Patient Stories

Diane Meadows | Dupuytren’s contracture

Diane was first diagnosed with Dupuytren’s contracture following a visit to her GP late in 2020. In November 2021 she came in for corrective surgery by Mr Oliver Harley.

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Annika Purdey | Blepharoplasty

It was in her early forties that journalist Annika Purdey first noticed her eyelids were beginning to droop. She arranged a consultation with Mr Nick Parkhouse who explained the procedure in detail.

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Haydn | Chest reduction

Haydn came to The McIndoe Centre as an Embarrassing Bodies – Live from the Clinic patient suffering from Gynaecomastia (“man boobs”) after a large weight loss.

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David | Dupuytren’s Contracture

After some research on the Internet David came to see Mr Harry Belcher, hand surgeon at The McIndoe Centre and had the Xiapex injection with the manipulation the following day.

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Lynda | Skin Cancer

Lynda had noticed a small lump under her eye that looked like a cyst. The doctor recommended that if that the liquid nitrogen treatment failed she would need to see a plastic surgeon.

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Olivia | Tummy Tuck

Olivia had a tummy tuck with Nick Parkhouse after having her twins as her stomach had stretched beyond any repair she could manage herself with exercise.

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Vikki | Breast Reconstruction

Having seen other family members battling cancer, Vikki made the brave decision to undergo a bilateral mastectomy. Four years later, Vikki decided to have reconstructive surgery with a technique that used tissue from the thighs.

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Josephine Mitchell | Breast Reconstruction

Two-and-a-half years after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Josephine Mitchell faced surgery for a second time after radiotherapy caused hardening of the original implant breast reconstruction.

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Mike Brazier | Cataract Removal

My name is Mike Brazier. I am 82 years old and am in a business partnership as a Management Consultant. My work involves a great deal of documents and computer screen study. I have become increasingly frustrated at the deterioration in the quality of my vision. 

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