Mary O’Brien Reviews

Patient feedback is very important to ensure and maintain high levels of patient satisfaction at each stage of the patient journey. This journey includes careful preoperative counselling, surgical treatment and postoperative care.

Whatever type of surgery you are considering, it is vital that you feel supported and fully informed throughout.

We hope the comments below give an indication of how important this is to us.

James Wood
James Wood
Earlier this year I required parts of all my fingers amputating due to the complications of sepsis. Mary O'Brien has done an incredible job, leaving me with remaining fingers that look fantastic and are still highly functional, something which seemed impossible before I visited her at the Pulvertaft hand clinic. The Surgery was pain free and I felt completely relaxed throughout. The after care from Mary and the team at the clinic has been really impressive, it's had such a positive impact towards my recovery from a life changing illness. It has been a pleasure to be treated by such a talented, caring and dedicated team. Thank you so much for all of your efforts. James and family.
Irene Adam
Irene Adam
Miss O’Brien did a needle aponeurotomy for Dupuytrens in one of my fingers. The tendon was stubborn and she worked patiently and carefully with little discomfort resulting in my finger now having a very much greater range of movement. The staff at the Pulvertaft Hand Centre are wonderful, so friendly, efficient and engaging and in the short time I have spent with Miss O’Brien, she took time to build a rapport between us which makes such a difference as a patient receiving advice and treatment. Can highly recommend visiting Dr Mary and the Pulvertaft Hand Centre.
Robert Martin
Robert Martin
Dr O’ Brien is courteous, professional and skilful. After putting my mind at rest she conducted the procedure effectively and with good grace. It’s hard to imagine that my experience could be improved
Tony Martin
Tony Martin
Had needle Aponeurotmy today and apart from a sharp scratch at the start felt no pain. Miss o brien is excellent at what she does and my fingers are a lot straighter than before. I would highly recommend her.
Jason Rock
Jason Rock
Having met Mary a few times and discussing my options on what we would think would be the best options for my hand surgery.. Mary made me feel special respectful and not just a number. The surgery was amazing and pain free which was a worry of mine as I don't do well with pain. But before I knew it I was back in recovery room and off home with in a few hours..Her staff were amazing nothing was to much trouble could not do enough for me. And as for Mary I don't think I've come across anybody like her.
Jill Stocks
Jill Stocks
Miss O’Brien did a needle aponeurotomy for my dupytrens. In less than 2 minutes she almost straightened my finger with very little discomfort. We had discussed whether I should wait for fasciotomy as I had on 2 previous occasions since she honestly did not guarantee the aponeurotomy would make much difference. I’m so glad that I decided to try aponeurotomy and even if the improvement had not been so dramatic it would still have been worth while since the discomfort was so minor in any case. I was very happy to be going home with a straight finger and just a sticking plaster that I removed the next day. So much less hassle than fasciotomy. Definitely recommend if you are offered it.
Jean Lees
Jean Lees
My right hand was beginning to look like a claw but today Mary O’ Brian has made it so much flatter. Lovely, kind woman, very profession and caring. I was told by another hospital that nothing other than an operation would put right my dupytrons ( if I’ve spelt that right) but they were wrong. Delighted with the result. Thank you so much to yourself and all your staff 🤗🤗
Graham Moore
Graham Moore
First class treatment.
Andrew Beck
Andrew Beck
Surprised and delighted by Dr Mary on Friday. I have Dupuytrens contracture in several fingers. I had myself referred to the Pulvertaft Hand centre to get my right little finger released. Dr Mary could have just done that one and let me walk away, but no, she told me she can help with the other fingers (which I'd been told will need open surgery), there and then. I decided to trust her and fifteen minutes later saw my whole hand move in ways that it hasn't in years. What a result! Thanks Doc, that was amazing!
Karen Higginbotham
Karen Higginbotham
I contacted Miss O'Brien about the removal of a BCC from my nose. She put me at ease straight away and explained the options. She was caring and professional and I was able to have the procedure done soon afterwards. A month on from the removal, the scar is hardly noticeable. Thank you so much.
A thank you note - "I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done doe me."

