Dr Alexandropoulou read medicine in Cambridge University and trained in gastroenterology and hepatology in London with tertiary experience in specialist centres including St Thomas Hospital for inflammatory bowel disease and in hepatology and liver transplantation at the Liver Unit, King’s College Hospital. Her academic research at St George’s facilitated in depth insight into upper gastrointestinal conditions especially reflux disease, Barrett’s oesophagus, helicobacter pylori infection and associated peptic ulcer disease and dyspepsia, as well as conditions such as achalasia and eosinophilic oesophagitis, with numerous publications, presentations and monograms. She joined the Royal Surrey County Hospital in March 2013, as a consultant gastroenterologist and general physician.
Dr Alexandropolou performed my colonoscopy today. Not being squeamish, I had shown the nurse a photo showing that my punctilious preparation had apparently not completed the cleaning required, so the consultant began cautiously without my being sedated to see whether it was feasible to continue. It was. Sedation was administered, Dr. A. explained everything I saw on the screen as she progressed and she advised me about the enhanced medication I would need. I found her patient and thorough. I felt no pain.
Having not previously met this Doctor and having read the one review previously on here, I was naturally a little apprehensive on what to expect. I have seen many specialists before and Dr Alexandropoulu was exceptionally helpful and efficient. Whilst my appt was an hour late at Cranleigh Village Hospital she explained everything carefully and took the time to go into detail on any concerns I had, giving me a factual report on the breakdown of my blood results which was really helpful for to me to understand any implications. I found her to be clear, concise, empathetic and informative and therefore would advise anyone reading these reviews to make their own judgement.
I have just returned from my first appointment with this doctor - which, if I can help it, will also be the last. It didn't help that I was kept waiting for something like 40 minutes before going in. That happens, and cannot be held against her. However, the first thing she said to me, was that she did not have the notes from my oncologist requesting the referral, and do did not know why I was there. Thereafter, when she asked me questions about the history, as I tried to answer she repeatedly said, "I haven't got time to listen to that". We were obviously not getting anywhere, and I then left - the only time I have ever simply walked out of a doctor's consultation.
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