Dr Antonios Pavlidis
14th January 2019
I first met Dr Pavlidis on Sept 5th 2015 due to going to accident and emergency at Queen Elizabeth Hospital with chest pains on the same date.At the time i did not know that i was having a heart attack i was rushed to theatre where he informed me of what needed to be done and the operation was successful. Afterwards Dr Pavlidis came to see me in the ward and told me that the operation was a success but i may need to come back for further surgery and that he would see me in 3 months time to discuss this. I came back to see him and he asked me how i had been and i told him that i felt fine so it was decided by that no further surgery was needed at this time but if i was concerned about anything all i needed to do was get in touch with him. I found that he was a true professional,polite, understanding and very humble towards me due to the operation it was very important that i stayed calm and relaxed and due to him and his staff being so professional i found this quite easy to do. The next time i met Dr Pavlidis was on 6th Dec 2017 i had been having pains in my chest for a couple of weeks and was referred to the rapid response department for this issue, i went to the appointment and while there i was taken ill with chest pains a nurse came straight away and gave me a ECG and found that i was having a heart attack.The nurse went to Dr Pavlidis with the results and he felt that i needed to be operated on straight away. All the nurses including the secretary kept me very calm and although i could not see anything as i was lying down i was informed later that everyone was running around getting everything prepared. There was a issue as because i had not gone through accident and emergency they could not issue me a bed but this was where Dr Pavlidis came to the rescue he told the nurses to deal with this later and to take me straight to theatre.From the time of my appointment to being operated on, it took 20 minutes and i believe that due to the rapid response Dr Pavlidis and all of the nurses took they most definitely saved my life that day and i cannot thank them enough. When i was being operated on apart from the heart attack i also had a rather large blood clot that had to be dealt with, the operation was successful and i needed to have more stents and balloons put in in another 2 operations one in May and the other in sept of 2018 both performed by Dr Pavlidis and both have been successful. The last thing i would like to say is on the day of the heart attack and blood clot operation i was sent to the ward to recover and when all the nurses and staff had finished there shifts they all came to see me to see if i was recovering well and they all wanted to touch me because they wanted some of my luck. I feel so blessed that we have our NHS nurses and doctors like Dr Pavlidis and i feel that's where my luck comes from. Last question is would i recommend Dr Pavlidis? What do you think.