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Some hernias can cause pain, which is sometimes so severe that it restricts activity for the sufferer.Read more
The most common symptoms of piles are bleeding and itching, and they can be very painful.Read more
This is a very common syndrome, that can be very severe for some and significantly affect their life.Read more
I had a double hernia operation carried out in October 2019 by Rob Bethune at the Nuffield Hospital in Exeter.
The operation and procedure were a huge success and from the initial pre-op to the final aftercare appointment, I found Rob to be very helpful, attentive, professional, and possess a very calm friendly manner.
In February Mr. Bethune operated on my bilateral inguinal hernia, following diagnosis by my GP. In the preliminary consultation, he advised that a laparoscopic (keyhole) technique be used so that both hernias could be operated on at once, and for a quick recovery. This was very well explained.
The operation was carried out in the early evening and so involved an overnight stay in the hospital. The staff were lovely and made the whole experience as comfortable as possible. The wounds have cleared up very well and all pain associated with the hernias has gone. I am more than happy with the whole experience.
In December 2019 Mr. Berthune operated on my inguinal hernia, under local anesthetic, and did an excellent job – the operation was a success. It was a pleasure dealing with him
I recently had a double hernia operation and found Mr. Bethune to be a confident and approachable surgeon who explained the whole procedure to me and put me totally at ease. I was treated using the laparoscopic technique and I was fully mobile and pain-free within hours.
Rob is an attentive, pleasant professional with an excellent bedside manner and caring outlook.
My surgery was carefully planned, prepared, delivered, and the follow up most satisfactory. I always felt a part of the process and informed about each step.
Mr. Bethune listened and responded thoughtfully. Care before and after the colonoscopy procedure was of a high standard with empathy for how I was feeling. Thoughtfulness was required as I needed to stay overnight which was not expected. I appreciated the continuous monitoring I received whilst in the Nuffield Exeter. The good news is that the colonoscopy has to date given me improved colon health which is a huge plus after having suffered chronic IBS for 30 years and cleared away a concern of any internal problem in the colon. Therefore I am feeling noticeably more comfortable and positively able to enjoy far better health.
I had a Hernia operation with Mr. Rob Bethune as my surgeon. When I arrived for my initial consultation and met Mr. Bethune for the first time I immediately felt at ease. He is very professional and has a calm friendly manner which makes him very easy to talk to. He listened carefully as I explained the level of discomfort I was in and then ran through my options regarding surgery explaining clearly the pros and cons involved and answered the questions I had which helped me make my decision.
My post-op recovery was quick with not too much pain after the first five days. I had a follow-up appointment a month later at which Mr. Bethune checked that everything was healing ok.
Rob Bethune is a Colo-Rectal Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and the Clinical Lead for the South West Patient Safety Collaborative. He is primarily a laparoscopic bowel cancer surgeon as well as dealing with the surgical side of inflammatory bowel disease. He also manages hernias (laparoscopic and open), haemorrhoids and other peri-anal problems.
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