My GP suggested a referral to Mr Hawe for a further opinion, having been told at a different hospital I needed a TAH/BSO, which seemed somewhat drastic & probably via open surgery with a very long recovery time. I saw Mr Hawe on a Wednesday & paperwork for my op at Countess arrived on the Saturday! So quick. At my initial consultation with Mr Hawe I knew I was in very safe hands, he gave his time & listened, he was so calm & reassuring. He confirmed that NO, I did NOT need a TAH/BSO, but just a BSO via keyhole (due to being post menopausal he felt this was by far the best option). The op at The Countess was on a Monday, almost a year to the day that I initially went to another hospital's A & E Dept (not my local hospital & not The Countess) in the early hours. (The issue came to light as an incidental finding, &, looking back, probably over about 8 years or so I experienced some very very minor slight twinges which could be as far apart as a couple of years & certainly gave me no cause for concern). The op went very well, I did NOT require any additional pain relief & by tea time I did about 30 steps on the ward. Fortunately I didn't need a catheter or drain & I was glued, not stitched, all great. I went home on the Tuesday & on the Wed a.m. took a 10 min stroll, then had an hour's walk on the flat that afternoon. I looked after myself carefully & walked every day gradually introducing inclines, 2 weeks later I was back hiking. The letter to confirm (thankfully) all was fine following the op came very quickly. Fabulous service. Keyhole was amazing, I found it hard to believe I'd had major surgery. I don't think I can suggest an improvement in Mr Hawe's service, he's an absolute star. Also the recovery room nurse was so lovely with me, so too were the staff on Ward 40. What I would say to ladies with similar issues is, don't hesitate to seek a further opinion. Before attending my local hospital & seeing Mr Hawe, I also had a private appointment with another lovely Consultant whose opinion was the same as Mr Hawe's, but this hospital was 145 miles away. So, thank you Mr Hawe for looking after me.
A totally professional, thorough and friendly consultation before my laparotomy. All appointments were quick to arrive, and every one was on time.Everything, and every detail was explained before surgery. I felt in very safe , experienced hands. Mr Hawe visited me each day I was recovering in the Countess of Chester. Felt totally relieved and well upon leaving for home, my recovery is underway, my clinic appointment arrived within a few days, should be fully recovered from my operation very soon, please feel assured you are receiving the very best care from Mr Hawe and his team and all on Ward 40 in The Countess of Chester
I just thought I would take the time to write this review and how thankful I am to have undergone an operation that I was so fearful about. Mr Jeremy Hawe recently carried out a D and C operation to get rid of any pregnancy tissue due due to my recent miscarriage. I previously underwent two medical management courses which were horrendous and so painful that I thought I would die from the pain. I presumed surgery would be the worst option how wrong I was. Mr Hawe and his team put me at ease and were so lovely. I had pain initially but received pain relief intravenously which worked a treat. I didn't have hardly any bleeding afterwards and feel right as rain the day after. The medical management was completely the wrong option for me. The anesthetist was also very professional, as well as the theatre nurses who stroked my hand prior to surgery which put me at ease immediately. I can't thank the whole team enough and all the nurses and health care assistants on ward 53. They were really lovely. The only thing I would like to add is that I do think the first two days of medical management should be carried out in a hospital. The pain was unlike pain I had ever had before and I really thought I would die from the pain. Over the counter pain relief does not stem the pain and I feel a hospital environment is needed for the first two days at least as I was getting painful contractions every five minutes for the first five hours.