Posted September 07, 2018 18:03:03Cosmetologist Matthew Hatton has been working as a ‘surprise’ cut in the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
The 44-year-old said he was surprised to be called into the Royal’s cut room.
He told the BBC he was a ‘superior cut’ and felt ‘fantastic’ and ‘like I was born for it’.
“I was just surprised that I got called in,” Mr Hatton said.
“It was a great experience.”
He added he felt like he had been born to do the surgery.
Dr Hatton worked as a surgeon for the Royal Hospital in London for 12 years.
But after he retired in 2016 he decided to go back to his hometown of Chester, where he had worked for the past 12 years and was now living.
Mr Hatton explained he felt comfortable in the cut room and that he felt very welcome.
And he said he felt confident being called in to do it again.
In 2018, he made a cut in his back and was later referred to the Royal.
I feel good in my own skin, he said.
“I have never been treated like this in the past.
I have never had a back problem in my life.”
But in 2019 he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and the operation was delayed.
At the time, Dr Hatton had said that he was ‘overwhelmed’ with the support from the Royal and he was told that he would need more time to recover.
On Thursday, Dr Waleed, a specialist in orthopedics at the Royal, said he and colleagues were surprised by the news and that they were ‘very, very grateful’.
He said the procedure was ‘very simple’.
The surgery was ‘only a few weeks’ away, he told the news outlet.
A spokesperson for the RHS said: ‘It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing that the Royal Cut Room will not be operating in 2019.
‘We would like to express our sincere thanks to Dr Hinton for his incredible service to the ROH and his family for the incredible support he has received.’
The RHS added that there would be no changes to the operating procedures at the clinic.
It added: ‘We would encourage anyone affected by this situation to contact their GP to discuss their options.”
Our thoughts are with Dr Hutton and his loved ones during this difficult time.’
Dr Walee told the outlet: ‘This is a really important moment for us.’
We need to work hard, as a profession, to make sure that there are more and more people who can take this service to heart.’
In an interview with the BBC earlier this year, Dr Mark Walker, a senior surgeon at the hospital, said that the cut rooms were ‘undervalued’ and he expected the cuts to become more routine.
However, he warned that cuts could still occur.
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