Excellent surgeon who explained to me the situation and operated the following week. I had a T3/4 laminectomy to remove a tumour. Mr Petrik or a colleague visited me each day I was in hospital post-op. I am now almost two weeks post op and i pain but I know the work done by Mr Petrik and he team was first rate. It would be easy for a consultant performing such life saving work to become arrogant but Vladimir was nothing but genuine in his care for his patients & I am very grateful to him and the team at the QE for the care I received.
i am currently under mr petrik's care, i've had neck surgery middle of December 2015 (with out it almost definitely have permanent disabilities) and recovering well at home. although I may not make a full recovery due to my condition prior to the operation there is already improvements so i'm very optimistic. mr petrik has been excellent through out, he has helped reassure me when came to surgery and has been very informative. still to see him later in the year so hoping to be discharged if not then ill trust him with whatever he suggests. a big thank you from myself and family.
Reason for admission: Cauda equina syndrome/sciatica/brachialgia Operation: L5/s1 microdiscectomy without complication. Otherwise fit and well I was referred for an emergency op following an mri scan.i suffered from chronic back pain and weakness in my left leg and foot for years. It got to the point where my quality of life and my general health was really declining. I am writing this review less than 24hrs after my op with all leg pain and sciatica gone. Lower back pain remains but is perfectly normal with this procedure and will get better day by day. I'm confident that it will change my life and I'm eternally greatful of Mr V Petrik and his teams expertise. And also a thank you to all the QE staff from cleaners to nurses. Amazing people. Tom 27 Stourbridge
I was sent to Mr P from New Cross hospital in Wolverhampton. He diagnosed me with Chiari Malformation type 1 and Syringomyelia. I underwent decompression surgery April 2012 and cannot thank this man enough as I now have my life back. He informed me throughout the process what he was doing, why he was doing it and what the outcome would be. I have now been discharged and will miss my appointments with this Neurosurgeon. As well as being a great surgeon/consultant he is a lovely man.
I came to Mr Petrik after I was referred to him for a mri scan, as soon ad I was out of the scan room I was brought back into his consulting room. He was very straight forward with me and didn't beat around the bush. He told me I had a large tumour growing on my spine and it was crushing my nerves so badly that's why I couldn't walk or feel parts of my body. I was told straight it needed to be removed as if it grew any bigger than it already was it would eventually kill me. Knowing that I had hospital phobia he reassured me everything would be okay. A week later I was in theater having the tumour removed which my sister said took quite a while. I also had a very nasty pressure sore debrided aswell. After my operation he was very kind and reassured me he would let me know the biopsy results. Turned out the tumour even though it was big was benign. I was happy and sad happy for the tumour being benign but sad as he told me the tumour had caused a lot if damage to my nerves. So my legs may never be the same again and I might not be able to walk again. 2 years later some feelings have come back into my top half of my body I can hold light things and feed myself. I went for a check up and another mri to check and they found nothing. Dr Petrik is a very kind caring and compassionate man. He saved my life I can never thank him enough.