We put the patient experience at the heart of everything we do. From the first moment you come to us to the moment you are discharged, we aim to make the process as speedy, comfortable and reassuring as possible for you.
Whilst there is no ‘typical’ patient, you can expect to go through these steps:
We accept patients via referrals from GPs or health insurance providers, as well as private patients who simply book a consultation directly.
You will meet a specialist at our modern, welcoming hospital.
Our consultant will talk to you for 20-30 minutes about your specific circumstances and needs. This gives us enough time to understand your concerns and medical history, helping ensure you receive the correct diagnosis.
Your specialist will establish what the problem is, the location of the pain and the severity of it, and any related conditions you might have.
They will also look carefully at the impact your symptoms are having on your daily life, as well as your expectations and goals with treatment.
Their examination may include gait and joint movement analysis, and they may suggest further investigations, such as X-ray, MRI or CT scans.
If further investigations are needed and a diagnosis and treatment plan cannot be created straightaway, they will see you in a follow-up consultation to discuss the results, at your convenience.
Treatment and after-care
As explained above there are numerous potential treatment paths, dependent on your condition.
Medication can be bought at our pharmacy on site and we also have an excellent team of physiotherapists to begin rehab as soon as is practicable for you.
If your consultant recommends surgery there is no need to decide about this on the spot; patients often go away to think about this and perhaps discuss it with their family.
Often hip surgeries are local or regional anaesthetic to allow for quick recovery and the ability to go quickly into physio.
You will also be seen by your consultant a few weeks after any operation to check on your progress.