What our patients say
Mr Birchley is very professional, thorough, easy to talk with and ask questions. I have received treatment from Mr Birchley since 2018. On two separate occasions vascular surgery was carried out on my legs for varicose veins. The scars are so small and neat that I have to search for them. I have also had a few sessions of injections to remove thread veins which I found to be painless. I have great confidence and trust in this surgeon and I would definitely recommend Mr Birchley.
Immediately felt at ease. Mr. Birchley’s manner is calm and measured. I felt confident that the examination, subsequent scan and followup were conveyed to me with clarity, detailing the consequent need for surgery (and the risks involved). In all matters I was re-assured and felt that I was receiving excellent treatment. Furthermore, it was very satisfying to receive a summary of the clinic examination/discussion within 24 hours.
Mr Birchley was very professional but easy to talk to and ask questions. The full process was seamless from my initial consolation, pre-op visit, discussion prior to and after my surgery, to my final 6 week check up. The surgery was very neat and successful, therefore I strongly recommend Mr Birchley for his surgical skills.
From initial consultation with Mr Birchley where I felt at ease, understanding the procedures which I required. Two surgical operations, then microsclerotherapy on both legs, I have both trust and praise for this surgeon. Would highly recommend. I was delighted with the overall care and attention which I received from the staff at Nuffield Hospital.
I was answered to my question in plane laugage which was clear and to the point. I would say mr Birchley understands to not to reply to paitent only in simple terms. I dont see how he can improve on what he does now. The service he gives is excellent.
A very professional experience where everything was clearly explained and all my questions answered clearly. I had confidence in David Birchley as my surgeon.
‘I am delighted to say that I and my right leg that you treated are in excellent health!’
‘I would like to say that although I was only a Day Case patient I was very impressed by the care I received from all members of your team. I would like to thank you for doing this operation for me so quickly after I decided to go privately it was a great relief for me to get this done and I am glad to say that I am making a good recovery, and would not hesitate to use Vascular Services again should the need arise.’
‘I was very pleased with the treatment I received at Exeter Vascular . Great care was taken to fully inform me of the procedure & nothing was too much trouble. It was a very positive experience.’
‘David made the whole experience of my operation very pleasant. He is a friendly and efficient professional. Everything went according to plan, and unless reminded, I have forgotten the discomfort I suffered prior to the procedure. I can wholeheartedly recommend Exeter Vascular, they would definitely be my first port of call for any similar issues.’
‘I found my initial consultation with Mr Birchley to be relaxed and I was very impressed with the email sent to me covering in detail all of the points raised during our meeting and the options open to me. Its not always easy to remember what was said after the event without something in writing. As far as I am aware the operation went smoothly and after 4 weeks I now feel fully fit again.’
‘I consulted Mr Birchley with troublesome varicose veins, which I found uncomfortable and unsightly. During my appointment, he made a thorough examination and then took time to explain the various options available: pointing out the pros and cons of each of these in clear, easy to understand language. I felt very confident in him and was happy to proceed.’
‘The operation was scheduled at my convenience and was successfully completed. Mr Birchley’s pre and post operative care – as well as his skill as a surgeon – deserve particular mention. I experienced a slight swelling a week or so after surgery and texted him on a Sunday asking if there was any cause for concern I was not expecting a response until after the weekend, but he replied immediately; asked me to send some photographs; and then responded with an explanation of why it had happened and why it was nothing to worry about. He was right, of course, and the swelling went down within days.
‘At my follow-up appointment, I was able to show Mr Birchley two unblemished legs!’
‘I do not hesitate in recommending Exeter Vascular.’
‘I was very pleased with the consultation and the procedure undertaken. The procedure which was expertly and painlessly carried out produced the result I wanted, elimination of lower leg varicose veins. The procedure was a purely cosmetic one and I was pleased that I did not feel at anytime to be “precious” about undertaking a procedure which was not clinically essential.’