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Where and when can I be seen?

I hold regular clinics most weeks at BMI Meriden (Coventry), Warwickshire Nuffield (Leamington Spa) and Spire Parkway (Solihull). Appointments are usually available within a week of request. Please contact us for more details and to arrange an appointment.

Medical insurance | What do I need to do?

I am recognised as a Specialist Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon by all the major insurance companies, including AXA PPP, Aviva, BUPA, Cigna, Simplyhealth etc. Patients seeking a consultation or treatment under their medical insurance policy usually require a referral from their GP or a physiotherapist. It is advisable to contact your insurance company before your first consultation or if any investigations or surgery are planned to confirm that they will cover the costs.

No medical insurance | Can I self-fund?

While most people being treated in the private sector will have insurance cover, an increasing number are choosing to fund their own treatment. A "package price" quotation is available on request for many of the commonly performed shoulder or elbow procedures that will cover the hospital, anaesthetic and surgical fees. Please contact us if you require a quotation for consultation or treatment costs.

Am I responsible for any fees?

Whether or not you have private medical insurance you are ultimately responsible for any fees (including any policy excess) incurred for consultations, investigations and surgery.

Do I need a referral letter?

If you are paying for your own treatment, then a referral is not necessary although in general it is preferred. The majority of insurers will require a GP or physiotherapist referral before authorising a consultation, investigations or any treatment.

What happens at the initial consultation?

Initial consultations usually last around 30 minutes. During this time I will ask you about the details of your problem and the impact it is having on your life. I will examine the affected joint and if required send you for an x-ray. I will then discuss with you the most likely cause of your problem and offer potential treatment options. If appropriate steroid injections may be given. Sometimes other investigations such as ultrasound, MRI or CT are needed which will usually be arranged within one week.

How is surgery organised?

Should any surgery be necessary, a convenient time will be organised based on the nature of the operation, the necessary rehabilitation and the recovery time. Operative procedures all have a code that insurers and hospitals use and you are advised to obtain an authorisation number beforehand if using insurance.

Fellowship trained at the Mayo Clinic USA, Mr Lawrence comes highly recommended by his patients