We were delighted to receive this lovely testimonial from another satisfied patient! We wish you all the best Sally and are so pleased you were happy with all aspects of your care.
“I am a thirty nine year old woman. I had on-going tonsillitis for a year and three months before the NHS would even consider taking just one (right)tonsil out. This, they said was the problematic side.
They performed the traditional cold steel surgery (sliced off) and then used the burning technique to prevent bleeding on the 21st January 2015. The NHS staff were great and worked extremely hard within their constraints.
To say the recovery was painful is putting it mildly, it was agony, with pain peaking on days eight and nine. I booked two weeks off work, but in fact, I went back after three and still was not ready, taking endless amounts of painkillers.
Then came problems with the other (left) tonsil, as I continued to experience on-going tonsillitis and throat infections once again. In addition, antibiotics were no longer even effective. I also lost a job due to taking time off work for being ill with sore throats and temperatures.
Not wanting to go through the recovery time or pain that I went through previously, I read up (on-line) of alternative, laser tonsillectomy – this is where I came across Mr Mike Dilkes who operated at Spire Roding in London. I also landed another job which I needed to be well for quickly.
After finding out all the information, I booked to have my left tonsil lasered off, which was performed on the 6th June 2015. What a different experience this was to the previous tonsillectomy.
The pain was nowhere near as bad, I could eat, swallow and function so much better and was back on my feet within days. Mr Dilkes is amazing, not only is he reassuring and a brilliant surgeon, he is also an expert on ENT issues and works with the whole person and their history.
I’m still suffering with chronic fatigue from the many infections I had but this seems to be improving and I have not had any throat infections since.
The aftercare provided by Mr Dilkes is also brilliant. I would strongly recommend laser tonsillectomy for adults, provided by Mr Dilkes and his team. I drove from Brighton to London for this procedure and would say to everyone that it is definitely worth the journey.”