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I am very keen to improve my services and the services of my team where possible. If you have been or are still a patient under my care, I would be very appreciative of any reviews left at I Want Great Care.

 

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Review left 22nd April 2019

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“I wanted to say thank you for seeing me promptly and organising such a quick and thorough assessment. The clinic was extremely efficiently run; it was a very impressive service. It is always strange being in the patient role when one is used to being on the other side of the desk, but thank you for making me so at ease.”

Review left 22nd April 2019

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“A short note to show my family’s and my appreciation. Whilst the treatment may have involved teamwork, I wanted you to know your kindness, understanding and of course your surgical skills made an enormous difference to how I came to terms with my diagnosis. On occasion it may be easily forgotten what a difference you make to the lives of mine and others who have also found themselves in my situation. You do a fabulous job and the many families whom still have their closest with them because of what you do. Thank you and very best wishes.”

Review left 22nd April 2019

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“Apologies that this thank you note is so late, but I would like very much to thank you for your kindness in seeing, treating and reassuring me so promptly.”

Review left 22nd April 2019

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“Thank you so much for all the work you have done on me. For me, you have given me my confidence back. Also two sizers smaller in tops!”

Review left 18th April 2019

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“Mrs Karat and all her team were really helpful and kind to me. Listened to my fears and answered questions. I couldn’t have asked for better treatment and all the tests that were done. Thank you so much.”

 


Review left 17th March 2019

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“Without any exceptions whatsoever, I have had the most positive experience under Ms Karat’s care. It is impossible to say how my care from Ms Karat could be improved as it has been outstanding. The standard of care that I have received from my diagnosis to treatment I can only state as exceptional. All treatment options were explained to me including options that I had not considered. All consultations were remarkable in that Ms Karat was able to make me feel as if I were her only patient. Much is made in the press about the NHS and the pressures and time restraints, I have no doubt that they exist but as Ms Karat’s patient I was not subject to any sense of rush and that my care was the most important issue at that moment in time. I have been a private patient (different speciality another time) and my experience here was eminently more favourable. With regard to the three surgical, procedures that Ms Karat performed, the experience was very positive indeed. In theatre, and just before anaesthesia, she greeted me warmly and put me at my ease which was especially appreciated so I did not feel like just another patient on the list. Even to my untrained eye I have no doubt that her level of expertise is outstanding and my treatment has been, most importantly, successful but also aesthetically pleasing as a bonus. As a person, it is evident that Ms Karat is a person of immense professionalism but equally she is warm, kind and generous with her time. Having a diagnosis of breast cancer came as a shock but it was very easy to feel comfortable and at ease. She listens carefully and responds in clear terms so that it was as easy as it can be to absorb the information that was given. Importantly, Ms Karat was very receptive to questions and at no time did I feel that my questions were trivial. I will see Ms Karat annually for surveillance appointments and I have the greatest confidence that I am in the safest of hands, quite simply overall, I think she is brilliant!”

Review left 10th March 2019

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“Mrs Karat has been most understanding, helpful and very considerate in listening to my concerns. She has been most professional and yet a very caring person.”

Review left 5th January 2019

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“I was amazed at how quickly my appointment came, how “normal” and caring Mrs Karat was in her manner and how reassuring. The nurse warned me that there was a delay to see her but made me a cup of coffee while I waited. My mammogram appointment has already arrived for next Monday. Thank you to all involved.”

Review left 28th December 2018

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“Thank you so much for your kindness and expertise in helping me during my recent episode of breast cancer. I’m sorry if I seemed a bit awkward at my appointment with you on Friday, but I was feeling a little overwhelmed with things. However, I’m thrilled with such good results.”

Review left 28th December 2018

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“Thank you for the excellent skill used with my breast surgery and the comforting and dedicated after care you have given me.”

Review left 28th December 2018

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“Thank you so much for the care that you took over my operation and tattoo. Although at the time I didn’t realise I felt incomplete, I now I feel like a complete woman. Many thanks.”

Review left 28th December 2018

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“Thank you for everything you have done, not just for me, but for my family. I really can’t explain the extent of how grateful I am. You’ve helped change my life in a way I never thought was possible and I couldn’t be happier.”

