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I've recently been diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (Venous) and told I need a rib resection surgery to correct it. I'm currently seeing a vascular surgeon at my local hospital which is Royal London Hospital (located in East London, UK). The surgeon is confident he can perform the procedure. He says he has done approximately 20 of them before. But I'm very hesitant to go forward at this hospital. I've personally experienced many problems with surgeries and aftercare at Royal London in the past (I had 5 surgeries there between 2015 and now, all of which had some form of complication or mistakes which have taken a tremendous toll on my life emotionally and financially). Therefore I'm uncomfortable trusting them with another serious operation like this one considering the risks and delicate nature of the procedure.
I'd like to get a second opinion with another team at another hospital, but I don't know where to go. Can anyone recommend an excellent Vascular Surgeon in London with whom they've undergone this procedure? Any information or advice you can give me towards finding the best possible candidate would be greatly apprecaited! I would prefer to use NHS solely for the obbious financial reasons but at this point I am also willing to pay for private care if that's what it takes to get the best person for the job!
Please help! Thank you!!!
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