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Does anyone know where you can find out how much a operation would be if you get it done privately? Do you just ring bupa and ask them? Fed up of the NHS, taking forever. Read More
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8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks ago
Does anyone know where you can find out how much a operation would be if you get it done privately?

Do you just ring bupa and ask them?

Fed up of the NHS, taking forever.
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8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks ago
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#1
yep phone bupa or other private hospitals and ask
[mod]#2
And after you have got the price from BUPA you'll realise why the list is so long on the NHS. loool

No good for this ailment now but take out private health insurance..........worth every penny. :)
#3
Not necessarily going to be better, I went private and ended up with them totally messing everything up and me not getting the operation (although got charged for it a few months later)
#4
Go back to your GP and tell him how u feel, mine rang and rearranged the appointments.....got in straight away.
#5
go and see a consultant and ask how much it would be.............and i have to agree with syzable private health insurance is a neccesity nowadays - i needed reconstructive knee surgery 2 years ago. i went to a&e the morning after i did it playing rugby they said they didnt know what was wrong but would organise a physio appointment..........6 weeks later a letter was sent out with an appointment time on it however in the meantime i had seen a private physio who passed me onto a consultant who got me an mri the same day i seen him and he had me booked in for the operation before the nhs letter arrived!!!!!!!!! the result he was able to save my cartlidge because i was seen quickly............with the nhs it would have been too late..........bupa is worth every penny if you ask me even if you thankfully never have to use it.
[helper]#6
Just be sure to weigh up all the costs - for instance you may have to pay for private prescriptions after the operation
#7
they tend to charge you to breathe...... rip off
#8
gari189
Just be sure to weigh up all the costs - for instance you may have to pay for private prescriptions after the operation


+1 i was gonna mention this
#9
Depending what it is,you may need referal from GP made by fax,your surgery will know which private clinics you can be seen in and what type of consultant you will need to see.
I sent my daughter private and had a GP referal letter,when they received that,I called up the hospital,they confirmed they had and she was seen pretty quick. We no private insurance,we lucky this time,the problem solved itself otherwise it would be about £1500 for a very small op.
NHS ok for immediate help,say child birth,you have an accident and get taken to A&E,otherwise for a lot of things there always a damn long wait and some of it really takes the biscuit.
#10
I'm certain on BUPA website there was a price list of some operations.

I think for cosmetic reasons you don't need referal from GP either if you after anything like that.
1 Like #11
Gall bladder removal op is about £4000 private and I think this was keyhole too.

As soon as it was mentioned to the NHS consultant that we were sick of waiting for my sister to have the op and were going to go private (had been waiting a good few months by then) it was scheduled for the following week.

The threat of going private worked in our case, although if they hadn't scheduled it we would have paid for it doing privately,

My boyfriend had a kidney op in a private hotel and he says it was like a hotel. They asked him what he wanted to eat and they ordered in a pizza for him. Visiting is all the time, not like an hour here or there with NHS. Plus, his friends came round for a few beers while he was in!

Might be worth the money lol.
#12
Thanks for all the replies, im 19 and just finishing college before getting a job so i have never had health insurance. Maybe its best i get it when i start a full time job in a month or two.

Mum2Connor&Cerys, What website is that?

wendyak, thanks i will try that, its just hard to get a appointment with the doctors im at.

I need a frenuloplasty, my op was meant to be next week but that was cancelled about 3 months ago, and still no new date. 1st saw my GP about it back in september.
[mod]#13
I just looked that up........ow. :cry:

Hope you get everything sorted soon. :)
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Syzable
I just looked that up........ow. :cry:

Hope you get everything sorted soon. :)


Yes ow :cry:
#15
have you called since it was canceled? May be worth calling the surgeons secretary and see if the has been an error somewhere if not it should have been rebooked by now contact your local PALS and they will get it moving their details will be on the hospital website
#16
I'm not sure but last year I was looking at BMI and Bupa and saw a consultant with her under BMI but I can't seem to find any price lists under any these sites maybe they been taken off.

You be looking at about £100 for a consultation,no idea what that is you having done but keep in mind you need a fair few thousand.They tend to draw up the price plan pretty quickly,a lot of the private hospitals give credit where you have now and pay later.
#17
Mum2Connor&Cerys
You be looking at about £100 for a consultation,no idea what that is you having done but keep in mind you need a fair few thousand.



Thats a shame, i cant afford that much. Long wait for me then.
#18
dmissy13
have you called since it was canceled? May be worth calling the surgeons secretary and see if the has been an error somewhere if not it should have been rebooked by now contact your local PALS and they will get it moving their details will be on the hospital website


I will ring up and have a chat then. It just said they would send a new date though so i thought i would just have to wait and see what happped.

And who is pals?
#19
the__mayster
I will ring up and have a chat then. It just said they would send a new date though so i thought i would just have to wait and see what happped.

And who is pals?


Patient Advice and Liaison... well worth a phone call to your local hospital, if you have a genuine grievance they are the people to sort it for you.

I had an operation cancelled 5 times, after calling PALS, I had an apointment for my op within days. :thumbsup:
Edit. Forgot to add, they actually sent me to a private hospital..... very posh!
#20
we did this to get my hubby's vasectomy reversed. Costs apply separately for the doc, the anaesthetist, the place where the op is done. It soon prices up! The vasectomy, straightforward in and out cost well over 2000 pounds. Similarly when he had to have three tiny mysterious lumps removed costs over 1500 again for out patient surgery. HTH!
#21
the__mayster
I will ring up and have a chat then. It just said they would send a new date though so i thought i would just have to wait and see what happped.

