A 73 year old man whose life was saved following emergency cutting-edge surgery has praised the medical professionals who saved his life.
John Farrell was rushed to hospital with a leaking aneurysm and was only given a 25 per cent chance of survival.
He was semi-conscious and in agony when he was taken to the North Manchester General Hospital before he was transferred to the Royal Oldham Hospital for the life saving emergency procedure.
A surgical team had to be scrambled together and was headed by consultant vascular surgeon Mr Riza Ibrahim. The team carried out keyhole surgery under local anaesthetic.
Mr Farrell said: “I can’t thank Mr Ibrahim and his team enough for saving my life.
“I was told when I was rushed into hospital that I was very lucky as 80 per cent of people die immediately.
“I didn’t worry too much about the operation as I knew that I was in safe hands.”