After many years of bending my life around the symptoms of GERD I finally plucked up the courage to have anti-reflux surgery. The ENT surgeon who was looking after me recommended Mr Hashemi saying he is “an artist who will paint you a wrap”. Mr Hashemi is very personable, caring and takes a holistic approach to the patient. I felt immediately at ease with him and he instils great confidence. A rare thing in this day and age of patient turnover and meeting targets. The surgery done at St John and St Elizabeth Hospital, was very successful and I was home after 2 days. 10 days post op I had my stitches out and I am almost back to normal. We were shown photos of the procedure and my husband who is a retired surgeon was very impressed with how clean and neat the surrey was.