To whom it may concern at the NHS in Maidstone Hospital as well as the South Park team at Sevenoaks. (please forward it to those concerned) I want to tell you about my referral to Mr Mahouda at Maidstone Hospital today 12th July 2016. I had been a bit upset that I’d had to wait so long to be seen by a surgeon and then my appointment had also been postponed by a full month once I’d got one. But after today, I feel I have to congratulate the NHS for providing a really excellent service. I really hope this letter reaches all the parties concerned in order for me to say thank you. So often NHS just gets the negative feedback. Thank you: No 1 Dr Mitchell, my GP at South Park in Sevenoaks, for being concerned enough for my health to push for an appointment to see someone. It is important that everyone is kept fit and well, but even more so for people like me with Parkinsons and Dr Mitchell and others at South Park and Kings College have done just that! No 2 The Maidstone Hospital staff – I was seen within about 5 minutes of arrival by a lovely nurse who weighed me and measured my height – quick efficient and friendly! No 3 Mr Mahouda - After about only another 3 minutes I was invited in by Mr Hamouda, who shook my hand ( yes, I do remark on this courtesy as some medical staff just don’t bother!) Not only was everything efficient and on time but what really impressed me was the professionalism and genuine humanity that I felt from Mr Mahouda the surgeon, who was not too arrogant to explain my condition and options to me and also allowed me time to assess what he had said and to make a decision based on his information. I felt that I was in control and responsible for the decisions for my own body. He also then weighed up the risks of this surgery for a PwP against the importance of the need for surgery and came his conclusion : Surgery would not be the best option. The hernias are big enough paradoxically not to strangle the intestines and the fatty tissue seems to be stable and binding. But he also cautioned me that although it was highly unlikely, he could not guarantee that I would never have a problem with the hernias. He warned me of movement and exercise that I should avoid. I was very happy with this advice as I found it conservative and yet sound. At no time did I feel I was rushed or treated any other way than with care and respect and my opinion mattered. Thank you to all of you. I think you do a difficult job and many patients are too ill and grumpy to tell you the good news stories, but while I am still well and fit and full of the joys, I want to say that if Britain’s NHS carries on like this, it will be fantastic! Gratefully yours
I had a complex operation at Maidstone hospital carried out by Doctor Hamouda. We discussed the procedure and I felt very at ease and confident as the consultation progressed. I felt he conducted himself very professionally regarding a lot of questions I was asking as one would. The operation was successfully. I need a further operation and very happy for him to carry out this surgery.
Mr Hamouda is an excellent surgeon. He is very skilled, I had my gallbladder removed in December 2015 at Benenden Hospital. I made a quick recovery( I am 60 ) I did not get an infection, also he is so careful I experienced very little after pain only needing to take paracetamol once the drugs from the operation wore off. His follow up advice was also excellent as I have followed it.
I was treated by Mr. Hamouda for pancreatitis. The pain was unbelievable and even though it did not happen often, it was frequent enough where removal of my gallbladder was called for. It took 21 days from the time of my diagnosis to the day of my surgery which I thought was quite reasonable. From the first time I met Mr. Hamouda at the time of the diagnosis I knew I was in good hands. He was professional and extremely caring. I do not believe I have ever met a doctor who truly listened to my concerns and questions and dealt with each one, making sure the answers were understandable to me. The surgery was difficult and required a much longer stay in hospital than any of us had anticipated. I joked that I had rewritten the book on gallbladder surgery complications. Throughout my time in hospital I was visited by Mr. Hamouda regularly and by his staff several times a day. While it was obviously not a pleasant experience I can not complain in the least about the quality of care I received from Mr. Hamouda and the team. I just had my follow up visit to Mr. Hamouda earlier today and I have been told that all is well. It was a tough month and a half but it is now behind me thanks to the treatment and care provided to me by Mr. Hamouda.
Mr Hamouda offered a five star service to me when I had keyhole surgery for a Gall Bladder removal - his explanation of what the surgery entailed and his advice was concise and extremely informative. A first class Surgeon and a first class experience
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