"Othapaedic team/spinal team were great!"

About: Ipswich Hospital / Accident and emergency

I recently suffered a whirlwind of an experience which started with severe scistica very suddenly! After many trips to the GP and A&E over the space of a week I would just like to express my gratitude for being taken seriously! I was rushed for an MRI and was told that I was at risk of Cauda Equina Syndrome. Immediately I was taken for an MRI which showed a severely herniated L5/S1 disc and I was taken straight to surgery. My surgeon was spoken about very highly by the staff and people I know and I have to say, he was great. Very respectful, down to earth and he made me feel at ease in what was quite a scary experience for me. If I were to have one little niggle, it was that I felt quite left alone after my operation until my 8 week check up. But all in all, I would like to thank the spinal team at Ipswich and especially to my surgeon who have helped me!

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Response from Ipswich Hospital

This is highly valuable feedback for us, thank you. We will look at how we can improve our outreach service with both colleagues and patients who work with us. Every good wish for the future.

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