This information assumes that you have not already undergone surgery at another centre which has not met expectation.
Mr Gault normally undertakes set-back surgery (pinnaplasty) under local, general and intravenous sedation.
His standard consultation fee is £240 His fee for the surgery is £1995 including one follow-up. The anaesthetic fee for a local anaesthetic (LA) is £250. Some patients prefer to have a general anaesthetic (GA), for which the anaesthetic fee is £345. The hospital’s fee depends on which one you choose, but in every case an out-patient (Walk-in, Walk-out WIWO) stay is cheaper than a day case stay and in turn is cheaper than a one night stay. It would be unusual to require a night’s stay in hospital. Your hospital fee payment is made direct to the hospital. We have no sway over hospital fees, but the current approximate fees are as follows:
The Wellington Hospital charges approximately £2362 for a GA or LA DC. The cheapest hospital for an LA WIWO procedure is the Clementine Churchill Hospital (£567 approximately).
Hospital fees do not include painkillers to take home, but you would be much better advised to buy these over-the-counter because Paracetamol from the hospital is extremely expensive. Mr Gault prefers to leave an around-head bandage on for one week, after which sutures are ready for removal. A headband should be worn at night for about 6 weeks post-operatively to prevent the ears being pushed forwards by the pillow.
For GA surgery, you add together the surgical, anaesthetic and hospital fees, for example: £1995 + £345 + £2362 approximately
For an LA, you add together the surgical, anaesthetic and hospital fees, for example: £1995 + £250 + £595 approximately