During my stay in hospital after a traumatic road traffic collision I was given conflicting messages regarding my required treatment. I was told an operation would be necessary then discharged not having had an operation. A few days after being discharged I sought a second opinion and saw Mr Polyzois privately. I took comfort from the fact that he seemed to consider all my injuries. An MRI was done, and the images were startling. We discussed my options, both surgical and non-surgical, and the pros and cons of each. Mr Polyzois recommended that surgical intervention on my collarbone would be the best course of action for optimal recovery and why. I agreed to the operation. His follow-up appointments seemed thorough and at no point did I feel rushed when asking my questions. Speed of recovery depends on many factors, but he did give realistic timelines. Mr Polyzois sounded proud of his own work following the operation which is great. You want someone who takes pride in what they do. Following the operation, it was obviously painful, but I could feel straight away that it felt ‘right’, my bones were back in place. Thanks to Mr Polyzois I don’t have to get used to a ‘new normal’.
After breaking my shoulder in 4 places a year ago abroad, I had surgery and a plate and screws inserted. For the last 11months I've had limited movement and pain ever since causing me to not being able to work and stop so many other activities from sport to other daily routines. I went on to see about 3 other consultants never feeling confident in things they were saying. After being referred by another Doctor at The Runnymeade Surrey to see Mr Polyzois he clearly explained what the issues were I was having and what would be needed to be done to help me feel better and Improve my movement. He operated and removed the plate and screws and cut a lot of tissues away, following his next Instructions of physio training its been only 1 month after the operation. The amount of improved movement, less pain and cleaning up of the previous bad scar has been amazing. It felt for such a long time I would have to live with this Injury forever but after just 1 month I'm slowly back at work already and started to feel more confident and a lot happier. I would definatly recommend Mr Polyzois to anyone having any shoulder issues.
After a failed consultation with a previous consultant at at Peters I asked for a second opinion and got to meet Mr Polyzois and I’m so glad I did, from the outset he explained my injury and picked up on my posterior labrum tear when the previous consultant didn’t. He performed the surgery on the 27th of July and everything is great he has reviewed me twice since surgery too so great aftercare as well.
I was referred to My Polyzois by my private medical policy for a shoulder injury with no previous experience or knowledge of him. From the outset he was engaged, focused and clearly interested in finding the correct solution for me and my speedy and robust recovery. Within days I was in for an MRI and back to see him for his review of the results and opinion of action plan. Early findings suggested possible surgery which involves 6 weeks in a sling and a total of 3 months not driving and back to full health. My Polyzois wanted additional data/information before he settled on this course of action, so sent me for a CT scan, which again was through very quickly. When we got back together to discuss very soon after, his preference was to avoid unnecessary surgery and see what we could manage in the first instance with physiotherapy through a practice he had great confidence in to address. Since then I have attended three sessions, am making great progress (provided I do my bit with exercises, etc) and on the road to recovery. In fairness, had I undergone surgery I would have had to pursue a course of physiotherapy anyway - so this is definitely a better way to have gone - and certainly at less financial return to My Polyzois. I am very happy to have been seen by Mr Polyzois and feel confident and assured by his diagnosis and recommendations and style of working (accompanied me there and then at each appointment to book the follow on with the booking/admin team). As such, I would happily recommend him to anyone requiring his knowledge, expertise and experience.
My name is Sebastian and I'm 31 years old, I'm doing bodybuilding since I'm 15 years old and before that I was doing swimming for about 7 years, so yes I'm used to doing exercise since I was a little boy. When I was 25 years old I suffered a major pectoral muscle fracture on my right side of the chest(the right pectoral had been ripped off completely from the front shoulder), this happened while I was training in gym, I was benchpressing too much. I went straight away to hospital and doctors said leave it as it is because the muscles will rebuild and connect by himself which it never did, actually it developed a big deformity on my right side of the chest, also I Ioss of strength and it feels pain sometimes. In 25th of July I had a work accident, I fell of the scaffold and I severely hit my left side of the chest which end up with major pectoral muscle fracture on my left side of the chest. I went to hospital in Basingstoke and because at that moment there wasn't a specialised doctor for the problem I had they told me to go home and they will call me later on to organize an appointment with an specialised doctor. I couldn't believe what happened to me, both my pectoral muscles beenig ripped, I could say I was in depresion. The phone call from the hospital came in and because I live in Woking they sent my file to St. Peter's Hospital so I went to see doctor Polyzois. As soon as he saw my problem I knew I'm in good hands, doctor Polyzois himself phone up the MRI and asked them to book me in as emergency. Results came in and doctor Polyzois and his team told me that he can't to surgery then because if he stich the muscle it will not hold due to the way it has been ripped so the best solution is to wait 6 weeks and just after he can fix my muscle. Doctor Polyzois had successfully connected the muscles and now I'm in 3rd week after surgery and I'm slowly starting to regain my left arm movement and in the end the strength I had before the accident. There aren't words in the dictionary to express my thankfull for doctor Polyzois for what he done to me and how he done it. Thank you doctor Polyzois and his team, Sebastian