I am encouraged by the apparent number of success stories reported here with regard ablations. What is the usual route to having one though? Does your GP need to agree to send you to see an EP and if he/she recommends an ablation, then you are put on a waiting list, assuming NHS. Are you guaranteed to get the EP for the procedure that you saw for the consultation?
If you get the consultation privately, can you by-pass the GP in the first step?
I was lucky enough to have Private Medical Insurance through my job when I had my consultation a couple of years ago (through my GP) and I got the impression I could have picked my date if I'd been recommended to have one there and then.
Is there generally a big waiting list for the on the NHS and are GPs being 'pressured' to try and keep patients on pulls instead to keep the costs down for the NHS? At least my GP has on record from the EP I saw that I am a future candidate for one, so hopefully that will help.
Sorry so many questions, but fore warned is fore armed.