I had a total knee replacement. After checking my x rays Mr. Bennett said the only solution was a joint replacement. He also said he couldn’t guarantee any operation 100% and I appreciated his honesty. For me the best thing about getting my knee replaced was more flexibility and gaining confidence in my leg again. Walking has already improved and I have a lot less pain and discomfort although exercise is still a bit uncomfortable. The worst thing was the anxiety about the outcome and being unable to work for a long period of time. I found the overall experience to be a very positive one. For me everything went very well. There was pain and discomfort for the first 48 hours but completely manageable after that. What surprised me the most was how fast Mr Bennett got me into physiotherapy and how efficient it all was, the kindness and care I got from everyone especially the nurses. I expected it to be much more painful and the pain relief was totally adequate both in hospital and after discharge. I spent approximately 1 hour minimum each day on physiotherapy to start and found the exercises to be very beneficial but tough in the early weeks. Yes I would recommend The Mayo Medical Centre to a friend for the confidence you all instilled in me and the care everyone took of me. I am very happy with the aftercare, physiotherapy and follow up consultations to date. Mr Bennett was also happy with my progress and so that gave me confidence. (Thomas Ryder, Westport. Right Total Knee Replacement in the Galway Clinic, July 2015)
I had right and left total hip replacements. Mr Bennett informed me that both hips were bad with arthritis and that he would remove all pain and give me movement without pain. He was very honest with me. The best thing about getting my hips replaced was that I am now pain free and the worst thing was the fear of surgery. Overall I found the experience extremely worthwhile. Everything I was told prior to the surgery I now know that it was true. What surprised me the most was how quickly I recovered after both surgeries and I have to say I found the pain relief could not have been better both in hospital and after I went home. At the start I spent approximately ten minutes on physiotherapy three times daily and increased this as I got stronger. Mr. Bennetts name would be the first name that I would recommend to a friend in the same situation. He was always very caring and had a priority for his patient’s pain free recovery. I found Mr Bennett to be a gentleman in every way and he was also very encouraging towards me. (Dominick Geraghty, Knock. Right and Left Total Hip Replacements April and July 2015 in the Galway Clinic)
I had a double carpal tunnel release carried out by Mr Osman Yagoub. Mr Osmans manner was excellent. He explained everything to me and made me feel relaxed. Where as many other consultants would talk down to you Mr Osman made me feel very special. I found the overall experience excellent and was surprised that I had no pain whatsoever after the surgery and received excellent care. I would highly recommend Mr Osman to a friend. I had done a lot of research about who to come to for this type of surgery and I can honestly say I can’t think of a bad thing to say about the entire experience.
I had a Right Total Hip Replacement carried out by Mr Bennett in August this year. When he first met me he looked at my x-rays and explained that I needed a total hip replacement which would get rid of the pain and allow me to lead a better quality of life. The timeframe from my initial consultation to my actual surgery was four months and I was happy with this. The best thing about getting my hip replaced was that I was free from the pain that I had suffered for 14 months, ok the recovery is 12 weeks but it is well worth it! What surprised me most about the surgery was that I was out of bed and walking around with crutches the very next day. After my surgery I spent 20 mins on exercises, 3 times a day, as recommended by the physiotherapist. I also spent about 1.5 hours walking each day and I could feel the improvement daily as the exercises got easier. I found the overall experience very rewarding and I will have no problem in having surgery on my second hip if required in future. I would like to thank Dr Bennett and his staff and all the staff of the orthopaedic ward for the excellent care and attention I received. I have a great quality of life now and am finally pain free. (Declan Fitzpatrick, Hollymount, Right THR in Mayo University Hospital, August 2016)