Thank you so much, Mr Gulati!
Words cannot express the wonderful outcome and success of this Operation(Total right hip replacement) by you.
This is life changing for me, beforehand most movements came with excruciating pain, effecting everything in my life, my sleep and all my daily activities ,cycling being perhaps the most that affected me as it is my life! Now that you Mr Gulati with your expertise and professionalism throughout you have turned my life around.
My life is back to normal and am able to do all those activities with Joy.
I cannot thank and praise you enough for this. With people Like you around you make the world such a better and more special place to be in.
All my family ,friends and colleagues are so impressed, I have referred your name to all of them and have highly recommended you to those people
That have orthopaedic conditions. Just wish there was more I can do to help repay in some way .
Doctor Gulati really listened to me as I explained my symptoms and he made me feel that he empathised with my condition. The doctor clearly explained my current medical condition and then offered me various strategies to alleviate my suffering in the immediate future as well as a long term strategy.I was impressed with Doctor Gulati’s patience, kindness, knowledge and the ability to relate complex medical information easily to help me understand my current condition. I found Doctor Gulati to be an excellent doctor and cannot recommend him highly enough.
On the 4 December 2017, was my first meeting with Mr Vivek Gulati, Consultant OrthopaedicSurgeon. I found Mr Gulati to be a pleasant and caring Consultant. He was able to listen to me and was very proactive in relation to my health needs.On the 6 February 2018, I again met with Mr Gulati in clinic. Mr Gulati informed me that my MRI scan had revealed a possible small labral tear. Mr Gulati advised me that it would be sensible to go ahead with the steroid/local anaesthetic as a diagnostic therapeutic intervention in the left hip as well as some Physiotherapy. Mr Gulati explained this treatment very carefully to me and gave me the opportunity to ask any questions. I was keen to proceed with this treatment as Mr Gulati was confident that this will probably help me.On the 13 March 2018. I attended the Homerton Hospital for the day case hip injection. I must add that I was extremely scared to go down to surgery. Mr Gulati was wonderful. He came to my cubicle to speak to me and reassured me that I would be okay.On the 23 April 2018, I again saw MrGulati. The pain in my leg had much improved. Mr Gulati advised me to use an exercise bike and to perform exercises to increase my core strength. I was also referred to Physiotherapy.On the 17 September 2018, I again saw Mr Gulati. I informed Mr Gulati that I was again experiencing pain in my left hip. However, I was not keen on rushing into some form of hip arthroscopic surgery. Mr Gulati agreed with me. He suggested I continue with Physiotherapy and exercise.Today I saw Mr Gulati in clinic and I am happy to say that I am no longer experiencing any pain in my left hip. My x-ray showed that the hip has completely mended. Mr Gulati stated that this can happen if you leave the hip to mend by itself. I would like to add that I have found Mr Gulati to be a fantastic Consultant who cares about his patients.
Dear Mr Gulati,
Thank you so much for your excellent treatment and care following my GP's referral. You have looked after me exceedingly well and I am delighted with my treatment thus far, both with the speed that investigations and surgery were carried out, and the result of surgery. You have treated me with dignity and respect, and it has also helped that you have been very down to earth, but very professional, and put me at ease immediately. I feel very privileged to have been seen and treated by you. I never thought that my knee could be so much better; you have improved my quality of life immensely, for which I am very grateful.
I appreciate your consultation. You understand my position that I don't want to take surgery and suggested me alternative treatment without encouraging me a surgery. I also feel gratitude for your quick action of helping me start physiotherapy in the same hospital within NHS coverage.
Thank you so much
Firstly Big Thank You for successful operation, for your professionalism, you explained in full detail about my hip condition and stage, I’m totally been confident and trusted your decision about an operation.
It is now 6 weeks after the operation I feeling very good, a big change to my everyday life.
Wishing you all the very best
Knee surgery patient
My knees, both left and right have been painful for the past ten years, with pain levels varying from a 4 /10 up to 9/10 after extreme exercise.
I took pain relieving drugs daily, up to four times per day.
Aged 55, I have been to sports injury clinics for treatment for years, walk and exercise with knee braces, spent a fortune on physio, acupuncture, and medicines.
After an appointment with Mr Gulati and an MRI referral, a set of interim Ostenil injections to relieve pain, Mr Gulati operated on both knees.
The key-hole operations, performed under general anaesthetic, enabled me to leave hospital walking on crutches the same night.
The crutches were dispensed with on day four, the previous days spent lying flat in bed and keeping the legs elevated.
