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Choose your surgeon and team carefully

Discussion in 'General Surgical Weight Loss Discussion' started by Tracey12, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Tracey12

    Tracey12 Member

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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Wrap
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Dr Ladislav Svoboda
    Surgery Date::
    26/11/12
    I know surgery works well for a large proportion of people but please please be aware that that is not always the case. I travelled to Prague for a gastric plication (wrap) a few years ago with a relative. We both had the same procedure. Despite our best attempts it did seem that the surgery hadn’t worked. Then.... my relative had to have investigations at a local uk hospital due to stomach pains. That investigation proved NO bariatric surgery had ever been performed. Today I have been discharged from my local NHS hospital after emergency surgery. They were aware of the gastric plication surgery I had but were sad to tell me that no “wrap” had ever taken place. No evidence of it at all. So that is 2 out of 2.
    We had all the pre op checks and general anaesthesia but just had 4 holes put in our tummy so it looked like we had been operated on. That’s are NO post op checks at these hospitals to prove you had what you paid for. After our initial complaint to the clinic and the booking agency there is no back up either.
    Please be careful folks. We lost a lot of money and dreams and were put in dangerous and vulnerable positions.
    Good luck with your choices x
     
  2. Emma1504

    Emma1504 Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
    24st8lb
    Current Weight:
    23st2.5lb
    Lost(%):
    1st5.5lb(5.67%)
    Wow that’s horrible
    Really lost for words
    What will be your plan going forward? X
     
  3. Tracey12

    Tracey12 Member

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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Wrap
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Dr Ladislav Svoboda
    Surgery Date::
    26/11/12
    We complained to the company and the surgeon when my relative was told no surgery had been performed and was basically told they would sue us for slander even though we had proof. It’s tough cos it’s a foreign country. Now we have 2x proof I’m not sure. It’s scary that they can do this kind of thing and get away with it. It was an amazing clinic. Just the surgeon and team that I guess is corrupt.
     
  4. Laaux

    Laaux Well-Known Member

    Posts:
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    Start Weight:
    21st0lb
    Current Weight:
    13st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    7st11lb(37.07%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Surgery Date::
    03/07/2017
    That is absolutely terrible :( I’m so sorry to hear that.
     
  5. Emma1504

    Emma1504 Well-Known Member

    Posts:
    480
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    Start Weight:
    24st8lb
    Current Weight:
    23st2.5lb
    Lost(%):
    1st5.5lb(5.67%)
    Good luck whatever you choose to do. X
     
  6. Maria61

    Maria61 Well-Known Member

    Posts:
    1,101
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    Start Weight:
    19st7lb
    Current Weight:
    12st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    6st12lb(35.16%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Jain Luton and Dunstable
    Surgery Date::
    19th September 2017
    That is terrible and unbelievable. Can you complain to you member for the European Parliament xx
     
  7. SAM55

    SAM55 Well-Known Member

    Posts:
    1,852
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    Start Weight:
    25st2.7lb
    Current Weight:
    17st6.3lb
    Goal Weight:
    14st13.4lb
    Lost(%):
    7st10.4lb(30.73%)
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Mehta
    Surgery Date::
    5th September 2016
    Sorry to hear such awful news.

    Is it worth contacting one of the 'no win, no fee' medical negligence solicitors? I am currently using one about my knee op. It is done on an insurance basis so it doesn't cost you anything whether you win or lose.
     
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