"The whole process from diagnosis with..."
About: Glenfield Hospital Glenfield Hospital Leicester LE3 9QP
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What I liked
The whole process from diagnosis with Atrial Flutter at my GP's, through the referral process and onto agreeing to the process Cardiac ablation was extremely efficient and well managed both by local GP and the hospital working close together,
The screening process to check that I was a suitable candidate worked like clockwork and I was then immediately offered the pre-operation assessment so that I wouldn't have to return later once I had a date. I accepted this offer and went round another tour of tests and interviews and was out after 2 hours having been looked after by 5 separate professional each dealing seamlessly with their component of my potential treatment. The two key professionals had clearly read my notes in detail and knew all the relevant details without referring back to the notes. The atmosphere was business like and friendly at the same time. Everybody appeared to give me as much time as I needed.
The actual procedure itself involved keyhole surgery through my arteries to burn small sections in the middle of my heart to stop the electrical signals leaking across the centre of my heart instead of going around the outside as they should; all under local anaesthetic! It was a very swift and hi-tech procedure performed by staff who were clearly very competent. I was back home that afternoon and playing again with my grandchildren.
And the outcome is that there is now a 95% chance that the Atrial Flutter will never recur and impede my love of biking and kayaking. Overall an incredible experience and I am extremely grateful to the team of professional who looked after me so well.
What could be improved
Nothing that I can think of.