"My Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Operation."
About: Leighton Hospital Leighton Hospital Crewe CW1 4QJ
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This relates to my Inguinal Hernia Repair operation. It is 50 years since I have been I a hospital so had a little apprehension about what to expect as it was also my first visit to Leighton Hospital. I need not have worried, for having arrived early morning at the treatment centre I received nothing but outstanding and excellent care. Preoperative areas were pleasant, clean and manned by a very competent and sympathetic nursing staff who although very busy are well organised and proficient. A nice touch was the visit of my anaesthetist, and consultant who explained what was about to happen to me. This all contributed to a feeling of being in capable hands. Post op routines were all conducted smoothly and efficiently - thanks for the toast and tea. Unfortunately after the operation and despite drinking profuse amounts of tea, I had a delay in passing urine, so had to remain in a ward overnight. The ward staff were equally first class, fortunately my urine started to flow late evening and through the night (given the amount I drank) so was in a position to be discharged the next day. My operation was completely successful, I am back to all my usual activities without ill effect and have tiny scars due to the laparoscopic repair method used. There was little discomfort or pain afterwards and I am thank, and am extremely grateful for the excellent care and attention provided by all members of the medical staff. I am very happy therefore to recommend the Leighton Treatment centre and Hospital without reservation