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Peter Burford

Probably like a number of you out there, when I was in my 20’s, 30’s and into my early 40’s, I thought I was indestructible. I was fairly fit, played football and did a lot of aerobics, particularly step aerobics
Now that I’m in my mid 60’s, I’ve finally come to realise that I was / am not indestructible and have suffered with a fair bit of arthritis in my knees and hips. I don’t think this getting older is what it’s sometimes cracked up to be.

A couple of years ago a friend recommended that I request an appointment with Mr Ishaque,  and saw him soon afterwards. May I say from the outset that I found him to be extremely pleasant, straightforward and obviously very, very bright. He diagnosed that I have something called ‘lumbar stenosis’ some kind of narrowing at the base of my spine. Whatever it’s called It’s ‘bleep bleep’ painful

Since diagnosing my problem, I’ve attended the Priory, Edgbaston, on several occasions and Mr Ishaque has given me spinal epidural injections. All except one have been successful. The one that wasn’t, was totally my fault as I tried to do too much too early (back to thinking I’m indestructible).

My latest injection was performed on 13th July 2015, at the time of writing this piece on 5th November 2015, I’m still pain free. 

I know that eventually Mr Ishaque will have to operate on my spine, he’s trying to hold that off for as long as possible, hence the injections. I’m not looking forward to the day he will need to perform the operation but I have comfort in knowing that he is a brilliant Surgeon and I’ll be in good hands. 

May I also add that Mr Ishaque is usually assisted by Dr Da Silva, an Anaesthetist, what a good bloke he is.

Finally if you need anything else you can contact Mr Ishaque’s PA, Linda, you can rest assured that she will always get back to you whatever your query.  

Best wishes,
Peter Burford, 
5th November 2015

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Professional Memberships

Mr Ishaque is highly experienced and widely recognised as a leading Consultant Spinal Surgeon. He is one of the few surgeons to have been awarded both the British Orthopaedic Association's Robert Jones Gold Medal and a Hunterian Professorship from The Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is one of the youngest surgeons to have achieved this, having been awarded both honours, before the age of 40.

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