Below are a selection of testimonials from past patients of the Cambridge Robotic Prostate Centre who have undergone robotic radical prostatectomy.
Dear Nimish and Staff: Thanks very much for taking care of me during my surgery, I will never be able to thank you enough!
ER, age 51, Belfast
Dear Nimish, Please accept my thanks for your care and attention during my treatment for prostate cancer. I found the whole process to be professional, efficient and most importantly caring and believe that my choice to have a prostatectomy was the right one.
PJ, age 63, Belfast
It’s two weeks since my operation and we have to thank you, and your pal Da Vinci, for doing such a fantastic job. It is difficult to believe that one can have such major surgery and yet experience so little pain or discomfort.
I did not need any painkillers after a couple of days and I think those that were taken were “just in case.” I am feeling fit and well and am being actively discouraged from doing too much too soon!!
Everybody we came across at Addenbrooke’s gave us the impression that they cared. This was across the board starting with yourself, the other Doctors and Nurses, the staff bringing meals, the cleaners and we only had to look vaguely lost in the corridors and someone offered to help! A heart warming experience and without doubt somewhere we would strongly recommend to others.
BA, age 74, Norfolk
I was impressed with the prompt, efficient and caring hospital treatment provided.
BT, age 65
11 months after my "radical prostatectomy" robotic assisted op performed by Mr Shah, I would like to express my gratitude for their professionalism and genuine concern. It is always a pleasure to return to see them! Thanks to them I now feel that I can look forward to a healthy life ahead! They deserve the highest praise for the valuable work they do. Thank you so much!
Mr DR, age 63
Further to my Robotic radical prostatectomy on 9/9/10, I would like to express my grateful thanks to you and your team. It is very reassuring to find people who are not only very professional, but kind and understanding as well.
Mr CB, age 62, Hertforshire
I have just returned from my visit to my local Consultant Urologist at Ayr hospital who has given me a clean bill of health following my recent robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy at Addenbrookes Hospital. I was continent almost immediately following catheter extraction, and back at work three weeks after the procedure (I am self employed, so I can't afford to hang around!). I am writing to sincerely thank you and all your colleagues and care staff for the kindness, professionalism and care afforded to me during my stay.
JD, age 61, Kilmarnock
Dear Nimish: It is amazing how quickly time has passed by since I met up with you and your team for my prostate operation. My sincere thanks to you, Vishal Patil and everyone in your team for the way you looked after me during my stay at Addenbrookes. Even though I had read all your literature and spoken to friends who had been through the same treatment as myself, I have to say I was very concerned about the whole operation prior to me coming in. I can now honestly say apart from the few hours in recovery I was delighted with how everything went and how I have felt during the two weeks particularly after the catheter was removed. Please pass on my thanks to everyone in the team they were all truly wonderful in helping me through such a traumatic ordeal.
AD, age 70, Cambridge
I want to say a very big thank you to you and your team for my recent treatment for radical prostatectomy. I was impressed with the prompt, efficient, and caring hospital treatment provided. I particularly appreciated the time and trouble that you and everyone took to explain what was happening. That includes the outpatient staff, the operating team, and the ward nurses and sisters. The hospital stay was amazingly short - admitted at 8pm on Friday, operation 8am on Saturday; home in time for tea on Sunday! And whilst I felt fairly tender early in the week, I would much prefer to be recuperating at home than in hospital. I now feel that I am healing properly and improving day by day. Once again, thank you very much for all youhave done. Please pass my sincere thanks to everyone in your team.
PS, age 60, Peterborough
Thank you for your letter. Your kindness in advising the good news so promptly was typical of the close contact and caring attention I have received from you and your staff since our first contact. Although you fairly pointed out the various risks involved in the procedure you never the less succeeded in filling me with the necessary confidence to prepare myself for the ordeal, and for recovery, and for this I shall always be grateful. Thank you also for the tremendous skill and dedication employed in your work. It is obvious that the staff at Addenbrookes hold you in great professional regards, and I can fully understand why.