"Oral Surgery gone wrong"

About: Pinderfields General Hospital

I had oral surgery at Pinderfields hospital in Feb 14 which consisted of removing a lower impacted wisdom tooth. Before the operation I was given no reassurance and with this being my first operation I was very nervous. I was taken into the operating theatre without meeting my surgeon and put to sleep. When coming round I was called the wrong name by the nurses and told off for getting upset. After around 20 minutes I was then made to get up and go to the toilet on my own even though I was dizzy and feeling very sick. On my way back from the toilets I fell into the curtain pulling it a little and managed to get myself sat down. I was then sick a lot which was mostly blood, I hadn't been told this could happen and in my confused state started to panic and get upset. I was then told by a nurse that I wasn't a child and to "stop acting like one, stop crying" I was then forced to eat some jelly and told I could go home. I was still disorientated therefore had to use a wheelchair to leave. When I got home I continued to be sick and lost some stitches. 6 months later I had my other wisdom tooth removed which was a completely different experience, this time it was at Dewsbury hospital- which I would recommend highly! After experiencing pain and discomfort for a few months in the first removal site I went to see my dentist who said I had been stitched wrongly and would suffer from infections for the rest of my life as my gum was loose around my tooth. I received no follow up after my operation and still have no idea who my surgeon was. If I did I would be making a complaint. Not a happy patient :(

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Response from Pinderfields General Hospital

we would be pleased to arrange for this matter to be investigated if the patient would like to contact us directly with the appropriate details. The email address is pals@midyorks.nhs.uk

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