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Our services and specialities

Our network of more than 7,000 private Consultants means we have the right specialist for you, whatever treatment you are looking for.

We offer 500 different treatments across 60+ specialities. Our renowned experts are here to help you feel better, fast.

Many of our hospitals treat patients for spinal conditions, from minor routine surgery to complex spinal deformity surgery. Our spinal units are led by internationally renowned Consultants and offer access to specialist expertise, including Spinal Nurses, Spinal Radiologists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists.

As part of our spinal service at Circle Health Group, our multi-disciplinary teams meet regularly to discuss individual cases and optimise patient outcomes, working together to provide quality and continuity to patient care.

We offer treatment on the following common conditions of the spine:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Deformity and minimal access treatment of degenerative disorders
  • Herniated disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal disc prolapse
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports injuries

Spinal surgeries offered across our sites include:

  • Adolescent scoliosis fusions
  • Adult degenerative scoliosis fusions
  • Balloon kyphoplasty
  • Caudal epidural injections
  • Cervical corpectomy
  • Cervical fusions
  • Facet joint injections
  • Interspinous spacers
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Nerve root blocks
  • Revision fusions
  • Spinal decompression
  • Spinal fusions
  • O-arm® technology

All of our hospitals work with extensive groups of orthopaedic experts who offer rapid diagnosis, effective treatment, and management of both common and complex orthopaedic conditions.

Led by Consultant Surgeons, our multi-disciplinary orthopaedic teams use a combination of medication, exercise, surgery, rehabilitation and alternative therapies to ensure optimal treatment.

Our range of experts includes:

  • Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Sports Physicians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Injury Specialists
  • Cardiologists
  • Interventional Radiologists
  • Podiatrists
  • Podiatric Surgeons

Some of the orthopaedic procedures offered across our hospitals include:

Upper limb

  • Arthroscopic subacromial decompression
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome treatment
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Hand surgery for Dupuytren’s disease
  • Hand and wrist ligament reconstruction
  • Rotator cuff surgery
  • Elbow replacement surgery
  • Shoulder arthroplasty
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Trigger finger treatment
  • Ulnar nerve release surgery
  • Wrist arthroscopy

Lower limb

  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction surgery
  • Ankle surgery
  • Bunion surgery
  • Computer assisted navigation high tibial osteotomy
  • Computer assisted navigation total knee replacement
  • Hip debridement surgery
  • Hip injection treatment
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Hip replacement surgery
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee injuries
  • Knee replacement surgery
  • Lower limb reconstruction
  • Malunion or Nonunion fracture surgery
  • Osteotomy surgery
  • Partial and full knee replacement surgery

Each of our hospitals and treatment centres is home to an expert physiotherapy team with access to high-quality equipment to support accurate diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

Treatments available include:

  • Anti-gravity treadmill for quicker post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)
  • Ilizarov frame application
  • Laminar flow theatres for specialist orthopaedic procedures
  • Whole body cryotherapy
  • Sports injury clinics
  • Onsite diagnostics including MRI, CT, X-Ray, ultrasound, DEXA (bone density)
  • Rapid recovery programme for hip and knee replacement

Circle Health Group offers rapid access to advanced oncology treatment. All our cancer patients are cared for by experienced Consultant Oncologists, alongside our multidisciplinary support teams.

At our specialist Cancer Care Centres, the delivery of systemic anti-cancer treatment and support therapies are provided by a team of skilled and experienced staff, offering the latest treatments and diagnostics in calm and welcoming environments.

Our flagship oncology centre in London, at Bishops Wood Hospital, recently underwent a major refurbishment programme and now offers dedicated chemotherapy suites.

Circle Cancer Care Centres treat patients for a wide range of cancers including:

  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Gynaecological and ovarian cancer
  • Haematological malignancies
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Testicular and urological cancer

Treatments available include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormonal therapies
  • Radiotherapy
  • Supportive cancer therapies
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy (IOR T)
  • Brachytherapy
  • Sentinel lymph node detection
  • Gamma Knife® treatment

Our experienced nursing teams take pride in offering exceptional levels of patient care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They work closely with the Consultant Oncologists to provide a holistic approach to patient care.

