I am a doctor who has recently been very ill with a burst appendix. After 30 years of dedication to the NHS I expected to receive the same care as anyone else in a crisis. I was let down by a system without any spare resource. The nurses, doctors and health care assistants (the unsung heroes of our NHS) were overwhelmed. During 4 days of chaotic care it became evident to me that the only source of continuity is the Consultant who chooses to go beyond the call of duty. In my day they had us as a team - House Officer, SHO, Registrar and Senior Registrar directly accountable. 4 of us to one of them. Nowadays they share a rotating shift of juniors without a direct line of responsibility. 3 juniors shared between 3 consultants!! A recipe for disaster. BUT.....Irshad Shaikh and Sandeep Kapur go beyond the call of duty. They are not superhuman but you're as safe with them as you can be! Relax
After suffering with piles for the past few years, it got to the point where the nagging and excruciating pain had become constant and unbearable, (not good when I'm a keen Road cyclist and Mountain Biker!!), so from the onset of 2017 I was going to get this sorted, once and for all, albeit having to overcome the embarrassment, with some apprehension. Early in the year I was referred to Mr Shaikh, where from the onset he instantly made me feel such at ease, with his professionalism, very approachable personality, and his empathetic approach to my very personal and would-be embarrassing problem. It certainly helped that he has a good sense of humour too! He explained everything very clearly and made sure I knew what all the options were that were open to me, and what all the pro's, con's and success rates were for each of the options. Unfortunately for me I had to go through all of the options along the path to (hopefully) finally getting sorted, from initially starting off with the "banding" process, through to having 2 bouts of surgery, under General Anaesthetic. At each and every step of the way, Mr Shaikh was absolutely brilliant, such care and dedication in making sure I was ok, explaining everything thoroughly, and what to expect during the recovery process. I saw Mr Shaikh, last Tuesday (10th October), where he was pleased with my recovery, to such an extent that he has signed me back over to my own GP. I am still in the "Healing" stage at present, but what a transformation from where I initially started out from. I cannot speak more highly of, nor recommend Mr Shaikh more, for this transformation. I am hugely thankful to Mr Shaikh, as this has also brought me a much better state of well-being too! Looking forwards to "pain-free" cycling from now on!!
Excellent understanding and advice. Chose sphincterotomy rather than botox injection and would recommend this as an option to others to cure this problem.
Great service and very professional the only comment I would make is to speak a little more slowly to allow patients to absorb information
Mr Shaikh has been the ultimate professional, he is extremely knowledgeable in the field and very dedicated. he also shows compassion and care on what is an embarrassing problem to have. I would highly recommend