Spire Cardiff Hospital is honoured to reveal that Mr Marci Maheson has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Medical Practice category of the prestigious LaingBuisson Awards 2015.
Mr Marci Maheson is a senior specialist hip surgeon operating at the University Hospitals of Wales and Spire Cardiff Hospital.
His nomination is in recognition of a hip replacement technique known as the ‘Direct Anterior Approach’ combined with enhanced recovery which has been developed in Cardiff by a team of healthcare professionals led by Mr Maheson.
LangBuisson’s consultants and researchers acknowledged the nomination to be part of the finalists listing, remarking that it ticks all the boxes of a prime example of what makes the independent sector shine in this niche. For a full list of finalists, please click here.
Mr Marci Maheson brought the Direct Anterior Approach to Wales four years ago after undergoing periods of study in Europe and USA. It is a minimally invasive technique which involves operating from the front of the hip, instead of the traditional posterior approach, without cutting muscles or nerves. This reduces the overall soft tissue damage significantly and enables patients to gain the benefits of a quicker recovery and less painful rehabilitation following the procedure.
A retrospective study of matched patients for age, BMI and health scores (American Society of Anaesthetists score) has been performed comparing hip replacements with the Direct Anterior Approach and the traditional posterior approach. Results found that over 90% of patients are discharged home the day after surgery with this new approach as opposed to a traditional length of 3.8 days for a standard hip replacement. Patient satisfaction is high, with patients mobilising without restriction and the need for physiotherapy is reduced by 50%.
The awards take place on the 11th of November at the London Lancaster Hotel, where the overall winner will be revealed.
In the meantime we all wait with bated breath and wish Mr Marci Maheson the best of luck for the next stage.