I cannot stress enough how fantastic Mr Marcus DeMatus has been throughout my whole experience of being in hospital. I am a patient who has been diagnosed with Cauda Equina Syndrome and if it wasn’t for him and his team, I could have been left paralysed and incontinent. Although it is still very early days with regards to how much damage had already been done to my nerves before the operation, things are looking very promising and I dread to think what would have happened if I hadn’t got myself to the hospital when I did. Not only is Mr DeMatus so clever at what he does in surgery, his bedside manner is second to none. He is so approachable, explains things in language that you can actually understand, rather than technical jargon, and has a great sense of humour to go along with it! He has really put my mind at rest whenever he could and I’ve been so grateful for how he has managed to find the time to make so many visits to check on me, despite how busy he must be with his other patients. This guy is my hero and I can’t thank him enough! Mrs Claire Hurst.
Marcus Dematas is how all Surgical / Medical Profesionals should be. He is totally dedicated to his patients and his colleagues that work with him. He demands the highest of standards and he upholds the highest himself. He never complains of being tired, hardly has leisure time, or so it seemed to me as an in patient for two sessions of three months in hospital under his care. He carried out complex Spinal replacement surgery on myself and whilst I was in great pain, and had major complications he never ever blamed myself or uttered the words "If only you had done such and such, this could have been avoided!" He was respectful at all times to my wife and family and kept them informed daily of my progress and was always positive. He ensured that I received the best pre-care and after-care that was available, and has taken charge of managing other areas yet to be operated on by his colleagues for lower limb and hip surgery. I cannot recommend Marcus highly enough, and would strongly recommend that you try and see him if you need Spinal help. Marcus does not do any private work at all, as he is also busy at Alder Hey hospital helping younger patients, this reflects his total Professionalism and dedication. He is widely respected in the International field of Spinal Surgery and Fusion and has given many lectures at Conferences. Marcus is not just widely respected by his Peers, he is also held in the highest regard by all grades of staff at his hospital, whilst I was in as a patient, there was no member of staff that didn`t jump to assist him or stop to have a chat with him when they needed mentoring or umphing up. A good man and human being. Without his help I would not be able to move and would be totally wheelchair/bed bound, but I am able to move albeit slowly with a walking aid (Aids).
My brother recently underwent major spinal surgery. This doctor totally put him at ease, explained the procedure and all potential risks fully. After the surgery, made several visits to both POCCU and the general ward. He introduced himself to the family and explained the operation and the recovery prognosis (he said my brother would make a full recovery). Marcus is a very caring and genuine man with a great sense of humour and my family can’t thank him and his surgical team enough. That thanks also goes to all staff in POCCU, Ward 7b and Ward 4a at The Royal. My brother is making excellent progress and is now on the road to recovery.