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Mr Ursell is recognised by all of the UK’s insurance companies. All invoices are usually covered apart from your excess which depends on your particular policy. This does not apply to BUPA which only covers part of the costs and will leave you with a shortfall. Please pay in advance of surgery.
If you have any queries about payment for treatment please contact Karen Rose who will be happy to deal with any queries.
Why pay for private surgery?
The option of private surgery is taken by many patients seeing Mr Ursell. This offers many advantages over NHS provision.
The main one is that you are guaranteed to have Mr Ursell personally perform the operation and he see you for all consultations before and after the operation.
You will also be able to plan the procedure to fit into your personal schedule and where possible incorporate it within social commitments. Usually, we schedule surgery for the week after the initial consultation.
Finally, private surgery means that you can have the option of toric or multifocal implants to reduce your reliance on prescription spectacles after surgery.
Consultant costs for tests
Mr Ursell’s fees for carrying out tests and operations are as follows. Please note that in addition to these fees there may also be a hospital fee charged.
New consultation, 30 mins
Follow-up consultation, 15 mins
Cataract surgery per eye (Parkside/Ashtead)
Multifocal or Toric implant (per eye)
YAG laser capsulotomy per eye (Epsom)
YAG laser capsulotomy per eye (Ashtead/Parkside)
Intravitreal injection (per eye)
£2,500 self-funding Package Price *
£1,000 (includes corneal topography, implant and follow up) **
£65 Surgeon’s fee only
£500 Package Price *
£260 Surgeon’s fee only
£160 Surgeon’s fee only
£600 Surgeon’s fee only
£100 Surgeon’s fee only
£60 Surgeon’s fee only
£300 Surgeon’s fee only (drug to be supplied by hospital)
Procedures which are not part of a package price will incur a separate fee from the hospital.
* Package Price includes surgeon’s & hospital fees, plus follow-up visits for one month. Any extra procedures, medication or tests required after surgery will incur a separate fee.
** Ashtead Hospital – items are invoiced separately. Premium implant surgeon’s fee: £350
Services not included in the estimate
Mr Ursells fees stated above do not include any fees that the hospital may charge for undertaking tests nor do they include any further treatment or follow-up outpatient appointments.
Insurance companies differ in the variety of fees they cover. This may leave you with a shortfall or an excess for which you may be liable. Please discuss this directly with your insurance company.
If you have private medical insurance, please contact your insurer before you book for the tests to confirm whether the recommended tests are covered by the terms of your policy.
You can compare independent information about the quality of private treatment offered at the hospital and other private healthcare providers from the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) website: www.phin.org.uk