Spire Clare Park Hospital
In Surrey, his private practice is mainly conducted at the Parkside Suite, which is the private patient facility conveniently attached to Spire Clare Park Hospital.
The Spire Hospital offers access to excellent diagnostic and treatment facilities.
As a private patient it is possible to refer yourself directly to a consultant such as Dr D'ippolito and make an appointment without going via your GP. However, it should be noted that if using Medical Insurance, some insurers may not cover you for self-referral or for certain treatments. So best to check.
Also, whilst all new patients are carefully evaluated, a letter of referral from your family doctor or other practitioner can be very useful in giving a backround on your treatment to date and any other relevant medical history.
Once this link is established, it is also good practice for us to keep your GP informed of treatments.
If you are using private health insurance to cover your treatment, we recommend that you contact your insurer in advance to discuss your treatment. Many insurers will issue you with a 'pre-authorisation' number which enables private clinics to bill the insurer directly for the costs of consultations, diagnostic investigations and treatments. Without a pre-authorisation you may be required to pay some or all of your costs on the day.
If you do not have private medical insurance many people simply self-fund their treatment. Private consultations and many procedures are quite affordable and sometimes the speed and convenience of private treatment makes it the preferred option.
We have listed some guide prices for consultations and typical treatments and procedures. For patients requiring more complex treatment, perhaps involving a hospital stay, it is often possible for the clinics to create a 'package' price that covers every aspect of the treatment.
In most cases, self funding patients simply settle charges on the day of treatment via credit card, or pay the predicted costs or a deposit in advance. All charges, payments and deposit will be recorded on a unique account, which we create for every private patient.
If you have questions or concerns about costs, a call or email to Dr D'ippolito's private patient secretary will answer them. We are able to provide very accurate estimates of costs in advance of any consultation or treatment.
To make an appointment for a consultation, simply call or email Dr D'ippolito's secretary.
Telephone: 0203 983 0149