Anyone know specialist in Lancashire for cleft liff?

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I've emailed pat now and asked her how quickly can senapati see me at spire in Portsmouth private.
Waiting for response also I've decided I'm not going rush into cleft lift because end the day my wound is almost healed not sure I would require it while yes I did state my wound did reopen.

But it's to a point it's almost healed I would only go through the surgery if it was absolute must but that's why i want to see senapati quickly so she can decide if I need a cleft lift done instead of doing it just for the sake of it.
Yh I mean if you tell her it opens and closes every other month I think she will suggest doing a cleft closure to fix it one and for all
 

Spokm34

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Yh I mean if you tell her it opens and closes every other month I think she will suggest doing a cleft closure to fix it one and for all

Waiting for pat to get back to me to speed thing's up my insurance company has approved the private consultation.

Cleft lift approval is after seeing her first.
 

Unknown2

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Waiting for pat to get back to me to speed thing's up my insurance company has approved the private consultation.

Cleft lift approval is after seeing her first.
That’s good news hopefully they will pay for the treatment aswell u might get seen fast because it’s private
 

Spokm34

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That’s good news hopefully they will pay for the treatment aswell u might get seen fast because it’s private

You could go private pay the 2k back slowly over time 4 to 5 months suffering while waiting on NHS if there is a 2nd lockdown be worst in winter
 

Unknown2

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You could go private pay the 2k back slowly over time 4 to 5 months suffering while waiting on NHS if there is a 2nd lockdown be worst in winter
I know what u mean I hope there’s isn’t a second lockdown but there probably will be I spoke to outpatient department yesterday they said they have received my referral just wating to book me in to clinic she said it is a urgent appointment so hopefully won’t have to wait that long
 

Spokm34

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Finger's crossed for you,
You need the appointment more than me I'm ok to hold out for now with a small size wound.
I'm mainly going to just discuss it first before jumping into the deep end of operation.
I heard that you can request to stay overnight in the hospital you gotta ask for it on consultant day.
 

Unknown2

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Finger's crossed for you,
You need the appointment more than me I'm ok to hold out for now with a small size wound.
I'm mainly going to just discuss it first before jumping into the deep end of operation.
I heard that you can request to stay overnight in the hospital you gotta ask for it on consultant day.
Thanks mate Yh it’s better to get her advise on what needs to be done that great if you can stay in but my family gona drive me down so best to stay in hotel for a few days beacuse of distance
 
No not currently having any dressings at the moment I did try Medical Manuka honey on second op but didnt help for me
It take you two week's bed rest and 4 to 6 week's full recovery.
Return to work after 2 week's.
Don't sit for 2 weeks lay on you're side.
Eat protein foods eggs chicken.
Drink 8 glasses water a day.
Toilet will be the worst take laxatives to loosen bowl movements.

Do follow up appointment 1 month post op.

Congratulations you be fully healed that's how I did my cleft lift
 
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Spokm34

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Update time
My wound has healed from 2cm to just a slight grace of skin. Pico 7 negative pressure dressings is now discontinued.

Nurses advise shower every day after sweating in the area at work and just to put light dressing on it.

But I can confirm pico dressings we're amazing and healed it from 2cm deep to now only a grace of skin but I'm very cautious and don't want this to reopen any tips for sweating in the area.

As for senapati not heard anything from pat might chase her up i will go for the appointment to get her view's on it but i don't know I'm in stage scared confusion fact it's healed not sure about cleft lift now. So i will see senapati to confirm her suggestion going forward she is an expert if she don't recommend me cleft lift I won't go a head.

But them pico dressings are amazing on how well it healed it. From 2cm deep to grace of a skin incredible dressings
 
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Unknown2

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That’s great news as for sweating there is no cure just keep showering daily keep clean and hope it doesn’t open back up and still go see senepati to get her advise I’m still wating for my appointment not heard anything yet
 

Spokm34

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Yeah that's the plan I'm still planning on seeing her i tried to speed it up by saying i see her privately at spire in Portsmouth but no reply from pat yet maybe she's really busy even for private patient's.
 

