"Prostate Biopsy"

About: Leeds General Infirmary / General medicine

(as the patient),

This was my second round of biopsy procedure - 2 years after my first, and, as I am aware of the procedure was not relishing the appointment. I arrived early and was met be the pleasant nurse and taken through into the radiology theatre. What a difference!

I was met by the radiologist sonographer Duncan Hewitson who immediately put me at ease and very efficiently, slowly and concisely, took me through all the activity I would undergo within the procedure.

It was lighthearted without any flippancy and the whole experience was much less worrying and clinical. The conversation we had certainly distracted me from what I believed was going to be as cold and clinical as the previous time had, had. Dominic carried out the procedure perfectly while I was oblivious of the invasiveness of what he was doing. After the first time it took me some time to come round from the effects, this time a nice cup of tea and I was off! Thank you to all the staff involved.

Thanks to all the staff

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Response from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Thank you for your feedback on your experience of a biopsy procedure at LGI. We appreciate the time you have taken to do this. Your comments are valued and have been passed to the department concerned.

Thank you once again

With kind regards

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