WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW?

This page should answer the common questions you may have about coming to see me for a private consultation. Please contact my team if you have a query which is not listed.

 

WHAT DAYS ARE APPOINTMENTS?

My clinics run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Princess Grace Hospital in central London, Friday at Spire Bushey and Saturday at the Elstree Waterfront Medical Centre in north London. Surgeries may be performed at either the Princess Grace Hospital, Spire Bushey or RNOH Private Care in Stanmore.

WILL MY INSURANCE COVER MY VISIT?

I am 'fee assured' by the major healthcare insurance providers in the UK including Aetna, BUPA, Aviva, AXA, Cigna, Healix, Vitality and WPA. This means my personal fees are covered but some providers will limit where you can be seen or treated, which in turn may prevent me seeing you. Please contact your provider to obtain pre-authorisation to ensure all fees are covered.

CAN I SELF-PAY FOR SERVICES?

I accept self-pay patients but all fees for clinic consultations and surgical procedures are required to be paid for in advance. Financing options to spread the cost of treatment is not available.

CAN YOU SEE MY PREVIOUS SCANS?

If you have had an x-ray or scan performed at an HCA hospital, then I usually can review it. If you had one performed elsewhere (e.g. NHS), please let my team know in advance of the appointment and we will endeavour to import it (but note this is not always possible).

WHO DO I CONTACT IN AN EMERGENCY?

If you have developed a concerning symptom after surgery, please contact my team by telephone. This is staffed Monday to Friday between 8:30-16:30. If you have a concern outside these hours which can not wait, then you will either need to go to the Urgent Care Centre at the Princess Grace Hospital, or other local emergency department.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF SURGERY?

All operations have risks including the possibility that you might not improve, or in fact be worse off. Prior to any operation, I will discuss the individual risks of surgery with you, explain the likely outcomes and recovery period, and say what risks I think are possible. If you have specific concerns prior to an operation, make sure you write them down so we can discuss them at an appropriate time before surgery happens.

CAN I USE THE ENQUIRY FORM IF I AM AN NHS PATIENT OF YOURS?

Enquiries sent from this website are only directed to my private secretary which means they will not have access to any of your NHS records. You should therefore contact my team at either the RNOH or UCLH depending upon where you are normally seen.

DO YOU ONLY SEE FOOT AND ANKLE CONDITIONS?

My training has included general orthopaedics but I now manage exclusively foot and ankle conditions to offer you specialist care and expertise. Disorders treated can be seen on the conditions page, and include Achilles tendon problems, bunions and other foot deformities, amongst many others.