Review left 28th December 2018

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“To a woman who never ceases to amaze me! Thank you for making me a very happy woman!”

 


Review left 25th November 2018

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“The most approachable consultant I have ever seen. Her enthusiasm for helping you is really great and from the first time I met her I knew I was in safe hands and had no fear.”

Review left 20th November 2018

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“I went to see Mrs Karat after she was highly recommended by a friend who had recently had breast surgery. Mrs Karat immediately made me feel comfortable; she gave me thorough and practical guidance and information about the procedure I was interested in. The surgical results were above and beyond my expectations and the aftercare at Parkside was second to none. I wholeheartedly recommend Mrs Karat as an approachable clinician and excellent surgeon.”

Review left 19th October 2018

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“I was worried when I arrived to see Mrs Karat but she was lovely and I felt at ease straight away she listened to my problem and reassured me and after I was booked for a mammogram the next day the help and speed I received was so quick and reassuring I am really thankful for the help I received I can not say any faults. Thank you so much.”

Review left 17th September 2018

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“Mrs. Karat was very pleasant and put me at ease immediately. She was a caring person who listened to what I had to say. She had a very competent air about the way the subject was approached. I left the hospital feeling that I had definitely seen the right Surgeon.”

Review left 9th September 2018

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“You are a perfect definition of best, honest, supportive and extremely talented surgeon You have always inspired me and thank you for supporting Junior Doctors so well. I will miss you a lot. Thank you for everything.”

Review left 9th September 2018

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“There could never be enough words to thank you for all you have done for me and my family. I will never forget what you have done, you are amazing, one in a million. God bless.”

Review left 3rd September 2018

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“Isabella Karat first saw me over 3 years ago when I had discovered a lump. At the time I was a private patient. She was honest, compassionate and efficient. She was able (probably because I was private) to operate quickly and I was able to go to the US a week later for a planned family holiday. She sent me results via email while I was away which was brilliant both for me and my family. On my return she advised me to get follow up treatment and I was then referred to her colleague Robert Laing. Again all was successful and I now see them both regularly through the NHS as I no longer have private health insurance. I can’t thank both of these hard working professionals (particularly Isabella who I continue to see rather than her registrar/assistant) for their excellent treatment which has allowed me to continue my life both personal and professional. I appreciate this opportunity to thank them. I know it is not often enough that they get the praise they deserve.”


Review left 30th August 2018

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“I would like to take the time to praise Dr Karat for the care and attention she gave me during a very stressful time in my life. Dr Karat was kind , caring and very thorough in every appointment I attended. Isabella went the extra mile to put me at ease and allay any fears I had , this was extremely reassuring as this was my first and hopefully last experience with such an ailment. So from myself and my family I would like to thank Dr Karat for giving me the chance to continue to live a long and normal . Best wishes.” 

Review left 29th August 2018

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“Mrs Karat has been direct and compassionate. She really listens and I have felt that my opinions have been taken on board and acted upon. This had been my third consultation and I have left feeling positive and supported. Thank you so much – it has made all the difference.”

Review left 15th August 2018

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“I was diagnosed with breast cancer and I was referred to Mrs Karat from my first meeting Mrs Karat was amazing, she made me feels so comfortable and treated me as an individual, she did my surgery for the cancer and also a breast reduction at the same time. Each and every visit I have had to make to her clinic since the operation she has made herself available for as long as I have needed her, she has been polite and professional in every way, she has been wonderful. There are not enough words to describe the way this lady works ! I would recommend Mrs Karat to anyone. Keep up the amazing work for ladies like myself who have found themselves with a life changing diagnosis.”

Review left 15th August 2018

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“Having been diagnosed with breast cancer back in February 2018 which was of course just the worst news you could want ,I was put under the care of ms I Karat I have found her to be both clear in her explanations,open to any questions I’ve had however small . Along this difficult journey her confidence and positive manner has put many of my worries to rest, nothing is too much trouble of which my family and I remain so very grateful. I am very lucky to of come out of this with a clear result to date. I still have a ways to go, including a second breast op to ‘balance me up’ once the troublesome breast is healed but I am very happy & thankful to have the continued care of this amazing surgeon as my journey continues.”

