Dr James Richard Wilkinson is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist (heart specialist) based at Southampton and Lymington. He previously did procedure lists at Salisbury (2011-2014). His particular area of expertise is Coronary Intervention. He regularly treats heart attack patients as well as more stable patients. This involves fixing the arteries that supply your heart with small balloons and metal scaffolds called 'stents'. He specialises in doing this through the artery in the wrist (radial artery) as it is safer and more comfortable for patients. He has a particular interest in opening arteries that have been blocked a long time (chronic total occlusions). He also has a specialist interest in a specialist procedure to treat high blood pressure (called renal denervation) and has set up this new service in Southampton. He also inserts pacemakers and does angiograms. In addition to his procedure lists he also see's patients in clinic for evaluation of any symptoms that could be due to heart disease such as: breathlessness, chest pain, palpitations and blackouts. He is particularly interested in angina and new procedures to help this. He participates in a busy on-call rota for Southampton's heart attack service and does ward rounds. A majority of his work is NHS but he does see some patients privately at Southampton and Lymington. He participates in local research and education on a national level. NHS secretary: 023 8120 5918. Private secretary: 023 8076 4333 Website: www.cardiology.co.uk
I was very impressed in the way Dr Wilkinson and his colleague Mr Rawlins did my stent procedure. I was treated with great respect and it as wonderful in the way the procedure was explained to me in simple layman terms, right from the beginning
My experience couldn't have been better. Tests and scans were carried out on the same day and on time with results being passed to Dr. Wilkinson to evaluate. Dr. Wilkinson made me feel at ease and answered my questions as well as offering information about the progression of my AF as I age. If I have any future concerns, he is happy to discuss them through my GP. On the day, I wasn't feeling the effects of my AF, possibly because my tests were clear. However, a week or so later I became unusually anxious and short tempered when my heart was racing. I researched AF and was strangely relieved to find this is common! So discussing the emotional side of AF would be helpful, but as I've said, I was fine on the day. Thank you for excellent service.
My clinic appointment with Dr James Wilkinson today was excellent. Dr Wilkinson was easy to talk to and listened to what I had to say. The procedure I would be having was explained thoroughly, which left me feeling confident and relaxed about having it done.
Good explanations regarding my health condition. Would thoroughly recommend Dr. Wilkinson and would ask to see him again.
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