Dr Simon Campbell
20th September 2020
I first met Dr Campbell about 3 years ago and wish I’d seen him years before! He’s a fabulous doctor - clinically great but also kind and caring. He explains things properly and is very accessible. I sent an email last Sunday and received an almost immediate reply.
3 weeks ago I underwent a radio frequency ablation for Barrett’s oesophagus. This was performed as a purely preventative measure, there had been no indication that there had been a worsening in my condition. Dr Campbell explained that the procedure would involve 2 sessions of the ablation, 2/3 months apart.
I had the procedure at the Alexandra Hospital as a day case. I was admitted in the morning and was home by mid afternoon. There was no pain at all following the procedure. By the end of the first day I was feeling some discomfort, which was helped with soluble paracetamol. For the first week after the procedure I had some discomfort on eating and drinking but certainly nothing significant, again helped by paracetamol. During the second week I was completely symptom free.
I’m delighted to have undergone the procedure especially as it takes away the concern that the Barrett’s oesophagus could have become cancerous. I would certainly recommend other sufferers consider both seeing Dr Campbell and undergoing the procedure.