I had lower back problems and sciatica for over five years, which made life very difficult for me. I couldn’t walk for more than a few minutes at a time; the pain was unbearable.
I used a Tens machine and took prescribed medication to manage the pain but after five years, these no longer had an effect, so I decided something had to be done.
Luckily I have private medical insurance through the company I work for and was referred to Spire Washington Hospital, to see a consultant spinal surgeon called Mr Kalyan. From the minute I stepped into the hospital I knew I was going to be looked after; it was something different. I went in for my first appointment with Mr Kalyan, who explained the surgery I needed. He told me about the process and answered all my questions – I knew I was in safe hands.
I booked my surgery at a time that fitted around my needs and work schedule. My operation was complex but Mr Kalyan did an amazing job. I can stand up and walk around with no problems now and I have no pain whatsoever; it’s a surreal experience when I suffered for so long.
The treatment and care I have received throughout my journey has been first class – from my initial appointment and diagnosis, right through to surgery and aftercare. I felt well looked after during my overnight stay – it was great to have my own private room and en-suite – and the staff were excellent – professional yet caring.
I can’t thank Mr Kalyan and the team at Spire Washington Hospital enough for what they have done for me. Since my surgery, my life is getting back to normal. I’m able to enjoy long walks and have even taken up cycling – albeit slowly – but considering I couldn’t walk 100 metres before my operation, I am ecstatic. I’d recommend Spire Washington Hospital to anyone – with or without private medical insurance – it’s the best care provider I have ever experienced.
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