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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 8th January 2022

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“Thank you for listening to me and acting so quickly. I’m looking forward to be back with you on a Friday afternoon.”

Review left 8th January 2022

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“Thank you so much for everything that you’ve all done for me over the last few months and continue to do. You’ve all been absolutely amazing and I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for all of you. You’re an amazing team and words cannot begin to express what you all mean to me. Keep up your amazing work.”

Review left 8th January 2022

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“Thank you so much for your kindness and empathic way with your patients. I am so grateful to be under your care.”

Review left 8th January 2022

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“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you have done for me over the last few years. Your kindness, care, gentle approach and expertise have got me through a difficult time, but at every step I have felt reassured by you and safe in your hands. You really are one of the loveliest ladies I have met. Thank you so much once again for looking after me and how I feel, saving my life.”

Review left 8th January 2022

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“Thank you so much for all your advice, support and pearls of wisdom you have imparted over the last 12 months. I feel so lucky to have been part of the Frimley team and it has been the perfect warm up for my consultant journey. I will miss you all so much. I really have loved coming to work every day.”

Review left 8th January 2022

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“Thank you Mrs Karat for your kindness and care. You’re amazing. I pray God to bless you, promote you and enlarge your coast in Jesus’ name. I’m grateful.”

Review left 8th January 2022

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“It is so sad to say goodbye. I promise you that I will grow in my future career pathway. The knowledge and skills you impart me is a legacy. I will never forget them.”

Review left 11th October 2021

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“The care given to me by Mrs Karat was exemplary, she listened to me and guided me through a very difficult time where I had to make hard decisions, never did I feel like I wasn’t in charge of my own body. I had a preventative double mastectomy at QVH performed by Mrs Karat who had to travel there on the snowiest morning of the year. Thank you. She has always treated me with dignity and a dry sense of humour that made the whole experience bearable and no question I asked felt like a stupid one although I am sure some were! On discharge I didn’t feel like she was walking away but could always be contacted if I needed to. I can’t recommend her highly enough, a brilliantly skilled surgeon and all round lovely person.”

Review left 20th June 2021

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“I can’t thank Mrs Karat enough for all the amazing care and kindness she has given me since being diagnosed with breast cancer and having a mastectomy. With huge thanks and gratitude.”

Review left 6th June 2021

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“I want to thank Isabella Karat for being the only one who listened to my problems, since having Breast cancer surgeries and finally a mastectomy (my surgeries were not carried out by Mrs Karat). Mrs Karat will be doing the next surgery on me to help with the issues I am having. You made me feel at ease and even made me laugh. Thank you.”

Review left 27th May 2021

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“I had mastectomy with Mrs Karat and i’m happy,she is very nice and she explained to me the out come after surgery i heard also that she is a very good surgeon and consultant.”

Review left 21st May 2021

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“I was extremely happy with the care shown by Consultant Isabella Karat. She immediately put my mind at rest after the ultrasound and I was also very impressed with the efficiency of the department.”

 


Review left 15th May 2021

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“I just wanted to say thank you again for looking after me through my tough time. You put me at ease before my operation with clear concise explanation of what was to happen. Then at both results appointments you were again clear with answers to my questions. You are an amazing lady and thank you so much for everything.”

Review left 15th May 2021

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“Just a small token to say how much I appreciate all of the care that you have given me. I am very sorry that I missed my last appointment.”

Review left 15th May 2021

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“Thank you so much for the kindness you showed me at my appointment, you really put me at ease.”

Review left 15th May 2021

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Thank you so much for the difference you make in the lives of your patients. Your kindness, sincere caring and concern maker everything better and are a great encouragement. Thank you so much for taking care of me and being so skilled at what you do. Every day of my life will be better because of you.”

Review left 15th May 2021

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“Thank you for seeing me yesterday and for giving me my all clear on mammogram for a further 12 months. Getting the result so quickly really does help with the anxiety. I am so lucky you have cared for me over the years as with the whole team at Frimley. I really feel blessed with caring professionals. We can all hope 2021 is a better year and we get this virus under control. The NHS do a brilliant job at Frimley. I hope not to see you again this year in the best possible taste! You take good care and spread that lovely positivity and gorgeous smile around.”

