Mr Osama Dessouky MSc MD FRCS (ORL-HNS) ENT Consultant
12th November 2020
Dr Dessouky is nothing short of a legend!
He has changed my life in many ways medically, socially, physically and mentally. I was referred to him due to having breathing difficulties, a deviated septum and a hump on my nose due to an accident as a child. I had an initial consultation with Dr Dessouky at Croydon University hospital (6 months after I had an operation on my ear to fix my ear drum.) I explained to him my issues of sleeping and waking up with a very sore throat every morning as well as feeling like I have constant sinusitis. I also advised how self conscious I was of my nose and that I was keen on getting surgery to fix my nose internally and externally at what ever cost. I was examined and had a discussion about what my options were for open and closed surgery.
Fast forward to the day of my operation, Dr Dessouky went through all the medical questions required. I was very nervous as I had an operation around 10 months before. Dr Dessouky made me feel at ease and explained the whole operation to ensure I understood what procedure I was having fully!
The operation went on a lot longer than planned however was successful. I was checked on by Dr Dessouky when I woke up and handed over to the nurses.
The day my dressing were removed was a bit disappointing due to having a small infection in my incision as I was given the incorrect medical advice by the nurses never the less I was extremely happy with nose. It's obviously a major concern that my nose would come out terribly bad and will look awful after an operation on it but after all I was so frustrated with nose physically and medically I would have been happy to get it taken off my face altogether.
I not only had medical problems with my nose but also had mental issues due to the hump on my nose after comments received from children at school. After seeing my nose for the first time I could burst with pride. I no longer had to walk into a room and face someone head on because I did want them to look at my side profile or avoid pictures in case it was a bad angle.
Over a year after my operation the real results are clear. My mental state and confidence have done a U turn. My part time self employed business is now full time and I feel like I can face the world! I thought my biggest problem was not being able breath properly but now I realise it was much more than that. I can now look at old picture of me and not hate myself. My nose was nothing but a burden something I fault about when I was out in public continuously and that festered in my brain at night keeping me awake due to the poor breathing.
I can not thank you enough Dr Dessoukey. If it wasn't for your patience, passion, knowledge, confidence and skill, my life wouldn't have changed so dramatically. A highlight for me from this experience was returning to Dr Dessoukey 15 months later to be discharge from his clinic and seeing how proud he was of his work. His passion and dedication really shines through and I am so glad we crossed paths.
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