Review left 16th April 2018

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“I would like to thank you for my out-patients consultation. I apologise for not being able to put a sentence together to thank you at the time. Whilst waiting to see you, I realised how frightened I was that it might have come back. Up until my follow up mammogram this year, I have been positive. Thank you for explaining why I am experiencing these differences in my breasts and for re-assuring me that I am fine and also for not making me feel I was wasting your time. I will now be able to enjoy my 60th Birthday. I am proud to be sixty and also grateful.”

Review left 16th April 2018

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“I just wanted to thank you for all you have done for me. I am over the moon with the results and will never be able to thank you enough. You have changed my life. Thank you so much for helping me and for being so kind and thoughtful throughout.”

Review left 16th April 2018

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“Thank you and your team for looking after me whilst I have been in hospital. The service and after care I have received from your team is amazing. You have all made the world of difference to my stay.”

Review left 16th April 2018

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“Thank you for the fantastic care you have shown me. You and your wonderful team have not only given me my life back, but more importantly made me really appreciate what’s important. I have often raised a glass to toast you and your amazing work. Thank you so much.”

Review left 16th April 2018

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“I simply wish to say a big thank you for your advice at pre-op appointments, and for your care and skills during surgery. I am most grateful.”

Review left 16th April 2018

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“Thank you so much for everything you done for me since October 2017, I truly appreciate it all!”

Review left 30th January 2018

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“Isabella is incredibly intuitive, honest and straightforward about whats involved. I’m less that 1 week post surgery but already delighted.”

Review left 24th September 2017

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“It is now a couple of months since I had my outpatient consultation with you. I wanted to thank you very much for both the time you spent with me and for referring me onward. I know that a Doctors time can be very pressured so I appreciate all the more, the time and patience with which you explained the implications of having a radial scar and the possible treatment alternatives. It made a big difference to my peace of mind. My procedure went well, and you will be written to with the full details but I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your advice and assistance.”

Review left 24th September 2017

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“I feel I must write to thank you personally for all the kindness and care you have shown me since I was referred to you. I was overwhelmed when I received the phone call to let me know my lump was OK. This saved me worrying until I saw you next. Once again many, many thanks.”

Review left 24th September 2017

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“To say that Mrs Karat transformed my life is no exaggeration. She did her utmost to remove all the barriers that so far prevented me having reconstruction, and eventually found a surgeon who was willing to do my surgery for me. I am so thrilled with the result, after five very long years. Her willingness to go the extra mile, and also her professionalism has amazed me. She always kept to her word, and ensured tests and examinations were carried out within the correct time frames, something which, to be frank amazed me. Until I was under her care, I always had to remind the professionals I dealt with that certain tests, such as mammograms etc., were due. During these difficult and unsettling times for the NHS, I am thrilled to be able to write and commend this surgeon.”

Review left 22nd September 2017

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“Thank you for seeing me recently and reassuring me as always. It has been a long journey together and seeing you has helped enormously. I will be celebrating hopefully in November in the Caribbean five years!!! I will be making a private appointment to see you in November 2018. Best wishes to you and thank you for your care over the years. I wish you lots of lovely holidays.”

Review left 22nd September 2017

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“Thank you for your support and kindness throughout my reconstruction surgery and for giving me my confidence back.”

Review left 22nd September 2017

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“I just wanted to say a very big thank you. When I came into Frimley Park Hospital for my op and saw your kind caring face, I felt safe even though I knew I was in very safe hands. As a family we have always supported breast cancer in many ways and we will continue to support its charity. Many thanks.”

Review left 22nd September 2017

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“I just wanted to thank you for all the attention and care you have given me over the last ten months. I know it was a difficult recovery and I appreciate the effort put in by you and the nurses etc. to get a good result for me. Now I can look forward to getting back to a new kind of ‘normal life’.”

Review left 22nd September 2017

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“Thank you so much for your care. Your willingness to discuss procedures and options with clarity but kindness has been much appreciated. I felt in safe hands. I am enormously impressed by the care and treatment I have received.”

Review left 22nd September 2017

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“Just a short note to thank you very much for getting my operation done so very quickly, thus allowing me to go on my cruise with no worries. We ha a lovely time celebrating our anniversary. So thank you very much once again on behalf of my husband and I.”

