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Testimonials - Both knees

Richard Lancaster, age 76

Surgery: Bilateral Simultaneous Total Knee Replacement, January 2021

It's now been 8 weeks since my surgery and I am extremely pleased with the outcome. It is so much better than I could possibly have hoped for. I'm walking now with my two dogs unaided and comfortably. I'm so looking forward to getting on my electric bike soon and getting back to our adventures in France staying in our motorhome. 

I would certainly recommend having bilateral simultaneous knee replacements, and with Mr Kucheria who is so friendly and personable.


David Lodge, age 75

Surgery: Bilateral Simultaneous Total Knee Replacement, November 2019

I made my choice after careful consideration on the drastic surgery, I wanted the surgery done quickly with the least disruption to my life - so I opted for bilateral simultaneous knee replacements which the NHS could not offer.

I feel more positive regarding my future fitness and I was thrilled to be able to cycle the 150-mile ride to Paris with my 73 year-old brother - it was great to share such a moment with him. Thank you - Mr Bourke and Mr Kucheria for assuring my future mobility - and freedom.


Robert Moir, age 61

Surgery: Total Hip Replacement, May 2017 and Bilateral Simultaneous Total Knee Replacement, January 2018

I was experiencing pain in my left hip, my left leg was bowed and painful and my right knee was painful as well, impacting quite heavily on my lifestyle.

In May 2017, phase one started with a total hip replacement. Mr Kucheria's team were marvellous and reassured me throughout the entire process. After the operation, I was much more mobile and pain free in a very short period of time.

In January 2018, phase two resulted in a simultaneous bilateral total knee replacement, Being self-employed, the thought of one period of hospitalisation and convalescence appealed to me. The operation went well, aided by Mr Bourke who did my left knee whilst Mr Kucheria simultaneously did my right knee.  Again, total success, a speedy recovery and a straight leg in the process!

I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Kucheria and his team to any future patients. Before the operations, holidays were seriously impacted by the pain, and day to day life was affected as well. My life has been turned around. Thank you.


Chris Gore, age 58
Surgery: Bilateral Simultaneous Total Knee Replacement, December 2017

"I am a farmer and my job entails me standing on  concrete floor around a live cattle auction ring everyday, whilst buying livestock, so coupled with the heavy work which farming demands and after years of playing sport in my younger days, my knees had become extremely painful and had started to deteriorate. The pain increased over the years and I was struggling to walk without limping. Being self-employed, I could not entertain having weeks, possibly months off work to recover. So I decided to have surgery.

Now, my work life is so much easier, and I even walked up the steps to Edinburgh Castle and down again this Summer without a thought, something I could never have done less than a year ago. 

I would fully recommend Mr Bourke to anyone - his professional manner and expertise has given me a new lease of life with minimal disruption and recovery time."


Paul Bayley, age 61

Surgery: Bilateral Simultaneous Total Knee Replacement, December 2017

"I have had many operations on both my knees over the years and on consulting, Mr Bourke explained the  only option available was to have bilateral total knee replacement on both knees. The operation went very well with little pain or swelling post-operation. I have been very careful to follow all the advice given to me both by Mr Bourke and my Physiotherapist and after 6 weeks I am doing very well and walking with ease.

I am really pleased that I had both knees replaced at the same time."


Joan Dawson, age 69

Surgery: Bilateral Simultaneous Total Knee Replacement, June 2017

"Having been in severe knee pain for several years and tried many forms of physio, I realised I had to succumb to surgery.

I had heard of bilateral total knee replacement, so was very pleased when Mr Kucheria recommended it. It meant one operation, one period of hospitalisation and one recovery period. After two weeks, I was walking without crutches and after six weeks was driving again, back to Pilates classes and best of all, pain free.

Mr Kucheria came highly recommended to me, which was why I chose him, and he did not disappoint. Together with Mr Bourke they make a formidable team.

I am seven months down the line now and wonder why I waited so long to have this operation done."

Diane Plowman, age 72

Surgery: Bilateral Total Knee Replacement, September 2016

"I was in severe pain and went to see my GP who referred me for an X-ray.

As the NHS had a very long waiting list and I had no private medical insurance, with the help of my family I was able to go down the private (self-pay) route - whereby my daughter was able to arrange a rapid appointment with Mr Kucheria.

Seven months (post-surgery), I am doing well walking more each day and taking part in aqua-aerobics. My dancing is still on hold but I intend to start again in a month or so. I am very grateful to Mr Kucheria and Mr Bourke for giving me back my independence."

Martin Walsh, age 58

Surgery: Bilateral Knee Replacement, June 2016

"In my case the double knee replacements have proved to be a fantastic success, approximately eight weeks on from surgery I am now back walking normally, cycling and exercising again without any pain or discomfort whatsoever. 

I would certainly recommend the double procedure for fast recovery, minimal inconvenience and excellent post-op care at BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital."


Female, age 70

Surgery: Bilateral Knee Replacement, November 2016

"Both my knees had been very painful for many months and I was able to walk only with a stick.  Getting up and down stairs was difficult and painful and I certainly couldn’t go for the long walks I enjoy.  I knew that I needed two knee replacements, but I really wasn’t happy with the thought of two operations.  I was very pleased therefore when Mr Kucheria offered me bilateral knee replacements.  Mr Kucheria is a charming, intelligent man.  He took the time and trouble to answer all my questions and to explain the details of the surgery. 

Mr Kucheria did the replacement in my right knee and Mr Bourke did the one in my left knee.  The operation went well as did the recovery.  Now, four months later I can once again walk without pain.  I can get up and down stairs easily, I can walk two miles comfortably and am gradually increasing the length of my walks.   I am delighted with my new ‘knees’ and know that I made the right decision in having this operation.  I would not hesitate to recommend Messrs Kucheria and Bourke to anyone who needs knee replacements."