Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon,
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I was recommended to Mr. David Ratliff by another doctor who told me that he is the best vascular surgeon in the area. I suffered from protruding blue veins and red spider veins on my legs. I was extremely conscious of exposing my legs during the Summer months. I had previously tried laser and a form of sclerotherapy without much success. I thought nothing could be done until I had my first consultation with Mr. Ratliff. His treatment of microsclerotherapy has been highly successful and it has given me the confidence to show off my legs again. I am absolutely delighted with results. I highly recommend this treatment.
I had a Inguinal Hernia operation carried out by David and his team at Three Shires Northampton. It was performed by keyhole surgery, (no scares, amazing). I found David; efficient, direct & professional, answering my many questions, as this was my first ever operation. There was little pain afterwards & I have made a rapid recovery. I felt that I could call David and the team, any time, if I had wanted to. The extended team at Three Shires, all provided an excellent service, and worked very well with David Matthew Northampton
David is simply an exceptional surgeon who operated on me in 2012 after I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. From the first time I met David to yesterday when he carried out my regular four month review he retains the same characteristics that he had six years ago. He is clear, precise, skilled and attentive to every detail. David also has excellent communicative skills which puts you at ease from the moment you meet him. David is the consummate professional whom I would highly recommend. Barry.
I was recently referred to Mr Ratliff with an inguinal hernia. Mr Ratliff was welcoming and very clear about what the operation would entail, the best way to proceed and the recovery process. The operation was a success (in and out of the hospital in a day) and I was back to exercising in no time at all. I had my follow up appointment today and was subsequently discharged. Mission success and all in a matter of weeks. Highly recommended.
I had severe varicose veins in my right leg and developed a series of painful lumps. I consulted David Ratliff who gave me a thorough examination and scan and presented me with a set of options, ranging from 'do nothing' to either a half or full-leg Venefit procedure using radio-frequency ablation. He also clarified the possible outcomes of each course of action. I decided on the latter and was admitted to an overnight stay and non-invasive surgery under anaesthetic. His care and attention were first rate, as was the after-care and subsequent consultations. He is skilled, kind, understanding and attentive. He has given me a 'new leg' . The days of pain and discomfort are past.. I find it hard to describe the feeling of liberation. Thanks to David I am enjoying a 'new life' !
I highly recommend Mr Ratliff. His diagnosis, consultation and the surgery he carried out was excellent. Very good communication of what was expected and he set me at ease. I have had very pleasing results following years of quite serious, swollen and painful varicose veins. Lovely pins, now.
I had a double Inguinal Hernia repair on 10th October 2018 performed by David Ratliff. It was performed by keyhole surgery with small incisions and almost no scarring. There was little pain afterwards & I have made a rapid recovery. I'm now back to full strength with no discomfort. From start to finish Mr Ratliff's manner was caring, concerned & professional answering all my questions and treating me with the utmost respect. If you have an inguinal hernia or even a double one then David Ratliff is the man to make it better. Thank you.
I was referred to David Ratliff by my G.P after an Ultra Sound identified that I had multiple gall stones. During my initial consultation David organised for me to have an MRI scan and clearly set out the pros and cons of having my gall bladder removed. No contest as I was in a lot of discomfort - an appointment was made for the operation. The day arrived and I was very relaxed because I had confidence that I was in "safe hands". David was very professional and gave clear and precise advice in a kind and caring manner throughout. I am extremely grateful to David and his team at Three Shires Hospital for their care and support. Highly recommended.
David Ratliff was personally recommended to me for my hernia. Upon consultation, David identified the probability that in fact, I may have a double hernia and if so, both should be operated upon simultaneously, rather than a near future second surgery ! I initially attended David upon my condition with some trepidation, but his perception and care was immediate and warmly demonstrated, putting me at complete ease and comfort. David's demeanor, professionalism, attention to detail and support was evident throughout. These qualities and his clear leadership was equally demonstrated throughout his support staff in administration, theatre and nursing. In my first ever surgery, I am extremely grateful to David and his team. I cannot recommend David and Three Shires Hospital highly enough.