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Testimonials - Hip

Roy, age 91

Surgery: Total Hip Replacement

After the success of my full hip replacement ate the ripe age of 91, I had no hesitation in seeking the services of Mr Kucheria once again. It's been just six weeks from my second hip operation and it is another triumph. I am moving well and have been thoroughly looked after since the operation.

After two thoroughly successful operations I have my mobility and freedom back and I cannot be more grateful to Mr Kucheria.


Robert, age 61

Surgery: Total Hip Replacement, May 2017 and Bilateral Simultaneous Total Knee Replacement, January 2018

I was experiencing pain in my left hip, my left leg was bowed and painful and my right knee was painful as well, impacting quite heavily on my lifestyle.

In May 2017, phase one started with a total hip replacement. Mr Kucheria's team were marvellous and reassured me throughout the entire process. After the operation, I was much more mobile and pain free in a very short period of time.

In January 2018, phase two resulted in a simultaneous bilateral total knee replacement. Being self-employed, the thought of one period of hospitalisation and convalescence appealed to me. The operation went well, aided by Mr Bourke who did my left knee whilst Mr Kucheria simultaneously did my right knee.  Again, total success, a speedy recovery and a straight leg in the process!

I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Kucheria and his team to any future patients. Before the operations, holidays were seriously impacted by the pain, and day to day life was affected as well. My life has been turned around. Thank you. 

Surgery: Total knee replacement (1) June 2016, Total Knee Replacement (2) January 2017, Total Hip Replacement May 2017

I have always tried to avoid doctors and hospitals, but my legs were so bad and crooked that I had to have them done or I would have been in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. Mr Kucheria changed all that for me and I can now walk properly. I do use a stick and am also doing some exercises to help strengthen my muscles.

Mr Kucheria operated on both my knees and the hip on my right side. He is a lovely man and looked after me well during my stay in hospital. Had I known years ago how easy it all seemed I would have had them done before - so very many thanks to him.

Anthony, age 67
Surgery: Left Hip March 2016 and Right Hip March 2017

I was in great pain with my left hip after many years of climbing ladders in the building game. The X-ray showed there was no cartilage left so it was bone on bone. The right hip showed up on the X-ray as it had more arthritis than the left but still had some cartilage, so it was not painful.  The first operation went fantastically well - I was driving within three weeks as I have an automatic car. The second hip a year later went just as smoothly. Mr Kucheria had to lengthen the leg a small bit this time, so it took a little longer before I could drive, because of having to operate the brake pedal.

 I cannot thank Mr Kucheria, his team and all the staff at BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital enough - they were all fantastic. I have recommended Mr Kucheria to several of my friends andcolleagues and all I can say is, if anyone need hip surgery this is the man to do it!


Surgery: Hip Replacement

Thank-you Mr Kucheria, for giving me back my left hip and mobility. I went to my first Zumba class yesterday, and the realisation that I could now fully stretch my quadriceps in my left leg absolutely amazed me, because I could not do that before the operation. 

I can't thank you enough. I don't like to talk in cliches, but it has completely changed my life for the better and I can now completely go back to being an old teenager.


Patsy, age 54
Surgery: Left total hip replacement, 2015

My symptoms started with a dull ache in the groin and was particularly severe at night-time. I was physically fit and well at the time - gyming four times a week, sailing, enjoying long cycle rides at weekends - there were no other symptoms. 

I was diagnosed in the May 2015 and surgery was carried out in October 2015. I had an excellent epidural and light anaesthetic given by Dr Stapleton. My recovery was uneventful and I was given excellent care by Mr Kucheria and all the staff at BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital during my stay. My mobility within 4-6 weeks was excellent and I was free of any pain.  I now do reform Pilates twice a week to keep my hips flexible. 

Since my operation I have recommended Mr Kucheria to many people who have asked my advice.

Carolyn, age 58
Surgery: Hip Replacement, 2013

The operation was done with an epidural and slight sedation and within hours of the epidural wearing off I was standing upright and walking. It was incredible - no more pain. 

I am now able to enjoy playing tennis and sailing again. I would recommend Mr Kucheria and his team for their knowledge and expertise and thank them for the superb treatment I received.