5 star treatment all the way from start to finish after only two weeks since my lumber decompression and fusion op I am so much better after years of low back pain would recommend Mr Akmal and his team to any one so far so good well worth the journeys from norfolk read more
Prior to my surgery I had experienced back pain for close to ten years, getting progressively worse, affecting my hips and legs too. Through swimming, massages and heat patches I coped on a day to day basis, but with two young children, getting tired of being in pain and how that affects you plus a desire to stay active I contacted Mr Akmal.
My initial consultation and discussion of my MRI scan was very professional and thorough. At no stage did I feel talked into a procedure and recommendations felt personal to my situation. My husband and I left feeling confident with the planned treatment and team.
I had three spinal injections prior to major lumbar spinal surgery. Whilst I underwent the spinal injections with Mr Akmal, I also saw a physio on a weekly basis, creating a daily routine of exercises to prepare me for spinal surgery.
After six months of treatment and several appointments with Mr Akmal, discussing the various options available, I underwent surgery. Although nervous, I felt very informed and reassured that this was the right solution for me. I have never regretted this decision.
Although I spent a few extra days at the hospital than expected – but with fantastic nurses and a physio team! – the recovery has been pretty smooth, not fast, and it takes great daily effort!
My quality of life has increased tremendously, not having my children say “Be careful, mum has a bad back” is wonderful and enjoying a long haul flight or sleeping in a different bed on holiday instead of fearing it has been life changing.
I cannot recommend Mr Akmal and his team enough.
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I have had increasingly severe neck and arm symptoms which, over the last two years have started to effect my work and personal life. As a fellow medic, I was reluctant to undergo any invasive procedure, well aware of potential complications. However…. I have had an amazing result from the nerve injection procedure carried out by Mr Akmal. It has been truly transformative. Throughout the journey, I have had full confidence in Mr Akmal and his team, including his fantastic anaesthetist. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends and family. He is one of the most accomplished and confidence-inspiring clinicians I have had occasion to meet. read more
I am 3 months post op since having a spinal laser disc operation. I have already starting to do sports and am delighted with the results. I was always in pain and could not do any sports for 3 years. I’m really pleased with how the procedure. The consultants and the nurses looked after me really well and the after care has been great. I would recommend The Harley Street Hospital to anyone who needs professional, high quality care.
The professionalism and the efficiency of London Spine Unit have no equal in London. I have been treated in the best possible way by a dedicated and super knowledgeable staff. read more