I had both knees operated on within two weeks of each other. I started cycling at gym after ten days (15 minutes on day one increasing by 5 minutes each day).
It is now one month after the operation. I cycled 15kms yesterday, and then walked twelve thousand steps.
No braces, no drugs, and total mobility.
Today I am resting, under wife’s orders, as to speed recovery, one needs to increase blood flow to the area and have alternate rest days.
Thank you Mr Gulati
I would like to pass on my gratitude and thanks to Mr Gulati and his team at the Homerton Hospital after my mother's recent total hip replacement.
My mother has been suffering for several years with a deteriorating hip joint and was taken under the care of Mr Gulati and his team for her elective surgery in April 19. It is now just over 6 weeks since the surgery and the transformation in my mother is remarkable.
In the 6 months before the surgery my mother had become house bound and having to take daily strong pain relief just to be able to mobilise indoors. She was suffering from social isloation and severe pain which I feel was affectinging her wellbeing both pysically and mentally.
The care my mother received from Mr Gulati and his team was superb.
I found Mr Gulati to be a kind man who genuinely cares for each of his patients. He is, in my opinion, a credit to the Homerton Hospital and the greater NHS as a whole.
He has a presence that puts patients( even the slightly anxious ones like my mother) at ease and he explains things at a level that can be understood, he is happy to listen to patients and includes patients family's in the whole process where this is appropriate to do so.
It's the small things I found most humbling such as Mr Gulati popping by on his way home each just to say goodnight and give some encouraging words about how things are going. That small gesture I found was a lovely thing and shows how each of the patients in his care that day were important to him.
The surgery went smoothly and has been very successful. We have had no issues at all with complications or infections and the care received by the nursing staff, physiotherapists and others on 2012 ward as well as the general orthopaedic ward were also excellent.
The positive change this surgery has had for my mother cannot be put into words, it has given her a new lease of life, she is no longer in daily pain, her mobility is improving each day and she can now look forward to living her life fully once again.
Thank you again for all your help and support.
Thank you for seeing me on Thursday. April 25th, and for your genuine and care and interest in developments since you performed the procedure on the bursa.
At that appointment, I had to tell you that I'd had a serious fall and that it had really shaken my frame which included the hip. When I saw you, I was in pain again. But now I realise that was a result of the fall. You very kindly said that you would arrange to do a second procedure.
I was down with the physiotherapist yesterday and I checked to find out if an appointment was in the pipeline for me. I was advised that it was not. That pleased me as the hip is , once again, well improved as is the whole of my frame. I feel that in your professional capacity you suspected that once I got over the fall I might feel better. Well you were right I do.
The pain is very little and the physio which you arranged is really helping. I am often lost for words but I do find it very difficult to find language to adequately express my thanks to you for what you have done for me. Your care, medical skills, understanding and professionalism exceed any expectation I could have had. I thank god every night that you accepted me for assessment and care.
Thank you. your kindness is appreciated more than words can say, Thank you for bringing in a little ray of sunshine and leaving a lot of happiness behind.
My feedback is that my hip is better after my hip replacement. I can walk well. The care was superb at Homerton. The physiotherapy was perfect. I am advising my friends to have their operation here.
I am so pleased with my operation I was happy that I got to see the xray it looks perfect in comparison with the hip replacement I have on the other leg, there is a world of difference. I had no doubt that it would be a great job. I had to change the dressing earlier and even the wound was so neatly done. Thanks again, I feel so much better.
had a hip replacement under Mr Gulati on the 27th of November 2018. The operation was complete success.
I am now after all these months feeling a lot better. There is no hip pain but just a bit of tightness in the cold.
a lot better. I am very happy with the result.
Overall experience was very good. The facilities were good, all procedures explained well with different options provided. Follow-up process was good as well.
Only slight frustration was the need to get scans (MRI) again as the previous was not usable
I would like to express my positive endorsement for the Ostenil injection I have recently been given at the London Independent hospital.
Mr Gulati carried out the procedure and I have nothing but praise for both his handling of the whole experience and the actual Ostenil injection
The improvement in my knee is remarkable.
Gone is the constant throb, gone is my limping when walking for any given time, Yes it isn't 100% cured but I was expecting that but I also wasn't expecting to be able to do the things Im now doing.
I've now joined a gym and in the last 3 and a half months have lost over 2 stone. Basically, I feel so much happier now. I didn't realise how much the pain I was making my life a misery. Thank you, Mr Gulati.