Review left 22nd August 2017

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“I want to thank you very much, along with all your amazing team, for all you have done for us. The surgery for both of us has been successful and we have no regrets about our choice to follow this route. We know your skill has meant we feel relatively “normal” and no one would know we had been through this experience from looking at us. For me I know the whole thing has been really life saving! Thank you especially for making this relatively easy for us. Our family think you are wonderful!!”

Review left 17th August 2017

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“With grateful thanks for your wonderful care during my breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. You’re one hell of an amazing surgeon and your bedside manner is wondrous. There are no words I can use to thank you enough. With huge thanks and gratitude.”


Review left 16th July 2017

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“What some of you may not know is that Mrs Karat has devoted a lot of her spare time over the past four years as medical support for the Tour de Frimley cycle challenges. These challenges mostly benefit the Frimley Health Charity, in particular Mrs Karat’s Breast Care Appeal which ran from 2013 to 2016. In that time we raised a staggering £70k which will go towards specialist equipment in the new Breast Unit which is due to start development and will benefit the local community. In her time as medical support, Mrs Karat has demonstrated a wealth of medical knowledge and expertise outside of her specialist field. Her bedside manner is very professional and reassuring, and her commitment to the local community in raising awareness of breast cancer has been outstanding. On behalf of the whole Tour de Frimley cycling team and support crew, I would like to thank you for being with us on this journey and for looking after our medical needs. It has been a joy working with you.”


Review left 15th March 2017

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“I have today seen Mrs Karat for my 2nd consultation regarding cosmetic surgery. I felt very at ease from the initial consultation, Mrs Karat was highly professional, very empathetic and listened to my concerns regarding surgery. Time was not an issue as both my appointments were well over the arranged timings which shows that Mrs Karat is more interested in my requests and time spent to conduct a full assessment and joint decision making rather than clock watching. I have got my surgery booked in for 4 weeks time and feel both excited and in very safe hands…thank you very much for you expertise, knowledge and support.”


Review left 20th February 2017

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“Mrs Karat is a consummate professional who also can put you at ease during what can be a very worrying time. All my questions were answered and she went back over points if I wanted her to. I can’t recommend Mrs Karat highly enough. She has a genuine interest in each and every patient but also in getting the message about what she does out into the community.”

Review left 26th January 2017

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“Mrs Karat is a fantastic clinician in all ways. She balances caring and humour with outstanding surgical skills. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2016 and have been so fortunate to have been under her care. She rapidly turned me around from a gibbering wreck to being confident and positive about the future. My reconstructed breast looks amazing – she’s a genius! I can’t say enough to praise her and the breast care team at Frimley Park Hospital – outstanding!”


Review left 10th November 2016

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“Having worked in a hospital myself for the past 11 years, I can honestly say that Mrs Karat is one of the most friendly, professional, down to earth and caring health professionals I’ve ever come across. I had breast augmentation surgery under her care on October 5th 2016, I am 5 weeks post op and I am absolutely overjoyed with the outcome. Mrs Karat made me feel at ease from the moment I met her in my first consultation right up until my follow up 2 weeks post op. She listened to and answered honestly all questions and concerns not matter how big or small. I would recommend Mrs Karat 100 times over. She is amazing at her job and all round just a lovely person.”

Review left 16th January 2016

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“From the outset I was put at ease by Mrs Karat. She explained everything in full detail to me and listened to my aims and made honest recommendations but not once did I feel pressured to make any rash or decisions contrary to my wishes. She was caring and empathetic from the consultation to the surgery. I would fully recommend anyone having breast surgery be it cosmetic or cancer care to be under Mrs Karat’s care. Her team are fabulous and I could not have felt better looked after. I am very happy with my results! Thank you!”


Review left 31st October 2015

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“Words cannot express how very lucky I am to be under the care of this great Lady Miss Isabella Karat!! She has a fantastic manner, has time for you and I never felt rushed in any of my appointments.”

Review left 31st May 2015

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“She explains, she listens to concerns and she is an exceptional surgeon. If any lady is diagnosed with breast cancer, l can honestly say they would be very lucky to be under the care of Isabella Karat.”
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