Private treatment

Choosing to pay for private treatment is a serious undertaking and not one to consider lightly. There are many factors to take into account apart from the reality of paying for treatment.

Think about what you are paying for not least, peace of mind. You are paying for the best treatment, surgeon or specialist and the best facilities in the UK.

It means instant access to the top man or woman in their field: it means a stress free, pleasant experience in a private room, furnished to a high standard and with all the amenities: one to one nursing care and 24 hour access to your consultant.

It also means a wide range of procedures performed using cutting edge equipment and technologies, for example robot assisted surgery. Harley Street contains the most advanced healthcare technologies in the world and the most experienced, knowledgeable staff to use them.

How much does private treatment cost? As a rough guide you can expect to pay:

  • Breast lump (removal): from £1,500 to £2,500
  • Cataract removal: from £2,000
  • Gall bladder removal: from £3,500 to £6,000
  • Hernia repair: from £1,500 to £4,000
  • Hip replacement: from £14,000
  • Knee surgery (arthroscopy): from £2,000 to £3,000
  • Laser eye surgery (LASIK): from £400 to £1,000 (per eye)
  • Prostate gland surgery: from £4,000 to £6,000
  • Tonsillectomy: from £2,500
  • Vasectomy: from £500 to £2,000

Prices depend upon the skill and experience of the surgeon, the extent of your medical/surgical condition and the duration of treatment.

The more complex your condition the more treatment required which will push up the costs. But take time to look at what the price includes, for example, rehabilitation, nutrition and exercise advice, counselling and state of the art diagnostic tools such as CT/MRI scans.

Your treatment plan will show a clear breakdown of the overall costs which includes a range of services before and after treatment.