Mr John Beatty
4th April 2019
I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. I was naturally a bit worried as two friends had unfortunately died from it. As soon as Mr Beatty sat down in a matter of fact, relaxed, and confident manner I began to feel at ease. He allied my fears of dying almost instantly as his explanation of what was actually " going on " inside me and in layman terms what the Prostate was, and looked like. He explained the two types of surgery, explained in such an easy way what he would do, what the Robot did, the side effects to me, answered every question without hesitation. That made me realise I had an experienced expert surgeon. he explained Nerve sparing and total removal. Showed me on a computer the prognosis for my personal circumstances which enabled me to decide on which option to select. This made me feel I was in control which was reassuring. He never applied any pressure for me to decide there and then but to think about, and talk to Radiology so I was satisfied I could make the correct decision for me. That was very important. I did have a consultation with the consultant Oncology Radiologist and decided to have surgery and contacted Mr Beatty to inform him. From there I attended the Pre Op assessment which was extremely thorough and reassuring especially when the Nurses spoke so highly of him, a young Doctor even said " He is incredible, we call him Maestro "
I booked into a hotel in Leicester the day before so I wouldn't be stressed trying to get there on time. On the day of the operation he greeted me, not as a friend but friendly and I suppose as a Guardian Angel and discussed the operation I had elected for to check I was still happy with it. From then everything went like clockwork. I woke up and the post op care was incredible. I did have an a slight post op problem, not serious but Mr. Beatty phoned me when he heard to make sure the treatment was correct and check I was OK. Mr Beatty obviously cares for his patients throughout the whole process not just the surgery. So Now 4 months on Ive had the first follow up check ( after 3 months ) with Mr Beatty. My PSA level is 0. I followed his advice on exercise, I have regained full control of my bladder and been back at work for a month. Fit, probably fitter than before the surgery. Anyone reading this who is either deciding on surgery under Mr Beatty or trying to decide and has worries I say. " You cannot receive better treatment or care if you are Royalty " I would happily have Mr Beatty operate on me again.
Mr. Beatty, I cannot thank enough for, and its no exaggeration to say, for saving my life. For restoring my quality life to better than it was. You & your Team and McMillan Nurses ( who I cannot praise highly enough )
Mr Beatty You truly are " Maestro "
Philip M Arnold