Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal, Bariatric and General Surgeon (East Yorkshire, United Kingdom) Areas of Specialist Interest: Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery Gallbladder and all types of hernia surgery Anti-reflux surgery Weight loss (bariatric) surgery
I have just undergone a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, performed by Mr Pellen at the Spire Hospital in Hull. During my initial consultation, Mr Pellen explained the procedure and potential risks in great detail, whilst at the same time reassuring me. The consultation was not rushed and Mr Pellen listened carefully to my questions and concerns. From the outset, he completely put me at ease. He also took the time to ask me about my work, my family and other interests and I really felt that he wanted to get to know me as a patient, rather than just another name on his list. On the day of the surgery, Mr Pellen visited me prior to the operation and once again went through the details of what was about to happen. He made me feel completely at ease and confident about the procedure, despite my natural anxieties about having surgery under general anaesthetic. After the surgery, Mr Pellen came to visit me to explain how the surgery had gone and to explain the next steps in terms of making a good recovery. My wife and son were visiting at the time and he took the time to talk to my 6 year old son, asking him about his favourite films to watch in the car on a long journey! Overall, Mr Pellen is a true professional who clearly makes personal care for the patient a priority. I would highly recommend him to anyone requiring this, or similar, surgery. He's a first rate consultant!
I was referred for a key hole gall bladder removal at the Spire Hospital Hull. Being very anxious about the procedure and having a GA I had a lot of questions which Mr Pellen answered very openly and I felt I could trust him. Some of the questions that I asked were very direct about success rates and surgical complications which Mr Pellen answered in a very open and direct way. This gave me the confidence to opt for Mr Pellen and the Spire Hull for my procedure. I felt that from the very start I had absolutely first class care not only from Mr Pellen but from all the team at the Spire. I was given a Pre Med to help with the anxiety by the anesthetist and had one to one nursing following recovery. Mr Pellen was kind enough to get me my first choice of anesthetist and this also helped with the anxiety of having a GA for serious surgery. Should I have to go through anything like this again I would have no hesitation in choosing Mr Pellen as my Consultant Surgeon.
I recently attended The Spire Hospital for a hernia repair. I chose an appointment for a consultation, and very fortunately fell under the care of Mr Pellen. Mr Pellen's personality and demeanour immediately appealed to me, and he proceeded to explain everything I needed to know about the procedure required to repair my hernia. I am 64 years old and had never had a general anaesthetic, and was very apprehensive, so much so that I was considering a local anaesthetic, but this would have restricted me to open surgery. Mr Pellen dispelled all my concerns, and I elected to have the laparoscopic surgery with a general anaesthetic. I'm so relieved I went for that option, as I found the general anaesthetic absolutely fantastic, and felt completely fine for the whole time. The surgery was a revelation to me, as I had so little discomfort. I left the hospital with my painkillers to hand, only to find that I didn't need a single one of them. I was moving around the following day as if I'd never had surgery at all, much to the surprise of my family and friends. I was virtually pain free apart from just the odd twinge, and although I know we are all different, I think this is completely attributable to Mr Pellen's superb laparoscopic skills. My wounds are healing very nicely, and I'm now ready to go back to work without the worries about my hernia. I feel so grateful that I had the good fortune to have been under Mr Pellen's care. I now also have the comfort of knowing that he's there, should I need his expert skills in the future. Thank you very much Mr Pellen for everything you have done for me. Mr David Swanborough
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