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Patient Says Thanks to Hospital After Surgery Success

A first time patient at West Midlands Hospital has said thanks for the care he received following successful surgery.

Russell Bryce attended the private hospital for haemorrhoid surgery and is now pain free and extremely pleased with the outcome.

The hemorrhoidal plication procedure was carried out by Mr Ajantha Jayatunga – a Consultant for  General and Vascular Surgery at the Halesowen-based hospital.

Russell first noticed symptoms and starting experiencing some discomfort several months ago and he was struggling to do DIY and gardening at home.

He visited his local GP where he was referred to Mr Jayatunga and despite expecting the process to take months he was pleasantly surprised at how quickly he was given a date for surgery.

Russell, of Halesowen, said: “I was amazed at how fast it all happened, from first approaching my GP to attending West Midlands Hospital for surgery.

“I knew there was a problem and my GP referred me to Mr Jayatunga who is a specialist in this area.

“I live in Halesowen but I had never visited the hospital for surgery before. Everyone was so friendly and polite when I arrived at the hospital and throughout my treatment and the surgeon was excellent too.

“After the procedure I noticed a difference almost straight away and I’ve been back for a follow-up with Mr Jaytunga who is extremely pleased with the results as I am too.”

Hemorrhoids, also called piles, are cushions in the anal canal that help with stool control but they become a disease when swollen or infected.

Approximately 50% to 66% of people have problems with haemorrhoids at some point in the lives, often between the ages of 45 and 65.

Mr Jayatunga’s clinical interests include Hernia Surgery, Arterial and Venous Surgery, Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

He is part of an experienced team of Consultants at the hospital which offers a specialist hernia service and delivers treatments to help patients resolve an issue quickly and avoid complications which may require emergency surgery.

Patients who opt to pay privately for their hernia surgery can speed up the process and get fast access to first class care.

A fixed cost scheme makes the fee schedule very competitive and transparent and all major insurance companies also recognise West Midlands hospital as a preferred provider.

Russell, 60, added: “I couldn’t fault the hospital one bit and the treatment I received was first class.

“Going to hospital isn’t something that you look forward to but all the staff made it as pleasurable an experience as they could for me.

“I will definitely recommend the hospital to other patients and feel lucky that it’s on my doorstep if I need anything doing in the future.”

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