“I am so pleased with my hip replacement and have 'my life back' as I am able to do gardening, gentle yoga, pilates and walking, all with ease and without pain. Professor Pearce and his wonderful team were friendly and professional throughout and spent time explaining everything fully to me. Obviously Professor Pearce's reputation speaks for itself and I would have no hesitation in recommending him, not least because I feel he listened to me as an individual and helped to make the experience of surgery far less daunting. I truly appreciate how different my life is post surgery and every day offer up a silent 'thank you'!”
“Thank you for performing the complete knee replacement of my left knee. The operation has been a great success as I now have the mobility to even use my exercise bike and best of all no pain. When my right knee becomes more painful. I will have no hesitation in contacting you again to perform another miracle.”
“As a former patient of Professor Oliver Pearce I would like to place on record my appreciation not only of his excellent surgical skills but also on the charming way in which I was received during my consultation. Professor Pearce explained the procedure thoroughly in "lay terms" and I felt comfortable and safe in his very skilled hands. I am happy to say that I have made an excellent recovery after surgery and would not hesitate in consulting Professor Pearce if the occasion arose.”
“I was 87 and had had a pacemaker implanted eight years earlier. I was experiencing pain and severe restriction to my mobility and realised that a knee replacement was probably needed. I was apprehensive concerning surgery due to this medical history. At the initial consultation the full implications were clearly explained and as a result I gained the confidence to proceed with the operation. A few weeks later I was walking without any aids. Seven months later I am enjoying the relief obtained. I now have only modest discomfort which I was told to expect. I am very grateful for the skill, and guidance, that Professor Oliver Pearce provided and in addition appreciated his friendly manner.”
“I first met Professor Oliver Pearce when I was referred to the Saxon Clinic for a total hip replacement. The consultation was extremely reassuring and I was made to feel totally at ease. As there was not an up to date Xray of my hip, Professor Pearce organised this immediately and within 15 minutes this was complete and I was back in his office discussing the pending operation. The day of the operation Professor Pearce again was very reassuring and I felt confident and relaxed. The next morning Professor Pearce checked all had gone well and discussed how the operation had gone. My progress since the operation had been amazing. I walk on average 35 miles a week, swim and have more energy now than I've had for ages. I am very grateful to the skill, expertise and reassurance I received throughout this experience.”
“My total knee replacement by you and your team was carried out in a very professional and caring manner. I was frozen from the waist down but you and your team still made sure I was totally relaxed prior to the operation. I was awake during the whole procedure and can remember talking to you throughout. The after care by the MK Hospital staff, Physiotherapists as well as you and your team has been superb. The pain that I suffered prior to the operation has now gone. At the present I am experiencing stiffness in my knee, but the physiotherapist ensures me that if I continue with the exercises prescribed this will improve.Thanks again”
“I am pleased to be able to give a honest testimonial to the quality of the treatment in your hands. The treatment from you and your team was first rate. My knee replacement has been a wonderful success and I am now able to enjoy my life to the full. I am able to garden, walk my dog and work on my allotment all these things I was finding to painful to do. I feel I had the minimum of pain and discomfort after the operation and a extremely speedy recovery.This I believe was mainly down to your skill and knowledge. If in the future if I was to need another Orthopaedic procedure I would feel extremely fortunate if you were the surgeon.”
“My mother has been patient of Mr Pearce for several years and initially saw him when he used to practise in Reading.Then, when the arthritis in her knees worsened she again choose to see Mr Pearce in Milton Keynes, despite living in Berkshire and having a return journey of over a hundred miles. She continued to see Mr Pearce for her knee treatment because he is very professional, knowledgeable, very caring, respectful and through. When you see him you have a piece of my mind that you are in good hands and for my mother that's been 90% of the challenge as operations have their general level of stress and this was one less thing to worry about. Another good thing about Mr Pearce is that he listens to you and seek your opinion rather than force his own. For example when he said to my mother have the operation when you think you need it rather than say have it now. For all the good reasons I hope my mother doesn't need to see Mr Pearce again, however should she have the need its good to know I can take her to someone as good as Mr Pearce's.
Also I remember you wanted something on the changes in care in ward between the operations. When my Mum had her first knee replacement surgery two years ago she was put in a dedicated ward for her recovery, where the nurse to patient ratio was better and she received good after care and was walking the day after the operation. However this time with the combined ACU Centre, although most of the nurses were great, they were constantly over-worked and stretched and more so on the weekends and my mum was not walking until at least 2-days after the operation. I would strongly recommend the move to the previous model with dedicated ward with more nurses. One further recommendation I would also make is that ACU Centre needs much better cover over the weekend and nights so that they can be more responsive to patients.
Thanks once again for all you have done for my mum.”