The multidisciplinary team includes:

  • Oncology Chemotherapy Nurses
  • Clinical Oncology Pharmacists
  • Dietician and Speech Therapists
  • Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Medical Nurses
  • Oncology Nursing Services Managers
  • Palliative Care Consultants and Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Consultants

Our pathology departments are equipped to provide rapid results for blood tests ahead of treatment, providing key guidance for further care. Results are often same day, and the team supports our transfusion services and other specialist inputs.

Equipment and facilities

In addition to diagnostic scanning technology (MRI and CT), some patients with breast cancer are suitable to be treated with single dose intraoperative radiotherapy (SD-IORT). SD-IORT provides breast surgeons and clinical oncologists with the ability to perform radiotherapy at the time of surgery, which eliminates the need for separate external beam radiotherapy, for up to five weeks post-surgery.

With a number of specialist cardiac centres located across the country, our hospitals are home to some of the UK’s most esteemed Consultant Cardiologists and Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons. Our specialist centres for cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery are:

These specialist centres attract referrals from around the world. Their international reputations are based on the expertise of the Consultants and cardiac nursing teams, together with our ability to cover every aspect of the cardiac patient pathway, whether routine or complex.

We offer the following cardiac treatment and services:

  • Rapid access clinics – same-day appointments with one of our Consultant Cardiologists and fast access to onsite diagnostics
  • Comprehensive, specialist cardiac screening and diagnostics, including CT coronary angiography, cardiac MRI, echocardiogram and nuclear imaging
  • Long-term monitoring, including loop recorders & ZIO patches (to diagnose arrhythmias)
  • General and specialist interventional cardiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Hole in the heart closures
  • Vascular procedures

We have invested significantly in the enhancement of our cardiac facilities, including our dedicated Cardiac Catheterisation Suite at The London Independent Hospital.

Conditions managed at our Cardiac Centres include:

  • Angina and heart attacks
  • Heart rhythm problems
  • Coronary artery disease, including total occlusions
  • Valve disease
  • Heart failure
  • Heart disease risk factor management (e.g. cholesterol)
  • Hypertension
  • Structural defects
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Our dedicated cardiac teams adopt a multi-disciplinary approach across the full range of sub-specialities to deliver the best possible outcomes. Many of our Consultants also practice in the UK’s major tertiary cardiac centres such as Barts Heart Centre located at St Bartholomew’s (NHS) Hospital in London, the largest of its kind in Europe.

Cardiology and cardiothoracic surgeries offered at Circle Health Group:

  • Coronary angiogram
  • Angioplasty with drug-eluting stents
  • Angioplasty with bioabsorbable stents
  • Cryoablation
  • Alcohol septal ablation
  • Catheter ablation
  • Transoesophageal echocardiogram (TOE)
  • Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closures
  • Atrial septal defect (AS D) closures (TAVI)
  • Heart bypass surgery (CABG)
  • Aortic valve replacement surgery
  • Mitral valve replacement surgery

Our dedicated Renal Transplant Facility at The London Independent Hospital offers a surgical service for patients with kidney failure. Here, our specialist clinical teams offer expertise in all aspects of kidney disease from diagnosis of chronic kidney failure and vascular access creation for dialysis, through to renal transplantation.

All services are led and delivered by leading Consultants in this highly specialised field; one of our lead renal transplant surgeons has been appointed as the National Clinical Lead for Organ Retrieval in England.

Our fully integrated, multi-disciplinary team includes:

  • Consultant Nephrologists
  • Consultant Transplant and Vascular Access Surgeons
  • Critical Care Consultants
  • Interventional Radiologists
  • Dialysis Nurses

Many of our other hospitals offer a full in-house renal assessment service and diagnosis within one week of first visit, with rapid access to specialist scans and blood tests.

Our renal clinics can assess and manage all kidney conditions from:

  • Acute kidney injury
  • Epidemiology of kidney disease
  • Hemodiafiltration
  • Haematuria
  • Renal stones
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Renal anaemia

Treatments managed by our renal treatment centres:

  • Nephrostomy
  • Placement of dialysis catheters
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Renal biopsies
  • Renal angiography
  • Renal artery stenosis with balloon angioplasties and stenting

Our dialysis service is run by a team of highly skilled dialysis nurses, operating the unit seven days a week to deliver the following services:

  • Intermittent haemodialysis
  • Intermittent haemodiafiltration
  • Continuous haemofiltration
  • Continuous haemodiafiltration
  • Therapeutic plasma exchange

Vascular access and renal surgeries offered at Circle Health Group:

  • Vascular access for haemodialysis
  • Creation of native arteriovenous fistula and graft
  • Placement of HeRO® Graft
  • Living donor renal transplantation
  • Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy
  • HLA and ABO incompatible renal transplantation
  • Nephrectomy (open and laparoscopic)

A number of our principal high acuity hospitals in London, Hampshire, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester and Glasgow offer the support and back-up of full critical care facilities.

