Mrs I D Hogben had laparoscopic hernia repair from Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon Mr Paras Jethwa.

"I had to have a laparoscopic hiatus hernia repair and fundoplication operation. I had lived for several years with constant acid problems, and was on no end of medication to control it. It became a way of life for me to be careful what I ate in case it upset my stomach.

Before the operation I was absolutely petrified not of going under the knife but scared it would not work. At Spire Gatwick Park hospital they made me feel so relaxed and at ease, and Mr Paras Jethwa has turned my life around. Now I don't take any medication and I can eat what I like. I would just like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart, and anyone nervous about this operation - don't be."