Mr Oliver Pearce replaced one of my hips and I have always found him to be very approachable and a good listener. He was reassuring as I had a replacement many years ago. He was able to give clear advice on how the operation will work and followed this through with good after care after the operation. He was kind and committed to me as a patient and I felt I was in good hands all the time.
“Having someone who is dedicated and listens to a patient is of upmost importance in this day and age and this Mr Oliver Pearce did very well indeed. Up to today, I have no complaints and lead a full life at the age of 81. Thank you.”
“From the very first time I met Mr Pearce, his manor demonstrated warm and friendly confidence. I immediately felt at ease. This friendly but highly professional approach continued throughout the examination and subsequent procedures on a very painful knee injury. By nature I am always inquisitive, with the firm belief that the only stupid question is the one you don't ask. Mr Pearce answered all of my questions comprehensively and in a way that was easy to understand, at no time did I feel that I was being a nuisance. Preparing for any procedure is not just about the patient: it also impacts close family members. I am pleased to say that his open and friendly approach was also extended to my family; again this was immensely reassuring for everyone. Both of my children inspire to be doctors, taken the medical skills as a given I will be immensely proud of them both if they learn to have the social skills of Mr Pearce – it makes so much difference at what can be a very difficult time.”
“I was referred to Mr Pearce as I had been suffering from a very painful knee due to a fall and arthritis.
After seeing Mr Pearce twice he suggested that he could operate on my knee which he did. The operation made a great deal of difference and changed my life for the better.
Many thanks Mr Pearce”
After months of pain with my knee, I met Mr Pearce, who had a very clear understanding of what the problem was. I soon felt very confident that he would be the right surgeon for me.
I was soon sent for an MRI, which confirmed Mr Pearce's diagnosis and within a few weeks he operated upon my bad knee. His standards are extremely high and he has a very friendly and helpful nature, which I found particularly comforting.
My follow-up aftercare has been excellent and as such, my sincerest thanks goes to Mr Pearce and his brilliant team; I would not hesitate to recommend them.
“I had a revision knee replacement by Mr Oliver Pearce seven weeks ago. From the very first consultation Mr Pearce made me feel relaxed and confident in his ability as a surgeon to perform my operation. He explained with clarity what would happen and how the surgery will help correct the problem with my initial knee replacement. On the day of my surgery, Mr Pearce made my feel comfortable by explained in detail what I could expect during and after the surgery. I would recommend Mr Pearce as an excellent surgeon.”
“I first met Mr Pearce when he performed a full right knee replacement a few years ago which was a complete success. The follow up care was totally professional and I would highly recommend Mr Pearce. I subsequently had my other knee replaced last April by a different surgeon. I had had hip problems on the same side before the second knee replacement. However, the knee was the worst of the two at the time, so I had the knee replaced, not the hip. Unfortunately whilst recovering from the knee surgery, the pain from the hip was excruciating and I therefore decided to get Mr Pearce's advice on what to do, knowing that I would get an honest and professional opinion. I had a Private Consultation with Mr Pearce. He agreed that the hip did need a full replacement and I told him that I would be prepared to pay privately if it helped to speed the waiting time up. Mr Pearce could have booked me in there and then for a private hip replacement and charged me a fortune. Instead he told me it would be just as quick on the fast track NHS waiting list with one of the other surgeons, than it would be to wait for his diary. True to his word, I had had the full hip replacement within 4 weeks of my consultation with him. A genuine, honest and brilliant Surgeon.”
“For many years I had experienced knee pain and being an active man with interests such as hiking and cycling. Eventually the pain got so severe I was referred to Professor Pearce. Following a diagnosis of absent cartilage total knee replacement was performed. The surgery and recovery was thankfully very successful so much so that I am completely pain free now and back to my old active self. The post op exercises are tough and painful but if you act on the advice given the end result is wonderful. I would like to thank Professor Pearce and his team for enabling me to be pain free again.”
A short note to thank you for your excellent work on my knee. From the first meeting through to completion you explained the procedure very clearly. The outcome of the keyhole surgery was as you hoped and all pain disappeared after a few weeks. Since then my knee has been working well and remains pain free. Any further problems and I hope that you can treat me again.”
“My new hip is now just over six months old and this note is to say a big thank you for the great job you did.
I'm back doing all the things I want to (golf, DIY, gardening etc) and leave tomorrow for our annual walking holiday in the Lake District... the difference is that this year I'll be at the front of the group again and pain free. Thanks again.”
”I first met Mr Pearce at a Q and A evening at a local hospital and was pleasantly surprised to find a Consultant who was sympathetic to my personal needs, and concise and helpful in his explanations regarding my pending knee replacement surgery. He continued his support during my stay at the General Hospital. (Mr Pearce also went above and beyond what is required when he spent the majority of a Saturday morning trying to organise an ambulance transfer.)
