PA and Plastic Surgery Specialist Nurse
Teresa first began working in the field of plastic surgery 28 years ago, where she found her niche and passion in nursing. She gained her plastic surgery experience in both the NHS and independent healthcare sector and having undertaken her burns and plastic surgery training; she continued her professional development and for the past 22 years has held a position of the clinical nurse specialist in plastic surgery. During that time, she has developed a vast wealth of knowledge in this specialized field.
Having worked closely with numerous plastic surgeons over the years she has helped initiate and develop the services, its reputation, success and high standards of care.
Teresa believes that the patient’s wellbeing and safety should be a priority and works closely alongside Mr Ridha to create a well-led service offering the patient research-based care that is specific to their individual needs and where the patient is actively encouraged to make their own informed decisions. Inclusive to the care patients can expect:
- Ongoing support and advice from the initial booking through to the patients' discharge
- Dedicated telephone service for patients
- Teaching patients how to care for their wounds and scars to encourage optimal results
- Advisory appointments for patients contemplating surgery
“Within minutes of meeting my Surgeon and Teresa at my first consultation my mind was made up! I was instantly put at ease and given all the information I required by Teresa.
Teresa was there for me every step of the way from that moment on for literally anything. Nothing was ever too much trouble. She is kind, caring lady and was a complete rock to me during my recovery. I was never made to feel like anything was too much trouble or that I had asked a stupid question (despite me asking a lot)! I was extremely sad for when my weekly check-ups were finished as I looked forward to seeing her each week.
Even 1-year post operation I still text Teresa to ask questions which, as always, are answered quickly, clearly and thoroughly.
Without Teresa by my side, I genuinely feel my procedure and recovery wouldn't have been anywhere near as straight forward as it was. Her knowledge in her field is outstanding.”