Spokm34

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That’s great news as for sweating there is no cure just keep showering daily keep clean and hope it doesn’t open back up and still go see senepati to get her advise I’m still wating for my appointment not heard anything yet

I just got an email of pat now i will be seeing senapati Friday 28th of August 2pm at st Mark's hospital i will let you know how it went and what she is like as a consultant.

Hopefully you will hear back soon i only got it quickly because it's private, not nhs but as you know the appointment is to discuss treatment and operation comes much later. If you don't hear nothing by the end the month maybe chase them up.
 
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Unknown2

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That’s great you got appointment at st Mark’s near you I spoke to outpatient the lady said there’s quite a wait beacuse of this pandemic possibly 2month wait on nhs let me know how your appointment went
 

Spokm34

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That’s great you got appointment at st Mark’s near you I spoke to outpatient the lady said there’s quite a wait beacuse of this pandemic possibly 2month wait on nhs let me know how your appointment went
2 month wait ouch wish I could give you my appointment but I understand because of covid19 I'm hopeful that when I see her she looks and says it doesn't need any treatment i know cleft lift is a high success rate but it's still 6 week's recovery my wound just so tiny now that I just put bit guause in it keep it clean.
 

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2 month wait ouch wish I could give you my appointment but I understand because of covid19 I'm hopeful that when I see her she looks and says it doesn't need any treatment i know cleft lift is a high success rate but it's still 6 week's recovery my wound just so tiny now that I just put bit guause in it keep it clean.
Thanks mate this pandemic is not helping at all yes hopefully she give you the all clear and no treatment is needed
 

Spokm34

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Thanks mate this pandemic is not helping at all yes hopefully she give you the all clear and no treatment is needed

I'm seeing senapati tomorrow at 2pm for consultantation not surgery, I will ask her all the questions and the nhs work she does.

I will update you Tomorrow how it went.
 

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I'm seeing senapati tomorrow at 2pm for consultantation not surgery, I will ask her all the questions and the nhs work she does.

I will update you Tomorrow how it went.
Hope everything goes well for you keep me updated I rang the hospital again today they said there is still quite a wait for appointment
 

Spokm34

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Right then I saw senapati at half 1pm she wanted me to come half hour earlier, nice woman but she is very strict on the way she wants it done.

Getting to St Mark's hospital is apsolute nightmare make sure you leave early really early I'm 40 mins away with the traffic it took me over an hour with only 15 mins until my appointment.

She looked at my wound, she said she would be able to do the cleft lift for me but only if I ain't fully healed by December because my wound is deep but not large she said it won't need the operation if it fully heals by December.

If don't heal by then cleft lift will be needed in January now the nhs operation apparently is a one year wait, she said nothing is guarantee that cleft lift wouldn't break down but it is a high success rate where patients have been fully healed it is you're choice to go a head with it.

You will stay in hospital one night and they will take the drain out after 1 week,

It take 2-3 week's to return to work but no heavy lifting for 8 week's.

It's done under general anesthetic.

She likes to know the full history of you're wound and when you had very first surgery done and what caused u pain before first surgery she also need you're height and weight so if possible have that ready.

So that's it if my wound don't heal fully by December I will be going for the cleft lift in January if it does fully heal then I 100% won't need it.

100% needs to be done at Portsmouth.

I wish you all success when you get to see her i hope you have huge success rate and you heal up let me know how it went
 
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Unknown2

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That’s great hopefully it heals by December and 1 year waiting list I can’t believe it that a long waiting list
 

Spokm34

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That’s great hopefully it heals by December and 1 year waiting list I can’t believe it that a long waiting list
Yeah I asked her can I do it on nhs she was like nope you have to be refered back to me by gp and loads of patients waiting to be seen. So sadly if I do have it done January it be done private.

She also said to me only go for cleft lift if you really think it help you, bare that in mind when you see her and that there is no magic cure, but it is high success rate.

If you are seeing her at trustplus you need to turn left take corridor all way to bottom to lifts and take level 10 in lift.

Ask her as many questions as you can but ultimately her final answer will be cleft lift.
 
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