I have found Mr Neil Orpen very knowledgeable and experienced, he put my mind at ease each time i have seen him, i have had 3 Kyphoplastys that all went very well, and at all times i was kept regularly updated by Neil and the staff at The Ridgeway Hospital, i cannot recommend him or the hospital enough in my experience.
Mr Orpen performed an L4 L5 fusion, with the removal of a large disc bulge one year ago. I can honestly say the sciatica pain went immediately and has never returned. I have my life back, and can only thank Mr Orpen and the staff for everything they did for me.
Mr Orpen performed a spinal fusion L5/S1 with full instrumentation on me in April 2015 at the BMI in Wroughton. I had been in excruciating pain for over two years and was prescribed a ridiculous amount of medication including Tramadol, Pre-Gablin and Amitriptyline. Before the operation walking was a real problem, as was sleeping and performing any tasks that involved standing up. The days and months after the operation were quite challenging but I followed Mr Orpen's instructions and advice regards rehab and within six weeks was off all medication. The main difficulty being the withdrawals not spine or operation related pain. I took things slowly but consistently and by six months I was moving freely and attending the gym and pool regularly. I gave myself a target to complete a sprint distance triathlon by May 2016. I achieved this as well as two other triathlons throughout the summer of 2016. I have built on this and am now entered in two standard distance and one sprint distance triathlons for summer 2017 as well as a bike sportive with my son. My life is unrecognisable to how it was pre op. I can interact with my 10 & 8 year old children and am back to work full time. I couldn't give Mr Orpen and his team any more credit than to say their intervention has totally changed the quality of both mine and my children's lives. Thank you so much. PS: Aiming for a Half Ironman distance triathlon next year (2018) :-)
I had the pleasure of meeting mr Orpen march 2016, I have a prolapse disc and bulges. Mr Orpen , with me, looked at my MRI scan, talked about my work and lifestyle. I found mr Orpen, straight talking, no nonsense , no false promises. I thought his diagnoses and suggestions of treatment, put my mind at ease, after 20 yrs plus of , many wks off work per yr, the cost of massage, and osteopathy over the yrs which must be in the thousands. It was the nerve control injections in my lower spine that were decided upon. May the 4th 2016, I had the injections in my spine, all over in a matter of minutes. Again no promises, BUT mr Orpen was spot on, the transformation in my back was incredible, no pain at all, yrs I have put up with pain, I felt like a new person. 8 + months, But as I was told, I may need to have this done again to keep me pain free. So I'm in the throws of making an appointment. I would recommend mr Orpen 200%.
Found Mr Orpen to be very understanding. My operation was a complete success. I am now able to get on with my life. Can't thank Mr Orpen enough. Would recommend him.
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