Miss Nicola Roche

Miss Nicola Roche

MB BCh FRCS MCh

General Surgery

30 years of experience

Overall Rating

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5
Bedside Manner
5
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4.9

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“Excellent- reassuring and sympathetic but also realistic and up front“
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4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
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Breast Surgery
4/10
Breast Cancer
1/10
Malignant breast disease
1/10
breast lump
1/10
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Excellent- reassuring and sympathetic but also realistic and up front
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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Breast Surgery
Miss Nicola Roche is excellent. Always takes time, always listens to all questions, always explains everything clearly. She is compassionate, kind, understanding and an excellent surgeon. She is the best in every way.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Breast Surgery
The most caring and most excellent support one could have - over many years .
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Breast Surgery
In Jan 2020 I was diagnosed with high grade DCIS (scattered calcification on my right breast and nipple area however no lump was located.) I received a first opinion from a high qualified specialist, however the advice to have a mastectomy was distressing to me and I therefore wished to have a second opinion. I spoke with my GP of 15+ years, who recommend Nicola Roche and when I did my own research I found out that she was a DCIS specialist. I had a consultation with Nicola Roche in August 2020 for a second opinion. I found Nicola Roche to be extremely factual, straightforward, professional and empathetic. She suggested I have a lumpectomy and retrain my nipple. I considered both my 1st and 2nd opinions, I was somewhat confused at this stage due to my own research also, however I made the decision to proceed with Nicola's recommendation. Nicola Roche has an incredible team around her at the Lister Hospital especially her assistant nurse Alison, who really helped me make my decision with confidence and had the Lumpectomy in October. I was astonished at how painless the whole procedure was, from the moment I walked into the Lister Hospital and left with same day, the whole procedure took 4hours. After the surgery the next 3-5 days were no pain at all. I was kept informed the whole way through. I am delighted to say it was a complete success, all the DCIS was removed with clear margins, I retained my nippled and the way the Nicola operated on me I have no scar just tiny area around my nipple (this is still healing 19days after) she reshaped my breast tissue and I have no dent. I am most grateful to Nicola because she strongly advised me to the lumpectomy and to have the danger it removed, as previously I wanted to monitor it. After the lumpectomy was tested at the lab, it was diagnosed that the DCIS had changed into micro invasive cancer cells and therefore Nicola's diagnosis and treatment plan was completely accurate and potentially life saving. I do now believe from my own experience that she is an expert in her field and I can highly recommend her. She kept to her word and never let me down!
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Malignant breast disease
My experience was excellent with Miss Roche. From the first appointment onwards, everything was meticulously explained in a calm and authoritative manner. All my concerns and questions were addressed and I felt very confident in her and with the information she gave me. Whenever I left a message to speak to her, Miss Roche always called back that day. My surgery went so well and the following day I was lifting my arm and had no pain whatsoever and had minimal scaring. Miss Roche also made time to speak with my husband on the day of surgery to inform him all went well and answered all the questions he had. This was extremely comforting for him. The next day Miss Roche visited me in hospital in the morning to check me over and explain what I should do if I had any pain etc etc. I would highly recommend Miss Roche.
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Miss Roche was absolutely brilliant I couldn’t ask for a better consultant she met All my expectations and more Ellie Miss Roche’s secretary couldn’t do enough to sort out appointments for me especially during these difficult times I am eternally grateful
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(5/5)
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(4/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
I couldnt have asked for a more professional, efficient and reassuring experience. Ms Roche didnt waste a minute in getting things off to a flying start and was on the phone as soon as the results were through. I was very grateful.
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
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(5/5)
Patient seen for:
breast lump
Excellent experience from initial referral, initial consultation, diagnosis, treatment and follow up.
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(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Breast Cancer
I have been under Miss Roache's care since 2011 and have always found her attitude calming & reassuring whilst being businesslike. She is sympathetic and all explanations of treatment and care have been clear and thorough.
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(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Miss Roche is knowledge and trustworthy practitioner. I highly recommend her services.
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