mr-roland-hettige

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Written by a private patient at Spire Thames Valley Hospital
24th June 2022


Seems like a lovely chap. During my consultation showed a great deal of knowledge and inspired confidence. Was advised I would be put on the waiting list for a procedure which would be a couple of months. Obviously very busy and successful as having paid for the consultation haven't heard anything in 8 months and now will go through the same process again. Of course paying consultation fees to another specialist before hopefully progressing to some action.

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Written by a NHS patient at Wexham Park Hospital
2nd September 2021


I first met Mr Hettige in September last year at Wexham Park Hospital. I had had a sinus operation cancelled on the day of admission because the operating doctor felt Mr Hettige could do a better job for me. I met with Mr Hettige a couple of weeks later. I have suffered with nasal polyps for about 45 years and had so many surgeries that I've lost count, well into double figures, I've had temporary relief but they've always come back and as i'd been on the waiting list for well over a year I was very blocked up and frustrated by it all. Mr Hettige explained that I had polyps blocking both sides of my nose and also in the sinus cavity above my left eye, the cavity above my right eye appeared under developed, I also had very thin bone under this eye. He said I had something called vascular polyps which can bleed heavily, I'd never heard of these before but it could explain why some of my previous ops had been like a blood bath! My operation went ahead in November last year, I was in and out on the day. Mr Hettige successfully removed all my polyps, including those above my eye, these he said had been there at least 10 years, I had had at least two surgeries during that time but my previous surgeon had not cleared everything. The operation went well. I have recently had my follow up appointment with Mr Hettige and all is well! There is no sign at all of regrowth of the polyps, I have had a sense of smell return and I am so much more comfortable whilst sleeping at night. On Mr Hettiges advice I rinse twice daily with NeilMed sinus rinse and use a steroid nasal spray once a day, on inspection I was advised my sinus's look normal, something after 45 years I thought I'd never hear! So I would thoroughly recommend Mr Hettige as an extremely competent and confident sinus surgeon, very pleasant to his patients and filled me with confidence. I'll be forever grateful to the surgeon who decided to refer me to him rather than perform a lesser operation himself.

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Written by a NHS patient at Wexham Park Hospital
23rd August 2021


I suffered from a severely deviated nasal septum and could hardly breathe from my left nostril and suffered from sinus allergies to top it up had undergone 2 surgeries - turbinate reduction as a child and a Septoplasty back in 2009 all to no avail infact the after the 2009 op within about 12 to 18 months the deviation become worse than it was pre-op. I was quite disheartened by it and had gotten use to living with my condition until finally in late 2019 finally decided that to get consultation again and see what options I have as I really wanted to improve my quality of life, but I knew I would need a revision procedure and was un decided whether I’d opt for it yet again. I was extremely lucky to have had Dr. Hettige on the the other side of my GP’s ENT referral. I found him to be a kind and friendly person he patiently heard me out and the history in regards to my Nose. After accessing it he went through all that was ‘problematic’ and also made me aware that I had fractures in the Septal cartilage (which I had noticed post-op in 2009 but didn’t know were actually fracture lines, so I believe something went a little too wrong there and I guess thats why the deviation carried on worsening overtime) Dr. Hettige suggested we would require External Approach Septo-rhinoplasty, answered all my questions went though the risks involved, the probability for which was significantly higher as it was a revision surgery dealing with scar tissue. I felt Dr. Hettige’s experience, his confidence in his craft and abilities really shined through during this conversation which inspired me and gave me a positive outlook. I felt here is a surgeon I can trust to have work on me and feel positive to achieve the objective. I then as per his advice was to get my allergies identified and treated (by him) and then to decide after 5-6 months whether the improvement was enough or I still wanted go ahead with the operation to correct the nose. I decided to go ahead but due to covid ops were suspended so it took longer be offered a date and I was eventually operated on in June, 2021. The operation went really well, Post op I was told what a complicated nose I had and a-lot went into correcting it. The post-op care from Dr. Hettige and his team doctors has been great. I have to say this event has been life changing and it has improved my quality of life so much, I am 31 and have never been able to breathe like I do know and Dr. did all he could to keep the appearance of the Nose close to my original look while fully bettering the functional aspect. I would highly recommend Dr. Roland Hettige to anyone seeking ENT consultation and especially in need of surgery he is an exemplary surgeon a specialist at what he does and I have no doubt in his abilities to produce the best of outcomes possible. Thank you for your attention in reading my review. I wish you all the best in your care needs Doctor if you are reading this, a heart-felt thank you once again! Warm Regards Nikhil

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Written by a NHS patient at Wexham Park Hospital
21st August 2021


I had sinus surgery with Roland Hettige. Very knowledgeable and pleasant consultant who explained to me why I was having problems, what the procedure would entail and the risks involved. Surgery was quick with 2 week recovery time. For the first time in years I can now smell things and no more constant runny nose which was causing a nasal drip onto my chest. This nasal drip caused me to have constant chest infections. Would highly recommend this consultant and the procedure to anyone who is experiencing sinus issues.

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Consultant ENT Surgeon who specialises in Nasal and Sinus Surgery, Rhinoplasty (Functional & Cosmetic), Polyps, Nasal Allergy, Paediatric and Adult General ENT.

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