Patient Testimonials

"Prior to surgery I had considered retiring from football as I couldn’t function to the best of my ability any longer given the restrictions I had and the stiffness and the pain I was feeling before and during training/matches. Since surgery my flexibility has greatly improved and pain reduced allowing me to compete at a a level I am capable of"

M.T County Gaelic

"I would highly recommend anyone who feels that this surgery would benefit to trust Dr.Carton. He is excellent in his field of hip intervention and I would trust him with any issues I may have in the future"


"Life changing surgery, can enjoy life well, free to move and do normal things. Definitely the best job I have had done on me!"


"I received excellent care under Mr Carton and his team with a comfortable and efficient stay at the Whitfield clinic"


"A great success which has encourages me to mind myself by taking lots of exercise and generally investing in my health."


"I would just like to send my thanks and to Mr Carton, appreciation finally I am running cramp free since the last operation in December, back competing and won the county championship 4k yesterday no problems, the leg feels great, over the moon, that instability and cramping up has gone, no pain. Just wanted to say thank you feels great to be back running symptom free after so long,"

Kealy Tideswell

"Fantastic clinic with top class care, would definitely recommend to others and if I had to have and operation again I would. Very happy with the service and the outcome."


"Still feels great 5 years on. Have greatly increased my levels of physical activity since the operations + reached a level that would’ve not have possible without the operation."


"Since attending Mr. Carton first back in 2015 I have had nothing but the best of care from himself and all his team at the Whitfield Clinic. Nine months post hip surgery I captained Kildare to an All-Ireland Intermediate football title and since then I have won two All Ireland Club Camogie titles. I’ve no doubt that the care and advice I received from Mr. Carton and everyone at Whitfield Clinic got me back playing to my best and helped me contribute to these wins."

Aisling Holton –

"My experience with Mr Carton and Whitfield was a very positive one. One thing that struck me about Mr Carton was his ability to undertand the worries and questions I had about returning to play at a high level. His understanding of what it meant to me to get back playing made the process easier"

Eoin –

"5 years on and I am very healthy and fit. Have never looked back since the day of my operation. To me it was like a miracle. I went from feeling like an old woman to getting my life back”"

Brenda O’Sullivan –

"I should have had this surgery earlier if I had known the difference this would have made."

E.E. –

"Before this surgery I could not complete a game without being left stiff and in pain for days afterwards. I have managed to return to inter-county hurling and high level of both club hurling and football. More importantly, it vastly improved my quality of life and left me pain free"

R. Sheridan –

"I am delighted with the result of my hip operation. My problem was causing me a lot of back pain. My operation gave me the chance to change direction with sport. Instead of running all the time, I now swim cycle and ski and I also enjoy fishing which is demanding on my hip at times because of the climbing involved."

Sean Fahey –

"My experience at the Hip and Groin Clinic was excellent. Without the surgery I would not be able to run or exercise today. My quality of life has improved immensely."

Julia Walsh –

"Cannot complain. Has been a great success, care during and after has been more than one could ask for."

Sean O’Gorman –

"The amount of movement I have now is fantastic as before the surgeries I struggled to walk."

Elaine Hayes –

"The service and experience are first class. It has been good to know they are still interested in our"

Niall Leahy –

"Surgery staff and facilities were very good. The follow up and after care support was great. I contacted Physio (Shane) a number of times with queries and he was very helpful."

Nicholas Jacob –

"From assessment to follow up the service and procedures are professionally completed and questions and concerns are dealt with promptly and efficiently."

"Pain free and able to enjoy life without limitations or medication!"

Martina H. –

"I feel the experience was good and I got back playing soccer. Before the operation I could not run or play soccer without pain in my groin."

S. Wall –

"I have recommended the clinic to a number of my team mates and friends with some now going to visit the clinic. I have been very happy with the level of care and detail in the post op period."

M. Sheehan –

"Fantastic clinic with top class care, would definitely recommend to others and if I had to have an operation again I would be very happy with the service and the outcome."

Eimear Myles –

"I have highest regards for people in the hip and groin clinic. From first day I was with the consultant to complete follow up care was to highest standards. I could not have been happier with the care I received."

E. Kileen –

"Hip arthroscopy was something I needed to have done and am glad I had it done at the Hip and Groin Clinic. My hip has not prevented me from participating in any activities I wanted to do since the operation"

John Walsh –

"I have had absolutely no pain in my hip or groin since the operation. Thankfully got back playing straight away and have won two All Irelands since my operation"

"Haven’t had any problems with my hip or groin since the op and have played at the highest level since, wouldn’t have been able to do so without my hip op-many thanks"

Richie Power –

"Excellent. Attention to detail was good and the operation and follow up procedures brought me back to a degree of participation in my general life and sport that I thought would never happen."

