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How long to wait for private lapascopy

Kate345
Kate345

After my consultation I decided to go priviate as I didn’t want to wait 3 months on the NHS as my anxiety is so bad.

I’m having it done at spire.

They said they are currently writing the letter up for me for the lap.

How long did you wait for your priviate lap?

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Hey Kate,

I was in within 7 days. It took me ages to get referred to the right person but once there I was in within 7 days.

I hope yours is this quick too🤞🏼.xxx

Kate345
Kate345 in reply to Jenjen87

I had the appointment on Monday and then decided Tuesday I was going private and they let the specialist know and said my letter was getting done there and then..

Hoping it’s as quick as possible

Kate345
Kate345 in reply to Jenjen87

Did you just get given a date, or a choice.

Jenjen87
Jenjen87 in reply to Kate345

They said they had a slot the following Saturday beaut and I said yes please! So only choice I had but the soonest.xx

Kate345
Kate345 in reply to Jenjen87

I can only hope it’s that fast

I'm waiting 8 weeks x

Kate345
Kate345 in reply to cmbxm

8 weeks and paying?!

cmbxm
cmbxm in reply to Kate345

8 weeks and private but the NHS are paying because waiting time in my area are 25 weeks plus! So if I'm NHS//Private and waiting 8 weeks you're probably going to be waiting a lot less! My original estimated waiting time was 6 weeks so I'm not at all phased! 8 weeks is so much better than 25 plus weeks! x

Kate345
Kate345 in reply to cmbxm

Ah that makes sense then why it would be longer!

I rang up and asked how long it would be for a a scan priviate before and they were like come in this afternoon if you like lol

cmbxm
cmbxm in reply to Kate345

Even as an NHS patient using private the dates and times are fantastic! If they hadn't have offered me private I would've paid for it anyway! The dates and times and treatment options compared to the NHS really are exceptional!! Good luck Hun and hope you get your surgery date soon! X

kellskg76
kellskg76 in reply to cmbxm

Hi,

Quick question, how do you get the NHS to pay for a private op? My laparoscopy isn't until June 2018 and I don't think I can wait that long. Thanks

cmbxm
cmbxm in reply to kellskg76

I didn't ask for them to do it I'm afraid it was a decision made for me as the waiting times in my local area were so long! Might be worth asking your GP if they could refer you to go privately? You might struggle to convince them if you already have a laparoscopy booked though X

kellskg76
kellskg76 in reply to cmbxm

Thanks for replying. I have a provisional date for the 4th June 2018, 8months is too long. I'll definitely go back to the doctors, no harm in trying x

cmbxm
cmbxm in reply to kellskg76

Emphasise the fact that the 4th June 2018 is a provisional date and your worried it could be pushed back further, hope you get some help hun x

You do get a choice of dates though which was brilliant in my case because I've been able to plan around my surgery well in advanced! x

Hi Kate

Iv got an appointment with spire this month. Can I ask how much their charging you for your lap please? Hope you get a date that's soon 💗🤗😘

2,400 for the lap on its own another price of 2,800 I think for lap and removal of endo chats etc.. 7 grand for a histectomy lol

I was seen and operated on in two weeks, would have been a week but I took a later date to sort out work

I went with spire through the NHS and it was about a 4 week wait after my appointment where he told me he was going to operate. Unfortunately for me he rang in sick so I had to wait another 4 weeks before I had it done x

How long is the waiting list for a lap on the NHS?

I paid to see a specialist at spires 3 months ago and then I have my follow up appointment this Friday on the NHS to see the same specialist.

I really can’t wait much longer, so was wondering the different time scale for a laparoscopy between NHS and spires x

Kate345
Kate345 in reply to Summer_3

She told me it would be a 2-3 month wait for a lap on the nhs, I said it was too long so I’m paying to be a completely priviate patient

Kate345
Kate345 in reply to Summer_3

As I’m paying so much I’d think it would be asap I keep ringing every day for an update - it might be annoying but I just need to know what’s happening

Summer_3
Summer_3 in reply to Kate345

How much has it cost if you don’t mind me asking? I know how you feel as I won’t be able to wait 2-3 months, I have been waiting round and I can’t do it for any longer. It’s getting difficult to cope with the pain day in day out :(

Fingers crossed you get one in the next week! X

Kate345
Kate345 in reply to Summer_3

2,300 for basic then 2,800 if anything needs to be removed

Summer_3
Summer_3 in reply to Kate345

Thank you x

Waiting list on NHS differs by area. I was told for me it would be 12+ months. Privately it was 6 weeks between specialist saying I needed op and having it done - he was disappointed he couldn’t get me in sooner but Spire didn’t have a bed xx

I was put on the NHS list on July for a lap. I have now been told February next year.

Wow that’s a long time!

I was told decebember but the receptionist told me not a chance. After countless phone calls then told February . If I could afford it I would go private

It’s not easy to go priviate I’ve done it with parents help as I’m not sleeping or eating and I’m so anxious just need to have it done as soon as humanly possible. I keep ringing spire every day like.. so when are we doing it lol

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Kate345

The most important thing is not to have it private but have it by a BSGE specialist. That is the MOST important thing. Especially that from another of your msg, you have bowel issues so you may have RV endo which is very tricky to deal with and can be totally missed by a normal surgeon/gyne. Only BSGE surgeons have studied the right excision technique to deal with endo the right way to give you long-term’ish relief. And that includes if you only want a Diagnostic lap at this stage because the surgeon needs the experience to identify the tricky endo locations 👍🎗

Hi I went to spire for my lap the NHS paid for that my Dr referred me I got in within 2 weeks as I was in extreme pain and nothing was helping. Hope you get in soon and hope all goes well.

Good luck and take care

Tia xx

I’ve got my lap date.. 24th October :( feels so long away considering I saw her last week

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