Treatments for insured patients

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.


General surgery

Procedure
Removal of benign skin lesions
Haemorrhoidectomy
Haemorrhoidectomy (HALO)
Hernia repair
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)

Procedure
Tonsillectomy
Sinus surgery (including FESS)
Septoplasty
Septorhinoplasty
Reduction of fracture of nasal bone
Polypectomy
Tympanoplasty
Mastoidectomy

Eye surgery

Procedure
Cataract
Oculoplastics
Vitreous retinal procedures

Orthopaedics

Procedure
Bunion surgery
Carpal tunnel
Dupuytren’s contracture release
Ganglion removal
Knee arthroscopy
Ankle arthroscopy
Ankle replacement
Total hip replacement
Shoulder replacement
Total knee replacement
Revision of knee replacement
Revision of hip replacement
ACL reconstruction
Complex knee surgery (not joint replacement or ACL)
Trigger finger release
Osteotomy
Shoulder decompression surgery
Endoscopic shoulder surgery
Removal of internal fixation from bone
Manipulation of joint
Trapeziectomy
Elbow surgery – cubital tunnel release
Rotator cuff repair
Fusion of joints
Arthroscopic meniscectomy
Shoulder manipulation
Morton’s neuroma
Spinal / epidural / facet injections / US guided injections

Endoscopy

Procedure
Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy with biopsy or therapeutic colonoscopy
Gastroscopy
Gastroscopy with biopsy
Flexi sigmoidoscopy

Urology

Procedure
Circumcision
Vasectomy
Excision of hydrocele sac
Frenuloplasty of penis
Vasectomy reversal
Excision of lesion of epididymis
Diagnostic flexible cystoscopy

Gynaecology

Procedure
Treatment of uterine bleeding
Pelvic peritoneum procedures
Hysteroscopy
Hysteroscopy with biopsy
Hysteroscopy and insertion of intrauterine device
Abdominal hysterectomy
Vaginal hysterectomy
Colporrhaphy – anterior and posterior
Oophorectomy
Colposcopy
Sterilisation (cutting of fallopian tubes)
Diagnostic dilation and curretage
Mirena coil insertion

Urology

Procedure
Diagnostic flexible cystoscopy
Circumcision

To learn more about getting treatment through your private health insurance call us on:

Telephone number  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.

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