Prof Sheen carried out a bi-lateral sports hernia repair for me on March 1st 2019 after not being able to recover via rest and Physiotherapy. Whilst being a little sore fore a few days after surgery it soon became clear that something had been fixed ! After 3 weeks I was walking up to 5 miles with little pain, after 5 weeks I was doing some light running on fields. Now after 8 weeks I am road running again at a reasonable pace...pain free ! I would highly recommend Prof Sheen for any sports related groin injury. Mark Oliver. Flixton. Manchester
About a month ago I had two inguinal (groin both sides) hernias repaired by Professor Sheen. It was the first operation I have had and as the hernias weren’t bothering me I was a bit reluctant to have it, but the friend, a sports physician, who recommended Prof. Sheen to me pointed out several very good reasons why I should. In particular: they don’t get better on their own, and get worse with time, and the operation gets riskier as you get older, and they can sometimes give rise to a medical emergency in which case the surgery is not elective!
The operation was a breeze to be honest. I was a bit bruised and battered after the surgery particularly around the incision, which was small and just below the navel, but I didn’t need any painkillers. I felt generally stiff for a couple of weeks, but I only needed a week off work and could drive there (mind you it’s a desk job). After three weeks Prof. Sheen saw me again and signed me off. By the way here’s a tip. You’ll need some loose-in-the-waistband trousers to go home in after the operation and for a couple of weeks thereafter.
If there are any Private Pilots reading this: I reported the operation to my CAA doctor the day before I had it and of course my medical was suspended. After the review Prof Sheen copied the letter to my GP to me and I emailed it to my CAA doctor, who declared me fit. He did not need to see me. So I was only grounded for three and a half weeks. It’s illegal not to report it as I’m sure you know.
Later this year I’ll be back with Professor Sheen having my ventral (stomach) hernias repaired. It seems I have an abundance of hernias! I wouldn’t say I’m looking forward to it but I feel much more confident than I did about the first one.
I had my surgery in September 2018 and wanted to wait to review to make sure everything is healed and give a more mid-term outcome.
I was diagnosed with ACNES in 2013 and have been having injections every 3 – 6 months at pain management clinic. After 5 years the injections were no longer effective and I needed surgery.
I found Professor Sheen whilst searching for a surgeon that would do Abdominal Nerve Entrapment Syndrome (ACNES) surgery. Having approached many surgeons in my area , none had heard of the condition let alone would consider operating. I first emailed his secretary who emailed back very quickly to tell me that yes he did treat ACNES patients. I made an appointment at BMI Alexandra.
I was called in for my appointment a few minutes early and immediately felt welcome by Professor Sheen. We went through my history and, after a quick abdominal examination and questionnaire, he was confident that I did have ACNES and that surgery would potentially help (no surgery is guaranteed!)
I decided to go to BMI Alexandra for this as it was more convenient and I wanted the surgery as soon as possible. I organised a date via Professor Sheen's secretary
Arriving at BMI hospital I was greeted and taken to my room for the day. Professor Sheen and his anaesthetic team came to greet me and go through the operation and other checks.
Waking up from the operation (I have had 5 previous abdominal operations) the pain was minimal. I believe he used local anaesthetic in and around the wound which made a massive difference. Within an hour I was able to have a drink and then later on was able to get up out of bed. Glue was used on the outer wound and this healed amazingly well and was incredibly neat. I returned to work two weeks later.
I felt the benefit of the surgery a few weeks later once the wound itself had healed and inflammation had gone down. I returned to see Professor Sheen post operatively and we discussed that the surgery was successful at that time.
So, six months after the operation I can still say the surgery has worked really well. My pain has reduced a lot and I am so glad I had the surgery. I get the occasional twinge of discomfort from the tissue but it doesn't require any pain medication or intervention. My scar has faded and isn't really noticeable unless looking for it! ACNES seems to be a difficult condition to treat and I am forever thankful to Professor Sheen and his team for helping me!
I sought the help of Prof Aali Sheen, on the recommendation of a Sports Medicine colleague & some patient recommendations from my private physiotherapy clinic.
As an England Masters Hockey Player, I struggled through a World Cup in summer 2018, with my hernia & an associated adductor issue. The injury meant I could no longer play through the pain.
The care Prof Sheen provided me, from initial consultation to surgery & follow up care, was superb & he gave me 100% confidence the surgery would resolve my issues.
I am now 6 weeks post-op & am already running pain-free & have also stated playing hockey, which far exceeded my expectations for my recovery.
Many thanks Prof Sheen for all your help. The best in the business.
It is now some 4 weeks after you carried out the repair on my large adnominal hernia; all is well. and I can now return back to normal life!
Can I please take this opportunity to personally thank you for the manner in which you conducted your affairs during the process, and the quality of the service you have provided. I would also like to express my sincere thanks to the nursing staff of the Alexandra Hospital at Cheadle, who just exuded kindness and consideration.
I am very grateful to you all.
In January 2017 after 2 same day cancellations I had surgery for a right sided inguinal hernia at my local Hospital.
