"Goodbye gallbladder!"

About: Russells Hall Hospital

I would just like to thank the surgeon and team for the care they showed me during my recent laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The staff in the day surgery ward were kind and thoughtful. I was visited by the surgeon and an anaesthetist before surgery to discuss the procedure and any questions I had.

I felt very safe during the pre-op process and even managed a laugh or two with the staff looking after me. (My apologies for not remembering all of your names).

It's been a week since the surgery and I feel I am recovering nicely, with only a few small incisions which are healing well.

I am incredibly thankful for the enormous skill and care shown to me and am glad to be free from the hell that is a gallbladder attack!

Thank you again, you really are amazing.

Liz Jones (surgery on 15.08.15 at approx 12:45)

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Response from Russells Hall Hospital

Thank you, Liz, for your kind comments about your recent experience of our hospital. We are pleased to hear you were so impressed with the care you received from us. We know how important it is for patients to feel comfortable and well informed prior to surgery, so we are pleased to hear you feel the consultant and anaesthetist put you at your ease before our procedure?

We have passed your kind comments and thanks on to the teams in theatres and Day Surgery and wish you a speedy recovery.

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