"Partial thyroidectomy"

About: Basildon University Hospital

The surgeon removed half of my thyroid in June 2014 after 4 years of tests 6-12 monthly (I could have had the operation earlier but declined it)! I have had excellent, considerate treatment throughout from the endocrinology consultant. I was extremely nervous of the operation and general anaesthetic but all the staff took my anxiety into account and behaved with confidence and consideration. Unfortunately I don't have the anaesthetists name so cannot praise him personally but he and his team were wonderful. I recovered quickly with minimal scarring and cannot praise the hospital highly enough for the attention I received. The surgeon was brilliant at putting me at my ease and efficient, because he was confident, I was too. The hospital was spotlessly clean at all times. I was told my operation would be performed within 3 months and it was. I stayed in one night and the only down side was the noise from other wards nearby Horndon ward which kept me awake all night but I am a light sleeper!

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Response from Basildon University Hospital

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We are really pleased that your recent experience of care during your surgery at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was good. We will make sure to forward on your kind words to the Surgical team. Many thanks.

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