Patient stories: Some of our patient's share their experiences to help others undergoing medical treatment

HCA Healthcare UK , London

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John's carcinoma diagnosis and treatment

68-year old retired investment banker John first realised something was wrong when he detected a lump on the side of neck

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Raymond's cardiac surgery

First-time visit to the UK for complex cardiac surgery

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‘I thought I’d never dive again’

How life-saving hole-in-the-heart surgery helped Aithne return to the pastime she loves

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Elida's story: My birthing experience

Elida shares her story about giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Jeff's experience with treatment for kidney cancer

How robotic-assisted kidney surgery helped Jeff get back to the long leisurely walks he loves.

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James' heart surgery story

How a health kick revealed a serious heart condition 

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The story behind clinical trials: Sezgin’s story so far

Since 2012, Sezgin Hick has been receiving treatment following a late-stage ovarian cancer diagnosis. After surgery and different combinations of chemotherapy, her cancer was no longer responding to standard therapies. It was at this point Sezgin’s consultant recommended a Phase 1 clinical trial

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Life-saving heart surgery

David tells his story about needing a triple heart bypass, during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

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“I didn’t realise how much my heart palpitations were affecting me”

How a life-changing cardiac procedure stopped Kirti worrying about her heart health  

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Carol and Pinja share their skin cancer stories

'I didn't realise how serious skin cancer could be'

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David's story: double knee replacement

David underwent a double knee replacement with the Mako robot and talks about his experience

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Antonia's chronic endometriosis

Antonia shares her story of how her endometriosis has been managed by specialists

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Ingrid's scoliosis surgery

How life-changing scoliosis surgery gave Ingrid the opportunity to get back to the activities she loved

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Surgery for an enlarged prostate

Roger share's his story about undergoing Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) at The Princess Grace Hospital. 

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Joyce's endometriosis and fertility story

15 years after being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Joyce was devastated to discover her symptoms were caused by endometriosis – a condition which, left untreated, can affect fertility.

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Susan's heart health journey

Susan talks about about being diagnosed with a heart rhythm problem called atrial flutter. 

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"Truly remarkable" kidney surgery: Jeff’s story

After seeing his GP for a routine check-up, and being referred for further tests, Jeff was stunned to discover that he in fact had been living with kidney cancer for several years.

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Nick's story

Getting back on my feet after a rare thymoma diagnosis.

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Johanna's story

Five years cancer free, thanks to revolutionary cancer surgery.

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Knee replacement with Mako robotic technology

Golf Professional Andrew share's his treatment journey and his experience of a knee replacement undertaken using the Mako robot

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Danielle's story

No matter how old you are, or how fit and healthy you appear, if something doesn’t feel right get checked.

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Living with lynch syndrome

Mo Haque was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer back in 2014, shortly before his 32nd birthday.

 

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Keith's story: Time-critical surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic

Keith shares his story of receiving time-critical surgery from The Princess Grace Hospital team who partnered with the NHS

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A life with endometriosis

Katie shares her experience of living with endometriosis

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Chantel's breast cancer experience

Chantal shares why she chose to have a preventative double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery

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Robert's diagnosis received virtually

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown period, many patients saw a GP or consultant virtually. Five months after successful surgery to remove the growth, Robert speaks to us about his experience.

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Julie's scoliosis journey

When Julie was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of seven, her case was already more complex than most.

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Lucy's caesarean delivery

When Lucy and her husband Ben found out their baby was in breech position they knew they needed to reconsider their plan for a natural birth.

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John's prostate cancer diagnosis

An annual health check with a GP identified my prostate cancer

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Krystina and Mario's story - 100th NHS baby born at The Portland Hospital

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the consequent need to free up capacity in NHS hospitals to treat patients with COVID-19, Krystina was transferred to The Portland Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK – something that was made possible due to a ground-breaking partnership between the independent sector and the NHS.  

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Sarah's specialist surgery for rare sciatic endometriosis

“It was like they were talking about me - it finally linked my painful periods to the sciatic symptoms, and it made sense.”

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Tom's specialist complex urology surgery

Tom was born with an extremely rare form of the condition, called perineal hypospadias. Tom's mother Claire shares their story about a complete perineal hypospadias repair

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Alice and Aaron's fertility treatment

After being told they would never have children, Alice and Aaron turned to the Lister Fertility Clinic.

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Richard's prostate cancer story

After a routine health assessment with health insurance provider Bupa, Richard Eaton was shocked to discover that he had stage IIIA prostate cancer.

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