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Ucledu Fri 08-Sep-06 17:39:37

We're trying to find a good consultant at Lindo/St Mary's. The Mumsnet Superstars (Karl Murphy and T Teoh) are long booked up, 8 months in advance. . St Mary's has suggested some of their other consultants. Please could we hear from anyone who's had experience or heard views on any of the following:

Mr Charles Wright
Mr Raj Rai
Ms Lorin Lakasing

We are also looking at C & W, even though it's quite far from us, and have some good names there.

Thanks a lot.

LadyThompson Fri 16-May-08 16:23:02

You poor girl Irini, but think of it this way - I don't think the Lindo Wing would have anybody bad, would they? They aren't going to want to compromise their excellent reputation. Someone else (I think on another thread) said Mr Horner was excellent, and as for the others, what I was planning on doing if I couldn't get any of the consultants I'd heard of, was phone their assistants and talk about the sort of birth I wanted or needed, and see who would fit with this. Hang in there. I bet you'll find someone really good.

AnnaFey Sat 17-May-08 11:39:35

Hello everyone! I am pregnant with my first child and am 26 weeks. I was originally with Marcus Setchel and was going to deliver at The Portland. But after looking round, my husband and actually didnt think it warrented the astronomical costs for what it was. Plus, wasnt happy that it wasnt attached to a full, working hospital should I or my baby need specialist care. So, on reccomendation, I called The Lindo Wing. Was reccomended Guy Thorpe-Beeston, Mr Miskry, Mr Murphy, Miss Lakasing but all were booked for August! Then called Mr Mason who wasnt taking on new clients but he suggested Mr Khullar. Lindo Wing itelf reccomended Mr Horner and Mr Teoh too. I went to see Khullar and Horner and we've gone with Horner as he's very nice and professional. Only reason not much is known is that he's new to Lindo Wing having come from his native Switzerland a year ago. He also works alongside Teoh who Setchel reccomended me to which is re-assuring. I dont care about decor - just want a clean, safe place with a top consultant. Mr Horner was also very understanding about my very personal reasons for wanting a c-section. Can anyone who's had him confirm he's as good as I think he is?

irini Mon 19-May-08 13:56:28

Who is Mr Mason AnnaFey?

I am seeing Mr Khullar tonight for the first time so will let you know what i thought!

Went to the Lindo Wing tour yest and there was one girl there going with Mr Horner in September.

LadyThompson Mon 19-May-08 14:20:28

Hi Irini, how was the tour?

irini Mon 19-May-08 22:16:23

Really good - met one of the midwifes (Sue) which was simply awesome - so sweet, has been delivering babies for 37 years...was nice to see the rooms, nursery's, labour ward etc. Also the Lindo only has two teams of midwifes - 4 per team - so was nice to meet one of them. If only doc was half as nice........real issue now to find someone I feel confident about. Still looking at 17 weeks is not looking very promising....oh well!!!

irini Mon 19-May-08 22:21:59

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AnnaFey Wed 21-May-08 10:01:06

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margot2 Mon 26-May-08 23:58:34


I had Mr Khullar for the birth of my second and he was fantastic, can't rate him highly enough. He was recommended to me by a friend who had 3 deliveries at the Lindo. He is kind and patient and has an excellent reputation (he's in the Tatler Best Doctor Guide)! smile

LisaDrew Fri 06-Jun-08 18:40:57

Irini - I am seeing Mr Khullar for the first time next week. What did you not like about him?

Margot2- Tell me more abt your experience with him. I'm concerned because I haven't seen any other recommendations for him.

AnnaFey Sun 08-Jun-08 12:33:46

Mr Khullar is meant to be brilliant - anyone at Lindo wing will be - I just got on better with Mr Horner. Mr Horner is fantastic, very nice, calming and professional.

margot2 Sun 08-Jun-08 13:55:52

Hi LisaDrew - I'm sure you'll really like him. I delivered my no 2 (big baby nearly 10 pounds) with him and found him charming - the whole thing was just perfect really. I didn't know at the time but he is also a specialist in pelvic floor problems and so he is the perfect person to put it all back together again after the birth! I've been back to see him as my gynae. He was originally recommended to me by a friend who says he was amazing and I couldn't agree more.

