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PATIENT INFORMATION

 

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early so that any outstanding personal information can be obtained and the consultant has time to review the information prior to your consultation.

On your first visit to the clinic, you will be greeted by a receptionist, who will collect:

  • Referral letters
  • X-Rays
  • Test Results
  • Any other information you have brought with you 

These will be passed to the consultant surgeon. 

In the waiting area, our Receptionist will ask you to fill in a Registration form and check if any other personal information is still required. 

A nurse will then take you to meet the consultant surgeon. A spouse, partner, relative or friend can accompany you, or the nurse can stay with you during your consultation and examination. 

The consultant surgeon will discuss the nature of your problem and any other relevant information, such as your general medical history and family history. 

A thorough examination will follow.  The nurse can be present during this examination.

The consultant surgeon will discuss your care with you, and may request investigations and tests to assist with the diagnosis.  Normally these investigations will have been booked when you made your initial appointment. 

If they are required, you will be given the relevant forms to present to our onsite X-Ray and Imaging Unit.

The consultant surgeon will discuss your care with you, and may request investigations and tests to assist with the diagnosis.  Normally these investigations will have been booked when you made your initial appointment.  If they are required, you will be given the relevant forms to present to the onsite X-Ray and Imaging Unit.

An appointment will be arranged for a follow up consultation, to discuss the outcome of the investigations and any ongoing treatment plan.

The consultant surgeon will discuss the results of the investigations carried out.  Appropriate treatment will be recommended and you will then have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the benefits and any contra-indications of the treatment proposed.

A follow up appointment is also booked following surgery, as required. 

If surgery is required, the proposed operation will be explained.  All patient care is based on informed consent, you will always know exactly what operation you will be undergoing before admission to hospital and will not be asked to agree to further or alternative procedures. 

Surgery can be arranged for a mutually convenient date and confirmed upon pre-authorisation by medical insurers, where relevant.

If no surgery is required, you will be discharged back to your GP and other referring specialists. You can return to the same consultant should the problems recur.

Following surgery all patients are offered follow up appointments, as required. 

 

The consultant breast surgeon will then write to your GP and any other referring doctor, with copies to you (if requested) and other relevant specialists, summarising your consultation and the planned investigations.

Letters are also sent after all subsequent consultations or when the results of investigations become available.

If the problem reoccurs, you can call the front office at 020 7563 1234 and book an appointment with the same consultant.

 

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