"Diagnosis "

About: Royal Stoke University Hospital / Colorectal surgery

(as the patient),

I recently had a Gallbladder removed at University hospital Staffordshire after about a year of pain and suffering. When I first was admitted, they diagnosed a gastric infection.

I have been admitted about 5 times and after, CT scans, X rays, Endoscopy, Colonoscopy and Ultrasound ( twice ), I finally got a Radiologist who I felt could actually do their job properly.

They found Gallstones and a scarred Gallbladder, but, due to my previous operations, I could not have the procedure by Laproscopically Cholecystectomy, but instead by full incision.

I must say that I am very upset and angry that I had to suffer for months and months, especially when my wife who has had Gallstones actually told the various attending that it seems from my symptoms what it could be. I believe that if a proper assessment had been done over this time and that I had not been seemingly misdiagnosed. I would not have had to suffer all this time. The radiologists had plenty of opportunity to review the many, slides, pictures etc and that in my opinion their apparent negligence caused me unnecessary pain and suffering.

UHNS is tasked with providing necessary treatment to its patients but in this case I felt it was woefully lacking and totally inadequate.

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Response from University Hospitals of North Midlands

Dear pgh2007

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback about University Hospital.

If you would like us to investigate the issues you have raised, please contact our PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service) directly on 01782 676450.

We will then get back to you as soon as possible.

Kind regards

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