Mr Podmore performed a right L5/S1 discectomy on me on the 23rd September 2008. I had been suffering with lower back pain and sciatica for 5 months due to a prolapsed disc but had immediate relief from these symptoms after the surgery. Mr Podmore was professional and caring throughout the whole process of consultations, surgery and post op. He showed me the MRI scan, highlighted the problem and fully explained the procedure to be done. He took the time to answer all my questions and reassure me and at no time did I feel pressured to make any decisions. I feel that my surgery was a complete success, post op pain was manageable and the resulting scar was small, neat and clean. Mr Podmore has my complete trust.