Mr Rishi Chana
18th December 2020
I met Mr Rishi Chana a few months ago as a recommendation from another hip consultant as I wanted to weigh up all my options given my recent diagnosis, pincer/cam impingement, labrum tear and secondary arthritis. This was a difficult decision for me mainly because I was quite nervous about surgery and didn't want to be inactive for too long as I am fit and love exercise, however the pain I endured before surgery was so excruciating that I had to make a decision fast. What I really liked about Mr Chana was the fact that he talked me through my physical hip state worse case/best case and was honestly direct which I needed as I like straight talking people it helps you come to terms with what is really going on and certainly aided my decision process. He talked through the procedure, the risks and stats to support success rates etc, I also carried out my own homework on him and felt really safe that I had made the right decision with the right consultant given the results I was aiming for personally.
So fast forward I had my hip arthroscopy back in November 2020, so far I have experienced very little pain, only an ache here and there only. I have also small incisions which are barely there with no swelling or bruising and I truly put this down to the skills of Mr Chana. Mr Chana came to see me directly after my surgery to tell me what a success it had been which filled me with such euphoria and hope for a bit more time with my own hip.I feel very lucky today and will continue to take the advice from Mr Chana and my physio to ensure best recovery. I was off my crutches in 2 weeks and have to say I am delighted with this result as I am now full weight bearing with no pain.
Mr Chana is an exceptional consultant and I am in awe of what he has done to help me gain some quality of life back and in my recent follow up, (3 weeks post surgery) I have been told I can get back on my bike, yes I have to take it easy and not go crazy however this is the best news ever thanks to him! I cannot thank him and his team enough for the ongoing care and results so far - A massive thanks