I would like to thank Mr Ajis for his superb surgery, to rectify a bunion, on my left foot which is now completely straight! I am delighted. I found him extremely helpful pre and post-operative and he spent time to fully explain the procedure. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Hello , just to say a big thank you for the way my wife’s operation was carried out at Goring Hall.
From start to finish it was very efficient, from the whole team at Goring Hall.
So many thanks to Mr Ajis the consultant surgeon doing the operation.
Mr & Mrs A W, West Sussex
My first meeting with him was NHS Worthing Hospital as I required a second opinion on the treatment of a foot problem. I found him to be extremely attentive and concerned, and the procedure he offered me appeared more favourable and quicker than a previous procedure I had been offered by another consultant. As there was a long waiting list for NHS I chose to see him privately at Goring Hall and agreed to have the procedure carried out a.s.a.p.
I found Goring Hall to be most efficient in their administration and, in fact, the procedure was carried out a week earlier than planned. Everything went very smoothly on the day of admission and Mr. Ajis visited me just before he carried out the operation. Upon recovery I felt very well and was discharged by Mr. Ajis the same day at about 2p.m. The only criticism I have is the quality of the sandwiches I had for which I can only blame the kitchen!!!!!
I have now seen Mr. Ajis eight weeks post op. and the x-rays taken the same day prove that the foot has healed very well and Mr. Ajis was very pleased with the result. I am to see him again in about three months for another check up.
I would thoroughly recommend anyone who has a foot problem to see Mr. Ajis. He is a most efficient, considerate and kind man. I understand his surgery is now being recommended by physios and GPs in the area and I can only confirm this recommendation.
EH, West Sussex
I was referred to Mr Ajis as I was having an issue with both my ankles. I was experiencing severe pain on occasion, and a loss of support, causing me to lose stability.
Mr Ajis examined me and talked to me, recommending a MRI scan to determine the exact nature of the problem. The scan was done very quickly and a follow up appointment followed very soon after that.
Mr Ajis explained that I had bone cysts on both ankles and that he could remove them and perform an arthroscopy to clean the joint of any debris that had built up over the years. I had the first procedure on the left ankle at Goring Hall Hospital as a day patient. I was operated on in the morning and was back at home by mid afternoon. Prior to my discharge Mr Ajis visited me and ran through the details of what took place. I was comforted by this as I knew all had gone well and was ready for my recovery. I can say that never did I have any pain as a result of this procedure.
My second ankle was completed later in the year and I have had the same results, no pain or incapacity, other than the two week convalescence. I returned to work and have had no issues since.
My follow up appointments, to check on recovery and completion of treatment were with Mr Ajis. I was checked for joint mobility and any resulting discomfort, of which there was none.
I can thoroughly recommend this course of treatment to anyone who may benefit from it and I am delighted that I was referred to Mr Ajis at the outset.
Mr Ajis has carried out bunion surgery on both my feet for me over the last six months. I am delighted with the results; the big toes on both my feet are now both straight and I find it much easier and more comfortable to wear my shoes.
I first visited my GP about my feet last summer and was referred to Mr Ajis at Goring Hall. My appointment came through quickly and I was very impressed with the service there. The waiting time between having an X-ray, which was done almost as soon as I arrived. When I saw Mr Ajis, he showed me the X-rays, which made it very clear to me what the problem was, and explained, in simple terms, the two options available for surgery. On his advice, I opted for open surgery on my left foot and key-hole surgery on the right, which was less severe.
On the day of my surgery, I was treated with kindness and consideration by all the staff at Goring Hall and I found the facilities to be excellent. Mr Ajis came to see me before my surgery and explained again what procedure he would be carrying out. I found his manner and approach very friendly and he explained everything in terms I could understand. He assured me that I would not be in pain after the surgery, as he would put in a pain-blocker barrier during surgery. He also told me that I would be able to walk straight away after the surgery and would not need crutches. This really surprised me!
I was very well looked after by the theatre staff both before and after my op. When I had sufficiently recovered after the surgery, I returned to the ward, where the nursing staff made sure I was not in pain, and brought me some tea and a sandwich (which I had been able to pre-order my choice of). As soon as I was feeling able to stand, the physio came to see me and fitted me with a supportive shoe and told me what exercises I should do as soon as I was able to help increase the flexibility in my toe joint.
