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Self-Pay Private Healthcare at London Bridge Orthopaedics

Self-Pay Private Healthcare at London Bridge Orthopaedics

If you don’t have private medical insurance, you can still access our expert services by paying for your own treatment. 

Here’s why many patients are choosing this option:

  • NHS Waiting Times: NHS waiting times may be too long for the treatment you need and you are fed up with being in pain and putting your life on hold.
  • Choice of Surgeon: You may want to see a specific surgeon and ensure that your treatment or operation is carried out by that consultant rather than a trainee or non-specialist.
  • Specialised Treatments: The surgery or treatment you want or need to have might not be available on the NHS.
  • Second Opinions: If you are worried about the care or diagnosis you have received, you may be seeking a second opinion.

Paying for your own treatment at London Bridge Orthopaedics (LBO) comes with many benefits, including swift, expert care tailored to your needs.

Why Choose Self-Pay?

Quick Access to Top Consultants: You’ll get an appointment to see one of our top consultants quickly; in urgent cases, this can often be arranged within a few days of contacting us. No long waiting times, just fast, efficient care.

Expert Care for Your Condition: Our consultants are experts in their fields, we cover the whole spectrum of the body – knee, hip, shoulder, hand, wrist, foot, ankle. Whatever your injury or condition you’ll be treated by a specialist who truly understands your problems and symptoms, and will provide you with the best possible care.

Advanced Imaging and Diagnostics: At LBO you will have access to the best imaging and diagnostic tools and equipment ensuring you receive an accurate diagnosis from your consultant. This means you get the answers you need without delay.

Innovative Treatment Options: Benefit from a range of advanced, evidenced based, surgical and non-surgical treatment options, including treatments that may not be readily available elsewhere.

Seamless Care: Your consultant will be with you all the way, from your first appointment to diagnosis, through surgery (if needed), and right through to your rehabilitation and discharge. Continuity of care is guaranteed.

Transparent Pricing: You’ll receive clear and transparent pricing from the start. We provide initial consultation fees and subsequent treatment costs up front, so you know exactly what to expect.

Get Back to Doing What You Love: Our goal is to get you back to your normal activities as quickly as possible with the best possible care and least .

Paying for Your Own Treatment

Paying for your treatment at London Bridge Orthopaedics is straightforward and easy. Here’s how it works:

Consultation Fees

The consultation fee varies depending on which consultant you see but typically ranges between £250 to £300 for an initial consultation. For more complex cases, such as second opinions or revision surgeries, longer appointments can be arranged and are usually charged as a double slot. 

Consultations can be conducted via video or face-to-face, depending on the severity of your condition and the need for a physical examination.

Imaging Costs

If you need diagnostic imaging (e.g., X-rays, MRI scans), this will be an additional cost. We work closely with local imaging centres to keep these costs as low as possible. For example, an X-ray can cost as little as £230, and an MRI scan can cost as little as £250. Imaging can often be arranged ahead of your clinic visit to save on unnecessary repeat journeys.

Additional Tests and Treatments

Other investigations, such as blood tests, nerve conduction studies, or bone density scans, may be required. These will also be charged separately, so it’s important to be aware of the costs beforehand. Treatments like joint injections will incur additional costs, including a medical fee, a facility fee, and the cost of the drug being injected. Ensure you understand these costs before proceeding.

Surgery Costs

If surgery is required, your consultant or their secretary will provide a specific quote for the costs involved. The overall cost of surgery includes three elements: the surgical fee, the anaesthetic fee, and the hospital fee, with the hospital fee often making up the majority of the total cost. This includes any necessary prostheses, such as a knee or hip joint replacement.

Follow-Up Appointments

After surgery, you will likely need at least one follow-up appointment with your consultant. The cost of follow-up appointments is lower than the initial consultation fee and will be discussed during your first appointment.

Additional Costs

Factor in costs for pre-operative tests, post-operative painkillers, and replacement dressings. You may also need optional recovery aids like ice packs or exercise equipment. Many treatments require physiotherapy sessions, which the physiotherapist charges separately. Your consultant will advise on your needs and recommend suitable physiotherapists.

At London Bridge Orthopaedics, we’re here to ensure you receive the best care possible. If you have any questions or need more information, our friendly team is always ready to help.

Looking to Self-Pay for a London Orthopaedic Treatment? Request an appointment today.

Consultants who care

We are a group of established consultants who care about our patients. We cover all the subspecialty areas of orthopaedics:

  • Hand & Wrist
  • Shoulder & Elbow
  • Spine
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Hip
  • Knee

Meet the team at London Bridge Orthopaedics.

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