At consultation a detailed history and examination will be carried out with regard to the particular clinical problem. If necessary, x-rays will be taken at the time and viewed. If a MRI or CT scan is required this will also be arranged. This is usually not carried out on the same date but an appointment with the Radiology Department is made and a review consultation is then necessary once the scan has been done.
Typically a new consultation takes approximately 15 minutes although this varies according to the complexity of the consultation. Every patient is given the time necessary in order to reach a satisfactory diagnosis.
Following the consultation if a surgical procedure is required this can be booked at the time via my PA, Mrs Tina Kane. Operative treatment is carried out at the Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital. Operating lists take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.