Much to my surprise, I was indeed able to walk, without any pain and I did not need crutches or a stick. I was thoroughly checked over and given information on how to take care of myself before I left the hospital. I was given a number to ring if I had any pain or any problems. I received a phone call from one of the nurses the following day, as they had told me I would, to make sure I was feeling OK. I suffered very little pain after I got home; the pain barrier was very effective. I only had to take pain relief tablets once or twice.
After 2 weeks I went back to Goring Hall to have the stitches removed. Again there was very little waiting time and the nurse who took the stitches out was very gentle. She redressed my foot for me and gave me information on how to look after it.
I had been told that it would be up to 6 weeks before I could drive, depending on how I felt my foot would be able to manage the clutch on my car. In fact I found I was able to drive after 4 weeks and could manage perfectly well. When I saw Mr Ajis at my next appointment, he checked my ‘new’ foot against my original X-ray and gave me the all-clear. He was as pleased as I was with the result!
My second operation was a few months later as I had needed to postpone it due to a planned holiday. My treatment was as good as the previous time all the way through from my pre-op assessment to my final discharge by Mr. Ajis. Having keyhole surgery was even easier than the open surgery I had the first time and the wound healed very quickly. Once again I found I had no problems with walking after surgery or with any pain. I was able to drive after less than 4 weeks this time around.
I am delighted that I had the surgery carried out and would recommend the operation to anyone else who has bunions.
J C, West Sussex
Following my accident whilst on holiday in June I have greatly appreciated the excellent care I have received from Adam Ajis. Falling heavily on my left knee my quadriceps became detached which necessitated an operation to repair.
I was able to see Adam on the evening of the day I returned to the UK and my operation was booked in for a week later. Adam was in my room as I returned from theatre and visited me again on the following day. The operation was a success and my immediate recovery very good.
Due to the complexity of my injury, four consultations were planned when careful monitoring of my continuing progress over the two months following my operation was carried out by Adam. His encouragement was very welcome and I believe helped to make a bad experience a little more bearable.
I have nothing but gratitude for Adam’s care and attention.
J H, Horsham
Dr Ajis is fantastic!
He is extremely warm and friendly and puts you at ease. I am petrified of needles but manage to have an injection on my own (a nurse did hold my hand).
The surgery its self is amazing. It is extremely neat and you can barely see the scars. My ankle feels remarkable, I just wish he still did hips.
S W, Worthing
The repair to the torn tendon in my foot by Mr Ajis at Goring Hall Hospital was both professional, personal and understanding to the stress I was in.
He explained in detail how the operation was to be carried out, and after the procedure he explained what he had to do during the operation.
I found Mr Ajis to be caring and patient both pre and post operation. I wouldn’t hesitate to see him again if any further surgery was ever necessary.
I highly recommend Goring Hall Hospital and all of the Staff
JF, West Sussex
About eighteen months ago I felt a soreness in my right ankle which led to me developing a limp. When pursuing my hobby golf last October on a particularly hilly course I found I could hardly walk afterwards. I went to my NHS doctor who diagnosed osteoarthiritis of my right ankle. I was shocked and even more disappointed as I was not offered any immediate treatment. I felt active life was over or at least severely restricted. I decide to go to Goring Hall where I met Mr Ajis. I was immediately struck by his positive attitude towards being able to repair my ankle. I was offered three alternatives , arthroscopy , heel fusion or ankle replacement. Eventually I decided to go for the ankle replacement. The surgery went off without any problems , had an overnight stay and the pain was manageable.
The first two weeks were the most difficult because I was on crutches and not allowed to put my foot on the floor. It was difficult to get around the house and surprisingly tiring !. The foot felt like it was in a strong clamp, and very numb , but the pain was very manageable. After two weeks the staples were removed , I was put in a ‘ski’ boot so I could put pressure on my right leg which made things much easier. I started physiotherapy which worked on the flexibility of the ankle joint , to be honest it was quite difficult to get any range of movement. After six weeks the boot was disposed of and I was encouraged to walk normally. For the next few weeks things developed steadily. At three months I am walking round the golf course three times a week without any undue reaction. My range of movement is now about 75% , also there is still some numbness around the foot but I am able to pursue my normal active life. The full ankle replacement was without doubt the best option and I would recommend it to anybody wants it done.
