The vast improvement means already I can once again participate in the various sporting activities I enjoy

Sian Davis

September 2012

Having spent a number of years in increasing pain, and following numerous hospital and osteopath visits, I decided it was time for a second opinion. Following extensive research on various surgeons, I decided Mr Ishaque was worth a visit.

It proved to be one of the best decisions I've ever made.
From the outset, his personable manner together with his extensive knowledge and experience, immediately put me at ease. Every step of my treatment was explained and evaluated, ensuring that I was fully informed of the potential choices and outcome throughout.
When I made the final decision to proceed with extensive spinal surgery, Mr Ishaque & Dr Da Silva pulled no punches as to the risks, but at the same time were clear on the benefits and how such risks would be managed. This allowed me to make a fully informed choice.

During surgery and my subsequent week at the Priory, I was provided with the highest level of care and attention. Both Mr Ishaque and Dr Da Silva visited me daily without fail, and when I required an unexpected blood transfusion three days post surgery, both were present throughout to ensure all was well.

Prior to surgery, many people were keen to inform me of the numerous "horror stories" regarding spinal fusion & back related operations in general. Indeed, any search on the web also leads to various tales purporting the very same. In reality such surgery does of course carry risks, which cannot be underestimated. However, there is a balance to be met, and certainly in my case the often unbearable pain meant life in general was becoming increasingly difficult.

I am now six months post surgery, and could not be happier with the results. Mr Ishaque made it clear that it was unlikely all my pain could be cured, meaning I always had a realistic idea of what to expect. I am fortunate to be able to say, all these expectations have been exceeded. The vast improvement means already I can once again participate in the various sporting activities I enjoy, and my quality of life in general has improved vastly overall.

For anyone who is suffering and who is considering whether to proceed with surgery, I implore you to visit Mr Ishaque.

As in my could just change your life.