Felt the surgery was professional, accurate and incredibly swift. Since the surgery, I’ve returned to nearly full range of moment and can have no complaints about the surgery or the conduct of Dr Gulati. Superb all round service.
I had hip injections which helped me a lot. The treatment was fantastic. Everything was faultless. I am very happy to be treated at The BMI Independent and would come back anytime. I would recommend this hospital to everyone.
I would like to extend my sincere thanks to you for taking care of my Mother in your hospital. She is recovering very well, with pain reducing in her right knee, this has only happened because of your specialist assistance. I, once again, would like to express my gratefulness towards your kindness. Thank you, so much, doctor.
I arrived at the London Clinic unable to walk. Mr.Gulati was incredibly kind and helpful in the build up to the operation and as I skip around, six weeks later, extremely good at his job. I was looked after brilliantly by all the staff at the clinic and would not hesitate to recommend the clinic or Mr.Gulati to anyone
On the basis of my initial appointment and subsequent communications with Mr Gulati, I can highly recommend him as a dedicated, caring and thorough consultant. He has gone above and beyond what I would have expected in terms of ease of contacting him and his extremely prompt and detailed responses to my questions, no matter how small. He has been extremely accommodating given my personal circumstances and I have every confidence that I will be getting the best possible care from him.
I came to see Mr Gulati with a knee problem. Ever since I first saw him I have been very satisfied. Very good service. I had an injection which has really helped me. Very pleased with the service.
Many thanks for the marvellous care I received from yourself and your team both as an outpatient and patient during the process of my hip replacement.
At every stage from Joint-School through to operation to an operation follow-up meeting, I have been met with consummate skill, professional concern and civility.
Reaching my mid-sixties with little or no incapacitating illness beyond severe flu the idea of undergoing major surgery was not without its concerns and doubts to me, irrespective of the constant pain I found myself in.
So to find myself within a system where the advice given was considerate. Where I was fully consulted throughout the process. Where any problems which looked like arising were met with - 'if it's a problem, we'll solve that'- allowed me the peace of mind to concentrate on recovering well from my operation.
It is only when one is part of the process and not the outsider is one actually aware of the sheer number of people devoted to making one surgical procedure happen.
I can only thank you, your surgical team, the nurses, the physics, the x-ray department and the porters for being brought together to make for such a seamless procedure.
I would like to think that you feel very proud of your work and your team.
With my very best wishes
The knee replacement operation was a lot easier than I thought it would be. All the staff were really helpful. I am so happy with the way things have turned out.
My GP was astounded at how much I can bend my knee and how I am walking so soon, two months after the operation. My knee is bending really well. I am doing everything for myself now- Mobile from the beginning. Mr Gulati was very professional. He made me feel at ease before I had the operation, a very positive person. I was apprehensive before I had the operation. I am really pleased I had it done. I could not want for a more positive outcome.
Hip replacement feedback
I would have liked to have my operation sooner because of the pain I was in time but everything went well so I have no complaints at all. job well done. Thank you to your team and best wishes to you all .
Hip replacement feedback
Absolutely fabulous operation. I have not had had a hint of pain. Really pleased with the surgery. It’s unbelievable.
I’m so glad I was referred to you.
You were the third consultant I saw. All the other two suggested was to keep on with the cortisone injections. You have certainly done what was necessary by operating on the bursitis. I will certainly leave a review recommending you as a consultant and surgeon. I am well on the way to recovery thanks to yourself.
Once again many thanks.
I was very pleased with every aspect of my treatment. Our consultations were clear and the advice offered was admirably straightforward and practical. Sessions were to time. Most important of all my knee is better.
I would thoroughly and unhesitatingly recommend Dr Gulati.
Just had a consultation for my mother. Was truly a pleasure to have had Mr Gulati helping my mother today.
Vivek has been very friendly, straight forward and open with my diagnosis and subsequent prognosis. Thanks 5/5
I had the best treatment that one could imagine from the moment I came from theatre my surgeon was there explained every thing & I would recommend it highly for any one to have the knee surgery. Thank u very much
Found the whole process very painless I could not fault the care I received. Everyone was very attentive and there for my recovery.
I would certainly recommend this hospital for hip replacement.
The post physio classes were excellent and the post care by nurses excellent.
I would like to highlight and bring to your attention the fantastic service that I experienced under Dr Gulati's care.
On Monday I, unfortunately, sustained an injury to my left calf and Dr Gulati was the consultant who I would subsequently meet on the following Wednesday to discuss the extent of my injury.
