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surgeon ---I do agree with what said re surgeon---I had a general surgeon and experienced flippancy and I certainly think we should be referred to a Breast Surgeon.Am fairly certain that is what would happen in USA!?Love to you all Trish

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hi Adele/and all Hi Adele/ALL

Sorry to hear what you have all been through with your surgeons, it really makes me mad when i read how the doctors treat patients and how they get away with it, this is not how most private patients get treated, and you can bet your bottom dollars that these nhs surgeons would treat you totally dif if they were seeing you privately.

Maybe we should all take dictaphones (sorry not too good at spelling) with us when we go for our app.(wonder how they would behave then)?

take care

rosa
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General surgeon I also had problems with my surgeon. When I was diagnosed, he told me he was going to have more biopsies done to confirm it and I could come back the following week for the results where we could discuss treatment options and I could ask any questions I had. When I went back the original result was confirmed and I said I had some questions. He told me to hurry up as he had other people waiting. He played with his dictaphone and even left the room while I was talking to him. The op went fine (he is a general surgeon). He phoned the ward the morning after to say that I could go home. This was despite the fact that I had an allergic reaction to morphine, was in considerable pain and left without any pain relief for about 6 hrs. They gave me alternative pain relief after I stood at the nurses station crying. Nobody had checked my wound or told me how the op had gone. I refused to go home until I felt OK.

I subsequently changed surgeons. Made a formal complaint to the hospital and as I am unhappy with their response we are taking it to independent review.

I would recommend that you get info on the hospital\'s complaint procedure and make a formal complaint. If you are not happy with their response it should tell you how to take things higher/further. If there\'s another surgeon in the hospital change to him/her in the meantime so you don\'t have to see him for any check ups. If need be, look to change hospitals.

Hope this helps.

Sorry you had such a bad time.

Adele

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Liz You could be talking about my surgeon! He is a general surgeon practising at the local general hospital with a special interest in breast disease - I wasn\'t referred to a specialist breast unit. He didn\'t make too bad a job of my mastectomy, but when I saw him in the past for very painful cysts, he treated me as though I was a hypochondriac. I was horrified to see him in the Rapid Diagnosis Clinic...

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Dr foster Hi Liz

You could try a website called Dr. foster - its associated with the NHS and there is a section on there which helps you find a surgeon in your area, tells you when he qualified, etc and ehat their specialist fields are, etc

I think you have a right these days to choose which hospital you want to be treated at so this may help although dont quote me on that.

Hope this helps and i\'m sorry to hear about the treatment you had. Where were you being seen?

Take Care

Jakki xx

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--- Hi Liz --- I don\'t know whether I can help you at all, but I want you to know that I understand the anger and frustration you feel. When you are dealing with someone of such \'high regard\' as a surgeon you feel that any complaint you make will be pushed under the carpet anyway, and also worry about the reactions you will get, and treatment, at future appointments.

I had a raw deal with a surgeon too and go nowhere. I complained about other staff (who refused me a glass of water when I was fainting during the chemo period and attended a general appointment - \'we don\'t provide drinks to patients\'...) and that was dealt with..

However, every time I go to that clinic for an appointment now I feel I am walking the green mile when I walk to the room and can virtually feel the daggers in my bag from the admin staff.

If you complain, complain to the Chief Executives or Hospital Administrator, don\'t even bother with anyone further down the line - Good luck and let us know how you go on.... but in the meantime remember that you are ENTITLED to decent treatment and respect. We expect if from ordinary men in the street, shopkeepers, etc. why should surgeons be exempt from manners.

Joy xxxx

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Removing general surgeon NB: This post has been written by madliz I have moved it and started a new topic for her so that it didn’t get lost in the topic it was previously in.
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posted on 21.02.06 4:17 pm
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In December 2003 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I went through all the usual stuff despite not feeling able to discuss things with my breast surgeon. I found him arrogant, egocentric,rude, self opinionated and altogether a nasty piece of work. I have now discovered that he is not a specialist breast surgeon, but a general surgeon. I feel very strongly that a specialist breast unit needs to have a breast specialist in charge of it.
I have been in touch with the PALS at our local unit to see if they can help me and she was going to talk to the breast unit manager and then advise me on the best way forward.
I\'m not sure if I trust her advise. Has anyone got any ideas how to get the obnoxious man removed ? Quickly. He is damaging women\'s morale and self esteem as well as their chests.
When I had my reconstruction the surgeon had to remove1\" of skin from my chest as \"it was too badly damaged to be any use\". I\'m not surprised, it had about 40 staples in it when he finished with it.
I feel very angry and frustrated that he is still allowed to operate.And that women from my local area are routinely referred to him.
He is a surgeon with 19th century attitudes operating in the 21st.
Any help much appreciated
Love
Liz

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Removing general surgeon

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