Dear Professor Kochhar,
You performed a carpal tunnel release on my right hand on 13th May this year.
The results have been so good that I thought you might like to hear about it.
The range of movement and strength of grip, through my hand and all fingers, is fully back to normal. I continue to exercise (both hands) daily: I exercise everything else so it makes sense to maintain the mobility and strength of my hands as well.
I had quite a large amount of hard scar tissue which I have massaged daily. It has mostly now softened leaving an amount the size of a small pea which is still a little firm. Hopefully that will also soften in time but I’m not much bothered by it.
The mild residual discomfort I felt in my arm and hand post op (achey forearm and funny bone and slight tingling in some fingers) has completely disappeared.
I am now able to put pressure through my palm; getting up from chair, out of bath etc – although press-ups are still a bit of a challenge (!).
I have had a consultation with a physiotherapist for my ‘desk neck’. I have exercises to do daily which relieve the stiffness and the fact that I no longer sit at a desk all day also helps.
All in all I could not be happier with the outcome so again, thank you very much.By - JL, 201609-Nov-2017 05:30 AM
Thank you so much. Delighted with all the care that I’ve received. Really pleased with my progress.By - B J, 6009-Nov-2017 05:28 AM
Prof Tony Kochhar is an excellent and highly gifted shoulder doctor/surgeon and I whole-heartedly recommend him. He has excellent communication skills. He carefully explains the nature of the injury and pros/cons of the operation and recovery times. He is the real deal and I am confident to recommend him and his support team.
He operated on my 1st son two years ago (2014). My 1st son (18 years old) broke his right clavicle in 4 places after an awkward fall while playing football. My son was about starting University and the operation was scheduled promptly.
Operation details (Sept 2014) – Open reduction internal fixation right clavicle and Acumed plating of fracture. 7 screws required. The operation was successful with no complications whatsoever. He is back to playing football with his mates.
Last year (2015) my 2nd son (16 years old) dislocated his right shoulder while playing rugby. This resulted in a severe bony bankart lesion. This required Arthroscopic Stabilisation surgery. After thorough examination (MRI + CT scan) it was discovered that my son had unstable/hyper mobile shoulders.
Operation details (Dec 2015) – Right shoulder arthroscopy, anterior labral repair, debridement of glenoid and glenoid Bankart bone fragments.
My son reported that post-op his right shoulder now stable and secure (infact more stable than the left shoulder!) No complications whatsoever and my son is back to playing 1st team rugbyBy - Bayo O09-Nov-2017 05:26 AM
May I firstly apologise for such a lengthy gap in updating you about the condition of my shoulder since the operation.
In short…… the shoulder feels GREAT!
I am sure that you hardly ever receive feedback so I was determined at the appropriate point to ensure that I did so. The year has passed quickly and although physio was intensive I did not regain sufficient strength to resume ‘normal sporting’ pursuits requiring a higher level of physical strength until approximately two months ago. Pretty good I think.
I can honestly say that mobility is quite good, although not perfect (which I would imagine is normal) and I am at the point where I ‘feel for the first time’ like trying to truly strengthen the muscles and begin to work it a little.
Thank you so much for all of your help and skilled work.By - Gary B09-Nov-2017 03:05 AM
Just a quick, but heartfelt “Thank You” from a very grateful, and satisfied, patient/ customer! This has been an amazing experience, specially because I have been warned, by so many people, that this operation could be a temporary solution and that It would take many months before I could function normally again….thank you for helping me to prove them wrong!!
I will never forget the kindness shown to me by so many individuals – you, your secretaries and the staff at the hospital.
Thank you, once again and may you all be Blessed.By - Alana Bates09-Nov-2017 12:35 AM
Dear Prof. Kochhar,
I know the Tuina Massage has given me back the strength around my shoulder and much of the use of my right arm and at the same time reduced the pain and discomfort I was having. I intend to continue doing my exercises and hopefully this will give me a few more years before surgery is required and I hope I can come back to you should this be the case.
In the meantime thank you for the support you have given me particularly when we met earlier in the year.By - David Spurr09-Nov-2017 12:23 AM
I visited Professor Kochhar’s clinic following a year of unsuccessful treatment including an operation through another specialist. He was attentive, thorough, understanding and explained v clearly what the problem was, using a video to help my understanding. The facility to have the ultrasound and steroid treatment in one place within the same appointment was really helpful – and within a week I have better range of movement and less pain.
I was not happy with my physio and Professor Kochhar referred me to a new physio who I saw this week and am looking forward to working with him.
I can’t recommend Professor Kochhars one stop shop enough.By - Leandra Green09-Nov-2017 12:23 AM
I have gone to Dr. Kochhar for several years for help in managing joint problems. In all my appointments with him, he has been thorough, cautious and responsive. Let me elaborate further.
Thorough – before performing any procedures or injections, he was thorough in his evaluation: requesting X-rays, MRI and even a blood test on occasion. Only after results were received, did he proceed to recommend a course of action.
Cautious – For my series of injections, Dr. Kochhar has proceeded cautiously with small amounts, and only proceeded to larger amounts and eventually radiology-assisted procedures in response to my specific symptoms.
Responsive – Although surgery has been discussed, Dr. Kochhar has never pushed surgery but rather presented it as an option. Rather we have worked together on pain management strategies short of surgery, which has better matched my London lifestyle and work requirements.By - Julie Elward-Berry09-Nov-2017 12:12 AM
I have been to see Professor Kochhar for a few different shoulder related injuries. In each case, he has provided an excellent level of customer service. In many cases, Professor Kochhar was able to see me on very short notice and was able to provide treatment (including scans) within a couple of hours.
For the most serious injury (Grade III AC joint separation), Professor Kochhar performed surgery to repair the joint. The recovery has gone very smoothly and I am very happy with the results. All-in-all, he has provided a high level of professionalism and quality combined with an ability to put his patients at ease.By - Tom Deex09-Nov-2017 12:11 AM
I first met Professor Kochhar when I went to him for my tennis elbow(s) which have been plaguing me since when I can remember. When I first walked into his office, I remember immediately feeling at ease and safe with him which is a feeling that I don’t often get when I first see doctors which means a lot to me especially if they are to look after me or eventually maybe even operate on me.
I must still apologise for my first comment to him “Are you good at injecting?”, I can only say that after a few injections into my tennis elbows by other doctors it was a normal enough question where the pain was excruciating but with Professor Kochhar I can only say that this question was unnecessary as he has got to be the “Best” and had a sense of humour with it and just laughed and said “I have been known to be not bad.”
This gentle man really goes out on the limb to make sure you get sorted & better, he on my 3rd visit when I was getting problems with my back asked his colleague next door to view me on the same day squeezing me in to talk to me about what my options were to sort out my back, this is a Doctor who cares and I would recommend him, in fact I have sent my sister to him who has recently been operated on her shoulder by him and I think another member of my family will also shortly be visiting him too.
Thank you Professor Kochhar for caring and being a good Doctor.By - Gudula Becker09-Nov-2017 12:10 AM