"Open Inguinal Hernia Repair - Both sides"

Aged 55, this was the first procedure I have had to undergo under general anaesthetic, so I was understandably nervous. Everybody at Rivers - from Consultant to Cleaner - exuded an air of calm reassurance, providing explanations and answers to all my questions and concerns The Post Op care was fantastic thanks to the two shift nurses looking after me. (In Op pain blockers had rendered my legs numb and I could not begin to walk for 6 hours). They were in regularly to monitor my progress and to make sure that I was comfortable, fed and watered Finally, Post Discharge advice and guidance was thorough meaning that the whole experience was about as 'pleasurable' as such an experience could be

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