"Laparoscopic Bilateral Inguinal Hernia Repair"

About: Homerton University Hospital

I have epilepsy so attended a couple of pre-assessment clinics which left nothing to chance when the operation was carried out.

They also take infection control very seriously - with swabs being taken of new surgical patients.

On the day of the operation I arrived at the Surgical Centre at 7.30am, given a gown and shown to a chair in a curtained cubicle.

My wife was allowed to sit with me for a couple of hours as I was about number 6 on the list.

She was then asked to leave, when I was taken into the actual surgical Unit about 2.00pm.

I sat on a comfy chair for about half an hour while the Anaesthetist carefully checked my details.

About half an hour after this, I was taken into Theatre.

The Surgical Team (6 of them) explained everything that was going to happen and I was given an injection to send me to sleep.

The operation took place about 2.30pm and took about an hour and a half.

After the operation I woke up in a bed feeling O.K and there was a nurse sitting near me.

I phoned my Wife and she came and sat with me.

I was given information by another nurse about my recovery.

I was given a sandwich and a juice.

I noticed that in a few of the other cubicles some of the patients were throwing up - apparently this is perfectly normal as some people react badly to the anaesthetic.

I didn’t throw up until I got home!

About 5.00pm I was allowed to go home as I was feeling O.K.

I chose the Homerton Hospital based on the CQC report and reviews like this.

I’m glad I did as the Hospital is clean and the staff are really excellent.

I can’t praise the Surgical Team highly enough.

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Response from Homerton University Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your positive experience at pre-assessment and the surgical centre. We are so pleased to hear about the good care you received. Your comments have been passed to the surgical team who are always appreciative of feedback.

If you have any further feedback, comment or query you can contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on tel. 020 8510 7315, or text 07584445400, or email PALS.Service@homerton.nhs.uk

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