RP, West Sussex
Mr Ajis was extremely knowledgeable, reassuring and eager to provide insightful practical advice in addition to orthopaedic services. He has enabled me to get back on my feet quickly and facilitated a marked reduction in my foot pain. I am delighted with the improvements Mr Ajis has brought about and would thoroughly recommend him.
J C. Chichester
I recently experienced severe pain under the ball of my foot when walking, which remained frustratingly undiagnosed for several months until I reached Mr Ajis. He immediately diagnosed arthritis of the big toe, as well as other related problems and recommended surgery. Having never had an operation before, I was quite anxious – both about the operation and the outcome. However, Mr Ajis was very reassuring – explaining to me in detail what he was planning to do and giving me confidence in his prognosis. The operation was carried out in mid-June and the treatment I received from him and his team was first class in every way. The recovery was slow and I had three further visits to the hospital in the next six weeks and again, each time received excellent care and attention. Two months after the operation, my foot still swells up and I have been warned by Mr Ajis that this may happen for some time. However, the original problem has been completely eliminated, for which I am incredibly thankful.
I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Ajis, whom I consider to be an extremely skilful, kind and caring surgeon.
I was referred to Mr Adam Ajis after suffering a problem with my big toe for several years. Mr Ajis was excellent from the very first time that I met him. He was very thorough and very clear about how he felt he could help me. He explained what he could do and the procedure he proposed and exactly what I should expect when I was to attend Goring Hall hospital. I met Mr Ajis again on the morning of my surgery and he again explained how the key hole surgery he had planed would result in a fairly non-invasive solution to my problem. The surgery was very successful and when I returned for a follow up consolation Mr Ajis was highly professional once again. I thank him for his highly professional care and would recommend hm unreservedly. The surgery has worked well and I am making a good and speedy recovery.
PD, West Sussex
My experience of treatment for Morton’s Neuroma was both positive and successful. Mr Ajis was informative, calm and friendly and explained the procedure fully to me and what to expect post surgery.
Mr Ajis advice regarding the healing process was accurate and all follow up appointments were arranged for me before leaving hospital, post procedure.
I found Mr Ajis to be a consultant who took time with his patients and had every confidence in his care.
VC, West Sussex
At my initial aointment Mr Ajis listened to my exlanation of the roblem with my R big toe. He showed me the X-ray and gave me the 2 otions for surgery. Together we chose the best otion for me. I did not feel rushed at all.
Having my surgery at Goring Hall was as leasant an exerience as is ossible with any oeration. At all times I felt resected and confident in the care I received from everyone involved. Mr Ajis came to see me before and after surgery which ut me at ease.
I had my 1 stitch removed by the nurse after 2 weeks and saw the hysio who gave me exercises to do.
At my 6 week check u I saw Mr Ajis again and said how very leased I was with his skilful surgery. He answered my questions atiently and aeared to be leased with the end result himself!
I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Ajis.
SH, West Sussex
For several years I had a bunion and hammer toe on the right foot but lived with them.
For some reason, the toe became very painful 2 years ago and I therefore decided to have the operation I should really have had years previously.
Mr Adam Ajis’ name was proposed to me by my GP and I immediately booked an initial consultation with him at Goring Hall.
On arrival I had a series of X Rays taken of my foot and saw Mr Adam Ajis directly. I was impressed by his open and friendly approach and felt immediately reassured. He explained to me, helped by the X Rays, the proposed operation procedures, encouraged questions and answered them clearly and simply.
Despite the fact I was assured by him I would have no pain following the operation I opted to stay in hospital for the night and have no regrets having made this decision.
I had, by choice, the operation at the beginning of January. On the chosen day I was registered early in the morning and settled in my room. I saw Mr Adam Ajis just before the operation, he explained once more to me what he would do and marked my foot at strategic points with a felt tip.
All went well, staff, nurses and anaesthetist were chatty and friendly, I felt at ease and totally unworried. I woke up in my room after what seemed very little time.
