Mr Goldberg is a talented surgeon who I believe to one of the best foot and ankle surgeons around in the United Kingdom. He will listen to your needs, converse in a professional manner and offer a care pathway that is tailored to your needs. However, my experience has thus been that until his Registrar wrote to my GP and categorically called me a liar, yet somehow he couldn't see that? Having been to the RNOH twice, a round trip of 450 each time I was rather bemused by the letter. Since this time I have been left in limbo with two DVT one of which has been scanned by the RNOH and one I paided for privately under the care of another hospital. All in all I discharged myself from the care of his Registrar, not Mr Goldberg. After three wound infections, severe swelling and the danger of losing Physiotherapy input. In my experience as an ex healthcare professional, I would consider the above if you are having treatment at the RNOH. Even though at the time I was greatful, when you examine the time line and events that happened then I would think carefully
Mr Goldberg is an exceptional surgeon. I had seen three surgeons and had four operations on my ankle and had lost confidence that my problem could be sorted. I was recommended to see Mr Goldberg for a second opinion and I went to see him at the Wellington Hospital in London. He was listed as being the Country's leading ankle specialist. He spent more than 30 minutes with me and listened to what I had to say and was very caring. He picked up issues that none of the first three surgeons had managed to do and recommended a combination of surgery and specialised physiotherapy. My leg wasn't swollen after his surgery like the others and I was in no pain. He spent a lot of time helping me to understand that I was part of my own recovery and with the help of his physio (Tony Betts) I am now pain free and back to playing golf, for the first time in 5 years. Thank you thank you thank you
Dr Goldberg is probably the leading specialist in the UK for ankle replacements. I broke my ankle is 1995 and in 2002 had surgery in Luton. The surgery went wrong and after three further operations I begged my GP to send me to Dr Goldberg for a second opinion. Thank God that I did because he is the first doctor I have met that listened to me. I was reassured at his professionalism and immediate grasp of my problems. He operated and gave me a new ankle replacement and for the first time in 20 years I am walking pain free and even swimming and doing gardening. He is gentle, caring and has a great bedside manner but most important is that he has made me better.
My daughter and I both suffer with multiple epiphyseal dysplasia, osteoarthritis. Due to our condition we have irregular growth plates and very little cartilidge between our joints. We both suffer with pain 24/7 and from the age of seven I suffered chronic pain in my ankles, and got told there was nothing they could do. Anyway, after suffering and trying to cope I couldnt bear the agony of my feet touching the floor and asked to be referred to an ankle surgeon at Stanmore orthopaedic hospital as I am already under other surgeons care there and know first hand of their excellence. The moment I met Mr Goldberg, I knew he was going to be great. Mr goldberg took as much to!e talking with my family and I that I would spend talking with a friend. Every last detail was explained so we all understood, and I never felt belittled or frustrated, because you knew he cared about you as a person and you knew he had a heart of compassion for you. His passion for wanting to help you out of this pain shows throughout the journey. I had a triple ankle fusion. I cannot describe how it felt to be pain free after 45 years of pain. All I know that its with a grateful heart my family and I are blessed to be under his care and his team. My daughter is also his patient and Mr Goldberg is doing his best to help her without invasive surgery at the moment as she is young but she knows that he is there for her and that's what counts. Nothing is too much trouble. Living with our condition and knowing that Mr Goldberg is a kind generous man who is professional yet human is reassuring, because you are in the best hands possible, and you would have to go along way to find, someone who cares about you outside of your family and friends, in the medical field.
In 1979 I had a car accident and nearly lost my leg. Luckily the doctors took a chance on me and saved my leg but I developed severe arthritis of my left foot and for ten years I was in agony. I saw more than six different doctors and had several procedures for spurs and ligament problems, but continued to limp. I had to give up my job and finally the surgeon (who I will not mention as I have a complaint against him) fused my ankle in 2011. Two years afterwards, I still couldn't walk and was not able to work and life was miserable. My GP suggested that I see Doctor Goldberg and so I went there but to be fair I wasn't expecting much. I was wrong. He spent more than an hour with me, going over all my old records and X-rays. For the first time ever, I experienced what it was like to have a doctor that cared about what I said. Not only did he listen but he was an expert and I felt very reassured. He operated on me last year and I have never looked back. I am now back at work and even on the golf course. He has given me my life back and I just wish I had seen him years before.