I could not have wished for anyone better, very caring and totally committed .He is a person who listens to what you have to say. I was totally at ease for him to perform my operation.
I have nothing but high praise for Mr White & his team who couldn't have looked after me any better. I was referred to Mr White by my GP because of Mr Whites very very good reputation & i went to see him on the 02.12.2014 about a Spinal Myxopapillary Ependymoma & was admitted the same day & operated on the following morning. It wasn't an easy Tumor to remove & took over 4 hours for Mr White & his team do the very best they could. I will always be very grateful that such a great Neurosurgeon like Mr White operated on me .
I had been trying to get a diagnosis for my condition which included extreme fatigue, an inability to walk very far and bladder weakness for several years. By the summer of last year I felt very disabled being constantly tired, able to walk only about 200 metres without aid and my bladder problem had become un-controllable. I had no idea what was wrong with me and understandably, neither did my GP. I was however quite depressed and frustrated at the lack of a diagnosis. Eventually, despite having seen one neurologist previously, I was referred back to neurology for a second opinion. Again I was not diagnosed but had a recommendation for an MRI on my brain. I subsequently had the scan and the same evening the consultant neurologist rang my home and explained to me and my wife that they had found a large meningioma (a slow growing tumour) in my brain. He explained that I urgently needed an operation and I was admitted to the Queen's Medical Centre the next day(Friday). On Sunday, I and my wife met Mr White and we were both very impressed by his explanation of the tumour and of the dangers of the operation and of not having it. He seemed very articulate and caring. I signed the consent form and was expecting to be operated on the following morning. On the Monday morning I was being prepped for the operation when I was told the consultants had changed their minds and were going to send me home for a week with a course of steroids. The steroids helped to reduce the pressure on my brain and I felt a lot better. I was readmitted to Queen's the following Wednesday and had the operation on the same day. Mr White personally rang my wife that evening to tell her that the operation had been very successful and they thought they had completely removed the tumour. Myself, I felt better almost immediately although my mind created some very strange problems for me. One moment I felt very relieved and pleased by what had happened and the next I had weird hallucinations which made me very scared. Within a few days I was much improved and was discharged on the following Monday. I don't think I really talked to Mr White during this time but did converse with members of his team. They were extremely professional and caring as were the nursing and auxiliary staff. On discharge, I was allocated a senior nurse contact called Helen who has been very helpful. As I write this it is about 10 weeks since my operation. I feel I am recovering really well and have not felt so alert for many years. I have largely got over the extreme emotions I felt originally but remain extremely grateful to Mr White and his team who I really believe have saved my life. As well as that, Mr White has been a true gentleman and I hope to meet with him in a few days time and will express my thanks in the best way I can.
After 10 years of frustration from my GP's it was very refreshing to meet Mr White who actually listened to my concerns and explained for the first time what was wrong with my spine, proposed treatment and possible outcomes. I have every confidence Mr White will try to help me and I look forward to hearing from him soon
Mr White saved my life in 2015 by removing 12 High Cervical Spinal Tumours. Recently a very large Tumour has grown on the nape of my neck down T1-T6. I seen this Neuro Surgeon on Tuesday 5th December and the following day the 6th December I had my operation. This gentleman, yes gentleman from start to finish explains what exactly is going to happen. Mr White is a caring person. He phoned my wife as soon as my operation was soon as my operation was over. He goes beyond and further to support you and your family. I would trust any of my family's life with this surgeon. He's also got an amazing nurse called Laurie who also cares. If anybody says anything about him I suggest them to check this site out. Once again, I cannot thank him enough. Michael & Gail Blair.