17th September 2018
I was referred to Dr Balaji after my MIR showed a bad L5S1 disc herniation. He went through the scan with me and explained it in a way that's easy to understand. He went through all of the potential risks of the surgery and I felt in control of any decisions to do with my back. He recommended a disctectomy with decompression. He was upfront and said it won't necessarily improve back pain but should get rid of the sciatica. I was able to ask questions.
Ten weeks later, I had my operation at St Albans. He came to see me in the morning to reiterate what he was planning to do allowing me opportunity to ask further questions. I woke up from my surgery with no sciatic pain. He came in to check on me in the evening and informed me that it was an uncomplicated procedure. It's been nearly 3 weeks since my surgery and I've not had any sciatic pain since plus my wound is healing nicely.
I'm extremely happy with my experience with Dr Balagi. I was worried about having surgery as two family members have had back operations which resulted in complications (down south) so I was concerned. I couldn't find any recent reviews online either but I needn't to have worried! So far so good and I'm looking forward to resuming back to normal life!
21st June 2015
I was seen in as an outpatient at Wgh, my apt was on time. The consultant was extremely helpful and explained my diagnosis, also shown the results of the MRI scan, making my problems easier to understand. I was referred to the appropriate consultants very quickly and now getting the appropriate treatment. I feel very lucky I was seen by this consultant and he got things moving so fast. Very grateful
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