Rating from 3 Reviews I will be forever gratefulAnnick, Australia, 01 Apr 17
After 2 decades of contemplating & always putting others before my needs, I decided once and for all to consider breast reduction as pain in my neck, shoulder & back was getting worse. After lots of research I knew that to have it done in Australia would be costly. Research showed St Luke's hospital Global City Philippines had one of the best Asthetic Centre with reknown reconstruction surgeons. I was blessed to found the best in Dr Nikki Valencia. In January 2017. I
I emailed her within hours she responded, providing all the information I required, we kept in touch regularly, by this stage the cost, professionalism, great reviews & Dr Valencia's caring & diligent responses, it was easy for me to decide to meet her & schedule surgery. 9th March I arrived in Manilla & attended my appointment with Dr Valencia. This appointment confirmed my decision to proceed. Dr Valencia's honesty on the extent of surgery clearing explaining process pre & post operation. She was empathic towards my story. Above all the cost for procedure was incredible, so affordable for me given I could not afford it in Australian. Thousands of Australian dollars were saved having the operation in Manilla, and what made this experience that much better was that at no stage of the journey for this operation did I feel that either Dr Valencia or St Luke's was only out for the money. It was always about me, my story & how they wouod achieve the outcome I so desperately needed & wanted.
.Dr Valencia had very indepth conversation on my health history & she took measures to ensure all tests were done so that I was given all clear to be operated. Surgery was scheduled 18th March 2017.
On day surgery I was nervous & many thoughts going through my head about my decision, but every fron nurses, anaesthesians, Dr Valencia & her team were so calm & reassuring that I went into theatre feeling calmer & happier, I woke in recovery to find out that surgery was successful, however given size of my breasts Dr Valencia knew & wanted to achieve maximum reduction & she did. She incredibly removed 2 kgs if breast. The recover was beyond my expection, I spent 4 days in hospital & at no stage could I say i had significant pain, Pain Management Team were awesome. After 4 days I recovered in hotel within 12 days post surgery I was given all clear to travel home.
I am now home 2 weeks post op, I feel fantastic, the pain in shoulder, neck & back completely gone. I have full sensation in breasts & nipples. The sutures have been removed before I left & I can see that scarring will heal well. I absolutely love my new breast, given confidence I lost many many years ago & above all Im painfree.
I highly recommend Dr Valencia & St Luke's Global City Manila. I could not have made this huge decision & gone through it without them all. Travel to another country not knowing anyone, these guys truly made me & my husband feel like we were home, we will be forever grateful for what you have done for me.
Decisions such as breast reduction are not taken lightly but I have no regrets, i wish done it sooner. A wise Doctor recently told, its the fear of the unknown, there definetely was nothing to be fearful of. I chose St Luke's Global City for reviews of hospital & surgeons & after visting the hospital first impression was Wow top quality & high class.
They are organized, there are no queues, everyone is so professionalism, greeted with smile. What was very evident is that there was no smell, hospitals usually have distinctive smell but we both taken back by this. The process from admission to discharge was quick, smooth & without delay.
The hospital has numerous places to eat amazing food especially for families of the patients. The medical staff phenomenonal, so empathic, caring, professional & made stay so memorable. I have had few operations & hospital visits in my time St Lukes is definitely in my top 2. Highly recommended.