Timely, informed, excellent care
From referral for a colonoscopy to my operation was very quick, I had face to face meetings with Mr Papettas, and members of his team, the process was lead by the wider colorectal team, and easy to follow and understand. The surgery was carried out very expediently, and every effort was made to give me the best possible quality of life afterwards, in my case this was quite intricate surgery by Mr Papettas low down in my colon, and avoiding the need for a stoma, although I had been completely prepared for that possibility. I was able to return to work after 5 weeks, and am already enjoying a good quality of life even though there is some time to go before the healing process inside my tummy is complete. The aftercare is also first class, as I have not only had a face to face meeting with Mr Papettas to discuss the lab results, but also have had a consultation with the wider colorectal team to discuss the future check ups. My family and I feel very fortunate, and optimistic about the future, and can’t thank Mr Papettas enough for the work he and his team have done. It’s hard to make suggestions on what can be improved, when I feel so fortunate, but perhaps one thing might be to give the patient a leaflet or letter explaining what to do if they found they were having any pain after discharge, I was unsure whether to go back to the team or speak to my GP, and also what to do if the patient needed a further sick note. The letter could also state what symptoms would require them to get back in touch with the hospital not that I had any problems. Generally its a matter of at what point should the patient revert to their GP.. Another matter for the hospital not the surgical team, would be to have more menu choices suitable for patients recovering from bowel surgery, I had mashed potato with gravy twice because the rest of the options those days contained too much fibre so I wasn’t allowed to eat them. These are minor things, I was generally very happy with my short stay in hospital and the fabulous medical staff.
I saw Mr Papettas for a colonoscopy. He was courteous, clear and very encouraging. I was nervous because I hadn't been through this procedure before and Mr Papettas was very reassuring. I felt comfortable going into the procedure and confident in he and his team.
I was diagnosed with a tumour in my bowel and was referred to Mr Papettas. I was seen quickly where the findings of my investigations were explained in more detail , along with the recommended surgical intervention. He listened to questions and answered them clearly . I was very appreciative that the surgery was scheduled for a matter of weeks . I received great care under Mr Papettas and the staff at Warwick Hospital, and am most grateful to be able to say that the malignant tumour was removed, I have recovered well and I require no further treatments at present. Thank you to Mr Papettas and his team.
Straight talking, caring and experienced. Not rushed and has time for the patient.
- General surgery
Mr Trif Papettas is a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) with a specialist interest in minimally invasive (Key Hole) Laparoscopic surgery. He is an integral member of the regional cancer and inflammatory bowel disease team. His NHS practice also covers emergency and general surgery.
Mr Papettas graduated from the University of Sheffield Medical School with Honours. He completed his higher surgical training in the West Midlands Deanery within some of the UK's busiest surgical departments and has gained extensive expertise in the treatment of a wide spectrum of colorectal and general surgical disorders.
Prior to starting his consultant post he completed advanced fellowship training within the prestigious Queen Elizabeth (Birmingham) and Frimley Park Hospitals.
His Ethicon Advanced Laparoscopic Fellowship gave him additional training in pelvic floor and Robotic surgery. Mr Papettas has now completed over a 1000 laparoscopic surgeries and holds full JAG accreditation in therapeutic colonoscopy and diagnostic gastroscopy.
He regularly performs laparoscopic/open hernia repairs and gallbladder removal surgery. He has an interest in perianal conditions including haemorrhoids, fistula and fissures. He is one of few surgeons in the UK regularly performing ileoanal pouch surgery for colitis.
Mr Papettas performs the following treatments at Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital:
Management of Bowel conditions (Cancer, Diverticular disease, Colitis, IBS)
Treatment for piles, anal fissures, fistulas
He is based at
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, Warwick and Stratford Hospitals
Nuffield Warwickshire, Leamington spa
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Short link to review Mr Trif Papettas: http://iwgc.net/egwq6