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| General info | Fees & charges | Clinic times | Operating times | Endoscopy times | Insurance companies |

In addition to offering a comprehensive general & colorectal surgical service to my patients at the The West Middlesex University Hospital, I am available to see private patients as detailed below:

General Information

I perform most types of general, colorectal & laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. My specialist interests are listed below:

Rectal Bleeding   Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
Bowel Cancer   Pelvic Floor Disorders
Colonoscopy & Endoscopy   Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Stapled Haemorhoidectomy (PPH)   Hernia Repair (laparoscopic & open)
Haemorhoidal Ligation (HALO & Hemorpex)   Pilonidal Sinus Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease   Removal of 'Lumps & Bumps'
Ileal Pouch Formation   Ingrowing Toenail Surgery


I have written information leaflets on some of the above procedures and others - these can be found in the 'Patient Information' section of my website.

I will see insured and non-insured patients and am registered with all the major insurance companies (see here). Patients who are insured should get a letter of referral from their GP otherwise they may find their insurance company will not cover the full cost of treatment. All insured patients should check that their level of cover would provide for their treatment. Patients themselves are liable for all costs incurred, most of which can be claimed back from their insurance company. Please check that you do not have a 'shortfall' on your policy or specific exclusions that you will liable to pay directly.

 

Fees and Charges

If you are not covered by any of the health insurance companies then you will have to pay all fees directly. 

I use a billing company to administer my fees. You can contact them directly with queries using the information below:

Professional Medical Management Services Ltd provide a full billing service for Mr Jason Smith
Pay by phone: 0844 858 1133
Pay online: www.med-billing.co.uk
Cheques: Payable to Mr Jason Smith
Post: Freepost Professional Medical Management Services
KD Tower, Suite 3, Cotterells, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1FW
 
Please note credit cards incur a 3% surcharge. There are no fees for debit cards
 
Like most surgeons involved in private practice in the UK I charge at the current standard BUPA rates. Please note that in addition to the consultation charges any procedures performed in the outpatient department are charged separately. These too are charged at current BUPA rates. 

A note about bills:

  • You may receive a bill from the hospital as well as from me. Both need to be paid as the hospital charges for any procedures are for the equipment and my charges are for performing the procedure.
  • Please note - All private hospitals will invoice the patients separately for equipment used during these procedures. It is the patients’ responsibility to enquire of these charges and to settle the bill directly with the hospital concerned. These bills are separate to, and not inclusive of the procedure bill submitted by me - this is special importance to un-insured patients who should take this into account when budgeting for treatment.
  • Cheques are to be made payable to Mr Jason Smith and sent to the address above.

Clinic Times

I see patients on a private basis at The Syon Clinic & The Clementine Churchill Hospital at the following times:

  • Monday 17:30 - 19:00, Syon Clinic, (weekly)
  • Wednesday 14:00 – 16:00, Clementine Churchill Hospital (weekly)
  • Wednesday 10:30 – 12:30, Chiltern Hospital (2nd Wednesday of every month)
  • Wednesday 19:00 - 21:00, Chiltern Hospital (4th Wednesday of every month)

Additional times to the above can be arranged, but an additional fee of £25 may have to be added to cover the hire of the room.

Operating Times

  • Friday afternoon on weeks 1 & 3 of the month at Clementine Churchill Hospital
  • Ad-hoc sessions as required at The Chiltern or Shelburne Hospitals

If you require an operation this will be arranged directly with me at the time of your consultation. It may not be possible to give you a date immediately at your consultation as availability needs to be confirmed. However, you will be contacted directly either by the hospital and/or me shortly afterwards. I prefer to do this by email so would appreciate you giving me your email address during the consultation. You will need to have your insurance details available. It may be necessary for you to come up to the hospital prior to your operation for a 'fitness for surgery' check and have any relevant blood tests and x-rays performed.

Endoscopy Times

  • Clementine Churchill Hospital - Wednesday lunchtime by arrangement
  • Chiltern Hospital – Wednesday morning or afternoon by arrangement
  • West Middlesex Hospital – by arrangement with Mr Smith, usually Friday afternoon - Self-Pay and NON-BUPA patients only

If you require an endoscopy this will be arranged directly with me at the time of your consultation. It may not be possible to give you a date immediately at your consultation as availability needs to be confirmed. However, you will be contacted directly either by the hospital and/or me shortly afterwards. I prefer to do this by email so would appreciate you giving me your email address during the consultation. Once a date is confirmed you will then be contacted directly by the hospital reservations department who will ask you for your insurance details.

 

Insurance companies

I am registered with all the main insurance companies listed below:

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Norwich Union
  • Legal & General
  • BCWA
  • Clinicare
  • Exeter Friendly
  • Medisure
  • Health-on-line
  • Secure Health
  • Simply Health
  • WPA

If your insurance company is not listed above then please provide their telephone number and I can arrange appropriate recognition.

It is always helpful to have your membership number to hand when contacting me, and also a pre-authorisation number if you are requesting an appointment.

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