my experience with Dr. Kantha has been a huge disappointment. i have a backround in Physiotheraphy and i was referred to him via emergency department at prince court hospital. My diagnosis was that i have multiple prolapsed discs but that there is no need for surgery. i have a few allergies to pain killers which made him comment "that i will be very difficult to treat" (thanks thats is psychologically very empowering). he suggested that surgery is not the way to go but alternative treatment would be helpful. He refused to recommend a physiotherapist which is already a very bad sign as every specialist dealing with spine issues should have a reliable physiotherapist in the team. he charged more than RM 300 for looking at my MRI but did not really listen to my history of surgeries which on a holistic basis plays a major role in understanding the overall problem. i was then given some common neurofen pills for my pain and was asked to come back in a week. Huh? so i asked if he can give me a referral to a physio and osteopath but he refused to give me a referral to a osteopath as "this is not what he stands for". he said i need alternative treatment but osteopathy (the most effective form of structural alignment) is not "what he stands for" when i questioned him if he thinks if osteopathy would be actually bad for me or why he wont refer me to this treatment (which i need for my health insurance to cover the cost of the treatments) ? he offered me a full refund of his fees and sent me home.... IT IS TIME THAT PEOPLE LIKE THIS GET MORE REVIEWS as this will help others to be able to find a specialist who actually cares much faster.
March 02, 2021 by Claudia
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Dato' Dr. Kantha Rasalingam is a Life Member of the Neurosurgical Association Of Malaysia.