A granddad was so determined to see his granddaughter get married he left hospital the morning after a two-and-a-half hour operation.

Jaysukh Bulsara, 73, from Greenford was sent to hospital after he suffered a stroke. A scan revealed a blood clot in one his major neck arteries, which meant he had to have surgery.

Granddaughter Karishma Parmar, who had already cancelled her engagement party after a death was announced in her husband’s family, was prepared to push back her wedding until her Mr Bulsara was better.

But Mr Bulsara asked surgeons at Northwick Park Hospital if there was anything they could do to help him get better in time.

He said: “I wasn’t going to let a stroke stop me.”

Vascular surgeon Nung Rudarakanchana agreed to perform the surgery under local anaesthetic and Mr Bulsara left the next morning to see his granddaughter get married.

Miss Rudarakanchana said: “We know patients benefit from this operation if it is done as soon as possible following a stroke and we have a great team here dedicated to looking after patients with carotid artery disease.

“We all met to discuss his case Friday lunchtime and by that afternoon I had him in theatre.

“I think the patient was more concerned about letting his granddaughter down than the procedure and took it all in his stride, despite the fact we had cut the side of his neck open to remove the clot.”

Speaking after the wedding Mr Bulsara said: “There were a few tears all round when I turned up with the wife.

“Karishma is our first granddaughter so I was determined to be there for her.”