11th January 2016 Written by a patient Feedback for Pain Clinic with Dr Lieberman I suffer from 3 different chronic and largely untreatable pain conditions as a result of MS. They are all life inhibiting and are only ever going to worsen. Before coming to the Wythenshawe pain clinic I have seen and been written off by another pain clinic, two neurosurgeons, had two unsuccessful and damaging brain procedures, been told I had exhausted all available medications and would have to learn to live with the pain. I, therefore, cannot convey the delight to be seen by Dr Lieberman. While he has been totally upfront about the likely low outcomes from other treatments he has provided a varied treatment plan with options and previously unexplored medications. It is so refreshing to see someone who thinks outside the box; does research on new treatments; appreciates what it means to live with chronic, unending agony; and most importantly can communicate all of that concisely and with consideration. Both he and his team have been helpful, efficient and have an amazing turn around time. Unlike my previous experiences, I have not been left for months on ineffective medications, I have not had to wait for hospital to GP communications before accessing medications, I have not been told my symptoms do not fit. Instead, I have been treated like a person with a lifelong affliction. Both Dr Lieberman and myself recognise that this isn’t going to be cured but giving up is also not an option. I have hope again and that has value beyond measure.
January 11, 2016
Christmas Card thank you 2015 Thank you Mr Lieberman for all you have done over the years in getting my pain under control you are a “star” and so hardworking, and I really have all the best help, care , and kindness from you, and your great team.
Thank you for injecting my shoulders it has really helped and Facets.
December 12, 2015
7th December 2015, Written by a patient. I have been suffering from a horrible back pain for about 20 months, and shuttled from place to place without really getting anywhere. For the first time since this started I feel that I am being listened to. Dr Lieberman has a very friendly and personable approach, and a good sense of humour. I feel as though I am now on the right track to get this problem resolved.
14th December 2015 Written by a patient: I’d like to thank doctor Lieberman for his support and treatment for my central pain syndrome, as he is aware my condition has been very difficult to treat but doctor Lieberman has been professional through out my care, giving me honest answers regarding my complex centralised pain syndrome. He has been a support mechanism for me and Amanda in these trying times, where other departments dealing with my condition have left me and Amanda frustrated. I’d like to thank him for his support regarding my medication (Sativex spray) as this has giving me some relief from the constant pain.
14th December 2015 Written by a patient: Having suffered with severe back pain for several years I have now been seeing Dr. Lieberman for over 2 years. Without his help & support I don’t know how I would have coped. I’m quite an anxious person but Dr. Lieberman always makes me feel at ease listening to any concerns I have and helping me through.
December 10, 2015
24th November 2015, Written by a patient. I have been a patient of Dr Lieberman since 2009 and I am being treated for Neuropathic Pain. I have not been the easiest of patients to treat due to allergies but Dr Lieberman has found the right treatment plan for me and my pain has reduced to a more manageable level. On a more personal note, everyone I have encountered at the Pain Clinic has treated me professionally, with the utmost courtesy and respect. I have been kept fully informed throughout my treatment and any question I had were answered honesty and thoroughly. I cannot commend them highly enough.
19th November 2015, Written by a carer. This recommendation is on behalf of my mother, who wishes to thank Dr Lieberman and his team for the care and support they provide. We, as a family, appreciate the care she receives, thank you.
19th November 2015, Written by a patient. He is really doing his best to help me offering different injections scans etc He is not giving up on me which is very reassuring he is very friendly also and very professional.
10th November 2015, Written by a carer. Listened, took us seriously, regular appointments
5th November 2015, Written by a patient. The care that I have received , on more than one occasion by Dr Lieberman and his staff could only be described as excellent in their professionalism by putting me at ease with their friendliness and in the manner they explained everything they were doing . Yours sincerely SD
1st November 2015, Written by a carer. This is the 1st appointment my wife has had, and so it is difficult to make a considered judgement. But the omens are good! Dr Lieberman’s proactive approach and his friendly inter personal skills, gives the patient (and carer) hope and encouragement. If Dr Lieberman can succeed where others have failed, it will result in an almost “life changing” situation, and will enable my wife (and carer) to lead a life that most people take for granted.
