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Cost of LIS / Good Surgeons in Europe

Postby Resurgent » 06 Feb 2018, 10:19

Hi guys,

I've had a chronic AF - both an anterior and posterior tear, since November 2016. I was suppose to have a lateral internal sphincterotomy at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, UK in January.

I agreed for the LIS procedure with one consultant, got a cancellation appointment, but on the day of surgery got to the hospital and got blocked by a different arrogant consultant Dr. Christos Kontovounisios who tried to bounce me into botox treatment on the day and refused to carry out the LIS; Did the classic over-egging of the risks of incontinence suggesting 40% long term incontinence and being very unprofessional. Told him to go to hell and decided that I won't be having him operate on me.

I've been seen somewhere else in the South West of England privately; There they only offer LIS on NHS due to efficacy and do not offer Botox at all for this condition.

Given the delays in the NHS, who are not currently meeting the current 18 week pathway for treatment, I am considering going into the European Union for treatment. Otherwise I will have to wait until September for treatment or possibly later.

Can anyone give me some ideas as to the cost of LIS privately in Europe, and any recommendations for good surgeons? I've seen the figure 800 EUR in Finland, and I've also seen £1,500 in Bristol UK privately, on this forum for cost which puts the 4,000 EUR joke quote I just received from Hospital Nisa Pardo in Madrid in context.

My feeling is this should cost up to 2k EUR all-in; Is this about right and anyone got any suggestions for surgeons/hospitals?

I will be getting partial reimbursement from the NHS under the Directive route, so I will be getting about £800-£1000 of this reimbursed by the NHS any way.

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Cost of LIS / Good Surgeons in Europe

Postby Reliefatlast? » 25 Feb 2018, 19:51

Hi I just had LIS over a week ago which was covered privately by my health Insurance. I won't know the exact cost until they have paid the claim in a few weeks time but when I had botox and banding in a private hospital the total cost was just under €800 so I'd say the LIS might be about €2000 or less. I'm in Ireland.
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Re: Cost of LIS / Good Surgeons in Europe

Postby Resurgent » 26 Feb 2018, 02:42

Thanks for your reply.

I now have a range of prices - £1,875 is a recent price from a Nuffield Hospital in the South West. If you are asking for prices the relevant code for the procedure is H5620.

Highgate Hospital in London does the procedure for a fixed price of £1,290 - https://www.highgatehospital.co.uk/pati ... ollapseG71

I am attending Highgate Hospital for the procedure. I'll feedback how I find the procedure, consultant and service.
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