Covid-19 is affecting all of us, including how we can deliver private healthcare. You may have heard that private hospitals will be assisting the NHS, with beds, procedures & ventilators. You may be concerned about coming to a private hospital for an appointment, or for an investigation
Follow up patients - We will continue to consult with patients but have moved to telephone consultations where possible. Many insurers have allowed virtual clinic appointments by telephone (you should check this with your insurer and gain authorisation). This is also true for self-pay patients by agreement.
If you need a face to face appointment there will a mechanism for this at the private hospitals shortly. Again, we would discourage anybody in Covid-19 risk groups seeking this, and everybody else should consider whether they can wait until the present pandemic is over, or whether their consultation can happen over the phone. Again, contact Julie for help.
New patients are still being accepted at some private hospitals at the moment, but again, if possible, consultation will be by telephone. Please contact Julie on 01284 735726 or 07961 667003, or email email@example.com before your appointment to discuss this. We will be using either confidential office space or telephone clinic rooms at the private hospitals to fulfil this.
Please understand that Mr Graham’s working pattern may change rapidly, especially if he is deployed elsewhere in the hospital. He may need to contact you at a different day or time than the one that you are expecting, and this may include evenings and either day of the weekend. Julie and Cindy with contact you prior to any telephone appointment to check and conform the time and date.
Clinically urgent investigations continue to happen in the private hospitals. If there is a way to defer non urgent investigations, we would advise doing so. We would suggest that risk group patients should contact us in advance of these investigations, as we may recommend deferring them. For those who need an investigation urgently, we will continue to arrange these and act on the results
All of the private hospitals are contributing their resource to the NHS. This significantly reduces the capacity for private operations. Anaesthetists are almost fully engaged in the care of large intensive care units presently. Private elective surgical lists will be postponed until further notice. However, we will continue to provide organ & lifesaving operating where possible in the private sector. Again, discuss this with Julie as normal private lists have been suspended. All patients waiting for surgery will be placed on a wait list and as soon as normal service resumes, will be contacted.
This is a rapidly evolving state of affairs and this information may need to be changed, based on the situation. Information placed here will be regularly reviewed and updated.
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I am Stuart Graham, and I am a Consultant Urological Surgeon. I specialise in:
Kidney stone surgery (calculi), including laser stone removal, flexible ureterorenoscopy (FURS), ureteroscopy, lithotripsy (sound waves) , PCNL & ultra mini PCNL.
Metabolic prevention of stone disease
Dealing with and changing ureteric stents
Laser prostate surgery (HoLEP)
Laser bladder cancer surgery
Diagnosis and treatment of penile & scrotal / testicular lumps & bumps
Diagnosis & treatment of bladder symptoms, incontinence, night-time urination & daytime prostate symptoms
Blood in the urine
Recurrent urinary tract infections
Diagnosis & treatment of bladder pain, pelvic pain syndromes and scrotal pain
I also offer a full cancer diagnostic service
I would be delighted to see you in one of my urology clinics, to talk through your symptoms with you and see how I may help. I offer a full service to privately insured patients, and also to self-pay patients, in whom I am delighted to offer package prices for treatment.
I see patients from throughout London, Essex & Hertfordshire, in my private clinics, based at 3 convenient locations, and this includes evening, early morning & weekend appointments.
For further information, or to book an appointment, please ring Julie or Cindy, my two PAs, click on the email button, or fill in the contact form above.