December 9, 2015
31st October 2015.Written by a patient Dr Lieberman has a brilliant manner, speaking in a precise and honest manner.He is definitely a doctor with excellent person skills, he has a warm sense of humour and relaxed manner that hide a brilliant clinical mind. Dr Lieberman knows when to fight to support patients and knows when to argue for a treatment that is unorthodox for a patient.
28th October 2015 Written by a patient. I have been having pain treatment off Dr. Lieberman for many years. I would not like any other doctor treating my pain. I would would and have recommended Dr. Lieberman to other people.
28th October 2015, Written by a patient. I had pain for 21 years, with pain killer injections I can live my life without pain for 4 to 6 months. It has helped me a lot. Thank you for everything and what you are doing to help people with pain. Please improve the waiting time. Old people who sits there for 3 hours with pain needs to be seen with in timely bases.
27th October 2015, Written by a patient. NHS financial problems are well known,but the service provided by Dr Lieberman & Co is excellent.Professional and efficient,but the big change over the last few years is a more open policy where procedures are explained and patients treated as humans.
22nd October 2015, Written by a patient. I liked Dr Lieberman’s frank but friendly manner. I did not feel rushed and all my questions were answered.
21st October 2015, Written by a patient. Having had a permenant headache for over 5 years & having been passed from Dr to Dr and being told to “live with it” by many, Dr Lieberman was the first Dr to take the time to understand my problem & work towards finding a solution. From day one I have found him to be very professional yet personable & I have total trust & faith in him. I have today received my fourth lot of treatment within the pain clinic & can honestly say that the medical & admin staff within the department are excellent. From seeing a nurse to be booked in, the theatre staff (holding my hand & letting me squeeze whilst I received 25 injections across my forehead, temples & neck), the nurse who brought me a hot drink once it was all over & the receptionist who booked my next appointment & came to find me in the waiting room to confirm it was ok. Overall an excellent service, a treatment that has massively improved my daily life & a Dr who listens & didn’t give up on me. Thank you to Dr Lieberman & his wonderful team for excellent service.
December 5, 2015
Letter May 2015
For 18 months, I have been attending the Pain Management Clinic, at the Baguley Suite at Wythenshawe Hospital.
The fantastic team of doctor and nursing staff looked after me with care, and respect.
They made my visit`s to the clinic, knowing that the staff, would be doing their best to help me with my pain problems,
The staff, are always willing to have a chat, or share a joke while they are looking after you, making sure that you are comfortable, relaxed, secure.
Sometimes you have waiting a while, but that is nothing t do with the doctor or staff, it is just weight of numbers.
I would like to place on record, my thanks to my doctor and the fantastic staff.
Thank you to all at the Pain Management Clinic
AG May 16, 2015
Thank you letter to UHSM CEO April 2015
Dear Dr Vegh
Re Three Monthly Stellate Ganglion Blockade Dr Ilan Lieberman
For a long time I have a patient under the care of Dr Ilan Lieberman and his wonderful team to have three monthly treatments of Stellate Ganglion Blockade.
During the many years I have attended Wythenshawe Hospital I can honestly say I have received the besst treatment possible from the best pain consultant Dr Lieberman, assisted by the best nurses. The treatment has greatly enhanced my life………
I feel privileged to be in the care of such a professional and most importantly kind and caring team. As a long term disabled person I have been in many hospitals both in the north and south of England, which I find helpful but traumatic. I cannot say this about the team in the Baguley suite as they put me at ease and they are most reassuring. I always feel I am going to see much respected useful friends instead of the usual dread. I think everyone has to be complimented for this amazing service.
April 21, 2015
Letter April 2015
Dear Dr Lieberman & staff
I’m taking this opportunity to thank you for your care and determination in managing my very painful condition over the years without which I would not be where I am today.
A special thanks too to your secretary for all her efforts ad for making my life a lot easier “above the call of duty”.
