Mr Rob Bethune
12th June 2021
It was mid February when I noticed a bulge in my abdomen, it was causing increasing discomfort and hampering my daily activities - I called Mr Bethune's Office, spoke to his very efficient PA, and a consultation was arranged with Consultant Surgeon Rob Bethune. Attended a fortnight later - he diagnosed an Inguinal Hernia left side, recommended a Bilateral Laparoscopic procedure to repair it thereby allowing access to my right side for examination, and surgery if necessary. He was most understanding, approachable and his professional manner allayed any fears in connection with the forthcoming surgery.
Had the operation on 24th April at Nuffield Hospital Exeter, arrived that morning and was back home that afternoon. Rob Bethune repaired the left side hernia and also one on the right that was identified during the process He made time to brief me both before, and debrief after surgery explaining the best path to recovery which along with notes and advice from the Physio have been a great help.
Had my follow up consultation with Rob Bethune a couple of weeks ago and all is going well. My thanks to him his medical team - a first class service, and all at Nuffield Exeter who looked after me in these extraordinary times where I felt safe and comfortable at all times. Everyone was most courteous, friendly and efficient am very grateful to you all. Thank you.