Fee, anaesthetist, and booking information for patients having knee, foot and ankle surgery with Mr Parker.
BOOKING KNEE, FOOT & ANKLE SURGERY
Booking Process - Private Patients
If you are a private patient and require knee, foot or ankle surgery with Mr Parker, the Practice Manager will be in touch with you after your consultation to arrange a mutually convenient date for your surgery. The hospital will then send you confirmation of your surgery date. Closer to the date of your surgery, depending on your past medical history, the hospital will be in touch with you to arrange either a face to face, or a telephone pre-assessment appointment.
Self Pay - The Practice Manager can provide you with an estimate for the cost of your knee, foot or ankle surgery, but a formal up to date written quote will be provided to you by the hospital in advance. Any outstanding invoices to Mr Parker must be settled prior to booking any surgery. Fees for surgery are paid directly to the hospital prior to your surgery date. The package price consists of a hospital fee, a consultant fee and an anaesthetist fee. The package price is not inclusive of a follow-up consultation with Mr Parker unless stated in the quote. If you wish to include further follow-up consultations within the price of your package, this is available upon request.
Private Medical Insurance - You will need to get authorisation from your insurance company for booking any knee, foot or ankle surgery or procedure. Your insurance company will also need the procedure code which will be provided to you by Mr Parker or the Practice Manager. Any outstanding excess must be settled prior to booking any surgery. Separate invoices will be sent to your insurer by the hospital fee, the consultant, and the anaesthetist (if applicable). Fees are charged to your insurance company in accordance with their current rates.
Anaesthetists - Mr Parker's anaesthetists are also approved providers. Your insurance company will probably want to know who the anaesthetist will be. Mr Parker's usual anaesthetists are Dr Rajneesh Sachdeva at The Priory Hospital in Birmingham, and Dr George Subeson at Woodlands Hospital in Darlington, County Durham.
Please note that due to changes with anaesthetists terms and conditions, from January 2024 our usual anaesthetists will no longer be Bupa approved providers and you will require a different anaesthetist. If you are insured with Bupa please speak to us for further information.
Booking Process - NHS Patients
If you are an NHS patient and require knee, foot or ankle surgery with Mr Parker, the Practice Manager will be in touch with you once there is an available date for your surgery. As an NHS patient, there are guidelines we have to follow regarding timings of your surgery and funding. Only once NHS funding has been confirmed for your surgery, will you receive a letter from the hospital confirming the date and time for your admission. Closer to the date of your surgery, depending on your past medical history, the hospital will be in touch with you to arrange either a face to face, or a telephone pre-assessment appointment. As an NHS patient you will only be offered a maximum of 2 possible surgery dates before being discharged back to your GP.
Please ensure that you read the information on Covid-19 and surgery for The Priory Hospital, Birmingham, or Woodlands Hospital, Darlington. If you have any queries or concerns relating to Covid-19 vaccinations and isolation requirements relating to your surgical procedure with Mr Parker, please call:
The Priory Hospital - Pre-assessment Department on 0121 452 2882
Woodlands Hospital - Inpatient Bookings Team on 01325 341740
Postoperative Care Information
Whilst at your consultation please remember to discuss any queries specific to yourself regarding recovery time, returning to work, crutches, driving etc. with Mr Parker. Postoperative knee, foot and ankle care information is not routinely provided with the booking letter sent to you by the hospital, but Mr Parker will be able to answer any queries you may have at your consultation. Please also see the knee injuries/foot and ankle injuries treatment pages.
If you require a sick note please make Mr Parker aware before you go down to theatre for your surgery. The Resident Medical Officer at the hospital will then give you the appropriate sick note on discharge from the hospital. If you forget to ask Mr Parker, please make the nursing staff aware before you are discharged from the hospital. If you require a further sick note, you should please request this via your GP, or if you have an upcoming follow-up consultation with Mr Parker then make him aware at your consultation.