"Lumbar Microdiscectomy"

About: Royal Hallamshire Hospital

I was admitted to N2 ward on Friday 7th August following an MRI scan that morning.

I was called at home by the Consultant Neurosurgeon and told that upon viewing the results of my MRI that had been passed to them by the Radiologist, I had to have a Lumbar Disc removed via Emergency Surgery due to the severity of its prolapse and risk of permanent damage.

I had surgery performed at 4pm on Saturday 8th August.

I left the following day.

I went into the hospital in a wheelchair in chronic pain and walked out of the hospital.

The standard of care was excellent throughout the entire process and I can’t thank N2 ward, and all the team involved enough for caring for me so well and for the success of the surgery.

The team are a credit to the NHS.

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Response from Deborah Hopkinson, Patient Experience Co-ordinator, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for providing such positive comments about the care you have received. These will be forwarded on to the staff involved who are always pleased to receive such kind words.

Kind regards
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