"Excellent diagnosis of problem – rectified speedily and follow-up plan of physio worked superbly plus regular call back check-ups from clinic were very positive."

James Delaney –

"Feel 100% since I recovered from my surgery. Had a baby in October 2014 and had no issues with my hip during labour or since, so very happy"

Mary Comerford –

"I was very happy with the service and treatment from The Hip and Groin Clinic and I would like to thank them for their help"

Sean Coughlin –

"Mr. Carton is an excellent surgeon/consultant, is a very straight talker and gives detailed excellent explanations. Overall my experience here has been very good."

Gerard Hackett –

"I feel I am extremely fortunate to have had surgery in time to avoid replacement, I have a new lease of life and would recommend this procedure wholeheartedly to suitable candidates."

Alan Moore –

"I feel that the hip surgery has helped me immensely. I now have no pain and am back playing sports in comfort"

Cathal Coughlin –

"After 5 years of struggling with impingement in both my hips, I am completely pain free and have full functionality in both my hips"

Donnacha Cody –

"I had two operations in 2010 and found Mr. Carton and his team very attentive and efficient in patient care both pre-op and post-op"

Martin Lynch –

"Still feels great 5 years on. Have greatly increased my levels of physical activity since the operations and reached a level that would not have been possible without the operation"

D. Tobin –

"The excellent treatment I received and the back-up of research and care taken is outstanding.. Thank you."

"Mr Carton and his team at The Hip and Groin Clinic provide a world class service to his patients. The aftercare is excellent and in all one is made feel as comfortable as possible throughout all aspects of the procedure"

Thomas Falvey –

"I found the experience very straight forward with little fuss. Aftercare was good and would have no problem ringing or emailing if I had questions or any problems regarding my hips. Very satisfactory. "

Gary Laffan –

"I had a good experience here at this clinic, during my two stays staff were very nice. Mr. Carton was very professional throughout & physio was also very attentive and caring."

William Nolan –

"The operation was explained to me fully beforehand, so I knew what to expect. The rehab programme was very thorough and aided my recovery."

Donal Dennehey –

"Since having the operation I have been able to return to a high level of sport and felt comfortable in doing so. I have to play at a consistently high level since having the operation and feel that I can now push myself without any fear."

Shane McGrath –

"I found the whole experience with Mr. Carton very efficient and professional, when I experience soreness and slow progress, Mr. Carton was very clear and explained what to do and to allow time and gave me stretches etc. to help, which worked well. The service was excellent overall."

Gary O’Keeffe –

"I found that at all times I was very well informed as to what I was to do before, during and after my operation. The staff were excellent and as a result I was back playing GAA within 4 months of my second operation."

Shane Fitzgerald –

"I found the service very good from day 1, treated very well, I would come back if I needed to."

Michelle Myler –

"My experience was good, my expectations for the operation and rehab were fulfilled. I’m back playing sport at high level and this is down to this procedure and I have recommended it to fellow players."

Patrick Raftice –

"The understanding of sport amongst doctors and physios greatly aided my recovery in terms of advice and support. Every question/query was answered."

Stephen Cunningham –

"All the staff here have been fantastic. They provide a top class service and I would recommend the staff and clinic to anyone looking for advice in this area"

Sean Tobin –

"Overall very good service provided. Excellent attention to detail. Very professional. Excellent after care."

G. Hoey –

"The Hip and Groin Clinic has really helped me get back to doing what I love, pain free. After my surgery the pain was all but non-existent so far. Anyone who is thinking about the surgery I would definitely recommend it."

Leanne Burke –

"Surgery has brought me back to pre-level injury levels, I was suffering constant pain in my hip and now it is gone!"

Martin Moran –

"I have felt a huge increase in range of motion when playing. No more quad or hamstring tightness"

James Barry –

"Fantastic, exceeded my expectations, life changing. Lost 22lbs in weight, health improved dramatically. Thank you Mr. Carton so much, thanks"

Gary Ring –

"I am very pleased with the result of surgery and it has allowed me to engage in everyday activities with confidence knowing that I won’t be in pain following my involvement with same. The last 3 months have been particularly noticeable of a pain free, limp free world!"

Fidelma O’Rourke –

"Very happy with results after surgery, pain in hips and back are minimal and I now have a lot more movement in hip joints. Great treatment from start to finish."

Colm Hayes –

"After having 2 hip arthroscopies I would highly recommend Whitfield Clinic and in particular Mr Patrick Carton. The operations have helped me in my hurling career enabling me to be pain free post training and matches. A special word of thanks to all the staff at Whitfield for their professionalism and kindness."

Sean Tobin –

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  • The Hip and Groin Clinic
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • Whitfield Clinic
  • Queen's University Belfast
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • RCSI Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland