After being diagnosed with severe endometriosis following an etopic pregnancy which nearly cost my life shortly after the birth of my son in 2003, I suffered agonising pain and crippling periods and fibroids for many years, until finally making the decision to go ahead and have a hysterectomy last year. Mr Khazali provided me with his expert guidance and reassurance about the procedure and I felt in very safe hands. Under his care and surgical expertise and advice I underwent a total laparoscopic hysterectomy with removal of one ovary - leaving the one healthy ovary in place. Mr Khazali was fantastic throughout the whole process and I only wish I had had the procedure sooner. I am now totally pain free and am so grateful to Mr Khazali for his surgical skills and looking after me so well.
My story only starts 2 and a half years ago. After a bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer and being taken off birth control, I developed severe abdominal pain each month with my period. I visited a number of doctors, having 3 scans, countless unbearable examinations and was admitted to hospital, I was advised to go home, go to bed for a few days and to plainly put on my big girl panties and deal with it. I was at my end mentally and emotionally. I was faced with days where I could not even get up for work. It was at my lowest point, my amazing husband said, enough is enough. We researched doctors and found Mr Shaheen Khazali.
The moment I met him I knew I had found someone who understood me. He did not make light of my symptoms, my unbearable pain. He listened and with certainty, confirmed he would be able to help me. For the first time in a year I had hope.
This was the first time in months that I had, had this reassurance. He was a straight talker and while my case was complicated and came with risks, he was compassionate, confident and professional.
His outstanding knowledge and specialised skill in dealing with endometriosis was enlightening. As a lecturer and a specialist in the field of laparoscopic surgery, I felt I was in good hands. I was sent for an MRI and CT Scan and it was found that I had a mass in my abdomen. My uterus, bowel and bladder were all affected with endometriosis.
I underwent a complex procedure with a partial bowel and bladder resection, full hysterectomy with a salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO). I faced the reality that I may have to live with a Colostomy and Urostomy bag.
While I was faced with this stark truth, Mr Khazali with the multidisciplinary team of specialists put my mind at ease. His calm and competent demeanor left me feeling safe. The laparoscopic surgery was 9 hours, with 3 surgeons (all of who I owe so much too) focused on me.
3 months on since my surgery my quality of life has changed from almost zero to 100%. I am HEALTHY, HAPPY and PAIN FREE!
When I finally found Mr Khazali, I had stage 4 endometriosis with a frozen pelvis and it dramatically reduced the quality of my life. Mr Khazali listened thoroughly, helped me choose the best option for me and was able to excise the endometriosis and perform a total laparoscopic hysterectomy. The procedure was uneventful and I made a steady recovery. My symptoms have been greatly improved since the surgery nine months ago. Since my surgery, I am now able to live my life free of overwhelming pain and I am exceedingly grateful to Mr Khazali and his team. Thank you.
I have been suffering of very heavy and very painful periods for many years, surviving on strong pain killers and just thinking that nothing could be done and I had to live with it.
However everything changed when my mum (back in France) heard of endometriosis through Dr Roman. Dr Roman recommended strongly Dr Khazali as "THE" expert in endometriosis in the UK. I managed to organise an appointment with Dr Khazali at the Runnymede hospital in Surrey.
I was very impressed by Dr Khazali straight away not only did he listen to me, taking the time required and asking questions but Dr Khazali also made me feel comfortable, explaining his diagnostic and next steps. Following some further tests (MRI / US..), as I was additionally in a lot of pain all the time (due to twisted right ovary), we agreed that an operation was required. Dr Khazali clearly explained the procedure, the options and I was very clear on what would be done and had no doubts in my mind.
Once again during my time at the hospital, I felt at complete ease and well looked after by Dr Khazali and the hospital staff. Since the operation, my constant pain (due to twisted ovary) is completely gone and my periods are much less heavy and painful. My life has completely changed and I am grateful for the excellent care that Dr Khazali provided me.
I would strongly recommend Dr Khazali as he had been recommended to me!
Mr Khazali and his secretary, Sarah, are a truly amazing team. Sarah has been so helpful and she has assisted me in every way throughout this journey. I was in severe pain and extreme agony emptying my bowels every day since 2013 after coming off of birth control to try for a family. After numerous scans and MRIs I was diagnosed with severe stage 4 endometriosis and was referred to Mr Khazali by another gynaecological consultant for his expertise with this type of surgery. From my first appointment, Mr Khazali was very kind, compassionate and very knowledgeable and gave me such hope after discovering that I had a rectovaginal nodule invading both my vagina and bowel and needed a complex surgery to remove a large section of bowel and removal of the severe endometriosis throughout my pelvis area. He explained the difficulty of my operation and all the possible risks with the planned procedure. Mr Khazali was very good at listening to my concerns and I have been extremely fortunate to have had such a genuinely kind and highly skilled surgeon. I am now 3 months post-surgery and basically pain free. My bowel symptoms have completely resolved and the surgery has been genuinely life changing. I have no hesitation in recommending Mr Khazali to any woman thinking about undergoing surgery for severe endometriosis. It is very rare to find a true expert in complex endometriosis surgery but Mr Khazali is extremely passionate about treating endometriosis and his dedication to improving the lives of women that are suffering with this confusing and painful disease is second to none. Thank you again for everything x
Amazing consultant Dr Khazli has been the most amazing caring consultant. The last 5 years i had many gynecology issues including endometriosis, fibroids and pregnancy losses. Dr Khazli has looked after me through each surgery and always doing what was best for me and my health. Im 35 years old and just had a hysterectomy with dr Khazli and I can honestly say 4 weeks post operation I feel amazing. I was looked after so so well and he talked me through every stage of my surgery. This is a massive surgery and a decison that was made after loosing 3 pregnacies in 1 year and going through extreme pain and bleeding due to adenymosis. I am a full time working mum and this condition was ruining my life, I was constantly in pain and so down and tearful. Myself and my partner came to terms with the fact I needed to put my health first and a hysterectomy was the option to move forward and be happy and healthy again. Dr Khazli is a kind and caring consultant who really listens to hes patients. I have sat many times crying to him in my consultations and he understood and wanted to do everything to help me. My hysterectomy wasnt taken lightly by Dr Khazli and I had many lapascopic surgeries with him previously to releive my pain and he did everything to help me. Dr Khazli comes as part of a package, with hss amazing PA Sarah Wisden. This lady is a angel. I've had many conversations with Sarah and she has listened and showed empathy and compassion. Sarah was there for me each time I needed surgery and if I called to see Dr Khazli she would make it happen straight away. 4 weeks post operation and I feel like me again. I can put closure on all my pain and be the fun hard working mum I was all before I got poorly. My beautiful boys want to also thank you for giving them mummy back. Thank you to all the other amazing staff at the Runnymede and Woking hospital. This gynaecolgist is caring and the best and he has changed my life forever.
I have been suffering from severe rectovaginal endometriosis symptoms since the end of 2013 but have been endlessly fobbed off/misdiagnosed by my local GPs and local hospital. I finally had a diagnostic laparoscopy in 2017 but was very, very unhappy with my care and treatment and determined that I needed to find a second opinion going forward. I found Mr Khazali initially from an Internet search and saw that he had excellent reviews. I decided to contact him to see whether it was possible to see him and spoke to his wonderful PA, Sarah Wisden. She was so very, very kind and caring and spoke so well of Mr Khazali that I immediately decided to ask for an appointment for a consultation, which was arranged very quickly and efficiently.
I saw Mr Khazali last month and was immediately impressed by his warmth and professionalism - a winning combination! He was very good at listening to me, without interrupting (a very rare quality in most doctors I've found!!) and treated me like an intelligent being (again, this doesn't always happen!!). Instead of talking AT me, Mr Khazali involved me in his analysis of my case and reviewed my MRI scans pointing out areas of concern to me on the screen. Mr Khazali gave me excellent advice and did not push for me to have surgery, given that I'm peri-menopausal and given that I'm very loath to undergo a huge operation - hysterectomy with bowel resection. I really appreciate the fact that he listened to my concerns and seemed to advise me exactly as he would if he were speaking to a close relative or friend.
If, later on down the line I decide to seek surgery for my condition, I would have no hesitation in returning to Mr Khazali and asking him to perform my operation. From what I have read, it is very rare to find a true expert in complex endometriosis surgery, but I believe from what I've read and also after speaking to Mr Khazali and learning how many procedures he normally performs each year, that Mr Khazali's skills as a surgeon are second to none. I would therefore have no hesitation in recommending Mr Khazali to any woman thinking about undergoing surgery for severe endometriosis.
Once again, I would like to thank Mr Khazali for his compassion and dedication to improving the lives of women with endometriosis, and once again, I would like to thank Sarah for all her hard work behind the scenes and for being such a kind and lovely person.
AMAZING......Mr Khazali and his secretary, Sarah, are a truly exceptional team. From my first introduction with Sarah, I found her to be so helpful and compassionate and she has assisted me in every way possible. And then to find Mr Khazali, compassionate, comforting and the ultimate professional and of course witty. I could not have wished for a more perfect team to assist me at such a difficult time in my life.
I had a sub-total hysterectomy in 2003 and had subsequent gynaecological operations under another consultant up to 2013. And then in February 2017 I started experiencing haemorrhaging and was diagnosed with a cervical fibroid and was practically housebound due to the nature of the bleeding. I sought help from my previous gynaecological consultant and another NHS consultant but neither wanted to operate due to complexity of my problem and felt they had washed their hands of me. I was left with no hope from either of them. My GP referred me to Mr Khazali because he had performed another complex operation on one her patients.
This was the start of my new journey. At the first appointment, Mr Khazali gave me such hope and explained my only option was to remove this fibroid and that he would perform this operation as he deals with complex surgeries. He explained the difficulty of my operation and all the possible risks but I had no choice but to proceed with the planned procedure of a laparoscopic myomectomy, removal of tubes and ovaries, and endometriosis. I was given an operation date within two weeks.
I am writing this review two weeks after the operation and ecstatic that everything went to plan and I suffered none of the outlined risks and this is all down to Mr Khazali.
I have been so fortunate to have met Mr Khazali and wish him all the best in his future.
Eternally grateful and Thank you so much for giving me back my life x
Well where do I start... first of all this review will give you oodles of *HOPE*....for this amazing man does miracles. If you have been to other Doctors, as my beloved 47 year old sister has been, and each time they say they will not operate on her and do not know what to do for her... leaving her no hope at all. If you have been past on to yet another specialist that gives you no hope amidst of your pain, bleeding & worry...THEN look no further for Mr Khazali is your man. He is truly one incredible consultant who gives you bundles of hope, is real and truthful in his consultations. His confidence is infectious that brings a ray of hope~filled light into your painful life debilitating situation you find yourself in. He is compassionate, kind, thoughtful, unrushed ~ as he has the gift in making you feel your the only patient he has planned to see all day.
So let me leave you with this thought...if you are just starting your journey in trying to find the best consultant then Mr K is your man. If you are full of dismay because you are left in your painful no hope situation because no Doctor knows how to help you, then guess what...Mr K is your man.
I thank him so deeply because he saved my sister life.
He does not do mediocre surgery ~ he does the crazy intricate life changing surgery.
Unfortunately I was diagnosed with severe stage 4 endometriosis and frozen pelvis in Sept 2016 after coming off of birth control to try for a family. I had a 15cm endometrioma and a 10cm rectalvaginal nodule that had invaded both my vagina and bowel, plus severe endo throughout my pelvis. I had been told by doctors for over 10yrs that my symptoms were IBS. I was in absolute agony every day. I was unable to empty my bowels without severe pain. By Jan 2017 I could barely walk and had to give up work as a dental hygienist, I was extremely depressed and felt I had no hope. I saw Mr Kazhali at St Peters hospital and he, and the whole team were fantastic. After several scans to plan my surgery, I had my major surgery in April 2017. I was very nervous about my surgery, I knew it was complex and that a large section of my bowel was to be removed and I was to have a temporary ileostomy sited to allow the bowel to heal, but it went very well and we were all very happy with the outcome. I had my ileostomy reversed 4 months later. I can not recommend Mr Kazhali enough. I am now 6 months post that surgery and am basically pain free. I am now not taking any hormones or painkillers regularly and living my life again. My bowel symptoms have completely resolved. My surgery has been genuinely life changing. I forgot what it was like to go out and not worry where a toilet was, or to not completely dread a period!! Mr Khazali is very kind and compassionate, and obviously is very knowledgeable and extremely passionate about treating endometriosis and giving life back to women that suffer this confusing and painful disease. I feel I have been extremely lucky to have such a successful surgery with such a genuinely kind and highly skilled surgeon.
I have been working alongside with Mr Khazali for 5 years now, and I am always very impressed by his professionalism.
He is Knowledgeable, friendly and really attentive to the patients needs.
All patients seem really appreciative to have Mr Khazali as their Consultant.
I would definitely recommend Mr Khazali as a Consultant.