Prominent Ear Correction

I’m really happy with the results. It has been a life changing experience. I couldn’t have hoped for a better result, better surgeon or better care. Many many thanks.

Patient L

Split Ear Lobe Correction

Excellent service. The care was very good both pre and post operative/procedure. I am really pleased with the result. The staff were very kind and professional …

Patient P

Facial plastic surgery/Mole Removal

… operation was amazing. Mary O’Brien was fantastic, couldn’t have had better. Very pleased.

Patient CAM

I am really delighted with the result. Thank you so much for your care and your skill.

Patient B

Very pleased with result. Thank you!

Patient ABA

Very pleased with the overall outcome.

Patient MA

Miss O’Brien is a fantastic surgeon who was supportive and kind during my experience. I would highly recommend her for any procedure as she is very assuring and makes you feel at ease.”

Patient J

Bilateral Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)

My experience from start to finish has been excellent. My results are perfect and have met my expectations. When I have been concerned my issues have been addressed quickly. Miss O’Brien has worked with me from start to finish. I have felt comfortable and secure.”

Patient M

I had my procedure with Miss M O’Brien. I could not have been happier with the procedure or overall experience. From the start I have been made to feel confident, comfortable and cared for.Patient B

Patient M

I have received excellent treatment…by Miss O’Brien. I would recommend this to others.

Patient L

The care that I received…was excellent. Staff were helpful and welcoming at all times. Pre-op care and post-op was excellent. I would recommend the hospital to anybody. Miss O’Brien provided excellent care and is definitely a surgeon that I will look out for in the future if I have any more surgery. I have and will recommend Miss O’Brien to others in the future.

Patient L

…very happy!

Patient S

The care I have received has been excellent before/ during/ after my operation. My consultant was extremely informative and understood what I wanted to achieve. The nurses and the ward nurses were all fantastic and very caring. Thank you!

Patient W

The procedure and care was outstanding. I have felt very blessed to have been looked after and all my fears and concerns listened to. Thank you!

Patient L

Upper Eyelid Reduction (Upper Lid Blepharoplasty)

Nothing was too much trouble for Miss O’Brien and her team. I am extremely satisfied and very pleased with the results.

Patient A

… excellent!

Patient H

Excellent results.

Patient S

Bilateral Breast Reduction

I could not have asked for any better care. The result of surgery exceeds more than I wanted – more than happy with results.

Patient P

Overall excellent!

Patient G

Couldn’t be happier. Thank you!

Patient B

I am so pleased with everything. I can’t fault anything. Mary you have changed my life already and it’s only been 3 weeks. You are a fantastic lady who cares deeply about your patients before surgery and after surgery. I can’t thank you enough for your support, the care but most of all my new fantastic breasts that are just the perfect size. If I had to recommend someone it would be you Mary, you are just the best…

Patient M

I would recommend this op to everybody especially those who suffered from pain

Patient R

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

I can’t thank Mary O’Brien enough. I was a bit nervous before talking about this procedure. Mary was helpful and understanding and explained everything that would happen also risks. Mary made me feel relaxed and was gentle and caring. She a lovely professional I would recommend her.

Patient S

Dupuytren’s Disease Surgery (Fasciectomy) and Minimal Access Treatment (Needle Aponeurotomy)

Understanding, caring, first class treatment. Brilliant Sister, brilliant Consultant, brilliant reception. First class, couldn’t ask for anything better.

I was impressed by the thoroughness, kindness, courtesy and professionalism of all staff throughout the whole treatment process. In particular, I was very happy with the pre-surgery consultation about the proposed operation and the resultant post-operative recovery. Please convey my thanks to the team.

Speed and efficiency – my hand was much improved within 30 minutes of entering the unit! Every member of staff smiled, was helpful and gave me a feeling of confidence

Although very nervous I was made to feel by the nurse and Miss O’Brien completely at ease and they explained each step of the procedure. Excellent

Everything about today was good from start to finish. Very good service from moment we arrived at hospital throughout treatment and after.

Perfectly satisfied all round. Thank you!

Pleased with everything. The staff were very friendly.

Brilliant service. Everything about the service was wonderful, especially Miss O’Brien and her Team.

Finger Fusion

Fantastic care throughout. Thank you!

Patient C


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