Review left 14th May 2021

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“I took time selecting the right surgeon for my breast reduction, after lots of research I met with Dr Karat and instantly I felt comfortable with her and her approach. She walked me through all the options and following my consultation my operation was scheduled. Throughout the run up to the operation Dr Karat and her team were on hand to answer any questions or concerns I had which put my mind at ease. Having had the operation now, I wish I had met Dr Karat 20 years ago and had the operation then, its been positively life changing in more ways than I could imagine. The operation itself went better than I could ever have hoped. Dr Karat was very open and supportive and caring. I went from approx HH/J cup to a D/C cup, I immediately felt the difference when I woke from the operation and now further into my recovering the healing is going immensely well and scarring will be extremely minimal. I honestly can’t recommend Dr Karat enough for anyone considering a breast reduction.”

Review left 12th May 2021

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“After having concerns, which I perceived of slight changes in my left breast my GP referred me to Mrs Karat who after an examination reassured me that she could not detect any thing untoward but to further reassure me arranged a Mammogram. I was a little anxious as my daughter was diagnosed with Breast cancer in March 2020, but Mrs Karat could not have been kinder and said that I had made the right decision to seek reassurance.”

Review left 8th May 2021

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“My visit to Mrs Isabella Karat was a very pleasant and reassuring experience. I attended after visiting my own doctor with breast changes that caused me to worry. Mrs Karat examined me and gave reassurance that it was probably all okay but sent me for further investigation. This too was carried out swiftly and comprehensively with a consultant in attendance who also assured me. The whole episode was a very swift and stress free experience. My thanks to all at Aldershot Centre and subsequently Frimley Park X ray department. well done to all”

Review left 26th April 2021

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“Mrs Karat preformed a sentinel lymph node biopsy and melanoma surgery. She was very clear and concise with her explanation of the procedure so I knew what to expect. At my results appointment she was very compassionate. After it being a very stressful time she put me at ease. On the whole I think Mrs Karat is an amazing consultant being both professional and considerate at all times.”

Review left 14th April 2021

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“I visited the breast clinic after months of seeing my own gp. I was reffed by my gp and seen 3 days later. I was really nervous but all the staff were lovely. Mrs Karat was fantastic and knew what was wrong straight away with the right steroid I was improving the same night. I would like to thank Mrs Karat and all the frimley breast clinic staff it was well run and all staff were of great help and very friendly.”

Review left 13th April 2021

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“I felt totally reassured by Mrs I Karat, She was very professional with a warm caring manner . I felt heard and reassured . Could not fault her at all.”

Review left 28th March 2021

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“Professional, kind, direct, courteous, respectful.”

Review left 2nd March 2021

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“I found Mrs. Karat sympathetic and easy to relate to. She took my concerns seriously and promptly ordered 3 scans as an MOT. Two of my scan appointments were arranged by phone soon after I returned home from my consultation and a further one soon after. The results were sent to me individually after each came through. The speed of the whole process was very impressive indeed and I would like to thank Mrs. Karat for such a good experience in these difficult times.”

Review left 20th February 2021

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“From the moment Mrs Karat called me into the consulting room, she spoke with a calming and empathetic manner which immediately put me at ease. She listened intently and spoke in unintimidating language to further put me at ease. She was extremely reassuring and explained her findings clearly, providing me with relevant literature to take away and to read, supporting her diagnosis and instruction on recommended treatment. Mrs Karat also offered me the opportunity to have a mammogram and an ultrasound for further comfort that the issue was not a sinister one. I cannot fault the care that I received from Mrs Karat, and would highly recommend her to anyone who has even the smallest concern about breast health!”

Review left 1st February 2021

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“Mrs Karat has a lovely easy and open manner but combines this with complete professionalism. She explained everything clearly and allowed me to ask everything I had planned to ask. This created a high level of trust and confidence.”

