"Gall-stone removal"

About: Airedale General Hospital

I would like to thank the Doctors and nursing staff at the hospital, I have a slight worry that having a gall-stone removed In early January I was told I also had an Hernia, the specialist told me they would take my gall-stone and the hernia out at the same time, I told them that I will be abroad in May, after working the time out on their fingers they told me and the students they were teaching that I would have them removed well before may, In February I went back to see another specialist just to see how I was doing, who again said the would toke both out at the same time, I said I will be abroad in May, I was told by them (who was very polite and friendly) that it would be well after May before I had the operation. I hope nothing happens while I am abroad. Why have hospitals stopped giving the gall-stone that have been removed back to the patients?.

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Response from Airedale General Hospital

We are sorry for the delay in replying to your posting. If you are still uncertain about the timing of your operation or would like to discuss this further, please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 01535 294019. They will be able to make enquiries and clarify this for you or arrange for you to speak with the relevant clinician who will also be able to answer your query about patients taking home the removed gall stone".

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