Dominique has made a great recovery after having carpel tunnel and tendon release awake surgery with Mr Jeremy Granville-Chapman at BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH).
In June 2019, 34-year-old Dominique, a Sales and Marketing Manager for BMI Healthcare, was in a meeting at work when she felt her wrist click and she experienced this almighty pain.
She went to A&E and was referred to the NHS Plastic Surgery service to see a hand and wrist consultant. She had steroid injections, multiple tests including nerve conduction tests and her arm was put in a cast for a few weeks. Dominique was off work for a fortnight.
Dominique said, “Apparently I have hyper-mobility which means that my joints always click and move more than they should.”
Dominique could not move her wrist joint and was in a lot of pain doing simple tasks – one of the hardest things was opening a can of beans for her son!
In January 2020, Dominique decided to use her work private medical insurance and see Mr Granville-Chapman. He looked in detail at all the tests and made a rapid diagnosis of carpel tunnel syndrome and tendon sheath inflammation.
Dominique said: “Mr Granville-Chapman was very friendly and knowledgeable. He is very calming and puts you at ease straightaway”.
Dominique was booked in for surgery in the second week of March – luckily just before lockdown.
Under only a local anaesthetic, Dominique had wide awake surgery - so she was sitting up whilst the surgery was taking place. Mr Granville-Chapman was extremely calm throughout talking her through each step of the surgery.
Dominique was in recovery for about 20 minutes and within two hours she was allowed home. Dominique was given exercises to do when she got home and she also had physio face-to-face and virtually for a few times with Emma, the PMH hand therapist.
Within 6 weeks, Dominique was feeling much better and by the end of May she had resumed her energetic Courtney Black HIIT classes five times a week.
Dominique commented, “Working at The Princess Margaret Hospital it felt very strange being the patient, but the nurses, Mr Granville-Chapman and the entire clinical team made me feel so relaxed and comfortable – they were all just brilliant.”
Dominique concluded “I would like to say a huge thank you to Mr Granville-Chapman – my hand is now 95% back to normal function and it’s so reassuring being able to do exercise and my daily routine tasks once again. And just to add, if you are unsure of what is wrong with your hand, wrist or shoulder, don’t hesitate to get checked out by Mr Granville-Chapman.”
Mr Granville-Chapman was very polite and his examination and explanation of my symptoms and expected treatment was thorough
I found Mr Granville-Chapman to be very knowledgeable and professional. He put me very much at ease and explained all the options that I have thoroughly. He also told me to look for further information on the condition and procedures that I needed on his website, which gave lots of information and detail. It was also easy to understand for those without a medical background. I would highly recommend his services to anyone that has shoulder problems and requires a solution.
I attended for a repair of my right bicep tendon. After a thorough examination, Mr Granville-Chapman arranged an operation to be undertaken within 2 days which was extremely quick; he explained his reasoning which was both thorough and reassuring, explaining both the options of undergoing surgery and deciding to undertake conservative management.On the day of the surgery Mr Granville-Chapman was again very reassuring as although this is minor surgery I was still somewhat apprehensive. He came to fully explain the procedure and afterI woke up was quick to check on how I was doing.Overall I am very happy with the careMr Granville-Chapman
I have been very pleased with my treatment so far. Mr Granville-Chapman combines brisk efficiency with a pleasant, sympathetic manner. My operation, however, is still to come ...
From the initial consultation, through surgery on a fractured wrist, and now post-operative follow up, it has been a very positive and reassuring experience with Mr Granville-Chapman. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to someone else.
A first class clinician. A skilled surgeon with an excellent bedside manner.
A very pleasant Consultant who knows exactly how to make pain go away.
Mr Granville - Chapman has an excellent bedside manner. He engaged with my 12 year old son at an appropriate level and took the time to ensure that he understood the procedure and answer all his questions. He is thoroughly professional and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
I have been very pleased with the attention I have received. Mr. Granville-Chapman has reassured me that my symptoms are normal. It is very easy to make appointments that suit me.
Mr Granville chapman I found be caring informative and professional I would recommend him to all if you have a problem don't hesitate to contact him you won't be disappointed.
I recently broke my right clavicle in a mountain bike accident and it was repaired by Mr Granville-Chapman by adding a plate on top of the bone. Having just finished the last post-op consultation, I can confirm that I have been very happy with the process all along. In particular, Jeremy took time to explain in detail why a plate was needed, what the procedure would entail, and also was very patient answering my questions comprehensively beforehand and after during the recovery phase. Would certainly trust this competent surgeon to fix any future fractures I might sustain.
Mr Granville-Chapman has looked after my 15 year old son brilliantly, explaining the surgery, recovery and best way forward, and Kate has been very supportive helping with logistics etc, thank you so much.
So far my experience with Mr Jeremy Granville-Chapman has been personal and informative with regard to the operation I will be having. I feel confident that my operation will be a success and for this reason I am very happy to have Mr Jeremy Granville-Chapman as my consultant.
Very knowledgeable and helpful. Takes the time to make sure you're getting the treatment you need.
Mr Jeremy Granville -Chapman is not only a highly skilled consultant but is able to put you straight away at ease .My appointments were arranged very swiftly which was great, when you are experiencing severe pain. I am very happy with my treatment so far . many thanks to everyone who was involved in my treatment.
Polite, helpful, professional. Makes an effort to ensure full understanding of issues and procedures to be done. Highly satisfied
Very pleasant. Clear, careful explanations & options/possibilities. I feel well informed, and happy that my concerns are being well addressed, with a plan of review of the symptoms.
Excellent advise with everything explained clearly and a successful treatment which has benefited be greatly.
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