I HAVE A FOOT/ANKLE PROBLEM
Many foot and ankle conditions can be painful and debilitating. A comprehensive medical history and examination and appropriate investigations is key to accurate diagnosis so that your condition is managed appropriately.
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT OPTIONS?
Many foot and ankle conditions can be treated successfully without surgery. The surgical options as well as non-surgical options will be discussed in full, taking into account your worries, concerns, and expectations so that the appropriate treatment is delivered with you in mind.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER?
Any form of treatment requires close follow up and rehabilitation. My practice enlists the help of physiotherapists and orthotists to deliver a comprehensive treatment strategy. I will keep you informed of your progress and the potential treatment options at every step, keeping you central to the treatment I deliver.
CONDITIONS I TREAT AND SPECIALISE IN
Bunions (hallux valgus)
Big toe arthritis (Hallux rigidus)
Tailor's bunion (Bunionette)
Toe deformities (mallet/claw/hammer/crossover toes)
Ingrowing toe nails
Pain at the ball of the foot (Metatarsalgia)
Achilles tendinopathy / tendonitis
Arthritis of the midfoot
Flat foot (Pes planus)
High arched foot (Pes cavus)
Tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction
Peroneal tendon disorders
SPORTS INJURY / TRAUMA
Achilles tendon rupture
Ankle ligament sprain/rupture
Fractures of the foot and ankle
FEES AND TERMS
Consultation fees and medical insurance
CONSULTATION AND HOSPITAL FEES
The outpatient appointment fees are for consultation only. This is payable directly to me, not to the hospital. This fee does not include:
X-rays or MRI scans (or any other radiology diagnostic tests)
Blood tests or injections (Outpatient or In-Patient)
Physiotherapy or operations
Details of radiology or physiotherapy costs should be obtained direct from the relevant hospital. Should a procedure be recommended, clear details of procedure code would be provided, which will enable you to discuss reimbursement
with your medical insurance company. The level of ‘cover’ may differ depending on the company and the type of policy you have.
Prior to your initial appointment it is advised you thoroughly check the conditions of your policy with your insurer. Every policy is different, in some cases there may be an excess charge to pay. It is possible to obtain a pre-authorisation number prior to the appointment.
I am recognised by all the major private insurance companies including BUPA, AVIVA, AXA PPP, Cigna, Vitality, Healix, Simply Health and WPA. Every policy is different and we are not party to either individual or corporate policy information. It is important to note that our contract to treat is with you, the patient, and regardless of medical health cover you remain responsible for the payment of fees. This is especially important in the event of any failure by your insurer to fully reimburse your treatment which results in a shortfall in payment.
SELF PAY PACKAGES
The initial consultation will be no more than £220. Follow up consultations will be no more than £150.
Self-funding patients can obtain a detailed quote from the hospital which will cover the hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees for each specific procedure.