If you have never been to see a consultant before, it can be a daunting process. Please take a look at our step-by-step guide to what you can expect at each stage of your journey.
Speak to our team of medical secretaries to book a convenient time and place for your consultation. They will also be able to explain what to do if you are covered by health insurance, or if you are self-funding.
Every patient’s circumstances are different: at your meeting with Mr Bailey, you’ll be able to discuss your symptoms and concerns in depth – and what you’re hoping to.
If Mr Bailey feels that further diagnostic tests, such as MRI scans, are needed for a full diagnosis, we can book you in for an appointment with the hospital’s Radiography Department.
Once your tests have been completed, you will meet with Mr Bailey again to discuss your results and the possible treatment options.
If booked for surgery, you will need to have a pre-assessment with one of the hospital nurses. They will take a note of your medical history and any medication use; they can also discuss the procedure and your aftercare.
On the day of surgery, you will be given your own private room and settled in by the nursing team. Mr Bailey and his anaesthetist will meet you prior to surgery to discuss the procedure, and any other questions you might have.
Depending on your procedure, you may want to have in-house physiotherapy or hydrotherapy before you leave the hospital. You will also be booked in for a physiotherapy course, and you’ll be given exercises to complete at home.
Two weeks after surgery, Mr Bailey will meet with you again to see how you are progressing.