“The scars are so small they look like freckles!”

Michelle De Young

Ms Young had 3mm Laparoscopic surgery with our consultant general surgeon Mr Paras Jethwa.


After months of trying to discover why I had crippling chest pain, it was discovered I had gallstones and the best resolution was to have my gall bladder removed. I was extremely fearful of this as a friend of mine in the USA had just had hers done and had been left with shocking scars on her chest. 

However, by a stroke of luck I was recommended to Paras Jethwa, a consultant at Spire Gatwick who quickly reassured me that this would not be an issue as I would be able to have the surgery done using new equipment that was only 3mm wide. 

Paras did a great job and although the recovery time was a little longer than I hoped, this was largely due to tiredness as I had very little pain, just felt sore. The best news is that you could not tell I have ever had any surgery – the scars are so small they look like freckles! 

The staff and nurses were very kind to me throughout my stay. I would highly recommended Spire and Paras if you needed to have this type of surgery. Best of all, I have no more chest pain and I’m living life exactly as before!

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