If an operation is needed we will help to arrange this for you. Surgery will require admission to one of the various hospitals in and around London where our consultants have admitting privileges. The surgeon’s PA will be able to help book this for you. The hospitals that we work with include The Princess Grace Hospital, King Edward VII’s Hospital, The London Clinic, Highgate Private Hospital and The Weymouth Hospital. For more information on our working relationship with the Princess Grace Hospital, please follow this link.
All medical insurers usually cover these hospitals, however, it is important to always check with your insurer regarding your proposed operation and cover for the hospital and all fees. We will assist you with any information that you require. For information on the surgical fees for a selection of our top operations, please download our surgical fees document.
You will be provided with instructions of when to stop eating and drinking and when to arrive at the hospital. On the day of admission, the hospital’s admission clerk will ask you some questions and will want to confirm your method of payment. Please bring your insurance details and if you are self funding then you will have to settle the hospital bill prior to admission.
Once admitted and settled in your room or day unit, a nurse will confirm your identity and place a wristband on you. Some baseline observations will be undertaken and the nurse will be able to answer any other questions you have about your hospital stay. Any further required investigations like an ECG, chest X-ray and blood tests might be carried out at this time.
The London Orthopaedic Clinic surgeon will visit you before your operation and will ask you to sign a consent form for the procedure. The surgeon will also visit you after your operation to check on your recovery.
The consultant anaesthetist will also need time with you before your operation to inform you about your anaesthetic and to check your health. Surgery can be undertaken under local, regional or general anaesthesia. You can discuss this with your surgeon and anaesthetist. close