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      FAQ's/ Pricing //

1.      What do I need for my first consultation?

For your first consultation you should if possible bring any medical records that you have that are relevant such as previous MRI scans or x-rays if done and any other relevant correspondence. A referral letter from either your general practitioner or physiotherapist is required if you are paying with private health insurance. This may have already been sent direct to Mr Dodds's office. You should also bring your insurance policy number and authorisation code for the consultation.

 

2.      How long will the consultation last?

A new consultation typically lasts up to 30 minutes and follow up appointments usually takes around 15 minutes. However this does vary as some conditions are relatively simple, whilst others are more complex. Mr Dodds's secretary will ensure you have ample time for your condition and Mr Dodds will ensure that at the end of the consultation you feel clear and understand the issues discussed and leave fully understanding the recommended course of action.

3.      How much does a private orthopaedic consultation cost?

A new consultation costs £200 and a follow up consultation costs between £100-£150. Mr Dodds is fee assured for surgical procedures. Please note that fees for imaging such as X-rays and MRI will be extra.

4.      Will I need an x-ray or scan?

Usually conditions such as fractures and arthritis will need x-rays. If an x-ray is needed it will be done on the same day and the results discussed in your consultation. Most Insurance companies cover x-rays as part of the initial authorisation, but please check first. If you are a self pay patient the Hospital will charge you directly for x-rays.

Insurance companies almost always ask for an authorisation for Scans (MRI, CT, and ultrasound) as these are more expensive. A follow up appointment is made to discuss the scan results.

5.      What happens if I need knee or hip surgery?

If surgery is necessary Mr Dodds will spend time with you discussing the best possible procedure to improve your condition and ensure you fully understand what is involved and what role you can play in aiding your recovery. Mr Dodds will work alongside you and your chosen physio to ensure your rehabilitation is optimal.  Once you have decided on surgery you will be consented for the operation and an OPCS code given. A suitable date will be discussed with you by Mr Dodds's secretary. Mr Dodds will always do the operation himself and follow up with you personally.

6.      How much does it cost to have a knee replacement done privately?

A guide price for treatment is £13,030. This includes initial consultation, pre-assessment, main treatment and discharge care.

7.      How much does it cost to have a hip replacement done privately?

A guide price for treatment is £13,150. This includes initial consultation, pre-assessment, main treatment and discharge care.

8.     How much does it cost to have a knee arthroscopy - key hole surgery done privately?

A guide price for treatment is £3,995. This includes initial consultation, pre-assessment, main treatment and discharge care.