Mr Vasileios Minas
6th August 2019
I was passed on to Mr Minas last minute after my problems got worse while I was waiting for a date for my surgery. When appointments rang me saying we have received a letter from your GP to fast track your surgery, we can do it but under a different consultant as the consultant you have been seeing has no available appointments soon l was devastated but I couldn’t say no as l was desperate. The day of my surgery Mr Minas cam to see me in admissions and it was the first time we were meeting. I was very nervous and disappointed too that I was seeing him for the first time and there was a lot of stuff that l had discussed with the previous consultant that l wanted to make sure had been passed on to him. As we sat discussing it was clear that not everything had been passed on to him so he said to me l will do my very best to address all your problems but l may run out of time and therefore l may not be able to do everything. He said those words without knowing what was waiting for him. There were complications with my surgery, in admissions he told me l would be in theatre for about one and half hours but Mr Minas stood in that theatre for 8 hours and addressed all that l was concerned about and all the unexpected problems encountered. The after surgery care l have been given by this man is second to none. My surgery was long, complex and complicated and so did recovery. I couldn’t have asked for a better consultant, l am even so grateful and indebted to him and the team he worked with that day. Hope my message will be passed on to him so he can know how much l appreciate what he did for me, he didn’t have to go ahead with this surgery as it took him out of his comfort zone, he could have closed me up and pass me on to someone else who specialises in the problem he encountered with me then ask me to return to him at a later date but no he did what he had to do. I am forever so grateful to him. Thank you!!