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  • How do I get to see Mr Shah?

  • Is there a contract between the patient and the doctor?

  • Do I need pre-authorisation by my insurance company?

  • Can I get a fee estimate before treatment?

  • Who pays the consultant's fees?

  • Why might there be shortfalls?

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Please click here to view an Explanation Sheet published by The Federation of Independent Practitioners Organisations (FIPO)

Frequently asked questions


How long will I need to take off work?


This depends on the type of procedure you are going to have and Mr Shah will advise you during your consultation.



I am self paying, when will I have to pay?


For surgery, fees are payable on admission.  Fees for outpatient consultations are payable at the time of your consultation. 



Will I have stitches?


In most cases dissolvable sutures are used.



Will I need to have my dressings changed?


Dressings are usually changed at 2 weeks when you attend for your post op outpatient consultation. Alternative arrangements can be made if you live a long way from the hospital. 



When can I go back to the gym?


You will need to wait until your post op appointment at 2 weeks, when Mr Shah will discuss your progress with you.



Will I need physiotherapy?


Exercises will be given to you during your hospital stay and these are usually sufficient.  Further physiotherapy can be arranged if this is necessary. Mr Shah can recommend a physiotherapist or will be happy to liase with a physiotherapist of your choice.


 How long do I need to wear the TED stockings?


The manufacturers recommend that these are worn for 6 weeks.  However, if you are very mobile and have had a simple procedure and have no swelling or pain, then you can stop wearing them after 2 weeks.  Mr Shah will advise you regarding this.


 Will I need crutches?


Crutches are not usually required following most arthroscopic (keyhole) operations but are generally necessary after cruciate ligament reconstructions, Meniscal repairs Microfractures Hip Arthroscopy and are sometimes required after knee replacement or Hip replacement  surgery.


 Can I fly after surgery?


You can usually fly the day after surgery following an arthroscopy and within about a week of a more major procedure.  Your consultant will advice you if you have any medical condition which would make this unsafe












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