“When I first met Mr Azurza I was in a lot of pain. He reassured me after looking at the x-ray what the problem was. I had an arthroscopy due to having loose bones in my knee and partial knee replacement due to worn out cartilage behind my knee in March 2017. Mr Aurza explained everything to me regarding the operations and put me at ease. I would highly recommend Mr Azurza to any of my family or friends. He goes that extra mile for his patients and worries if they are not as well as he expects them when he visits them on the ward. Mr Azurza is a lovely, helpful and caring orthopaedic consultant who deserves excellent feedback.”

Gill Williams

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Tudor's back on the slopes after hip op

“I don't just feel 20 years younger, I actually feel much fitter than I did 20 years ago. And I've grown by an inch too! ”

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Piano playing surgeon is the key to help musicians

“I could tell straight away that he knew exactly what I was talking about, the difficult choices I was facing and the array of emotions running through my head...”


“We chose Mr Ganapathi because he was the surgeon who specialised in the Patient Specific Instrumentation (PSI) method of knee replacement and we had heard from people we know that it had been very successful for them. Even a person who has had a dual knee replacement was active very soon afterwards. My operation and recovery at Spire Yale, Wrexham was almost pain free. After surgery I mentioned to my husband that the knee replacement didn’t feel any different than my own knee. I would have no hesitation in recommending this procedure.”

Anne Davies


“I had upper and lower eye surgery performed by Mr Fahmy in December 2016. The results are amazing, I am very pleased with my natural appearance. Prior to surgery I had overhanging excess skin on my upper lids and "bags" under my eyes which made me look constantly tired - but not any more! Mr Fahmy is an excellent surgeon, I would have no hesitation to recommend him for this procedure.”

Annette Leavy


Mary Jones

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Ironman Jon back in running after pioneering hip surgery

“In the whole of Wales there are probably only a handful of surgeons who are offering hip arthroscopy. And it is something we can offer at Spire Yale Hospital, Wrexham”

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Surgeon gives Conwy pensioner new lease of life

“Mr Ganapathi and his team were brilliant. I am really indebted to them. I have absolutely no pain and I feel like a new woman – and that’s me at 85”

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Retired marine scientist from North Wales undergoes pioneering knee surgery

“I couldn’t believe how fast it all was, and how quick my recovery was too.”

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Thank you Spire Yale!

“I trust Mr Tony Smith and he is the only route I would take for first class knee care.”