Below is a range of feedback that Prof Devaraj has received from both private practice and NHS patients over the years:

Words cannot express my gratitude for your expertise in giving me back painless use of my thumbs! Thank you also for your kindness and care.

Thank you for my recent minor surgery and for my successful abdominoplasty. This has been the first year I have been able to wear a bikini since 1986.

Thank you so very much for creating my beautiful breasts. I cannot express how much you have changed my life for the better.

My trigger finger and I send you our warmest thanks and regards. I have been so impressed by my treatment for such a minor operation; it made me feel… ‘royal’!

I would like to thank you and all the staff for such wonderful care and attention. I don’t think there are any words I could use to thank you enough with such gratitude for how you have transformed me, not just physically but mentally too. You are very lovely and extremely funny too, which made all my doubts and nerves go away. Thank you so much.

Just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me. My new boobs and I are celebrating our first Christmas together!!

Thank you for your dedication, hard work and commitment in making me feel and look normal. I am ever so grateful for what you have done for me and for giving me hope and my life back. But most importantly of all, for giving me confidence and self-esteem.

A big thanks for your recent skill and artistry. The end result has exceeded our expectations. Many thanks.

The doctor’s care was exemplary. Mr Devaraj’s bedside manner made me feel I was important as well as cared for. He was so kind and human and gave me great confidence in myself, him and the Nuffield Hospital. Thanks a million.

Thank you for your patience, hard work, compassion and TALENT! P.S. My daughters want me to send a ‘special thank you’ to you and all your team, for working so hard and saving their mum’s leg!

Thank you very much for such wonderful care. Definitely the NHS at its best.

I would like to thank you for my ‘new boobs’. What you have done for me has helped me so much psychologically, as well as physically.

I would like to thank you so much for the wonderful work you did on my thumb. How fortunate that the medical world has surgeons with the skills to make the quality of life so much better for their patients. In your case, your skills are second to none as is your caring for the patients – I feel blessed to have found you. I cannot believe the improvement in the use of my thumb and wrist – it’s like being given a new hand. I am able to do the everyday tasks once more. My quality of life has improved beyond all hope.

Thank you very much for operating on my ear. Lots of people have been commenting on how good it looks. I’m happy because I can wear my hair up now.

Thank you for making my 'proper' breasts possible. I’m 24 and it’s the first time I feel like a woman more than a girl.

Thank you so much for your excellent care – it’s wonderful to have my hand back!