And who is pals?


may be something simply like your date got lost in the post or not put back on the list after the cancelation
#22
ClarityofMind, I dont think there is any point me ringing bupa now, will never be able to afford it.

cuzzy, thanks i will give them a ring and see. I think i do have a genuine grievance.
#23
Yeh no point paying out for consultation if you not going go ahead with it all.It was different situation here,we lucky what she had resolved itself but we had no idea what it was and NHS was messing about.
I wait myself if I could a few mths but different matter for my children.
#24
I think if you've waited 19 years for what amounts to a circumcision, another couple of months to get it free would be wise.
#25
Syzable
And after you have got the price from BUPA you'll realise why the list is so long on the NHS. loool

No good for this ailment now but take out private health insurance..........worth every penny. :)



dunno u know....paying monthly for how many ops.... ur young and fit i presume...ull be shedding out loadsa cash every month for a service u will hardly ever touch. for emergencies u will still have to sit in A&E.... so really all u are queu jumping is op waiting times...and all u can forsee is this at the mo then id defo advise against private insurance and do a one off payment.... i did that as had some complications post birth of DS1 and docs were being crap about it...so went private ...cost about 1.5k which is fine really as i think thats what a years membership would have cost!
[mod]#26
magicbeans;4782928
dunno u know....paying monthly for how many ops.... ur young and fit i presume...ull be shedding out loadsa cash every month for a service u will hardly ever touch. for emergencies u will still have to sit in A&E.... so really all u are queu jumping is op waiting times...and all u can forsee is this at the mo then id defo advise against private insurance and do a one off payment.... i did that as had some complications post birth of DS1 and docs were being crap about it...so went private ...cost about 1.5k which is fine really as i think thats what a years membership would have cost!


Well i'm young...........don't know if moving off the settee to get the remote makes me fit though. :thinking: :p
#27
moob
I think if you've waited 19 years for what amounts to a circumcision, another couple of months to get it free would be wise.


Yes, but for 19 years it wasnt a problem. :thumbsup:
#28
Woo rang up, 27th of april!!!
[mod]#29
the__mayster;4787427
Woo rang up, 27th of april!!!


Good stuff. :)
#30
the__mayster
Yes, but for 19 years it wasnt a problem. :thumbsup:


Don't wanna get into the nitty gritty of this, but this does sound odd for that part of your body to change so suddenly.

All being said, I'd wait it out - at your age you don't need any unnecessary debt.
#31
Just for people who said how wonderful private treatment is compared to the NHS. My wife went in for a routine operation privately a few years ago, 5 days max they said. She had post op complications due to infection and died 5 months later staying in hospital for all that time. She was only in her late 30's myself and he kids have never been the same since.

It may all be lovely carpet and silver spoons, but try using disinfectant on a carpet and see how you get on...

We are lucky with the NHS, I have private insurance through work, but only use it to jump the queue, NHS side room every time for me if I had a choice.
#32
I'm so pleased you got a date let us know how you get on
[mod]#33
Chiptivo;4791637
Just for people who said how wonderful private treatment is compared to the NHS. My wife went in for a routine operation privately a few years ago, 5 days max they said. She had post op complications due to infection and died 5 months later staying in hospital for all that time. She was only in her late 30's myself and he kids have never been the same since.

It may all be lovely carpet and silver spoons, but try using disinfectant on a carpet and see how you get on...

We are lucky with the NHS, I have private insurance through work, but only use it to jump the queue, NHS side room every time for me if I had a choice.


Very sorry to hear that. :-(

Sadly it happens in all hospitals whether private or NHS. My step-dad got C-Diff a couple of years ago during a stay in hospital.......thankfully after 2 weeks in ITU he pulled through even though they told us there wasn't any chance. :)
#34
Syzable
Very sorry to hear that. :-(

Sadly it happens in all hospitals whether private or NHS. My step-dad got C-Diff a couple of years ago during a stay in hospital.......thankfully after 2 weeks in ITU he pulled through even though they told us there wasn't any chance. :)



Two visits in ITU in the 5 months, she did not pull through the last visit. I understand it can happen everywhere, but don't assume Private is cleaner. I have seen vast improvements in the NHS in recent years, the private part of the hospital she had the initial treatment in was poor when you look at the detail behind the fancy desk, free coffee and carpet, and some of the nurses were shocking, not all but some..
#35
moob
Don't wanna get into the nitty gritty of this, but this does sound odd for that part of your body to change so suddenly.


It hasn't changed so suddenly, its obviously been like it the whole time. But if you havent used something properly before for a certain task then you dont know its broken do you. :thumbsup:
#36
Chiptivo
Just for people who said how wonderful private treatment is compared to the NHS. My wife went in for a routine operation privately a few years ago, 5 days max they said. She had post op complications due to infection and died 5 months later staying in hospital for all that time. She was only in her late 30's myself and he kids have never been the same since.

It may all be lovely carpet and silver spoons, but try using disinfectant on a carpet and see how you get on...

We are lucky with the NHS, I have private insurance through work, but only use it to jump the queue, NHS side room every time for me if I had a choice.


Sorry to hear that too, must be terrible, my father lost my mum around the same age as yours, its a terrible thing to happen to anyone.
[mod]#37
the__mayster;4792867
It hasn't changed so suddenly, its obviously been like it the whole time. But if you havent used something properly before for a certain task then you dont know its broken do you. :thumbsup:


:lol:

Sorry.......but that's just class. :-D
#38
Syzable
:lol:

Sorry.......but that's just class. :-D


Well make silly comments you get silly replies. :thumbsup:

Haha
#39
yep you certainly did lol

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