Such advanced capabilities have enabled us for many years to treat cases at the highest level of complexity, including major spinal, trauma, cardiac, neuro, colorectal, vascular and transplant surgery, as well as complex medical admissions.

Our critical care facilities are fitted with isolation pods and side rooms for patients with infection risk, which are particularly useful for medical evacuations/direct admission into these facilities from overseas.

Our 24-hour critical care facilities provide dedicated and specialised care for:

  • Critically ill and post-trauma patients
  • Patients requiring advanced care following major and complex surgical procedures
  • Patients with a variety of medical conditions who require complex multi-organ support
  • High risk patients undergoing minor/intermediate procedures e.g. patients with complex medical histories
  • Acutely ill inpatients or patients admitted through our urgent direct admissions service
  • Patients requiring weaning from mechanical ventilation

Major complex procedures supported by our Critical Care Units include:

  • Cardiac surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Cranial neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedic and sarcoma surgery
  • General surgery - bowel and upper gastrointestinal
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Haematological interventions
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • ENT surgery - tumour, thyroid, neck
  • Major reconstructive surgery
  • Complex gynaecological procedures
  • Renal/urological procedures
  • Transplant surgery

Our Critical Care Facilities are staffed by specialist nursing teams who offer one-to-one patient care and are supported by multi-disciplinary teams including:

  • Consultants in intensive care medicine
  • Specialty Consultants
  • Specialist critical care registrars
  • Radiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Microbiologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Dieticians
  • Pharmacists

We offer comprehensive neurosciences services at many of our hospitals, covering the full spectrum of conditions including high complexity cases. Our Consultant Neurologists and Neurosurgeons work closely with other doctors and therapists in providing a wide range of rehabilitation and convalescence care following intervention.

In London, our neurological and neurosurgical services (spinal and cranial) are delivered by leading experts at the high acuity The London Independent Hospital, while our neurological rehabilitation team cares for patients in our dedicated unit at The Clementine Churchill Hospital.

Thanks to our range of neuroscience Consultants across the breadth of sub-specialties, we are able to adopt a multi-disciplinary team approach encompassing all facets of brain and spinal cord disease.

Furthermore, at our specialist neurological rehabilitation clinic at Circle Rehabilitation, Birmingham, our team provides expert support and care to ease your symptoms, increase mobility, prevent falls and improve your quality of life. We can give specialist rehabilitation treatment to neurological patients whether they need an intensive programme of rehab and a stay in our facility, or occasional support as part of their ongoing recovery plan.

Our teams include the following experts:

  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neurologists
  • Interventional Neuroradiologists
  • Neuropathologists
  • Neuro Intensive Care Consultants


Our neurology outpatient clinics offer specialist clinical advice. The Consultant Neurologist will take a comprehensive medical/neurological history and perform a detailed neurological examination.

Other investigations that may be required include blood tests, CT or MRI scans and neurophysiological studies such as EMG/NCS (tests on the nerves and muscles) and EEG (electroencephalography). All investigations will be coordinated in-house, offering a streamlined patient pathway.

Neurosurgery/Neuro rehabilitation

Patients who have a neurological injury or illness may need to be admitted for assessment and treatment by our team of experts.

Treatments we offer include:

  • MR and CT angiography
  • Brain tumour surgery
  • Spinal cord tumour surgery
  • Arterio-venous malformation surgery
  • Cerebral aneurysm surgery
  • Cerebral coiling clipping

Services we offer include:

  • Repatriation from a foreign country after suffering neurological condition
  • Neuro rehabilitation after all neurosurgical and neurological disease including strokes
  • Rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury
  • Optimisation of medical therapy

Neurological rehabilitation

This can often improve function, reduce symptoms, and improve the well-being of patients. Our neurological rehabilitation facilities at Circle Rehabilitation in Birmingham have dedicated teams delivering both outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation care for patients.

The multi-disciplinary teams work closely with patients and families to develop a bespoke care plan, accommodating all needs from postoperative support to the optimisation of medical therapy.

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