Rob is a Consultant Colo-Rectal Surgeon at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and also sees patients privately at Exeter Nuffield - contact firstname.lastname@example.org 01392 262183
I recently had a double hernia operation and found Mr Bethune to be a confident and approachable surgeon who explained the whole procedure to me and put me totally at ease. I was treated using the laparoscopic technique and i was fully mobile and pain free within hours.
Rob is an attentive, pleasant professional with an excellent bedside manner and caring outlook. My surgery was carefully planned, prepared, delivered and the follow up most satisfactory. I always felt a part of the process and informed about each step.
Mr. Bethune listened and responded thoughtfully. Care before and after the colonoscopy procedure was of a high standard with empathy for how I was feeling. Thoughtfulness was required as I needed to stay overnight which was not expected. I appreciated the continuous monitoring I received whilst in the Nuffield Exeter. My apologies for a very delayed review of a procedure late August 2019 but the good news is that the colonoscopy has to date given me improved colon health which is a huge plus after having suffered chronic IBS for 30 years and cleared away a concern of any internal problem in the colon. Therefore I am feeling noticeably more comfortable and positively able to enjoy far better health. Written 11/12/19.
I had a Hernia operation in August with Mr Rob Bethune as my surgeon. When I arrived for my initial consultation and met Mr Bethune for the first time I immediately felt at ease. He is very professional and has a calm friendly manner which makes him very easy to talk to. He listened carefully as I explained the level of discomfort I was in and then ran through my options regarding surgery explaining clearly the pros and cons involved and answered the questions I had which helped me make my decision. A few weeks later I arrived for my operation. Mr Bethune came to see me beforehand and discussed the timetable for my op and also my discharge from hospital. My post op recovery was quick with not too much pain after the first five days. I had a follow up appointment a month later at which Mr Bethune checked that everything was healing ok. I think anyone who may require the services in which he specialises in will be very pleased with the way they are treated and looked after by Mr Bethune and his team.
A recent superbly managed visit to a gastroenterology unit in Tiverton reminded me of an occasion in 2017 when I had an appointment for a colonoscopy at the RD&E Hospital in Exeter. It was a Saturday morning and the procedure was to be undertaken by Rob Bethune. A previous colonoscopy three years earlier had been excellently performed at the same hospital, so I felt confident all would be well. However, Rob Bethune’s manner was perfunctory and graceless, making me apprehensive. With the curtest of preliminaries he embarked upon the procedure which, despite sedation and gas and air, had me howling uncontrollably with discomfort and pain. I recall it as being only surpassed by the experience of childbirth. He continued despite this, and at no point was I offered an opportunity to terminate the procedure. When it was over, he said ‘Well done’. An unforgettable experience.