Waiting times at Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre
|First appointment||From appointment to treatment|
|4-5 weeks||3 weeks|
*The actual time you wait for surgery at Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre will depend on many factors, including whether further diagnostics or tests are required, patient choice and how quickly the NHS will approve the funding for your treatment. Nevertheless the vast majority will be in the range detailed above.
Please note: waiting times displayed are indicative and can change on a daily basis.
You have the right to choose where you have your NHS treatment.
At Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre we offer free NHS treatments to all patients. You are not required to pay if you are an NHS patient and have been referred for treatment by your GP.
We also offer an affordable self pay option for patients who do not have health insurance, or have been told they are ineligible for NHS treatment.
Please note: All our surgical procedures will be carried out at our in-patient hospital at Shepton Mallet, even if you have an outpatient appointment at a different hospital.
Male circumcision is a surgery that removes the foreskin (the loose tissue) covering the glans of the penis.
A procedure used to examine and diagnose problems with the bladder. A cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and moved up into the bladder. The camera on the cystoscope relays images to a screen where they can be viewed by a specialist.
Excision of epididymal cyst
The epididymis is a small organ over the back of each testicle where sperm are stored. A cyst can develop in this area and enlarge with fluid, becoming uncomfortable. The cyst can be removed during surgery under general anaesthetic.
Excision of scrotal or testicular lesion
The surgical removal, or excision, of lesions on the scrotum or testes is performed in order to prevent the spreading of a condition. Tissue can also be removed and tested, aiding in the diagnosis of problems.
This is an operation to release a fold of skin on the underside of the penis in order to prevent pain and discomfort during intercourse.
This operation removes fluid that collects around a testicle, called a hydrocele. Most hydroceles are harmless and only need treatment if they become uncomfortable.
A plastic surgical operation on the foreskin of the penis to widen a narrow, non-retracting foreskin.
Scrotal surgery can include a range of surgical procedures to correct various conditions, including the removal of hydroceles (fluid pouches around the testicle), epididymal cysts and can be used to repair varicose veins around the testicle.
The severance of the small tubes (vas deferens) carrying sperm from the epididymis to the penis, resulting in sterility.