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I had known my surgical team since 2010, I'd met with them before my surgery a few times. At no point did they mention there was a new member of the team, let along that he'd be taking part in my operation and definitely not that he would be my LEAD surgeon.

He came to see me in my room post op and that was the first time I had even heard his name!

I trusted my team not to have treated me like this.

Anyone else woken up to find a stranger had operated on them?

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No I met my surgeon twice before surgery .

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I also me my surgeon twice before the surgery. I'd be upset like you as well.

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No, I met my whole team before surgery, no surprises.

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I met my surgeon the day of surgery. I did see him and ask questions via Skype a couple weeks before hand.

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Omg that is insane. This is such a huge surgery I would have been shocked!!! I met my surgeon twice and made sure I new all his stats and all about him, and is also grilled him with questions. He also came to speak with me before surgery in the hospital admission area. If I was you I would be upset and give them my piece of mind about it.

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Thanks guys. I do feel it was a breach of trust. Like I said I knew this team well. They obviously took a decision not to tell me I would be operated on by someone else. I have no idea why they did that but it cannot be good medical practice.

Feel free to follow me on Twitter by the way. I'm in the process of setting up a website and making a video for YouTube about the risks you don't get to hear about and warning that some hospitals may not look after you if things go wrong.

Please follow me at @Marlow601

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