fellow patients looking for hernia surgery.

David S.
September 2016

I would recommend Shouldice to anyone who needs a hernia repaired.

My experience there was excellent. I felt extremely confident in my surgeon’s skill and knowledge. He answered any and all of my questions and was friendly and engaging.

The nursing staff was very caring and supportive and also stern, when needed, with me when I required it. The food was delicious and the kitchen staff were very accommodating. In fact, I was concerned about gaining weight while enjoying the meals. The grounds are a joy to stroll around. I had great conversations and interactions with the fellow patients. I can truly say I meant some awesome people there.

Granted surgery in itself is not a desirable experience but Shouldice did everything within reason to make it a pleasurable experience.




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