Review left 30th January 2021

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“No words can convey how grateful I am to you for all that you have done for me. I really appreciate all the support and treatment you have given me. Thank you so much for everything. I am forever in your debt. Everyone has been amazing. Love and best wishes.”

Review left 30th January 2021

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“Thank you so much for saving me from my own ****! Seriously though, thank for your time, patience and performing my surgery. It looks amazing. Far less scars than I thought. Thank you for all your help with the seroma too.”

Review left 30th January 2021

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“Many thanks for your kindness, care and support throughout my surgical treatment.”

Review left 30th January 2021

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“I hope this finds you well. Just a note to thank you for everything you have done for me. Your support and guidance is so appreciated, you go above and beyond your duties.”

Review left 30th January 2021

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“I feel so much better and it’s such a relief to feel better at last. I’m so very grateful to you and your team for your wonderful work. I will never forget you and I will sing your praises whenever the opportunity arises. I couldn’t have had better attention anywhere. Keep safe.”

Review left 30th January 2021

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“I would like to say a big thank you for all the help, reassurance and kindness you have shown me over the past five years. What a journey it has been. I will miss my yearly visits as I have found it good to have the backup. It has helped me greatly. Wishing you well for the future.”

Review left 30th January 2021

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“Thank you for all your support throughout my surgery.”

Review left 19th January 2021

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“Mrs Karat was delightful, friendly ,knowledgeable and caring .I would highly recommend her to anyone with breast problems.”

Review left 14th January 2021

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“The whole procedure was carried out in a very calm, friendly and professional way which made me less anxious. All Covid 19 rules were adhered to.”

Review left 23rd December 2020

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“The care I received from Mrs Karat could not have been better. She was so professional, knowledgeable. Due to COVID I was on my own for some of my hospital visits and I was very nervous, she was so calming and reassuring. Her explanations were always thorough and easy to understand. I am very grateful to Mrs Karat for helping me through this very difficult time.”

Review left 18th December 2020

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“Great service. Felt heard and listened to. She was very professional and kind”

Review left 7th December 2020

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“Professional and personable. Listens carefully and I felt involved in my treatment. I felt very fortunate to be treated by this doctor. I felt in very safe hands.”

Review left 20th November 2020

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“Mrs Karat made me feel at ease talking about my condition and had an understanding and considerate way of explaining what was going to happen without making me feel more anxiety than I needed to. She spoke to me in a way that was clear and did not make me feel like I was being a nuisance when asking questions. She is very approachable.”

Review left 13th November 2020

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“I found Isabella Karat, caring and informative while she examined me. Plus she treated me with dignity, which enabled me to relax straight away. All in all she is a lovely lady who I’m so glad treated me. I would recommend her. Kind regards and thankyou to all who are working in the NHS.”

Review left 29th October 2020

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“I found Isabella to be one of the most caring, compassionate and thoughtful doctors I have seen for a long time. She was clear and thorough and made sure that I understood my diagnosis and all what was going to happen. She made me feel like I wasn’t ‘just another patient’ even through my surgery and the aftercare. I would like to take this opportunity to say a BIG ‘Thank You’ not only to Ms Karat, but to her secretaries, they all do amazing work.”

Review left 18th October 2020

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“Dear Mrs Karat, we want to thank you very much along with all your amazing team (especially Ruth) 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 have been through this experience just looking at us. For me I know the whole thing has really been life saving. Thank especially for making this relatively easy for us. Our family think you are wonderful.”

Review left 18th October 2020

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“Dear Isabella and team, thank you all so very much for everything you have done for me. Everyone of you has been so kind, professional and very patient with me despite many visits and phone calls. Nothing ever seemed too much trouble. I am so happy with the results. Thank you all once again and stay safe.”

Review left 18th October 2020

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“Thank you for being you! Much love.”

Review left 18th October 2020

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“Dear Mrs Karat, thank you for being an awesome trainer. I have oved working for you and enjoyed all the banter. I have learned a huge amount even during Covid. Thanks for being a great boss and mentor.”

