Graeme’s American Dream back on thanks to Practice Plus Group

Graeme, 71, a retired haematologist, started worrying about his travel plans to the United States because of a suspected hernia. Keen to get on the road, Graeme decided to have his treatment privately. Graeme, 71, a retired haematologist who worked for many years in the NHS, said: “I gave myself a hernia carrying heavy stones…

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Practice Plus Group Plymouth delivers for Letterboxer John

‘I’m just so pleased to be back out on Dartmoor!’ says keen Letterboxer, John. John Young 73, had been walking the rolling hills of Dartmoor with his wife for 20 years. But when his knee became too painful to continue, he knew he had to do something about it. John is part of a large…

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Shane’s back on the road after Shepton Mallet cataract surgery

“My goodness! What had I been missing!” says cataract patient Shane Hallatt. Shane Hallatt, 57, had worn glasses all of his life. But after noticing his eyesight getting worse he decided to do something about it. He says: “I had been noticing driving in the dark to be more of an issue, with glare from…

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Lesley hits cataracts for six thanks to Shepton Mallet

“I had to do something as I couldn’t see the cricket scores!” says cataract patient, Lesley. Lesley House had been told by her optician years ago that she had cataracts forming. However, it wasn’t until she was really struggling with her reading and crotchet that she knew something had to be done. She said: “My…

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Jim tees off again thanks to Emersons Green knee surgery

“I wanted to get back to my golf!” says keen sportsman Jim. Jim Weir, 74, loves golf and after spending many years on his favourite course with his friends, he was quite alarmed to suddenly find himself with joint pain. He said: “I was really quite surprised as I had never had any issues with…

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It’s a thumbs up from Richard!

Thumb replacement patient, Richard D’Arcy has found his life transformed after surgery to his right thumb. Richard said: “Constant pain is awful to live with so it was time to get something done. I had been suffering with thumb pain for over 7 years and enough was enough.” Richard was struggling with basic everyday tasks…

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Tennis player, Jay, back on court after hernia surgery

“The testimonials alone were enough to make me book,” says Jay Vaya after his hernia surgery in Ilford. Jay, 60, had been suffering with the symptoms of a hernia for a while, which were becoming more and more troublesome. He said: “I couldn’t stand for long periods without the hernia pain becoming so bad that…

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A knees up birthday celebration for Jo

‘Happy Birthday to me!’ says Practice Plus Group knee patient. Jo Bracey had suffered with an arthritic knee for many years and after needing to stop more and more things that she loved, she decided she would treat herself to a new knee for her 60th birthday. With her local NHS hospital in Leicester showing…

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Hernia surgery ‘worth every penny’ for John

“I had stopped doing what I love doing,” says John, Practice Plus Group hernia repair patient. John Wilson 70, is a semi-retired, active man who works in a café and would think nothing of walking five miles into town and back. However, after some games of badminton last year, he developed groin pain that got…

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Green-fingered Karen gets back in the garden

Karen used to play lots of sport when she was younger and had always been fit and active. So, when her knee started to cause more issues and she even had to reduce her driving and gardening, she knew it was time to act. “I wanted my life back,” said keen gardener, Karen. Initially, her…

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