The London Independent Hospital
Written by a private patient
3rd July 2021
I had a left total hip replacement on 06 May 2021 by Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Vivek Gulati after seeing him at the outpatient of the London BMI in April 21. after a recommendation by my Physiotherapist. When Mr Gulati saw me , he immediately knew what my problem when he saw me walking. After examination , X-Ray and MRI, the diagnosis was confirmed that I needed my left hip replaced. Mr Gulati wanted to know the cause as I previously had my right hip replaced 11 years ago at the London BMI but the surgeon Professor had retired, he referred me to a consultant Rheumatologist. tests further confirmed.All this was completed was completed in a very short time thanks to Mr Gulati and I was booked for surgery. Everything was explained and again on the day of surgery by both Mr Gulati and the Anaesthetist who fully explained the spinal anaesthesia.
The operations over in just under 2hours and I recovered from anaesthetic returned to the ward within the hour.
Mr Gulati's medical care was first class. Preoperatively and Post operatively. He visited me on the day before and after . I had physiotherapy before surgery and to mobilise me the next day . I was able to go home within 3 days which was one day before the planned expectation of my stay.
I was discharged with the usual analgesics and anticoagulant therapy to prevent DVT. After a few days I had some complication with the Anticoagulant Therapy medication. I called Mr Gulati and I was seen immediately by Mr Gulati. His care was incredibly fantastic. He even pushed the wheelchair I was sat in. He went to get me some ice-pack to place on the wound area.He kept in contact with by phone. He told me that my Care was the most important thing for him. He meant it and proved it by his actions.
He is dedicated to his profession and his patients.
As a health care professional of 50 years, I have come in contact with many consultants, I have never come across someone so humble and dedicated to the welfare and wellbeing of their patients.
After less than 2 months, I am walking well, pain free from my hip from the day after the operation . I saw Mr Gulati on 01July 21 and he was extremely pleased as I am with my progress and the whole process. I was in extreme pain before unable to walk properly and taking very strong analgesics . I shall continue with my Physiotherapist , Mr Gary Lewin who told me he knew just the surgeon who will help. He was right .Furthermore he is an Arsenal supporter . He was also the Physiotherapist for Arsenal and England.