Consultant General, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon Speciality: Gallstones; Bile duct stones; Pancreas tumours; Pancreatic cysts; Advanced laparoscopic surgery; Groin hernias; Inguinal hernias; Umbilical hernias; Laparoscopic hernia repair; Investigation of abdominal pains; Lipoma excision; Skin lump excisions; Acute pancreatitis; Chronic pancreatitis.
I saw Mr Christian Macutkiewicz in November 2019 for a hernia operation. From the first time I was introduced to him for diagnosis through to the operation and follow up session, I knew I'd chosen wisely, I felt at ease speaking with Christian; he's a caring, attentive and utterly professional surgeon. He listened to what I had to say - and answered all my questions and concerns going into great detail, drawing diagrams where necessary! He provided detailed post op care instructions around what I could/shouldn't do and timescales to support those activities. All in all a very positive and proficient procedure with a successful outcome; I would recommend Christian without hesitation.
I went to see Mr.Macutkiewicz with a problem i had been suffering from for a while.On the first consultation he listened to me and suggested i had a scan which i had done already so we arranged another appointment so he could read the scan reports.My second appointment was made and i went back to see him the following week.As soon as i entered the room Mr.Macutkiewicz greeted me warmly and went on to explain fully the findings of the scan and what he felt would be best for me which involved surgery. He explained the surgery extremely well even drawing diagrams of where the problem was and what he needed to do all the time completely putting me at ease. The surgery was arranged for 2 weeks later and when the day came he came to see me beforehand making sure i was at ease with everything and assuring me that everything would be fine again, totally putting me at ease. After the surgery Mr.Macutkiewicz came to see me in my room to make sure i was ok and explained that everything had gone well and what to expect after the surgery in regards of pain and discomfort which was really helpful as then i knew whatever i felt was completely normal. I can honestly say that over the years i have had many surgeries done but by far the whole experience of this last one far surpassed any other ones i have had. I would highly recommend Mr.Macutkiewicz not only for the excellent surgeon that he is but also for the way he automatically puts you at ease and will explain everything that he will be doing in terms you can understand and not in medical terms that you don't understand.
Made me feel at ease, explaining the hernia repair operation I needed the recovery time and how important is was that I did no lifting or carrying until the operation and afterwards to aid my recovery. He reassured myself and family on the day of surgery. Received great after care and follow up advice. I had a great recovery and my wound healed really well and quickly.
Extremely nice gentleman, easy to talk to, no question is too much trouble for him to answer. Explains things clearly. A BIG thank you for looking after me.
I was referred for a Gall Bladder removal. I cannot praise Christian enought he is an excellent doctor, very caring, and explained in detail the operation I was to undergo. He fitted in the surgery around my timetable and was very attentive pre and post operation.