Dr Gulati went out of his way to schedule my healthcare around his busy schedule over the next few days and went above and beyond what I'd expect of a doctor. Dr Gulati would arrange appointments for me at short notice, respond to my emails fairly late in the evening (to answer any queries) and contact me on the telephone (after working hours) upon the day of receiving the results of my MRI to briefly advise me of what I had done - no doubt due to my worrying and impatience!
Dr Gulati was also very helpful when I requested letters to my airline, that I had requested fairly late in the evening and at short notice. All this again, outside of working hours.
Dr Gulati has managed to diagnose my injury within the very short timescale that felt under., as he initially advised me that he would. He has been very helpful and continues to provide me with the utmost care and attention, for which I am most grateful.
I continue to be under Dr Gulati's care and look forward to working with Dr Gulati to have my injury healed as soon as possible.
Thank you so much.
I found the service fantastic. 10 out of 10. Mr Gulati and physiotherapist at BMI independent we’re very good. We avoided any surgery.
My visit to the London Independent Hospital (NHS) today was made easy and relaxed thanks to the welcoming and genuinely caring attitude of Mr Gulate the Hip Consultant.
I quickly got an instinctive feeling that he was a truly patient-centred professional. He listened carefully as I spoke about the distress I suffer as a result of on-going pain, on which pain killers have no lasting effect. It was obvious that he was analyzing what he was hearing. His responses and questions demonstrated his commitment to understanding fully as well as his determination to probe in depth. I genuinely felt that he understood the intensity of my pain and the fact it increases as I work and walk through each day.
His skill and swiftness in diagnosing the root cause of my pain when he engaged in a physical examination left me in awe.
He made clear to me that he understood my commitment to the terminally ill and most vulnerable cancer patients in Guys Hospital, and promised that he would do his best to insure that the next stage in my treatment was carried out as soon as his commitments allow. I highly recommend him as a consultant. In my books he is top of the range
My consultation with Vivek was most helpful. We talked through my condition, medical scans and future treatment options which I found highly informative and reassuring. Overall a great service.
Dear Mr Gulati,
I am very happy to provide feedback regarding my treatment for my recent right hip replacement by you.
I feel I was treated with care, consideration and respect throughout the course of treatment.
My initial consultation was on 10/11/18. You outlined your professional experience which I found very reassuring. I was in considerable pain, controlled by medication, at that stage. You asked me whether I wanted the operation before or after Christmas, and I felt very fortunate that I may not have to wait too long. You kindly telephoned me the same day to let me know the x-ray result showed severe arthritis.
You arranged for me to have the operation on 20/12/18 and I felt very relieved that I had not had to wait very long, particularly as I had been sent home from work just before that date because I was in so much pain.
I was taken to the theatre very soon after admission. You came to see me after the operation and explained it had been successful and showed me a picture of the implant.
The dressing to the wound was changed by the nursing staff just before discharge and the following day I developed a local reaction around the edge of the dressing. As you had informed me of your email address my GP encouraged me to contact you, and I was very reassured by your prompt advice that it was more likely to be a local reaction and to treat it with piriton which was very effective. You contacted me 2 days later to inquire how I was.
When I saw you on 2/02/19 I was well enough to be discharged.
Being a Diabetes Specialist Nurse and having worked in the NHS for a number of years I consider the care and treatment that I received to be of the highest standard. I am really grateful to you.
I am very happy to supply feedback on my recent treatment for a hip replacement carried out by you in November.
All my consultations with you and the surgery I would rate five star - at each stage I felt you gave me time, listening to and answering my concerns. The surgery itself seemed to go well and I feel I have made an excellent recovery without too much discomfort and am very pleased with the overall result so far.
And once again thank you very much for all your efforts and skill in alleviating my problem.
I would just like to add my appreciation to the care and advice you provided during my knee consultation and treatment.
You were very honest about the findings and the options available to me to make an informed decision. I was happy with the projected plan and advice following the knee treatment without the need for a surgical procedure immediately.
I will continue to follow your advice in playing recreational football by strengthening the muscles around the knee, hamstring by swimming, cycling and leg work.
It was pleasure speaking to you and being consulted on my knee and hope to see you again on the 11 July 2019 for a follow up
I would like to tell you of my experience in the Homerton Hospital to have a total hip replacement.
I had been in agony for months as my husband was dying with Mesothelioma and I was unable to leave him. Sadly he died on August 2nd and only then could I concentrate on my self.
I sent Mr Gulati an email almost begging him if he had a cancellation could he think of me.
