Your Questions Answered
Where can you be seen for a Consultation?
PLEASE NOTE I AM OPEN TO VIRTUAL CLINICS
I see patients for private consultations at the following hospitals
1- The Spire Thames Valley Hospital
Alternate monday after 5:30 pm
Alternate thursday after 5:30 pm
2- The Princess Margaret Hospital
Every friday after 5:30 pm
3. St Anthony's Hospital
801 London Road.
When needed, where do you perform surgical procedures ?
I perform surgeries at the following hospitals
- The Princess Margaret Hospital, Windsor
- The Spire Thames Valley Hospital, Wexham
- The Spire St Anthony's Hospital, Cheam
- The Parkside,Wexham Park Hospital, Wexham
How is an appointment made with yourself?
Please call my secretary, Ms Mandy Swainston on 07462094783 or call the hospitals directly (see contact section for contact details)
What are your fees?
For private health insured patients:
My fees are based on your insurance provider standard fee schedule.
For self-funding patients:
- Initial Consultation: £250.00
- Follow up Consultation: £150.00
- Transvaginal/Transabdominal gynaecology scans: £ 100.00
Specific investigations such as Urodynamics, smears, biopsies, blood tests and swabs are charged in addition to the above fees (charged by the hospital laboratory).
Ultrasound and other procedural fees vary depending on the investigation. Please contact my secretary for the fee structure.
You will be advised about all the charges involved before you make any decisions about consultations or procedures.
How are my treatment fees paid?
Private health insurance
We will invoice your insurance company directly for payments. You may have to pay any extra depending on your policy terms and conditions. We will invoice you directly for any shortfall from your insurance policy. All invoices should be settled within 28 days.
We will invoice you and collect the payment after the consultation. You can pay by credit or debit card. If you wish you can also pay by bank transfer or by cheque.All invoices should be settled within 28 days.
Will my private insurance pay for my procedure?
It depends on your policy terms and conditions. Please read your policy or contact your insurance provider for confirmation.
Which insurance companies are you approved with?
I am recognised by all major health insurance providers.
If I do have private medical insurance, who do I contact before my consultation?
Please read your insurance policy to confirm you are covered for the consultation and any procedures. You should call your insurance provider to confirm this with an authorisation number. Please bring the authorisation number to the consultation. Please contact my secretary on 01753 540208 for any advice and assistance.
How long does it take to get an appointment with yourself?
I am very flexible and most of my patients will be seen within few days. Sometimes I may be able to see you on the same or the following day depending on my availability.
Is a GP referral letter mandatory?
It is recommended to involve your GP and get a referral before consultation. This helps me to identify your previous medical history and treatments received. However this is your choice and I am happy to see you without your GP referral. If you have private health insurance, it is important to check your insurance policy regarding private consultations as many policies require a GP referral for authorisation of payment.
What do I expect at the first consultation?
I will go through your concerns and previous medical history. Examination may involve an internal examination depending on your complaint. A female nursing staff (chaperone) will be present and help me during examination. After the examination I may advise you for further investigations. You may be offered an ultrasound scan at the same visit depending on your complaint and examination findings.
Is there anything that I bring along for my first consultation?
Please bring your GP referral letter if you have one. Please also bring any medical records and correspondence letters with medical professionals and details of any medications you are currently taking. If you have private health insurance, please bring your membership and authorisation numbers.
Am I allowed to bring my partner, friend or relative to the consultation?Yes, you are welcome to bring anyone with you.
Where can I get more information about Urogynaecology and other gynaecological conditions and procedures?
The Royal college of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have produced a number of patient information leaflets on gynaecological conditions. These are free to download. Please follow the link below for information leaflets from RCOG.
The International Society of Urogynaecology (IUGA) has also produced leaflets for Urogynaecological conditions . These are free to download
Leaflets to download