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I have found out that I will probably need some back surgery/injections at least for a chronic condition. I am not overly impressed by my consultant and would quite like a second opinion and was wondering if anyone had a recommendation for someone they have used and respected? My mum mentioned a royal orthoaedic hospital in stanmore if anyone knows anything about it also. Please PM me if you would rather then post on here. Many thanks
Hi stressed, my step-DD is 12 and she is having spine surgery at the Royal Orthopaedic in Stanmore some time before Xmas (we hope!!) she has scoliosis poor little pickle.
Sorry you are struggling, we have found the hospital great so far, same old same old with the NHS but apparently it is the best place in the country to backs so I would give it a go if you can. They have been great with DD, staff all very nice and they have been great reassuring such a young patient.
How can I get referred there on NHS - cant even get an ortho apptment at my local hospital despite my GP referring me - they want to offer physio (great for a condition I am now being told now may need operating!)! What a joke. I am prepared to pay myself now as with 2 young children all our lives are totally wrecked at the moment - any ideas who to see if I just go that route?
Are you sure you need surgery? My husband is a Hospital Consultant specialising in Pain Management. He has had some great results with injections and a pain management programme. Surgery should be the very last option.