We are no longer making any appointments for our private patient services due to resource being allocated to other areas during this period of uncertainty. We would still be happy to take your call and we can keep your details in order to send you confirmation once our services resume to normal.
Surgeries covered by your health insurance provider
Whether you have your own private medical insurance or are covered by your employer, you can now receive expert treatment at our Somerset hospital.
Below is a list of the treatments available to insured patients. Please be aware that all treatments need to be pre-authorised by your insurance provider and that not all insurers cover all treatments at Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre.
If you would like to find out more, contact your insurance provider or call our friendly private patient team on 0330 058 3237.
|Removal of benign skin lesions|
|Total cholecystectomy / gallbladder removal|
|Anal skin tag removal / repair of anal fissure tear|
|Avulsion of nail / ingrowing toenail|
|Pilonidal sinus surgery|
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
|Sinus surgery (including FESS)|
|Reduction of fracture of nasal bone|
|Vitreous retinal procedures|
|Dupuytren’s contracture release|
|Total hip replacement|
|Total knee replacement|
|Revision of knee replacement|
|Revision of hip replacement|
|Complex knee surgery (not joint replacement or ACL)|
|Trigger finger release|
|Shoulder decompression surgery|
|Endoscopic shoulder surgery|
|Removal of internal fixation from bone|
|Manipulation of joint|
|Elbow surgery – cubital tunnel release|
|Rotator cuff repair|
|Fusion of joints|
|Spinal / epidural / facet injections / US guided injections|
|Colonoscopy with biopsy or therapeutic colonoscopy|
|Gastroscopy with biopsy|
|Excision of hydrocele sac|
|Frenuloplasty of penis|
|Excision of lesion of epididymis|
|Diagnostic flexible cystoscopy|
|Treatment of uterine bleeding|
|Pelvic peritoneum procedures|
|Hysteroscopy with biopsy|
|Hysteroscopy and insertion of intrauterine device|
|Colporrhaphy – anterior and posterior|
|Sterilisation (cutting of fallopian tubes)|
|Diagnostic dilation and curretage|
|Mirena coil insertion|
|Diagnostic flexible cystoscopy|
To learn more about getting treatment through your private health insurance call us on:
0330 058 3237
How to start your treatment at Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre
Step 1: Get your GP referral
Most insurers will require a GP referral before approving your treatment. Make sure your GP referral includes the recommended treatment and hospital of your choice.
Step 2: Call your insurer and get your pre-authorisation number
When you call your insurer, make sure you have your insurance membership number and the GP referral details ready. If you have a preferred hospital, let them know. Your insurer will give you a confirmation that your policy covers your required treatment. Keep this pre-authorisation number when you call our friendly Private Patient Advisors.
Step 3: Get your life back on track
Once you have decided you would like to proceed with your treatment at Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre and your insurer has agreed, we can arrange your first consultation. Your specialist will discuss treatment options with you and explain any diagnostic tests you might need as part of your individual care package.