The recovery was painful but eventually I recovered and for a few months was back to normal, but then I started to experience pain again and was referred back to the hospital.
It then took a period of six months to get initial and follow up appointments with a consultant, who arranged and had analysed, MRI and Ultrasound scans the latter indicating small bi-lateral hernias.
However the consultant discounted the ultrasound result as being what he referred to as “false positives” (i.e. they probably don’t exist) and referred me on to another long waiting list to see the Chronic Pain Team which he claimed was the correct procedure in these cases.
Having had nearly 8 months of chronic pain during which I was unable to stand upright for more than 5 minutes I decided not to wait any longer but seek a second opinion.
After extensive research on line the Surgeon with a fantastic reputation for laparoscopic hernia surgery in the North West was Professor Aali J Sheen.
I rang his secretary and got an appointment to see Prof. Sheen the very next day. After explaining the problems I was having he examined me and diagnosed bilateral recurrent inguinal hernia without recourse to either MRI or Ultrasound scans. He then explained how he was going to sort it for me in friendly confidence boosting fashion.
True to his word three weeks later he successfully performed a laparoscopic bilateral inguinal hernia repair at the Spire hospital. After recovery from the general anaesthetic I was able to stand and walk freely without pain for the first time in 9 months.
It’s now about 8 pain free weeks since the procedure and I now walk around 5 miles each day in an attempt to get fit again.
I will be forever grateful to Professor Sheen and his Support Team for giving me my life back.
With Many Thanks
"I sought out Professor Aali Sheen after ongoing and life changing problems from a prior surgeon and procedure involving mesh. Professor Sheen is a genuinely kind, caring, extremely skilled and knowledgeable surgeon, who takes the time to explain everything, including risk, uses all imaging facilities available and has a real interest in his patients ongoing wellbeing and quality of life.
Although mesh removal is not without risk, I am extremely grateful that after careful consideration, his surgical expertise and the considerable time he took in removing the mesh and tacks has already given me significant improvements and the start of a hopeful journey in restoring my quality of life. As expected some issues remain from the original surgery but I know he will do his very best in helping me regain as much of my quality of life as is possible and I know I am now in the best possible hands that I could ever have wished for and cannot thank him enough.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Professor Sheen and my only regret is I didn't find him sooner".
I had an inguinal hernia, which had progressed in a short space of time to be relatively large and bothersome - it had become painful to stand and it was limiting what activities I could do.
I know that the success of the procedure is strongly related to the skill and diligence of the surgeon and I found Prof Sheen after conducting extensive research. I also asked the nursing staff before the surgery and the unanimous consensus was that Prof Sheen is particularly meticulous in surgery.
Prof Sheen's surgical prowess was evident immediately post-operatively; I had minimal pain and recovered within just a couple of weeks without complication. This is in contrast to a previous laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, which I had done on the other side a few years previously where it was very painful for several weeks after the surgery.
Thank you Prof Sheen for taking such care in repairing my hernia.
"In 2015, after extensiveresearch into my problem, I booked an appointment with Professor Sheen at
The BMI Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle. I had had an incisional
hernia for about eight years which was getting larger by the year and seriously
affecting the quality of my life.
I have complex medical problems
after having a mitral valve heart replacement in 1990 and have an irregular
heart beat and a degree of heart failure. I had a blood clot on my bowel
in 2002 and it was the scar on my stomach I developed the hernia.
I had consulted other doctors over
the years about the problem but was told I would have to live with it even
though it could potentially strangulate and become life threatening.
Professor Sheen was very positive that he could operate with a good outcome and
he instilled great confidence in me.
Professor Sheen arranged an
excellent medical team to cover all aspects of my care; Professor Yin
(Haematologist) and Professor Clark (Cardiologist). The operation was a
great success and I recovered very quickly and am now playing golf again every
day at the age of 81.
I would not hesitate to recommend
Professor Sheen as an excellent Surgeon and for his positivity.
Thank you Professor Sheen."
Dear Mr. Sheen
I would just like to say a very big "Thank You" for the care, attention and treatment I received from you for the laparoscopic right inguinal hernia repair you carried out just before Christmas at the Alexandra Hospital.
Throughout the whole process, from initial consultation, the operation itself, to the review and discharge meeting, your professionalism, reassurance, concern and careful explanation were exemplary.
The explanation you gave and the leaflet you provided helped alleviate any of my concerns and provided a valuable outline of the recovery schedule.
The consultant anaesthetist was very pleasant and reassuring and explained the process and events that would take place. The nursing staff at the hospital were extremely caring and attentive.
I was amazed at how well I felt as soon as I came round from the operation and how soon I was back in my room with the inevitable cup of tea.
I was able to come home the same day and the recovery was very quick and exceeded all my expectations. I followed your advice on pain management but the discomfort was minimal and only lasted a few days. The small incisions are almost invisible.
After 4 weeks I was back to a full exercise regime and following my hectic retirement lifestyle!
I was delighted that, as you confirmed at the discharge meeting, the operation was a complete success and there was no sign now of the hernia.
A sincere thank you for all you have done for me.