A very special thank you for a very successful knee replacement operation, and for giving me back a new and active life that I have been missing for so long due to arthritis of the knee.
To all the doctors, nurses and staff of the Bishops Wood Hospital for making my short stay a very pleasant and comfortable one, thank you.
I have recently had both of my hips replaced by Mr Vedi. Before the operations I was in severe pain, not very mobile, unable to drive and couldn't work in my garden.
The operations were both done with epidural and slight sedation, afterwards the pain from the hips had gone, it was incredible. It's six months since my last operation and my quality of life has been transformed, I'm driving, gardening and have taken up Pilates.
I thank Mr Vedi and the wonderful staff at Bishops Wood, including my physiotherapist Sunita Grieco for her support and encouragement.
Dear Mr Vedi
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the first class treatment I received at Bishops Wood Hospital in both April 2016 and more recently January 2017.
I would highly recommend you and your team particularly Emma Morecroft who is absolutely first class and made me feel very safe and secure, particularly as I am a bit of a coward when it comes to spinal blocks.
Dear Mr Vedi
These are a few lines to thank you for your excellent work on my replacement hip. For me such surgery was a voyage into the unknown but I was extremely encouraged by my several friends beforehand for whom you carried out this operation and everyone recommended your work and subsequent treatment very highly.
As you said at our first meeting, the operation would change my lifestyle and it did.
Thank you again for your help and advice.
Mr Vedi operated on my right knee, providing a state of the art new knee joint. I have been delighted with every aspect of the surgery and post operative care. I now have excellent movement and range in the new knee, and this surgery enabled me to travel to Australia a couple of months later. Mr Vedi also recommended an arthroscope for my left knee, and after the procedure this has further improved mobility in my left knee joint.
I would highly recommend Mr Vedi's surgical excellence to anyone considering knee surgery.
Mr Vedi's professional and compassionate manner inspired confidence as he described the prosthesis he intended to use and checked that I understood the risks. The surgery was very efficient and the benefit was immediate - the pain had disappeared. Mr Vedi has monitored my post-op progress and I cannot imagine better treatment. I have a new life!
I am a 61 year old lady who likes to stay fairly fit, by walking, sailing and going to a gym once a week.
During 2009 I developed bursitis in my right hip. The bursitis pain was like a hot spot ache in the joint and was particularly bad at night, meaning that sleep was difficult. I usually slept on my right side and had to learn to sleep on my left side with a hot water bottle balanced on my right hip
The first course of action was anti inflammatory drugs (600mgs twice a day) which gave me only temporary relief and I was concerned about what they were doing to my stomach.
The second course of action was to have a cortisone injection into the bursa. This provided a short term relief of a few weeks each time and during 6 months I had 3 injections, the last one under a type of x-ray. Too many injections, I now realise, in too short a time.
Eventually, I heard through an NHS Consultant about Mr Vedi's blood plasma regeneration treatment. I was told that it was in its experimental stage in this country. However, I researched the technique on the internet and found that it has become popular in America, especially with athletes. As the technique involves using the patient’s own blood and not a steroid, I was keen to try it. I had some money saved and after a year of pain, I decided to pay to have the treatment done privately as I just couldn’t wait any longer.
Mr Vedi performed the procedure under sedation on 25th March 2010 and I have been pain free ever since. I can’t quite believe it and have delayed writing this, in case it wore off. Even if it does wear off, this will be the longest that I have been pain free for over a year and I would certainly repeat the procedure since the side effects are nil.
I had it done by Mr Vedi and haven't looked back since. All of the pain has gone and I'm back to running as if there had never been a problem....when just a couple of months ago it hurt to even walk.
Like the other posts, I wanted to avoid surgery and hence felt a bit strange going to hospital, but that was to get the injection guided in by ultrasound to make sure it went in the best place (apparently).
He's based near Rickmansworth (Bishops Wood hospital) and I thoroughly recommend him.
I was very nervous about having Hip replacement surgery but I really need not have worried. From the time of our first meeting Mr Vedi explained everything clearly and carefully and he always had plenty of time for my queries. I felt very reassured. He did a wonderful job with my new hip and I was home in 3 days and walking unaided in 2 weeks. It is a year now since my operation and I have had no problems at all. I cannot thank Mr Vedi enough for what he did for me and I would also like to thank the staff at Bishops Wood who were so helpful and caring.
Dear Miss Sheppard
On behalf of my Wife and myself, i would like to express our sincere thanks to you for all your assistance relating to my Wife's operation - much appreciated.
May we also take this opportunity to thank Mr Vedi for taking on her case and for all his T.L.C. We were so pelased she was under his care. It did help her enourmously due to what happened prior to his care.
Once again, thank you both.
Op: Removal of cannulated screws and conversion to left total hip replacement for sub-capital fracture, Bishops Wood 2nd July 2009.