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4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
Overall Experience
4.99
Bedside Manner
4.97
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4.96
Prostate Cancer
195/341
Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy
100/341
Robotic Surgery
62/341
Prostatectomy (Robotic)
36/341
Prostate Cancer Diagnostics
10/341
Urology
7/341
Urological Cancers
2/341
Urological Oncology
1/341
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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My experience could not have been better. The explanation Mr Cahill gave me was clear and he even organised a consultation for me with a leading professor of oncology so that I could consider an alternative to surgery. His manner was excellent throughout.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
All aspects of the treatment were clearly explained including the pre-operation preparation requirements, the procedure itself and the post-operation recovery and rehabilitation. Mr Cahill has a calm, friendly and reassuring manner which helped me greatly as his patient.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Mr Carhill and his team were brilliant from the outset. Professional, courteous, reassuring and with an appropriate drop of humour, it was the little touches that really stood out for me. For example, Declan calling my partner himself to let her know I was out of surgery was greatly appreciated. The aftercare put in place has felt robust, all in all a smooth experience from start to finish which was a relief given the seriousness of my condition. A fantastic team, I would highly recommend. MB
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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Very clear in his explanation of the surgery process.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
An excellent professional consultant who is both direct and compassionate which is so refreshing, a very safe pair of hands.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Everything explained very well and always felt in good care.
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Overall Experience
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
I arrived at surgery with Declan Cahill after meeting him for a second opinion during what had been a particularly stressful situation in determining the best course of action for me. I was swayed to choose surgery with Declan for two main reasons. Firstly, the Royal Marsden is widely considered to be the premier cancer hospital in the UK and Declan, as Head of Urology, with a specialism in prostate surgery at this premier hospital, is clearly at the very top of his profession. His statistical data and outcomes support this. These facts mean that as a patient choosing surgery with Declan you also get the benefit of the Urology team from the Marsden, all of whom are equally expert. Secondly, Declan has a really exceptional ‘bedside manner’. Given the sheer volume of prostatectomies that he has carried out in his career, unsurprisingly he is very authoritative and knowledgeable, but also incredibly understanding of the kinds of fears and concerns that I as a patient had. His manner is very understanding and sympathetic, helpful and indeed kind, whilst at the same time he is able to give clear and direct messages with a smile. He must be incredibly busy, but my experience was that when he was dealing with me he certainly made me feel that my wellbeing was the most important thing to him. He also took time to call me the night before the operation to offer reassurance and also called my wife soon after the operation. This made a huge difference to us. Declan has a natural ability to put patients at ease as well as the ability to explain everything clearly. Declan’s colleagues are an important part of the package. Dr Nettie Kinsella Uro-Oncology Nurse Consultant has a similarly very reassuring and expert approach and this made it really very easy to talk about some potentially quite embarrassing issues. All I can say is follow her advice to the absolute letter and do the pelvic floor and core exercises that you are given pre and post op, religiously, it will pay off for you in terms of outcomes. Similarly Dr Nathan Kasivisvanathan, Head of Anaesthesia was really superb - clear in his explanations and very patient focussed. He really went out of his way to be helpful. Nobody wants to go through this experience, but if you have to, you want the best and in my experience Declan (and his entire team) fit that description
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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Declan is the most excellent surgeon for prostatectomy one can ever find in the UK. I did extensive research before choosing the right surgeon for my father and gladly I found Declan who has not only performed the greatest number of surgeries but also adopted the newest techniques. My father travelled all the way from China just to meet Declan in early 2020. He was quickly assessed, had the examinations done and had his prostate removed within just one month after his arrival. The whole process went so smoothly and well. He recovered speedily with no complaint of discomfort, and his urinary control was nearly the same as before. Declan has the top-notch skills undoubtedly. The post-surgery pathology showed negative surgical margins, which was the best result we could get. Besides, Declan also shows perfect bedside manners. During the most difficult times, it is him who supported me and my family all along the way. Being super caring, patient and detail-oriented, he just had the power to calm me down and comfort me when I was totally lost in terminologies. He really listened, and provided detailed answers to all my questions. I would highly recommend Declan to anyone who seeks prostatectomy. He is simply the best. I tried to post this long ago but for unknown reasons, it was checked. Just trying to post it again here and hopefully someone would benefit from this review.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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Cannot recommend Mr Cahill enough. If you get to the point where you meet Mr Cahill it means your symptoms are quite serious. But he provides a very professional and caring perspective to what can seem like a dark place. With that, and no small humour, he enabled me to navigate some difficult times which we came out of successfully together. I will be forever grateful.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Great communicator. Explained all issues in a very understandable way.
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