Cleft Closure Recovery

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I had my Cleft Closure done on Thursday last week. My drain was removed this morning but it still incredibly sore. They put stitching in last Thursday. Dissolvable stitching I believe. Anyone else has this procedure and how long did it take for the pain to start easing off? also how long was it before you went back to work? I’m due to go back next Monday so it gives me an extra week to take it easy
 

Angusm

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I had cleft closure surgery with Asha Senapati in Portsmouth, it took about 5 weeks until I was able to go back to work although I work in IT and sit constantly throughout the day. And also I had 2 previous surgeries so keep that in mind. Still experiencing dull pain after sitting for an hour plus, hopefully this gos away in time.
 

Unknown2

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I had my Cleft Closure done on Thursday last week. My drain was removed this morning but it still incredibly sore. They put stitching in last Thursday. Dissolvable stitching I believe. Anyone else has this procedure and how long did it take for the pain to start easing off? also how long was it before you went back to work? I’m due to go back next Monday so it gives me an extra week to take it easy
Hiya did you get op threw nhs also trying to find a specialist in Lancashire for cleft lift
 

Spokm34

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Use pico dressings they heal these wounds up well and fast don't get conned by surgeons and doctor's most surgeons I've seen don't have my best interests at heart all they care about is cutting you open than sending you off to gp nurse's surgeon who performs open surgery's with high failure rates get paid a lot.

Cleft lift is the ultimate option
 

Chatforum

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I went back to work a week after my drain was removed. The only thing which was keeping it saw was the sticky plasters holding it all together. The second I took them off it was all fine
 

Unknown2

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I had my Cleft Closure done on Thursday last week. My drain was removed this morning but it still incredibly sore. They put stitching in last Thursday. Dissolvable stitching I believe. Anyone else has this procedure and how long did it take for the pain to start easing off? also how long was it before you went back to work? I’m due to go back next Monday so it gives me an extra week to take it easy
Hiya where did you drt your op done from
 

Unknown2

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I had cleft closure surgery with Asha Senapati in Portsmouth, it took about 5 weeks until I was able to go back to work although I work in IT and sit constantly throughout the day. And also I had 2 previous surgeries so keep that in mind. Still experiencing dull pain after sitting for an hour plus, hopefully this gos away in time.
How long do you have to stay in hospital after cleft lift ive had 3 previous failed closed exsicions they sent me home same day also Are the stitches at the side of anus
 

Luke Wade

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How long do you have to stay in hospital after cleft lift ive had 3 previous failed closed exsicions they sent me home same day also Are the stitches at the side of anus

Couple hours if that. For me anyway. And they didn't give me any morphine I don't think.
 

Unknown2

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I’m trying to get refered to see miss senepati hopefully I get refered I live in Lancashire did you get yours threw nhs
 

Spokm34

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I’m trying to get refered to see miss senepati hopefully I get refered I live in Lancashire did you get yours threw nhs

Senapati costs for cleft lift
Day Case

Hospital Fee £1580

Anaesthetist – approx. £ 240

Miss Senapati £ 350

£2170

The operation can only be done at spire Portsmouth.

Had the email for price's
 

Luke Wade

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I’m trying to get refered to see miss senepati hopefully I get refered I live in Lancashire did you get yours threw nhs

I got mine through the NHS. Got a referral from my doctor (had to almost force my doctor). All it cost me was petrol and a couple nights in a local travel lodge.
 

Luke Wade

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This was done in 2017. So I'm not sure if she's still doing surgeries with the NHS I'm afraid. I would of paid the fee regardless. 100% worth it.
 

Unknown2

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This was done in 2017. So I'm not sure if she's still doing surgeries with the NHS I'm afraid. I would of paid the fee regardless. 100% worth it.
I spoke to her secretary pat she said she is doing nhs work still just wating for a reply from gp now when they send her the referral
 

Spokm34

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How was the pain levels we're you able to walk much?, did they use general or local what was the recovery time.

2-3 hours from Portsmouth after surgery is my only concern
 

Luke Wade

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How was the pain levels we're you able to walk much?, did they use general or local what was the recovery time.

2-3 hours from Portsmouth after surgery is my only concern
I got driven home from hospital after 2 days in a travel lodge. and I just laid on my side in the back, Wasnt too bad. Walking not too bad, pooping was a bit painful and nerve racking - but totally worth it. I was back on my feet feeling normal after about 6 weeks. Recovery on the whole was pretty easy.
 

Spokm34

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I will probably ask for spinal anesthetic not a fan of General anesthetic, had a few problems being put to sleep. Everything is moving forward waiting for a appointment date to see senapati if my insurance company pays for it private i can speed things up

Looking forward to a fresh new start and getting my life back to normal without being in pain every time I sit down or walk long distances at work.

I can't wait to go to the cinema without getting up from the chair and feeling my buttocks in agony
 
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