Review left 18th October 2020

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“Dear Mrs Karat, just to say thank you for your kindness, for your patience and for your thoughtfulness.”

Review left 18th October 2020

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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 wonderous. There are no words I can use to thank you enough. With huge thanks and gratitude.”

Review left 14th October 2020

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“Mrs Karat is someone I trust implicitly and who, throughout my breast cancer, has absolutely proved herself worthy of that trust”

Review left 12th October 2020

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“My first consultation with Mrs Karat. She put me at ease from the very beginning and explained everything in a very professional manner. Very easy to talk to and I have no hesitation in recommending her to others.”

Review left 10th October 2020

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“I was truly petrified when I was shown into Isabella Karat’s consulting’s room but she was so friendly and reassuring I was at ease immediately. She talked through the options and listened to my point of view all the while in an unhurried manner. I have an inbuilt phobia about hospitals and would do almost anything to avoid going but if all the consultants were like her I could change that.”

Review left 25th September 2020

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“Mrs Karat took over my care only last year after a 10+ year journey with breast cancer. Isabella has been outstanding in reassuring me of any ongoing concerns I have had during this time, as my breast cancer is genetic. She has taken time in explaining how my body is reacting to treatment and surgery and waylaid any new fears I have had. I can highly recommend her and she has my full trust. The smile you see in her photo is genuine.”

Review left 11th September 2020

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“I would very much like to say Thank you to Mrs Karat. I was instantly put at ease. Clearly a professional in her field, Mrs Karat took the time to speak with me with humour and with such a human approach, that I instantly felt reassured and safe to be in her care. I was not made to feel uncomfortable in any way. My scan and mammogram was booked in very quickly, and follow up was swift. I cannot recommend Mrs Karat highly enough.”

Review left 10th September 2020

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“I would like to thank Isabella who was very kind, attentive and reassuring. Professional and polite at all times and allayed my concerns. I would thoroughly recommend her as a consultant.”

Review left 8th September 2020

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“Mrs Karat is very caring and helpful with advice. She listens to your concerns. Also have to add – has a great sense of humour which is a must which also helps ease the stresses. Thank you so much x”

Review left 8th September 2020

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“I had breast cancer surgery and treatment 4 years ago under the care of Mrs Karat and received excellent care then. I saw her privately after having mammograms for two years afterwards for follow ups and was assured that I could return anytime if I was concerned. My mammograms have been clear since then and I have been reassured by notification from the radiography department each time afterwards so have not required to visit Mrs Karat. I was surprised to receive a letter from her today confirming that my mammogram was clear this year and found this very thoughtful of her to bother to reassure me in this way, particularly in these present times. I cannot praise her care highly enough – thank you”

Review left 7th September 2020

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“Isabella was lovely. She listened intently to my concerns and worries. Explained in terms that I understood what would be done and why. She was extremely reassuring and made me feel totally at ease. I trusted her emphatically and would have no hesitation in going back to her again if I had any further concerns. Would highly recommend.”

Review left 27th august

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“Referred to Mrs Karat by Mr Kissin on his retirement . I had been his patient for 17 years so had some anxiety changing consultants. I need not have worried; Mrs Karat was professional, caring & communicative. i am very happy to be in her care.”

Review left 18th August 2020

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“Mrs Karat has always been kind, sympathetic and reassuring. She and the Macmillan nurse explained the probable course of my treatment at my first appointment and all has gone well. I have always been seem promptly and everyone involved in my care has been respectful and considerate.”

Review left 26th June 2020

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“Very caring and approachable surgeon who listens to all your concerns and helps with any worries. Got me through breast cancer surgery at very difficult times during the coronavirus.”

Review left 24th May 2020

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“Thank you for all your wonderful support you have given me and also with my continued care.”

Review left 24th May 2020

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“Thank you for seeing my family member so swiftly yesterday and for taking such good care of them.”

Review left 24th May 2020

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“Thank you for listening, you are a wonderful doctor and woman. Warmest regards.”