Thank you all once again.
EJL April 21, 2015
Postcard January 2015
Just a big thank you to you all the injection has made it possible for me to enjoy my holiday to the full. The Ghan, crocodiles, camel ride in Alice, helicopter over Katherine Gorges, Cooper Pedy Mail run 15 hrs, 500mls, flat tyre and delivered Christmas mail to outback stations. And much more! Big thank you & all the best for 2015
MA January 16, 2015
Email April 2013
Just a quick note to thank you again for seeing me last month – I found it really helpful to be able to talk through my situation and get a different perspective. I’ve been away for a couple of weeks in the US on holiday & your consultation letter was waiting for me when I got back.
I’ve dropped the Gabapentin down to 400mg without a significant increase in pain and feel much better for it and have been gradually increasing my time at the gym. Hopefully I will continue to improve over the next few months.
IW April 21, 2013
Letter February 2013
Dear Dr Lieberman
Thank you very much for your help and kindness for a long time.
You are so wonderful to help other people.
February 22, 2013
Letter February 2013
You may remember that I came to see you last summer at the Bridgewater
hospital. It was for bad lower back pains, and we discussed the injection
I am really happy that you didn’t go that route, and instead referred me to
….. His rehabilitation exercises, combined with more attention to
my seated posture, have made an enormous improvement.
The pain is so much better that I have been able to resume my martial arts
training. And I will also be building up to doing a 10-km charity run in May!
February 21, 2013
Letter from the Pain Management Team February 2013
Really good to have you back doing the pmp and big thank you for yesterday. You do it so well and there’s great feedback
Hope you are ok. Know you don’t do the sympathy thing but you are doing amazingly well and we have missed you!
ES February 21, 2013
E-Mail September 2012
Good morning Dr Lieberman,
On Wednesday morning you treated my lower back pain. As you know I have attended your clinic for over eight years.
During all that time I have never experienced such relief as I did after the treatment on Wednesday. The head ache was minor , I did not have HOT face and feet and the relief from pain was miraculous.
You did mention that you were doing something different (which I did not understand)
I am writing to say THANK YOU and hope that I will have similar treatment within the allotted time.
Many, many thanks.
September 21, 2012
Letter November 2011
Dear Dr Lieberman
Just to say a big thank you to you and the staff for your excellent care and attention. The pain is a little easier but still present.
November 21, 2011
Letter October 2011
Dear Dr Lieberman
Thank you for looking after me during my treatment and I appreciate your help throughout the period. Unfortunately I don’t want to go any further as I feel like the first injection did not help much. Thank you for letting me know the real reason to how the pain is caused, if it wasn’t for you, I would still be insure of the problem with my arm and I know you have done your best to help. I shall just continue with my medication.
MV October 21, 2011
Letter December 2010
Dear Dr Lieberman
Just a note to thank you for the care you took during my treatment yesterday afternoon.
It was quite an experience having the treatment carried out without sedation but it meant you could leave the hospital earlier so back home just after 7pm.
Next year is my 90th and as one of my passions is walking in the mountains of the Alps, I am planning, indeed I have already booked my next year’s visit to Switzerland subject to my fitness at the time.
As I shall be seeing you in 3 months time we can discuss and ask your advice regarding this.
In the meantime I shall monitor my progress – better then able to discuss this with you.
My kind regards and thanks
KD December 21, 2010
Thank you card 2009
Thank you very much for what you did, you have made my life a little easier.
God bless you.
July 21, 2009
Letter October 2009
……I don’t know where to begin. I cannot thank you enough for the help and kindness you showed me when I saw you in late July. I was overwhelmed by your concern and kindness and will never ever forget how you treated me.
You very quickly referred me to ……… at The Alexandra who admitted me straight away, he came in on his day off to operate on me for a full hip replacement which was due to your quick intervention, which I fully appreciate.
I am now recovering pain free! I have recommended you and sing your praises to so many people and as I said before I will never ever forget your kindness.
July 21, 2009