Mr W James B Smellie

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Written by a patient at The Lister Hospital
31st December 2019


Jame Smellie was very efficient but with a calm, warm manner. Puts patient at ease. Good follow up and easy to contact at any time

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Written by a patient at The Lister Hospital
15th October 2019


Mr Smellie was my surgeon for an umbilical hernia. Having read a great deal about how umbilical hernias are usually performed I was less than enthusiastic to undergo the procedure. That was until, while doing some research on the subject, I found Mr Smellie's website and read several reviews all of which were very positive. Mr Smellie's pioneering procedure which entails undertaking the entire procedure via a small incision inside one's belly button has essentially led to zero visible scarring and no pain at all. The procedure was explained very clearly and the concerns I had regarding what I had read about mesh procedures was very delicately dealt with. Given that the piece of mesh Mr Smellie intended using was in his words 'smaller than a postage stamp', I opted for the mesh procedure. The procedure at the Lister Hospital was as uneventful as one could ever hope for. I admitted myself in the morning and was discharged the same afternoon. Made my own way home. Everyone who dealt with me at the Lister was very professional and friendly. Was up on my feet 2 days later and back at work a few days after that. As per Mr Smellie's recommendation, I started easing back into exercise 2 weeks later and was running slowly again after 4 weeks. I do not hesitate to give Mr Smellie the highest possible recommendation.

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Written by a patient at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
6th January 2019


I highly recommend Dr. Smellie. Starting from the consultation stage to the surgery phase and then the recovery stage everything was clear, and very smooth. During the consultation phase, Dr. Smellie made sure to give me a very clear idea about my problem once diagnosed and he explained to me every single detail about the surgery process after we agreed on a date and made sure i feel very comfortable and relaxed before operation. It was an open surgery (hernia repair) with a general anesthetic at chelsea and westminster hospital, private. The operation was very smooth, pain free and without any anesthetic complications after. I recovered in about 4-5 days, walked back home on the first day of surgery, back to work the next week and now after 6 weeks I am back to gym. I can’t be any more grateful and thankful, I can move and lift things normally and I am pain free. Thank you Dr. Smellie for the great work! Hani

7th February 2019
Response from Mr W James B Smellie

Thank you so much. I am glad it went well. James

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Written by a patient at The Lister Hospital
21st December 2018


Perfect care, explanation, procedure and follow up. Very satisfied.

7th February 2019
Response from Mr W James B Smellie

Many thanks for your kind word. I am glad it went well for you. James

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Endocrine and thyroid specialist. Hernia specialist. Consultant Surgeon at a London Teaching Hospital for nearly 20 years.

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