Has anyone had debulking surgery privately. My oncologist private wants me to have a particular surgeon and I am quite happy with him but am worried about having some complex surgery outside the NHS. Private hospital does have a high dependency unit where I will be for 1-2 days. Wondered if other people had any experience
Debulking surgery private?: Has anyone had... - My Ovacome
I have and found everything second to none. Treatment, hospital, surgeon and aftercare, amazing and everything done much faster.
That is my experience,but would ask you to research properly into your surgeon and hospital.
I was in a high dependency ward for 2 days and my treatment was great.
I’m sure your oncologist has your best interests at heart, but do your own research to put your mind at rest,
All the best,
I had a bowel surgeon on hand and they have never been the same since😳but in a positive way, not being able to go is the worst.
Tips on recovery..... don’t overdo anything, do as you are told, gentle walking as your only excercise. Wear loose clothes as you won’t want anything tight on your scar and just be kind to yourself, rest when you need to and don’t make excuses or feel ashamed of it, oh and accept any help that is offered.
Best of luck, you will be fine,
I had my debulking privately. It was 3 years ago now, I was in London and the treatment was amazing. I did go into HDU for a day, they were really on the ball and had everything I needed.
I didn’t need any treatment for bowels (although I could do with it now 🙄) After the op, rest is key and listening to your body, we sometimes forget and go into superwoman status ( which of course we are !!)
Good Luck with it . Sending hugs xx 🌻
I had fabulous surgery through the NHS in Bath’s Royal United Hospital.
The surgeon was fantastic and used the Plasma-jet instrument to zap all little lesions (200 of them!) on my bowels.
I was in hospital for 8 days and had nurse practitioners visiting me once a week to change my dressing afterwards.
If you are lucky enough to be near a good public hospital, you should take advantage of this.
The wealthy die in private care at the same rate as those using the NHS.
It is also good to remember that most consultants also work for the NHS.