The kindness I received from Mr Gulati was over welming. Such a kind and wonderful man.
Thankfully I had my op on November 20th withMr Gulati I was only in hospital
2 and a half days and was walking unaided in a month.
The difference Mr Gulati has made in my life at a time when I had lost the man I cherished died after being together for 57 years
You can imagine, so I would like to say thank you to that wonderful man.
‘I have met Doctor Vivek Gulati for a fracture in my femur.
Since the first moment I met him, I understood he was very professional.
He is very knowledgable and caring of his patients in a very rare way, as I personally never experienced before.
He has pictured my whole health situation and given me all the assistance and prompt answers I needed also during very busy periods, explaining in very detail my injury and the best plan for me to pursue, in order to solve my problems.
I will always highly recommend Doctor Vivek Gulati to my friends, dearest and people I will meet in the future as I believe he’s professionalisms and caring are outstanding compared to the others
I am a 56 year old woman. Prior to severe right hip osteoarthritis, I had been very active. Mr Vivek Gulati gave me a total right hip replacement on 16th October 2018. I always felt that I was treated with respect and dignity. My pain was taken very seriously, the condition had made me very anxious and depressed, Mr Gulati understood that while not moving to surgery until other avenues had been appropriately explored.
He was excellent at responding to any queries I had and when it was clear that it was time to move to an operation, he acted very promptly even managing to schedule an operation to fit in with my work commitments, no mean feat in the NHS. I was tremendously pleased with the surgery during the operation itself and his aftercare.
Nearly three months on, the operation, it seems to me, has been a complete success. I am back in the gym, walking, swimming and cycling. My scar is neat and fading quickly.
I have no hesitation in recommending Mr Gulati. I am very pleased to have come across him
Best thing I could have had done I feel like I have my life back and I’ve no more problems totally pain free
I had a hip replacement under Mr Gulati. It is superb and has changed my life. It is amazing. I am dancing. I have my life back thanks to him. The scar has healed so well.
Fantastic hip replacement. Both legs equal.
Lots of confidence in the operating set up.
Mr Gulati revised my unstable hip replacement. I am very pleased with it. He has done a good job. Would recommend him.
Mr Gulati did my hip replacement and did an amazing job. He has given me my quality of life back, and it was the best decision I ever made.
Felt totally supported throughout knee replacement. Perfect wound. Walking up stairs since four weeks with ease. Limp has gone. Ten out of ten.
From the very first meeting we were treated with the utmost courtesy, kindess, consideration and compassion by Mr. Gulati and his team . For about two months Mr Gulati cared for Maria constantly and kept the family fully informed.
Mr. Gulati arranged for Maria to be
transferred to Stanmore under Prof.
Hart, and constantly monitored her
We will always be grateful to Mr.Gulati and cannot praise him enough.
The opperation went very well and I’m very well recovered
Very amazing doctor- very happy
with my knee replacement op.
Much much better than 12 years
ago with my other knee. Recommend Mr Gulati to anyone
Before the operation for several years I was so bad. The staff thought it was a knee problem and only when I saw Mr Gulati did we realise it was a hip issue. It was transferred pain. Now I am delighted with zero pain!!!!! The whole experience was really excellent- and I am needle phobic! Mr Gulati visited me lots of times. Really professional and slick.
Happy with knee replacement. Can sleep now thank God.
Very good knee replacement- now got a straight leg. Very little pain after third week basically none. Feel very good about it and confident in my excellent surgeon.
I have had exemplary management from Mr Gulati . His professionalism, expertise, dignity and respect are second to none. Thankyou
Very professional and understanding. Always willing to answer any questions.
Everything explained very well
Very pleasant doctor- polite, pleasant and friendly. Would recommend.
Very impressed with hip replacement. Excellent infection control in run up to op. Great team and understanding of my background conditions. Very smoothly done. Operation was great-only in for two days. Superb follow up care and lots of examples of good practice. Result has been amazing and changed my life. Gone from being immobile with a stick to walking alone with no stick and long distances!!!! Thank you so much!!!!
very helpful in explaining the issue with my left knee. Mr Gulati was very friendly and spoke in layman's terms so that I understood fully what issues are and how to move forward with it.
Excellent treatment- excellent doctor highly recommend
The treatment that I have received has been of a high quality. I feel that I have been listened to and been taken seriously. I am very happy with the length of times for the appointments and treatments.
My hip was very sore before and is now absolutely painfree. The whole hip replacement experience was marvellous and I got very good care. I am looking forward to getting my other side done by Mr Gulati.