Look for the best price… and the best value There’s a wide variation in the fixed prices that are offered by the UK’s private hospitals. You may be able to save a considerable sum, if you’re prepared to travel further afield. But factor in the expertise of the surgeon and the track record of the private hospital.
Research your consultant or specialist Nowadays, there’s plenty of information available online about the UK’s private consultants and specialists. If you need a hip replacement, choose an orthopaedic surgeon who is a hip replacement specialist… not an orthopaedic surgeon who deals with hips, knees, shoulders, feet and ankle problems.
Ensure you know what is included in the price Check what is included both before and after your operation. Does the price include physiotherapy that you may need once you leave the hospital? Is there a guarantee that you will be covered for treatment for any complications that arise from your operation? You can use our quick quote service to get a personalised quote for your treatment now.
Don’t be afraid to negotiate! If the hospital needs to fill its beds, it may well be open to negotiation on the price. Check the prices available from other providers on GoPrivate.com. A hospital may agree to match a better price that you’ve seen at a competing hospital.
Consider finance for your surgery Most of the fixed price surgery providers offer attractive finance packages. Consider spreading the cost of your operation over 12 months or more. In some cases, you can take advantage of an interest free loan for up to 12 months.