I think all of the Consultants there have excellent reputations and so I suppose it all boils down to personalities really - I found I could talk to him easily and I didn't feel at all rushed. Hope that helps!

skyllberg Tue 02-Sep-08 07:52:12

i am under charles wright at the lindo and would be ever so gratful if anyone can tell me about him. ive only ever read about mr khullar and mr murphy etc. No one seem to have written anything here about him. pls help. I;m starting to panick. I only chose him cause he was the only one available at the time when im due. Pls help. many thanks. worried mum to be

scogliera Tue 16-Sep-08 16:41:12

My wife and I have just had our first daughter at the Lindo Wing. Lorin Lakasing was our consultant and I cannot recommend her highly enough - she was absolutely fantastic. Also, the level of care that my wife received was incredibly high. The midwives and nurses were both competent and very caring and friendly. We were both nervous about the process of giving birth and everyone at the Lindo made it an extremely positive experience.

My advice to anyone looking to go private would be to get in early and book with Lorin.

anmigoh Tue 23-Sep-08 16:11:30

Hi, I'm new to mumsnet and am needing some help with choosing the best place to have our first child.

I was initially considering having it abroad (about 80% certainty) but now my DH changed his mind and is persuading me to have it here.

So I'm 20 weeks + 4 and have just booked for the lindo wing tour this Sat. Not sure if it'll be too late even if we decide to go for it.

Looking at all the posts here, consultants seem impossible to book. Also anyone has any ideas about costs?

Would appreciate some advice.

orangina Tue 23-Sep-08 16:33:00

Hi Anmigoh, welcome to mumsnet! I had my ds at the Lindo, under the care of Tariq Miskry, who was brilliant. Would go to him again at the drop of a hat. I would call the Lindo now and ask which consultants might still be available to take you on (the big hitters will probably be booked, but you never know...).

Re: Costs, I think you are looking at about £7-8k for a normal delivery with 1-2 nights in hospital, and about £10k for cs with more nights in. Consultants fees are fixed (and within the sums I quote above) and everything is itemised re: the hospital etc, down to the last thing.

Call the lindo now and ask them their advice re: consultants, and book an appt with SOMEONE if they still have space (it is quite late...)

Good luck!

anmigoh Wed 24-Sep-08 21:31:30

Thanks orangina. It's really helpful advice.

orangina Thu 25-Sep-08 09:53:09

Have you found out if any of the consultants are still available yet anmigoh?

anmigoh Wed 15-Oct-08 12:37:02

Hi Orangina,

By some miracle, Raj Rai is available. So I've booked him.

paree Sun 19-Oct-08 13:19:53

Hi, it's so helpful going through these posts, feels like there is someone you can reach out to. I'm 18 weeks and we were contemplating between Portland and Lindo wing. I was wondering if someone could advise on the best way to meet the consultants at Lindo - would you have to pay for each appointment? I like the security of being attached to a full working hospital but was wondering if there is a big price difference between Lindo and Portland. Since I've had bleeding complications from week 12 onwards, am quite nervous on the best way forward. Any recommendations on consultants who're experts at complicated pregnancies? Thanks so much for your inputs.

wondermum1 Fri 21-Nov-08 18:16:38

Lindo is far better in my opinion. Portland is more like a hotel and if there is aproblem with the baby when born they send the baby to st mary's anyway, whereas if you are at the Lindo, St Mary's is bang next door. Also I was born there, my son was born there and I am due to have another baby there next year. Midwives are amazing.

If you do want to find a consultant yes you would have to pay for every appointment, but be assured that Teo, Thorpe Beeston, Mason, Murphy, Wilson, Armstrong are all TOP top consultants. Good luck

coolpam Mon 24-Nov-08 13:55:01

hey i'm new at mumsnet..but i find it gr8. i had a tour in the lindo wing and i found it perfect but i have this week my first appointment with dr. murphy and i'm quiet scared..can anyone please tell me what experience they had with him and if he has patient and and and?i dindt know which doctor to take but when i called he was available so i thought i will try it with him.please help!

coolpam Mon 24-Nov-08 13:56:59

hey i'm new at mumsnet..but i find it gr8. i had a tour in the lindo wing and i found it perfect but i have this week my first appointment with dr. murphy and i'm quiet scared..can anyone please tell me what experience they had with him and if he has patient and and and?i dindt know which doctor to take but when i called he was available so i thought i will try it with him.please help!

ChicPea Tue 02-Dec-08 15:12:42

I had three ceasareans with Mr Teoh and he is fantastic!

kumari Wed 03-Dec-08 21:00:07

I had my daughter this year with Karl Murphy and he is excellent...very calm and just spot on with all his advise. Lindo Wing team are very supportive too.

kumari Wed 03-Dec-08 21:13:03

Coolpam- how did your appointment with Murphy go? Just entrust yourself to him, I was very nervous and anxious during my pregnancy...would ask lots of questions, and Murphy was just so good throughout, if i have a second baby i would go back to him.

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