you require a private consultation with me for a breast or general
surgical condition, first contact your local GP to send me a referral.
Appointments can be arranged within 24 hours through my secretary
on 0750 049 3426. You can fax your referral to 01227 200 135 or
bring your referral letter along with you. During your initial
consultation I will review your medical history and perform the
appropriate clinical examination. We will have a full discussion
of any investigations and available treatment options including
any proposed surgery and the potential risks and complications.
Some procedures like fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC), core
biopsy of breast lumps and nipple biopsy may be performed during
your consultation you will receive an invoice. This is payable
by cash or cheque after your appointment and covers any further
pre-operative visits if you require more information before making
a decision about surgery. There may be extra charges if a minor
procedure was carried out during the consultation.
you have private medical insurance it is important you contact
your insurance provider prior to any proposed surgery to ensure
your policy will cover the cost of the procedure. You will be
given an authorisation code. Check for any exclusions or funding
limits in your policy and if you have to pay an excess. Private
drug prescriptions are not usually covered on insurance policies.
you have no healthcare insurance, fixed price packages are available
at the St Saviour’s and Chaucer Hospitals. This will be
provided after your initial consultation or on request beforehand
from my private secretary or directly from the hospital so you
are aware of the total costs involved before making a decision
on surgery. The package includes a surgeon’s fee covering
your post-operative care and one follow up visit, an anaesthetic
fee and a hospital fee. It is payable in advance of the proposed
procedure. You can swap between private and NHS treatment at any