On Tuesday 22nd January, Mr Andrew Clarke FRCS, with the support of his surgical team at Nuffield Health Bournemouth hospital, became the first surgeon in Dorset to successfully use the Rafaelo Procedure and will now routinely be offering this as an alternative to painful surgical treatments.
With effect from 6th March, Mr Jack Broadhurst FRCS and Mr Tim Moore FRCS will be offering The Rafaelo Procedure from the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, Hampshire. Both colorectal surgeons were trained in the procedure at UCH in London under the expertise of Mr Richard Cohen FRCS and are now looking forward to introducing the technique, which is now being offered nationwide from Glasgow to Truro, to their patients who would otherwise may have faced a far more invasive operation to treat their Haemorrhoids.
Following the success of the Rafaelo Procedure at Whiteley Clinics (London) we’re delighted that Mr Simon Middleton is now offering the procedure at Whiteley Clinics (Guilford) located at Stirling Way, Guildford.
This week, Rafaelo launched a poster campaign at a number of motorway service stations up and down the Country alerting haemorrhoid sufferers that there is an alternative to the horrors of haemorrhoidectomies and that they needn’t suffer any more.
Mr Denzil May FRCS, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, is soon to begin offering The Rafaelo Procedure from Duchy Hospital, Truro, part of the Ramsay Healthcare Group – extending the national coverage of Rafaelo from Glasgow down to Truro.
This week, another very well respected colorectal surgeon at Spire Gatwick Park, Mr John Grabham FRCS, began offering The Rafaelo Procedure. His first two patients left the hospital “pain free” on Wednesday and we look forward to supporting Mr Grabham in the future.
We are delighted to welcome Mr Chetan Bhan FRCS to our growing list of surgeons offering The Rafaelo Procedure. Last week, Mr Bhan carried out his first Rafaelo Procedure at The Wellington Hospital in central London, the patient reportedly leaving the hospital, symptom and pain free.
In the past week, both WPA and Cigna have added The Rafaelo Procedure to their schedule of approved and reimbursed treatments. Now, we have BUPA, WPA and Cigna on board – hopefully the others will follow shortly.
Just a quick thank you to Mohammad Eddama and his team at UCLH for organising our 4th UCLH Rafaelo Teaching Session today. Some 20 enthusiastic colorectal surgeons travelled from all over the UK to attend the session but unfortunately, Mr Richard Cohen FRCS, who usually hosts the event, was unable to attend through illness. We all wish him a speedy recovery. Nonetheless the day went well and hopefully we will add several more sites to our growing list of venues offering Rafaelo.