Frequently asked questions by shoulder and elbow patients
How do I make an appointment?

I treat private patients and choose and book NHS patients at Thornbury Hospital. You could either request an appointment using the online form found in the home page or call 07849912447 to book an appointment over the telephone.

Do I always need a referral letter?

No, you do not need a referral letter if you are paying for your treatment. However, most insurance companies require a referral letter from your GP.

How long will my appointment last for?

Each appointment usually lasts for 15-30 minutes depending on the complexity of your problem.

If I require surgery, how will this be organised?

After your initial consultation, assessment and investigation, if surgery is deemed necessary, you will be scheduled a date for your operation, based on your convenience and availability. 

All surgical procedures have a code that insurers and hospitals use and you should inform your insurance company regarding your planned surgery.

Are you recognised by my insurance company?

I am recognised by all the major insurance companies as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. 

How long will I stay in hospital?

Most keyhole surgeries are done as day case procedures. Joint replacements and other major procedures require 2-3 days stay in hospital.

Do I always need a private medical insurance to be seen?

No. Self-pay options are available.

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