Is the initial consultation with the surgeon or with a counsellor?
A All consultations are with a surgeon
Will the Surgeon with whom I consult perform my treatment?
A Yes, the same Surgeon who sees you
at the first consultation will perform the treatment.
Are initial and follow up consultations free?
A Yes, all consultations are free
How can I know if surgery is right for me?
A Your surgeon's job is to tell you
what surgery can do for you. Only you can decide whether the operation
is right for you.
Are the doctors' names on the Specialist Register?
A Yes, all surgeons and anaesthetists
names are on the appropriate specialist register.
Do I need to consult my General Practitioner before going ahead with
A No, but you are strongly advised
to do so.
What is the role of the Personal Patient Co-ordinator?
A Their role is to direct you to the
appropriate specialist and give non-medical advice including travel and
When can I return to work?
A After any operation it is necessary
to rest completely for a day or two. You should not do any heavy lifting
for at least a week. It is possible to return to work one or two weeks
following most operations.