I was amazed at the lack of pain following the operation. Just mild discomfort really. I was able to put my foot down, fitted with an orthopaedic shoe, hours after the operation without a problem. It was more the thought of putting my weight on my newly operated foot that was worrying rather than the pain itself, as there was really none. According to the nurse, I was given a “block” by Mr Ajis, I am still unclear about what it is, but the nurse thought I was a very lucky girl! In any case it certainly worked.
At around 20H Mr Ajis came to visit and check all was fine. A very long day for him but he still looked relaxed and smiling.
For the next 6 weeks I had to be sensible and rest my foot as much as possible. I was extremely grateful for the lack of pain that many of my friends had experienced with similar operations and I was completely off pain killers 3 days after surgery, having taken only paracetamol after leaving Goring Hall and to a maximum of 6 on any day.
My foot after 10 weeks looks very good, the best it has been for years if still slightly swollen around the toes. I am back in normal shoes though I still try to wear “sensible” shoes as much as I can but wore high heels last week for the first time and felt comfortable.
I would undoubtedly recommend Mr Adam Ajis to anyone. He is a very open and approachable person, calm and professional, and judging by my experience, an excellent and caring surgeon. I felt at all times in good hands.
When the time comes to have my right foot dealt with, it will certainly be with Mr Adam Ajis.
I had an operation, under general anaesthetic, to remove excess bone from around the big toe joint of both feet, performed by Mr Adam Ajis on the 8th December 2015. The whole procedure was explained very carefully by both Mr Ajis and supporting staff and I felt relaxed and totally comfortable with the process.
The operation was totally successful, and although I was told to expect some pain, and was given a good supply of pain killers, I never needed them. I was on my feet within a few hours of the operation, the following day I was walking around, with a minimal use of sticks to support me, and within a week I was almost back to normal having removed the protective bandages so that I could wear normal footwear and continue with my life.
I would like to thank Mr Ajis for his expert work and would recommend him to anyone considering having a operation on their feet.
C D, Angmering, West sussex
- JV, Worthing
He has operated on both my feet to remove bunions and has done a really excellent job on both occasions. I now have no sign of the ugly bumps that I had for so long. Having shown my feet to several people they have been amazed how barely noticeable the scars are compared to other people who not been fortunate enough to have had the operations carried out by Mr. Ajis.
One of the nurses who removed my stitches said his stitches are by far the best, so neat and careful in fact that they take for longer to remove!
Mr. Ajis is extremely charming and friendly and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
In meeting Mr Ajis I found him to be a charming person which made me feel at ease immediately. At my initial appointment he listened intently to my descriptions of my injury. Upon examination he assured me that he was confident he knew what the problems were and that he would be able to fix the problems.
After thorough investigations (x-Rays, MRI and ultrasound scans), Mr Ajis diagnosed my problems explaining clearly how he intended to repair the damage. He offered ample time and opportunity to answer any questions I had.
He offered me a prompt appointment for the operation (mainly a torn tendon in my right ankle and two neuromas in my left foot). On the day of the operation he again explained clearly what he intended to do. Post-op he informed me he had repaired the torn tendon, removed a cyst from a second tendon and explained the outcome of the arthroscopy of the ankle and injected cortisone into the left foot. I followed his clear instructions for recuperation. Once the plaster was removed , Mr Ajis was very pleased with the healing, as I was. I attended physiotherapy and am confident that the swelling I experience towards the end of the day will eventually disappear.
I have no hesitation in recommending Mr Ajis to other patients and would happily return to him should I ever need his help in the future.
I injured my right ankle in April 2010. Having suffered great instability and pain for the following years, I was referred to Mr. Adam Ajis at Goring Hospital in West Sussex on the NHS,
following failed cortisone injections.
Mr. Ajis was fantastic. Very reassuring, kind and took all the time I required to answer any queries or concerns. I had surgery in March 2015. My operation of ankle ligament reconstruction surgery and ankle arthroscopy has been amazingly successful; I am walking better than I have in years. He did not rush me in my recovery time, and was very pleased with my progress and the operation.
