Mr Thomas Satyadas
8th December 2022
I have the utmost respect, and gratitude for the expertise, determination and prodigious talent of Mr Satyadas. Not only did he devise a plan to deliver a laparoscopic cholecystectomy in complicated circumstances shortly following a quintuple coronary artery bypass, but he also adapted that approach to meet the increased complexities of a situation made yet more challenging by sepsis and an urgent need to operate. Throughout all of this my family and I were in constant contact with Mr Satyadas to provide updates on my condition, and we cannot thank him enough for taking time out of his busy schedule to support us. I know for a fact that other surgeons would barely contemplate undertaking the procedure in these circumstances through open surgery, let alone conceive that it could be done laparoscopically. The persistence and determination shown by Mr Satyadas to ensure that that the procedure took place as scheduled, despite the grave reservations of so many around him, were equally impressive. His dedication to his work, and to the well-being of his patients, is unsurpassed.
Following the successful procedure, Mr Satyadas kindly offered to show us a recording of the surgery. This may not be to everyone’s taste, but it gave us a unique opportunity to see the exceptional skills of Mr Satyadas, accompanied by a detailed – yet modest – commentary on how he had navigated the complexities of the challenge and delivered the promised outcome.
The surgery delivered by Mr Satyadas has been life-changing, and to experience first-hand the exceptional care and unsurpassed skill of this remarkable man has been life-enhancing.
With deepest gratitude
Professor Andrew Cooper