Review left 24th May 2020

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“Thank you so much for looking after me. I am very pleased with the outcome.”

Review left 24th May 2020

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“I was absolutely delighted to be discharged from treatment last week. I just wanted to personally thank you and your colleagues for the amazing care I received. Every time I saw you I was put at ease, you were very kind and helped to make me feel totally reassured.”

Review left 24th May 2020

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“Thank you so much for taking the time to see me. You explained everything so well and greatly reassured me.”

Review left 2nd May 2020

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“It has taken me longer than I expected to write this, although I know why. The emotions I felt after my surgery in September last year was the expression of my life in my body up until that point. What I had held onto, protected, accepted, let go of and then finally celebrated. I know you know, and have felt over our meetings that this has been a long time coming, and of course it’s not completely over. BUT! For the foreseeable future I do not have to have any more surgery. This is a huge relief, however the bigger impact on me as a human is that I have finally received the outcome I deserved. I had never felt so much understanding and empathy from a medical professional before. I had some good experiences in the past but there was a difference in your approach. A real-ness, an authentic connection and purpose to achieve what we as women have struggled with for years. To see ourselves without flaws. To celebrate who we are, no matter what we have been through, that there is still beauty at the end of it. I am grateful to you, and I thank you, for being who you are. For standing in your truth for what your gifts are and sharing them with the world in the way that you so uniquely do. I am grateful for your honesty, however real and true to hear. I am grateful for your empathy and understanding to my struggle, the difficulty of my surgeries and the impact it had on my self-esteem and worth as a person. But I want to finish by saying thank you. Please don’t ever change who you are, or what you do for others. You are an advocate to fight for us and what we have been through. To get to a space when we can let go of or find peace in our trauma, that there is a place to feel worthy, within ourselves. Please keep teaching your skills, but also your approach to all patients, this is something that can transform a life, more than any surgery could. Much love and gratitude”

Review left 2nd May 2020

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“Thank you to your staff and yourself. I got there with your help and expertise. I cannot thank you enough.”

Review left 2nd May 2020

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“Thank you so much for looking after me again. I appreciated your support before going under anesthetic. I will never forget such kindness and empathy. You are an amazing surgeon and we are very lucky to have you at Frimley. Thank you again and much respect.”

Review left 2nd May 2020

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“Thank you for all your support and guidance whilst rotating through surgery. Your teaching and advice has been invaluable and has given me strong foundations to build my career on.”

Review left 3rd April 2020

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“Excellent care and advice. Very grateful for your support.”

Review left 1st March 2020

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“I was lucky enough to be referred to Mrs Karat and she managed to secure funding for an Abdominoplasty. The care I have received has been amazing . Nothing is too much trouble she even met in SAU on a Saturday morning when she was on leave. Words cant express how grateful I am to her and her wonderful team for their compassion and nothings to much trouble attitude. Thank you for everything you done for me. You have changed my life.”

Review left 28th February 2020

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“She took over my post operative care and she has been very caring and has seen me three times with a difficult healing leg. A lovely lady in whom I have complete faith. Thank you Mrs Karat.”

Review left 11th February 2020

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“I felt very privileged to be treated by Mrs Karat. Unlike many other consultants, she has a delightfully friendly and relaxed approach, which really helped put me at my ease. My scars have healed well, and are very neat. I cannot recommend this surgeon highly enough!”

Review left 11th February 2020

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“Isabella Karat is an absolutely brilliant surgeon. Really appreciated her no nonsense approach and feel privileged to have her as my consultant.”

Review left 2nd February 2020

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“Amazing surgeon who gives the best of care. She has a special touch with her patients and would highly recommend her. Thank you Mrs Karat.”

Review left 13th January 2020

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“Mrs Karat operated on me for breast cancer three years ago. She is very approachable, considerate and caring. She has addressed other worries I have had and is very thorough. I would recommend her very highly.”

