The first doctor in the UK to perform an operation after being paralysed
When Mohammed Belal first came to The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital for specialist rehabilitation following a spinal cord injury that left him paralysed, he had one ultimate goal: ‘To be able to return to work as a leading neuro-urology surgeon’.
Today, on November 17th 2022, after 1,000 hours of therapy, you may recognise him from the news as ‘The first doctor in the UK to have performed an operation after being paralysed’.
Following this monumental achievement yesterday, he still came back to Royal Bucks for a full day of therapy today. Mo has become a true inspiration for so many, and had this to say to us about Royal Bucks today:
“My ultimate aim was to return back to work as a surgeon”.
“During my time here, those two months were instrumental for which I had my greatest gains and the last month was in preparation for my return to work”.
“It’s through Royal Bucks that we trialled all the different wheelchairs and found a bespoke wheelchair that allowed me to get back into doing what I love, which is being a surgeon and helping others.”
“As well as helping me find what the best equipment was, they were amazing” “The Royal Bucks tailored my individual return to work and they kindly agreed to come with myself to my own hospital, to my own theatre, with the equipment I was going to use to optimise my time there. We went through the whole aspect of using the standing wheelchair and all the potential positions needed for surgery, how to scrub up, how to descrub, how to stand, and gave me that confidence to go back to surgery without fear of any problems.”
“I can’t thank the Royal Bucks Teams enough for all they’ve done”.
Congratulations Mo from every single person here at Royal Bucks; we could not be more proud of you. Your Content Goes Here