General and Colorectal Surgeon special interest in minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic surgery and TEMS/TAMIS pelvic floor surgery IBD surgery including ileoanal pouch open and laparoscopic hernia surgery laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Rude and arrogant would not listen to a word I said in fact I couldn’t get a word in he talked over me every time I spoke. This was my second attempt at a consultation with him at the first I was totally dismissed after I tried telling him some of my symptoms and said I need referring to a different hospital. Had my 2nd consultation with him at the hospital he made the appointment with to yet again be treated like I was inadequate by him..all he kept reffering to were scans from 3 years previous I have since had surgery and things have changed greatly since but he wasn’t interested in discussing anything with me just wanted me out of his office ASAP. No examination no questions regarding my symptoms or pain in fact Mr Sharma it’s agony every single day had you bothered to listen to me...very disappointed as I really thought from his reviews that I was hopeful he would help. No questions no examination just the usual when a doctor can’t be bothered probably IBS but how would you know you never looked at me or asked any symptoms....very very disappointed only glad I didn’t go private would want a refund
very very disappointed by this review and really hope and believe that none of my patients should feel this way. I cannot go into any clinical details here but I was only being very very honest and feel that I have made the appropriate decision to not offer surgery and refer to the appropriate person. Apologies that you felt this way
What a charming gentleman. He is strait forward, honest, and is prepared to listen. I was a worried man I will tell you when I was told that I had Bowel Cancer. I didn't know Mr Sharma, nor had I met him until after my operation.He put me at my ease, and visited me regularly whilst was in hospital, with follow up visits at his clinic at Withington Hospital. There is no beating about the bush, he tells you everything you should know, and is keen on receiving questions. As to the future who knows, but I will say this, Mr Sharma is a credit to his profession, and I would have no hesitancy in placing you in his hands.
Mr Sharma gave me great confidence beforehand and, five weeks after my inguinal hernia repair, I feel that the confidence was more than justified. Having had a repair of the left side, there is a small possibility that the other side may need future treatment - I would have no hesitation in going straight to him.
I am writing this on behalf of my 79 year old Mother who had a mesh implant operation carried out by Mr Sharma in February 2018 . The operation has been a great success as before my mothers quality of life very poor - she experienced great pain, bleeding and infections from a prolapse and is now has no restrictions to her lifestyle. However, the aftercare was non existent, She was sent home the next day, with no instructions on what she should or should not do She had stitches and glue across her stomach and we were not sure if she could bath or shower. We were given a generic booklet about what to do after the operation which was vague and not much help. I walked onto the ward, was told "She can go home" was not offered a wheel chair or any advice or assistance or even questioned as to who I was or how we were getting home. There seemed to be a basic lack of interest or care . Mum had been told she would get an review appointment in 6 weeks. at 4 weeks, after numerous phone calls to wards , departments and secretary's , I finally got through to Mr Sharma's secretary - who said we should have been given an appointment before we left the ward after the op. My Mum finally was seen 12 weeks after the operation. Mr Sharma said that he would refer her to physio as this was essential to maintain all the good results from the operation. That was 4 weeks ago and we have still not heard a thing. My sister has just spoken to Mr Sharma's secretary who informed us that there was a waiting list for the physio, no indication of how long or where we are on the list? The operation was a great success My Mum is back to how she used to be 10 years ago and I am truly grateful that we were referred to Mr Sharma and his surgical team. It is just unfortunate that the aftercare and communication by the hospital staff has been so poor. My Mother would recommend the mesh implant, as it has really enabled her to lead a normal and pain free life again.
I am mortified that we have not been able to provide your mother with the best possible aftercare. There are certain things like clinic follow-up and physiotherapy appointments that we are struggling with at Wythenshawe hospital. This is mainly to do with the huge demands on our service at the moment. This is however no excuse for the lack of communication to your mother. Can you please email my secretary on Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org with your mothers details and I will escalate the issues to one of the surgery directorate managers. I will also feed it back to the ward staff and junior doctors so we can avoid this in the future.