Review left 8th January 2020

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“What a lovely lady really listened cared and looked after me. She made my surgery a pleasant experience ,I was seen at first by another consultant at Frimley park who was going to amputate my toe to remove a melanoma from my foot this was fine by me as long as the melanoma was removed ,however he was unable to fit me in so I was transferred to Mrs Karat she took one look and explained how she would do the operation differently .She removed all of the melanoma and saved my toe .made me smile and laugh before surgery and has looked after me after at outpatients I feel completely at ease with her and trust her judgment 100% .we are lucky to have medical professionals like Mrs Karat to look after us”

Review left 7th December 2019

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“This is very belated and huge thank you. You seeing me so quickly after I discovered my lumps in March. Thankfully all was well but I was so grateful for your reassurance.”

Review left 7th December 2019

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“Thank you for seeing me so promptly last week and organising tests. I was worried and very grateful.”

Review left 7th December 2019

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“Dear Mrs Karat and team, just a quick note to thank you for looking after me. I cannot thank you enough and I extremely grateful.”

Review left 7th December 2019

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“This is so long overdue but I hope you agree, better late than never. I wish to thank you for your immense skill and kindness coupled with professionalism during all of my treatment. You have been quite something, really special and I have so appreciated all the time and expertise that you have given me.”

Review left 7th December 2019

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“I would just like to say thank you for all the help you and your department have given me during your involvement in my care recently. I was treated promptly and with dignity so that a diagnosis and treatment was reached in just four weeks. Than you so much.”

Review left 21st October 2019

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“Very down to earth lovely lady who was easily approached.”

Review left 6th October 2019

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“It wasn’t a case of I am the surgeon and you are just the patient, she really made you feel as if we were a team and we were going to take this on and we are going to beat it. My daughter and I came away, of course a little shocked at the news, but in such a positive frame of mind. She also has such a lovely kind manner. I would like to thank her and entire team, the treatment I have received has been second to none – thank you so much.”

Review left 24th September 2019

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“It is always a stressful experience seeing a medical practitioner as a women regarding our breast. However, my experience on this occasion was very reassuring and I felt I got a complete and detailed examination. The physical exam and ultrasound were done in a relaxed and emphatic way, with an extra further mammogram has left me feeling all avenues have been covered. The discussion was very valuable at what may have been the reason I had presented with the breast pain and I have made appropriate changes. I am really grateful for the time and care that was taken.”

Review left 12th August 2019

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“The treatment I received was exceptional I can’t find fault or even suggest any improvements.”

Review left 7th August 2019

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“I started my journey with breast cancer under a different surgeon, after being made to feel completely defeated by him, I was given the opportunity to see Mrs Isabella Karat, a double appointment was made with her which I really appreciated knowing how busy the breast clinic is. Within 5 minutes of my appointment Mrs Karat had me feeling less anxious, her approach is so straight and she gives you confidence within seconds. I truly can not thank Mrs Karat enough, not only has she delivered amazing results with my mastectomy but she had my spirit and fight back up within one meeting. I can not recommend her enough and just wish everyone was lucky enough to have her as their surgeon. The follow up appointments after surgery have been a pleasure and so reassuring. Mrs Karat and her surgical have been amazing and so supportive. I believe I am so lucky to have a surgeon as amazing and passionate as Mrs Karat. Her work is totally above and beyond my expectations. Thank you so much For allowing me to hopefully beat this cancer.”

Review left 1st August 2019

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“From the beginning of treatment Mrs Marat was very reassuring and with her skill and knowledge. She made you feel safe. I have since been discharged but will miss the 6 monthly appointments grateful patient.”

Review left 28th July 2019

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“Dr Newman was very understanding and helpful which together with the results of the follow-up mammogram proved most reassuring. The prompt investigation of my concerns by everyone involved was much appreciated.”

Review left 30th June 2019

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“Mrs Karat was extremely accommodating and understanding. I received a very high level of care and attention. Thank you very much for your care to date.”

Review left 16th June 2019

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“I am entirely satisfied with everything that has been done for me. I could not have received any better service from Isabella Karat.”

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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