Following a breast cancer diagnosis, I decided I wanted a double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction to give myself the best chance of breast cancer never returning. I was put in touch with Nilesh through my breast surgeon who I had seen at The Spire Hospital Harpenden. I had two consultations with Mr Sojitra,at the Spire Hospital Harpenden, the first consultation where a procedure called DIEP reconstruction was suggested (using my own body tissue from my generous tummy flap having had 4 children), this is the most complex of reconstructive micro surgery but gives the best long term results. I met the wonderful Teresa his plastics nurse who looks after patients with him on follow up appointments. Prior to my first meeting with him Teresa telephoned me to discuss my knowledge of the procedure and also gave me her mobile phone number should I have any further questions or queries. Mr Sojitra comes across as a very laid back no fuss to the point, quiet person. He agreed I would be a suitable candidate for DIEP reconstruction and explained the procedure which was going to be done within the same operation as the double mastectomy, the whole operation taking between 10 to 15 hours, not many people have a double reconstruction and due to the complexity of the micro surgery and the immediate aftercare I would need, it would have to be performed at the Royal Free in London. However he was very reassuring and daunting and scary as the whole thing was I was not at any time worried or concerned that I had chosen the wrong surgeon, his calm reassuring approach together with his honest realistic recovery explanations made me feel at ease. His very efficient secretary Carolyn Butterfield rang me to arrange further appointments and also kept me updated on the date for my forthcoming surgery. I had a final appointment with Nilesh prior to my operation and again he answered any questions that I had. On the day of the surgery Nilesh came up to see me in my hospital room with his team, and they were ready for me. No waiting or hanging about. I was in theatre for 13 –14 hours. I was in hospital as Nilesh had predicted for 9 days, the first few days on an NHS ward where the care and nursing I received at the Royal Free was above and beyond, then transferred up to the private patients floor, again with amazing care. I am now 6 weeks post op and have seen Nilesh and Teresa at fortnightly intervals. The results I have on my reconstructed breasts are amazing, I also have due to the operation a flat stomach, as once they have reconstructed you from your stomach you get a tummy tuck as well. I have been very lucky my cancer had not spread, as I chose such radical surgery for me there is no further treatment. But for anyone considering any reconstructive surgery I have one statement to make and that is, “ The mans a GENIUS”, he is very unassuming very professional, and he has reconstructed my breasts in a way that even the nurses were asking, “Are they real”?, I won’t see him and his amazing team now until I have my 6 month follow up, I have been very lucky to be able to walk away from my breast cancer, and very very fortunate to have been put in touch with this amazing man by my breast surgeon. Words can not express the gratitude I feel for what Mr Nilesh Sojitra has done for me. As I thanked him for giving me back the rest of my life, I meant every word.
Tracey G – Bedfordshire
“I’d always hated the bump on the bridge of my nose and had wanted Rhinoplasty for as long as I can remember. I didn’t want to look drastically different, just wanted to soften my profile so I looked more feminine. After lots of research on different surgeons, I had a consultation with Nilesh Sojitra at Spire Hospital Harpenden. He was very positive about what could be achieved and advised the best way to go. He even put me in touch with one of this former patients who I spoke to on the phone. It was very re-assuring to hear that she had been completely happy with the whole experience. She even shared her before and after photos with me which looked great. I had my operation just before Christmas 2015 and am I very pleased with the results. His team Carolyn and Teresa are wonderful. I would recommend Nilesh Sojitra to anyone considering cosmetic surgery”
The whole process was made very simple and easy , from the first initial consultation , to further sizing appts , pre op assessments , the day of the procedure itself and all the subsequent follow up appts .
I felt completely reassured at all stages of the process and any concerns or questions I had were no problem for Nilesh and Teresa to answer or explain.
No query was too small and I always felt that I could ask any questions at any stage , Teresa was fantastic at reassuring me throughout the process , which made the whole experience easy and stress free .
Nilesh was also very professional and I knew I was in very capable hands . As someone who is generally quite nervous about hospitals and procedures I had no concerns after my meetings with Nilesh that he understood the look I wanted to achieve , he also took time to explain everything so that I knew I was in safe hands and that the result would look great .
Teresa was exceptionally helpful and professional , and took time to explain the procedure and the after care to me and answer all my questions . I felt extremely comfortable and happy at all stages of the process because of the high level of professionalism from Teresa , Nilesh and all the other staff I encountered at the spire including Carolyn his PA.
I would , and have , highly recommended nilesh to other friends ,
I love the results and feel far more confident as a result of the operation , nilesh achieved the natural look that I was after and I couldn’t be happier with the results
i have to say this new Earfold procedure is amazing and i would never have had any surgery done had it not been available. i have been bothered with my ears sticking out for about 20 years and came to see Nilesh Sojitra as one of the experts in this new ear clip system. he showed me in clinic what results could be achieved and that was again something i didn’t expect.
i had the procedure done under local anaesthetic and it took less than 5 mins and was back at work the next day. my ear had a few paper stitches on it. his PA Carolyn is amazing and very efficient. i have never looked back and would recommend anyone who is concerned about their ears to go and see this master who is very professional and honest.
i have recommended by niece to go and see him as she is 10 and if she can have this instead of the bigger procedure then that would be great.
I had been considering a BA for years and finally after having my two children I decided to go for a consultation to see if I could finally make my mind up. I went locally to the Spires, Harpenden and chose Nilesh Sojitra because he had good reviews online and his own website which was really informative. His calm relaxed manner and obvious experience instantly put me at ease and not embarrassed. I tried on several different size prosthetics which he recommended for me and I had lots of opportunities to ask questions. Everything was explained.
The Crisalix software is brilliant. The next day I had simulated images of what I would look like with three different sizes. I decided to go ahead.
Carolyn his PA is really friendly and helpful and an appointment with the wonderful Teresa, his clinical nurse the week beforehand made sure I was completely prepared and all my questions were answered. She knows everything there is to know about what to expect before, during and after the op.
I was really scared on the day but the professionalism of everyone at the Spires, put me at ease again, Mr Sojitra came to see me beforehand which also helped.
For the two weeks after the procedure Teresa kept in touch regularly to check I was recovering and answer my questions. She really was invaluable.
I’m really thrilled with the results. They look really natural and symmetrical. I had no problems post op. The Crisalix images were bang on and Nilesh definitely recommended the right size implants for the results I wanted.
A big thank you to Nilesh and his brilliant team!