Patient testimonials

Before you decide where to have medical treatment, it is important to know as much as possible about your options. We encourage you to read our patient testimonials and we also welcome your feedback once you have visited the hopsital for treatment.  

Cosmetic surgery

Sharon, Facelift, 2013

Following a facelift with Mr Quaba, his patient Sharon emailed him to tell him about a recent experience she’d had, ‘I must tell you a funny story, I was checking in at Bahrain airport last week, the lady at the check-in desk was looking at my passport for ages, I asked her if there was a problem, she said she could not believe my DOB was 1958 as to her I only looked 35!  All credit to you of course. I’m really happy with the results and the wonderful care received by all the staff and Mr Quaba and his team. Thank you.'  

Jane, upper eyelid surgery, 2013

Dr Raine and his staff were very nice and friendly putting me at ease, they even played my favourite music, while having my procedure done, very relaxing. The after care and follow up appointment was excellent. I am really pleased with my results, and would recommend Dr Raine, and his staff to anyone considering cosmetic surgery.


Bunion Surgery

Anne, Bunion surgery, 2014

I would like to thank Mr John McKinley and his team who looked after me so well while I had a bunion removed using Keyhole surgery. Mr McKinley was extremely friendly but always professional, as were his team. The nurses looking after me were caring and helpful, making my stay at Murrayfield easy and relaxed. Having the procedure using Keyhole surgery has greatly reduced recovery time and I expect to be back walking the hills very soon.  Sincere thanks to all.

Orthopaedic surgery

Rosemary, Knee surgery 2014

I had keyhole surgery on my knee performed by Mr Patton and he is a lovely man and you get treated so well in that hospital, I will eventually need two new knees so hopefully when the time comes it will be Mr Patton who does them for me.

Graeme, Sportsmans Groin surgery 2012

As soon as I met Mr Driscoll, he was quick to identify the problem and to find a suitable treatment. My surgery was carried out very quickly and I felt confident in my surgeons abilities at all times. He kept in contact with me with regards to recovery and I was able to get back to playing full rugby in 9 weeks, I was back running in the 5th week.  

David, Hip revision 2013

I would like to thank all the staff who looked after me so well during my stay for a revision hip replacement. They were extremely friendly and courteous as well as being thoroughly professional. The nurses, other staff and of course my consultant, Mr Gaston, could not have been nicer. I am very grateful to all of them and would be very pleased if you could pass on my thanks to them.

Ben Cairns, Edinburgh and Scotland Centre, ACL repair, 2013
I had ACL reconstruction at Spire Murrayfield. When you need such a major operation it's important you pick the right team. There is no one else I would trust more than Mr Lawson and his team at Spire. Everything was spot on from pre-op to after care, which made me feel I was in the right hands.


Donald, 2012 with Consultant Ophthalmologist Mr Mark Wright

I wish to thank you for the bi-lateral ptosis procedure you carried out on me in October last year. I am pleased to say that since then I no longer experience the degradation of my sight during the day when using my reading glasses which has made a huge difference in my everyday life. My thanks also to the staff at the Murrayfield Hospital for the friendly and helpful treatment I received during my short stay.


A.A, 2013 with Consultant Urologist Mr Roland Donat

I was 59 when I finally accepted I had erectile dysfunction. My doctors reckoned it was because of smoking (20 per day) and was not reversible. A couple of years later I read about a treatment which was apparently new and apparently achieving results without side effects. I embarked on treatment in June 2012. There was some improvement quite quickly, in the middle of the second set of sessions. Six months later the situation is stable. If I had to score my performance I would rate it 70%. Since this must be compared to 0% (beforehand), it was a success. It is a genuine treatment that reverses the condition. I cannot think of any reason why a sufferer would not take the opportunity for treatment. (ED 1000 treatment)


D.R, 2013, Vasectomy reversal with Mr Rolad Donat


I just wanted him to know that after some assistance from the Spire IVF clinic, my partner and I are expecting a baby in November. I know it's early stages and lots can happen in these crucial weeks but I just wanted to thank Mr Donat for his skilled work and let him know he can add me to his list of success stories, even 14 years after my vacectomy, he still managed to reverse it.

