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What I liked: "The nursing staff and Dr Bollas were kind and I felt completely listened to. I feel I have hope of a resolution after many years of a condition that has not been given much attention and has caused me pain and distress."

Could improve: "Doctors he can train so more people get help?"

I went for: Abdominal problems

Patient who saw Dr. Ioannis Bollas in Kent and Canterbury Hospital

What I liked: "Absolutely so relieved to have found someone who is not only able to help me but also empathetic and kind. I didn't feel rushed, his explanations were clear and he has a wonderful sense of humour. A very pleasant man, who also happens to be an excellent Doctor. All I can is thank goodness. :)"

Could improve: "Nothing"

I went for: Abdominal Pain

Patient who saw Dr. Ioannis Bollas in Kent and Canterbury Hospital

What I liked: "He is the most human doctor I have ever seen. No matter how I thought my questions may have seemed very naive, he never made me feel stupid. I felt that he had all the time for me that I needed. I felt like a human being and not just another number on the list."

Could improve: "Nothing. What a credit to the nhs he is."

I went for: Consultation

Patient who saw Dr. Ioannis Bollas in Kent and Canterbury Hospital

What I liked: "So kind, so professional and did such a great job. All other patients seem to know him and all report such a positive experience."

Could improve: "Nothing."

I went for: Vascular access surgery

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