My left ankle, while not being as bad, has the same over rotation that the right ankle had. I asked Mr. Ajis if I could be re-referred to him should the case arise, as I was so impressed with how this operation has gone, and he couldn’t have been kinder of more helpful.
Before I met with Mr. Ajis I had severe pain in my right heel due to plantar fasciitis. It felt like a sharp stone in the heel of my shoe and was affecting my gait. An X ray showed no heel spur and a diagnosis was made. After discussing my options I chose the least intrusive treatment, Shock wave therapy. My three sessions were booked quickly and after the third session and physiotherapy exercises I am now pain free and walking normally.
I would recommend this course of action for anyone suffering with plantar fasciitis.
Thank you to Mr. Ajis and the staff at Goring Hall.
My big toe on my right foot hurt when I bent it firmly, which was especially worrying when driving and, when having to brake suddenly, a shooting pain went up my leg. I saw my GP, a physiotherapist and a podiatrist. I knew I needed further work, so I researched orthopaedic surgeons. I found a group which offered Minimally Invasive Surgery and then a surgeon who was covered by my BUPA plan.
I saw Mr Ajis in mid January at Chichester Nuffield Hospital. He understood my problem immediately (apparently quite common) after careful listening and an X ray was taken to show me the issue. He said he could sort the problem with a small operation to remove bone spurs in the joint and that there was an opening in early February, if I was prepared to go to Goring Hall Hospital. I agreed and, I also agreed to have an additional procedure that would straighten the bending lower bone of my big toe by a small cut and a screw!
Goring Hall staff were very efficient and I was admitted for Day surgery at 7.30am. Mr Ajis spoke with me shortly after I was settled into my bed, overlooking the garden. He clearly explained what he would do that morning, under a general anaesthetic, in such a matter of fact way that there was no question of any doubt. The staff at the hospital were caring and fun too.
I walked in for surgery at 9.20am and came round in my bed at 11.30am. Lunch was served, medicines dispensed, orthopaedic shoe delivered and I left at 2.45pm! My foot was heavily bound and I had to be mobile whenever I could. After two weeks the bandage was removed and the foot was still swollen which surprised Mr Ajis, though I’d had the two procedures. In fact, it was another week before I got out of my Ugg boot and was able to drive.
I was offered an additional procedure by Mr Ajis, to loosen the joint, as some scar tissue had reduced the motion, despite my best efforts at physio. I was reluctant, especially as I walked into the operating theatre. A local anaesthetic into the joint was followed by a steroid injection and then mobilisation. Mr Ajis explained the whole process whilst manipulating the toe. I walked away and drove home shortly after. This second treatment made all the difference to my mobility.
Now, 4 months after my operation the small scars are reducing, I have a straight toe and am back to playing tennis! There is a tendency to underestimate this operation because of the small incisions, but the foot is complicated and we use it all the time. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this procedure and throughout Mr Ajis explained what my options were, including any additional work, if he felt it would help. With a straight toe, I shouldn’t develop a bunion!
My operation for the removal of a bunion was performed by Mr Ajis on 10th February in Goring Hall Hospital. By mid March I was engaging in my daily routine of walking for one hour, 30 minutes on my exercise bike and by the end of March, five minutes on my small trampoline.
During my first appointment Mr Ajis spent a generous amount of time explaining to me the process of the operation followed by exact details as to how I was to manage the foot after the operation. I followed his instructions conclusively. The wound healed very quickly and the swelling reduced. During my two follow up appointments Mr Ajis encouraged my efforts and continued to offer me further advice.
I am now fully recovered and the experience resulted in a great success.
Mrs V W
I truly am delighted with my surgery and with the pain level. I thought it was going to be ten times more painful. The fact I could walk out was a shock to me.