S.H, 2013, Vasectomy reversal with Mr Roland Donat

I hope you recall my husband and I from 2007, when he was a patient of yours at Murrayfield where you carried out a vasectomy reversal procedure on him, 11 years after his original vasectomy. Our eldest son, Barney is now 4 and our newest addition, Bertie is 1. Thank you once again, and I hope that many more of your patients seeking a similar outcome achieve what we have been able to thanks to your skill. Our family is now complete - I couldn't be happier.

General Hospital

Sandy, 2013, Mr Chetty & Mr Lambert

We spent over a week in Edinburgh, our doctor (Dr. Malone) referred us to the most fantastic hospital and doctors. Spire Murrayfield hospital was so special and if I had to go through all of this, this was the place to do it. My boys will miss the delicious custard cream cookies and we’ll miss the warm hospitality. The nurses were all so kind and helpful. I particularly felt fondness for Jan Lancaster and Cindy MacDonald. The two doctors I had the good fortune of getting care from were Dr. Utheshtra Chetty, who I just found out was given an honour by the Queen a couple of years ago for his services to Breast Cancer. He is officially,Mr. Chetty OBE (Order of the British Empire), and Dr. Michael Lambert of Edinburgh Rheumatology Practice. They are both very kind men and wonderful doctors.

Anonymous, 2013 with Mr Benzoni

My operation was not straight forward but Mr Benzoni did a fantastic job. I was able to go home the next day and recover in my own bed. Just 2 weeks later I had very neat scars and there is very little to see now. During the whole process Mr Benzoni made himself available for questions and advice. I cannot recommend Mr Benzoni or Spire Murrayfield hospital staff highly enough. 

Stuart, 2014 with Mr Benzoni

I would like to express my total satisfaction with my hernia operation which you recently performed. I appreciated the information you gave me before the operation about what the procedure entailed and what the potential negatives were. I was surprised at how little pain I felt and also how little scarring there was. In summary, from my point of view the operation was a total success.

Back Care

Teresa, 2013 Active Spine Care treatment

Having had lower back pain for a several months, I saw Spinal Surgeon, Mr Chris Adams at Spire Murrayfield hospital. Having examined me, he referred me for an MRI scan. Mr Adams identified that there was no need for surgery (thank goodness!) but suggested that I may benefit from physiotherapy as my core muscles weren’t as strong as he would have liked. Following my referral to the back and neck clinic, I started a 12 week programme to strengthen the muscles in my back and started Pilates exercises to improve posture. I can’t believe the range of movement I have now and am completely pain free which I find astounding (I honestly didn’t believe it was possible from simply strengthening these muscles). I’m so grateful to all who have helped me get to this stage of improved health as I can do my job better and walk further and generally have an improved quality of life.

General Surgery

George, 2014 Hernia repair

Having been diagnosed with a hernia by my GP, I chose to attend the clinic of Mr Benzoni. From initial consultation through to discharge I was very impressed with the professional and courteous care shown to me. I was especially pleased to feel involved in the decision making process as to whether in fact I should have a double hernia operation, with Mr Benzoni making me aware of the options and choices open to me. In the end I opted for the double hernia and was quite simply astonished as to how straightforward my post operative recovery was due to having key hole surgery performed in such a skilled manner. The biggest challenge has, in fact, been to not overdo exercise during the recovery, as I was feeling so good. I would therefore thoroughly recommend Mr Carlo Benzoni to any other hernia sufferers.

Mr J C, aparoscopic cholecystectomy, 2013

From the outset and at every stage from my initial consultation through to post-surgery follow up, the level of care and attentiveness was excellent.   All nurses and staff were fantastic and made my overnight stay very comfortable.  What impressed me most of all was the genuine interest and care on behalf of the consultant (Dr Benzoni) who made himself available for any concerns or questions at all stages throughout the process.  From diagnosis to surgery within one month with excellent end-to-end care.

Spinal Surgery

Anonymous, Mr Fouyas, Spinal Surgery

Mr Fouyas saved my husbands life, he is a brilliant doctor.

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