Private patients

I offer professional consultation, investigations and management of a comprehensive range of hepatology and gastroenterology conditions. I have admitting rights or practice privileges at Nuffield Health Warwickshire (Leamington Spa) and BMI The Meriden (Coventry) Hospitals. Elective admission or urgent transfer from NHS hospitals is assessed on a case by case basis, and subjected to the patient’s clinical status.

Note: A private patient cannot revert to being an NHS patient midway through an outpatient course of treatment. If the patient is referred to the NHS via the normal outpatient referral system, this could involve seeing another NHS consultant and access to NHS tests or treatment would not normally be sooner.

To make an appointment

I do not offer service for NHS Choose & Book (or FCN) patients.

Appointment requests can be made by using the contact details below. The Appointments Office contact number at Warwickshire Nuffield Hospital is 01926 436332.

Medical insured patients are advised to check with their insurers about the requirement for a GP referral letter. Open (or insurer directed) referrals relating to certain insurers and funding products are welcomed at both hospitals.

If you need to change or cancel an appointment, we do expect a minimum of 24 hours' notice. We reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee for failure to keep an appointment, or for cancellation at short notice.

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Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital
The Chase
Old Milverton Lane
Leamington Spa CV32 6RW
Main Tel:
01926 427 971

Secretary: Ms Michelle Huxley
Tel: 01926 436 342
Fax: 01926 422 659
Email: michelle.huxley@nuffieldhealth.com

Clinic availability:
Mondays 5:30pm – 8pm

 

 

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BMI The Meriden Hospital

University Hospital Site
Clifford Bridge Road
Coventry CV2 2LQ
Main Tel:
024 7664 7000

Contact: 
Tel: 
Fax: 024 7664 7196
Email: dr.wong@endoscopyplus.co.uk

Clinic availability:
By appointment only

 


Urgent ERCP or EUS service

These endoscopies are not available on site at the above private hopsitals. I can refer to another specialist colleague in Birmingham. For further information, please contact and leave your details with my secretary at Warwickshire Nuffield Hospital (see details above).

About the consultation

The standard fees are £195 for the first consultation (20-25 minutes), and £125 for a follow up consultation (15-20 minutes). Extended consultation may be charged pro rata. I will accept the different fees for specific insurer and funding products involving an open referral. The secretaries will be able to confirm this for you at booking.

For insured patients, the invoice is sent directly to your insurer for settlement. Patients who self fund outpatient consultations may be requested to pay the full balance at the time of the consultation (no credit or debit card facilities, sorry).

Your GP will be informed of the consultations, investigations and management by letters unless you request otherwise.

Investigation and Treatment

There are many different health insurance policies in existence. Medical insured patients should check with their insurance providers about policy cover for tests and treatment costs, and identify if they will incur any shortfall. Insurance companies typically require a pre-authorisation to fund any radiology or endoscopy test and treatment. Please note the patient remains liable for any fees incurred that are not covered in full by their insurance.

I will perform all endoscopic procedures myself. Note: The specialist's procedure fees are normally separate to the invoices you may receive from the hospital for procedure or other tests carried out. The invoice will be sent directly to your insurer for settlement.

I am a fee assured BUPA consultant, and adhere to all other major insurers' published tariff for procedures. My fee schedule is typically met by the insurance providers. A schedule of fees can be obtained from the secretary.

If you choose to pay for your own endoscopy or treatment, you could consider the BMI self-pay Option package or Nuffield Health ‘Guaranteed Price’ quote. Please refer to the published BMI Meriden self pay prices and Warwickshire Nuffield Hospital treatment prices for guidance. The procedure or treatment package prices quoted typically DO NOT include the initial consultation charge. An indicative Consultant fee for initial consultation may be provided for guidance only. My initial consultation charge (listed above) is separate to the procedure or Hospital fees, payable even if you subsequently decide not to go ahead with the procedure.