Dr. Sydney Bass
what type of doctor: gastroenterologist
Colonoscopies: this doctor may/may not perform colonoscopies
Doctor’s office Address:
415 – 14th St.
Doctor’s office phone number 1(403)270-9555
Comments about doctor:
He’s got a very dry humour (very serious) and if you’re a sensitive person you will not enjoy dealing with him.
He seems to care, but at the same time once he’s made up his mind about what’s going on with you, or about how he think about you, there is nothing you can do to change it.
He’s not a very good listener, in my experience.
His staff is very good, and I felt relatively comfortable.
However, I had an UNNECESSARY colonoscopy done after my visit with him, because he thought I was lying about my symptoms, and said that if I what I was saying was true I must have crohn’s (because he’d decided he didn’t see any inflammation when he did a flexible scope in his office). Well, needless to say I experienced one of the worst preps (and nights) of my life just to be told that I do in fact have ulcerative colitis. (GEEE you think?!)
Anyways, the WHOLE point of this appointment was to determine long term care, and to keep me off the !#%)$(# prednisone cycle, which I’ve been on for over two years now.
I didn’t get a chance to ask any questions, because when he was done asking questions, we were asked to leave.
Overall, I got mixed signals from this GI: He seemed to care at first, but once he decided I might be lying about my symptoms, and not seeing any inflammation in my scope, he just shipped me off to get a colonoscopy. I’m still on prednisone, with absolutely no change in my circumstance. Thanks for nothing Dr. Bass.