I had my lumpectomy and axillary clearance at Springfield hospital last week and Dr Niven Akotia was my anaesthetist. He made me feel extremely comfortable and has a wonderful bedside manner. I felt very safe in his hands and would not hesitate to recommend him. Going through cancer treatment is very daunting but having people like Dr Akotia on your side makes the world of difference. I hope he knows how great he and his team are and knows how positively he can influence a patients experience.
Despite being nervous Niven put me at ease the moment I met him on the morning of my operation. He explained the procedure to me clearly and concisely and allowed me to ask as many questions as I wished. His demeanour throughout the process was excellent with exactly the right mix of seriousness and humour allowing me to remain calm and engaged. I have no hesitation in giving him five stars
I’m quite a nervous patient, but Niven put me a complete ease. He also inserted the cannula in my hand on his first attempt, whereas it’s normally quite an ordeal. On waking up from the anaesthetic he and his colleagues were singing away to Oasis, what’s not to like?! Absolutely brilliant! Another angel in disguise.
From the moment Niven introduced himself to me I could not have been cared for any better. He put me at my ease; he explained what he was going to do and how he was going to do it. Nivea’s bedside manner was just amazing. He returned to see me the next day and spoke again about what I needed to do post op; he was friendly and helpful and took time to ensure I understood what I needed to do to continue my recovery. Niven is clearly dedicated to his job and providing exceptional care; I cannot praise him highly enough. Thank you Niven.
I had a further operation at Springfield hospital yesterday morning and once again I received the best treatment possible. Both Dr Akotia and Mr Smith were professional but incredibly sensitive to any concerns and I had the most utmost confidence in how I was to be treated.
- Anaesthetics and ITU
Consultant in Anaesthesia with a specialist interest in pre-operative medicine, high-risk and day case anaesthesia and anaesthesia for upper-gastrointestinal and breast surgery.
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