We aim to be with you every step of the way. The exact rehabilitation plan after surgery differs from patient to patient, and is individually tailored to suit your needs.
Mr Cass & the hospital physiotherapist will speak to you before leaving hospital and give you an outline plan. This will guide you through the immediate post-operative period, when it is a balance between recovering from your operation or procedure and getting your rehabilitation gently started .
Typically, your formal physiotherapy & rehabilitation will begin after your initial follow up appointment with Mr Cass, which is usually around the 2 week mark. Any dressings would be removed and your wound checked at this appointment too.
If you have any problems or questions relating to your surgery outside of your planned follow up schedule, do try & contact us first. This should be via Mr Cass's practice staff, or via the hospital where you had your procedure. Whilst there will be occasions when Mr Cass is not immediately contactable, they will endeavour to deal with your problem or get a message through to Mr Cass. If you are very concerned or feel the matter is urgent and cannot contact us, then your GP, NHS direct or your local A&E department should be contacted.
I got caught in the current NHS dilemma. The cause of pain in my leg could easily have been diagnosed by a MRI, but the policy of ‘wait and see’ had meant three months of life on hold. I went ‘private’, had an MRI and met Mr Michael Cass. His reading of the results was accurate and worrying. A massive prolapsed disc needed fixing and quickly, and the options were limited. This was on a Monday; by the Friday morning Mr Cass was performing a L4/L5 micro-discectomy and lumbar decompression.
Having walked into the hospital in a huge amount of pain and with a stick, I walked out the following afternoon with no pain and no stick. Three months on I remain pain free and able do whatever I want to do.
Whilst I appreciate that no surgery is risk-free, I had complete confidence in Mr Cass’ ability to do as he promised, to release the pressure on the spinal cord and clear me of pain. Result!
Dear Mike - I have just reviewed this lady whom you recently performed surgery on. She has done extremely well and speaks very highly of you. I just wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that my patients who have been under your care always speak very well of yourself and your service.