On first meeting Mr Ajis I was impressed with his demeanour. He was pleasant, cheerful and informative and gave me just the right amount of information. He offered a solution to my second toe as well as for my bunion. On the day of my operation we met again and he was very cheerful and reassuring. After my operation he advised it had been a complete success and to rest my foot above my hips for the next two weeks. I took cocodamol for the pain and I only needed this for three weeks. The bandages came off and the neatness of the scaring was impressive again Mr Ajis was delighted with the progress which gave me confidence. Mr Ajis was surprised I had taken his advice, which I took I didn’t go anywhere except the couch, the bathroom and the bedroom. All day I kept my foot on a footstool with two extra cushions. The swelling was really minimal because of the advice. Mr Ajis wanted me to do the same for the next six weeks. Although I’m a keen walker and I had thought I’d need to exercise when Mr Ajis said the reverse I again took his advice. Six weeks on and apart from stubbing my toe which I believe is what caused the difficulty in removing the wire which was in my second toe. Mr Ajis handled this extremely well, he tried for three or four times before providing injections which he advised would be more painful than the removal. Although it was painful, through his confidence and cheerfulness its long forgotten. I am so impressed with his surgical skills that I am going through with a second operation on the other foot. Its not only due to his expertise but I think largely to his optimism and cheerfulness that I am proceeding.
I put this operation off for years as everyone said how painful it was and the two week stage is a distant memory I’ve forgotten the initial pain. I’m up and about now walking two miles comfortably and the pain is my awareness not to do too much. I am so pleased that I met Mr Ajis and he is my surgeon.
- J S
In February 2014 I was referred to Mr. Adam Ajis at Goring Hall Hospital West Sussex regarding my ankle. After an MRI scan it showed I would need surgery. During all my consultations and the surgery Mr. Ajis was always smart, professional, kind and caring and above all competent.His secretary too was always helpful and willing to answer any questions I had. Mr. Ajis explained in detail what needed to be done and was reassuring and very accommodating, as at the time I had things planned ie, birthday celebrations, a new Granddaughter arriving and a trip to Canada booked. Mr. Ajis very kindly fitted the operation around all of these.
I would like to thank Mr. Ajis for his outstanding medical care, kindness and compassion for my well being throughout.
- S K
I have had treatment on my leg following a rupture in the tendons. Mr Ajis was very attentive right from the start. He was caring and courteous and I had every confidence in him. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone who had a lower leg injury. With his help and further treatment by a physiotherapist I am now almost back to normal.
- S S
In all aspects of my treatment so far with Mr Ajis I really cannot speak highly enough of him.
I have found Mr Ajis very enthusiastic and professional from the outset and very keen to improve my well-being as quickly as possible. Mr Ajis explained everything clearly to me, pre-op and again post op, with high regard for my wellbeing. After my initial experiences of being treated by Mr. Ajis, I would not hesitate in endorsing his qualities.
- A D
I saw Mr Ajis with a great toe injury sustained after an accident. From my first consultation I received a clear diagnosis and a decisive treatment plan. Mr Ajis explained in detail the nature of my injury and the treatment it required. I had many questions which were answered thoroughly and without impatience. Throughout all of my treatment I was treated with warmth and empathy. Mr Ajis went out of his way to help me find the right treatment option at the right hospital. My treatment was successful and, most importantly for me I was back up on my feet and working at full strength again after 7 weeks. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Ajis to other patients
- J H
I am pleased to be able to advise that I have nothing but praise for the treatment I received from Mr Ajis. I found him a charming person who put me at ease right from the first consultation. He was very thorough and clear when advising me what procedure he proposed for me and was happy to answer any questions I had in a way that was easy for me to understand. Following the operation he again explained to me in a clear manner what he had done and what the followup procedure would be in connection with the removal of the stitches and the pin and the proposed time scale for my recovery.
At the present time I am extremely pleased with the progress I am making and have been pleasantly surprised with how quickly I have got back to walking, driving my car and riding my bike albeit that, as is to be expected, the foot does swell up by the end of the day.
- S B
I had scarf ostomony with a few extras by Dr Ajis on 27/12/13 at Southlands Hospital. It’s now just over a week after surgery and I’m in for removal of stitches tomorrow. I felt really comfortable with Dr Ajis, He went through everything with me on the consultation and on the day of my operation. He is a very nice guy and has such a friendly approachable face, He makes you feel you’re in good hands. He is a great professional and I would highly recommend him. I look forward to improving the pain I had in my feet and hopefully they will look a bit nicer than they did. I have not had any problems so far and have been strict with the healing process and will continue to do so. Thank you so much
- N R