I found Mr Pearce to be professional, supportive and kind at a time when I felt quite vulnerable and would have no hesitation in requesting Mr Pearce as my Consultant should I ever be in need of an Orthopaedic Surgeon again in the future.”
“At 85 after four hip operations, I hoped that, though arthritic and slow moving, I had done with surgeons, operations and hospitals. However, by the end of 2012 it was clear that my right hip, then some 15 years old, was worn out.
Until then all my surgery had been carried out by a personal friend, at the same private hospital, where the facilities were excellent and had been covered by medical insurance. The snags arose when earlier in 2012 I decided that I could no longer afford the ever-rising insurance premium and then my friend, the orthopaedic surgeon retired. I would be just another patient in Milton Keynes General Hospital and operated on by a surgeon I could not choose.
I need not have worried. In my first and only interview with Oliver Pearce before the operation, he was quite clear and convincing on the need for it. He seemed to me young, positive, fit, competent and cheerful. I was greatly relieved and left confident that I would be in good hands. I asked that the operation should be delayed until January when my garden would be at its least demanding. 'No problem' he said as his list was full until then anyway. I was unaware then how lucky I was to be on his list in the first place.
Mr Pearce operated in mid January this year. Afterwards he reported that there had been no problems but notes that I had been left 2 cm shorter on my other leg, something I was unaware of.
My recovery both in hospital and at home has been swift and straight forward. My sanity depends on the garden, books, music and whiskey. I was back in the garden in good time for Spring and am altogether most grateful to Oliver Pearce.
I had the pleasure of meeting with Mr Oliver Pearce after suffering for more than two years with an infection in my right hip which caused severe pain. The pain was so extreme that it had taken most of my mobility leaving me house bound, unable to walk, and having to rely on a wheelchair.
Mr Pearce was prepared to operate on my hip and suggested that he remove the hip replacement that I already had. He recommended that the hip replacement be completely removed, I was then sent home for a period of 6 weeks without a hip joint and I returned to hospital having allowed time for the anti-biotics to have killed the infection and then had a new hip replacement. This was the procedure which was carried out and the operation was a complete success. I am now able to walk again and am no longer house bound.
Meeting with Mr Pearce was probably the best thing that could have happened to me as I was at a very low point in my life having struggled with so much pain for such a long time. I feel like I have been given my old life back and have gained lots of confidence. During consultation with Mr Pearce he was always so understanding and had all the time in the world for me to give his advice and showed remarkable compassion. I always went away from my consultations with piece of mind, and knowing exactly what was going to happen next.
I cannot praise Mr Pearce enough for what he did for me and I feel very lucky that I met him.
In my opinion we are privileged to have such a wonderful Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Milton Keynes Hospital.
Having played rugby, cricket and squash in my youth, my knees have incurred most of the damage resulting in several operations. Now, in my seventies, I still attended the gym regularly but knee pain was severely inhibiting my exercise routines. Having had various pieces of cartilage removed over the years I was doubtful that anything could be done. However, after a very considerate consultation with Mr Pearce, a scan was quickly organised and I was advised that a light trimming of the offending cartilage should do the trick. My overnight stay and operation at the Saxon Clinic was very comfortable and after a very short procedure Mr Pearce was able to confirm that I should be able to exercise without pain and this was proved to be the case. At all times Mr Pearce was considerate and was always prepared to give me time to ask questions and for him to point out options for treatment. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Pearce to anyone with orthopaedic problems. I found him to be a thoroughly personable young man who obviously has the skills to solve a lot of painful conditions.
“My right knee replacement was carried out exactly one year ago. Every day I marvel at the way in which I can now walk and carry on with my life totally pain free and with no sign of a limp whatsoever. The scar is a feint white line and hardly noticeable. I was in such dreadful pain for such a long while. I can now walk as far as I wish without ANY discomfort. The care and treatment were first class!”
“I can honestly state that I felt that the treatment that I received for both my full knee replacement in September 2012 and arthroscopy in May 2013 was “top notch”. Mr Pearce’s manner was very relaxed and I felt that I was in the right hands. During every consultation, he explained everything and ensured that I fully understood all the implications.
During the procedures themselves, I was “awake” for the knee replacement and despite being very busy, he engaged with me in a manner which helped me to relax. The post-operative consultations were carried out with a great deal of empathy and acknowledgement of my slow rehabilitation and at no time did I feel pressurised to do more than I was doing to aid recovery.
Finally, I can recommend him for his excellent “needlework” – both the scars on my full replacement and arthroscopies are healing extremely well and are almost invisible!”