Anterior repair done privately

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Hi Everyone,

Can anyone tell me if they had there surgery done through a private hospital? If so how good was your care and recovery. Also did you have a fixed price and no unhidden charges. Thankyou.

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    I did and my care was excellent. There shouldn't be any hidden charges because you should get a costing (if you're paying yourself) and it's usually a package that includes everything. If your insurance company is paying then it's not your problem. The only extras I could think of would be phone calls made from your room and as you can use your mobile in almost every hospital now there shouldn't be any need. I was advised to take my mobile in with me.
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    Hi, I had my surgery done privately in Swansea and was very pleased with my consultant and the care I received. I am also receiving after care from a physiotherapists and my last appointment will be at 12 weeks. I had a package and did not have any hidden charges in fact they reimbursed me because I only stayed in for one night. I did however pay a small fee to my consultant at my 6 week post op appointment. I would not hesitate in recommending the hospital or the staff and my consultant was an urogynocologist (sorry about spelling) and I travelled a fair distance to be treated by him.

    Good luck for the future, touch wood I feel great now and as long as you listen to the advice on this site you should do well.😄

     

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      Hi Daisy07311, well what a small world.. I am from swansea but now live in hampshire. Moved around 8 years ago. I shall be going to the spire in southampton, and my urogynae is the top one who leads the team in southampton general. I am in very safe hands too. doesnt stop me from worrying all the time though lol. Did you just have anterior repair done. how was the pain afterwards.. was it like after childbirth? take care and thank you for your reply.x
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      If your insurance company is paying for your surgery you'll be awash with painkillers however a package where you pay yourself allows for a certain amount.
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      hi matron, i cant take any painkillers only paracetamol so im guessing that doesnt matter does it. I never even take paracetamol, the last time i needd pain killers was when i had tonsilitus 2000.I was told i will get what i need so im not sure. I am self funding.
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      If you want paracetamol then that won't be a problem and because you'll have an intravenous drip up following surgery they'll probably give you some via the drip which means it works much quicker.
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      Hi I had an anterior repair done nearly five weeks ago. Not much pain after surgery but didn't need the mesh repair done just stitched back in place. Worst was when the pack was removed the following morning. Have had to go back to hospital twice as suffering from lots of discomfort from the healing processes. Going to try driving this week
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      There is a lot of packing in the vagina following the surgery and a urethral catheter. The day after the operation the pack and hopefully the catheter are removed. A good nurse will ensure you are given pain relief about 30 minutes before the pack is removed because it's not exactly painful but more very uncomfortable as it's pulled out. If it gets too much you just ask the nurse to wait a little while but it's over in seconds so nothing to worry about.
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    I didn't get any pain afterwards but you do feel sore and swollen. I did take panadol as prescribed and that probably helped. The main thing is to drink plenty of water and don't get constipated, the first BM is a relief. I took Movicol twice a day at first and then once a day and my first BM was on the third day after the operation. Apparently you cannot overdose on Movicol so take as much as you need.You must not lift anything for the first 6 weeks and have plenty of rest. I used a travel kettle at first which stopped me lifting a heavy kettle.👍

    Good luck with your operation I had a posterior and anterior repair and at 10 weeks feeling great but still being careful. It is so nice to feel normal again.😄

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    I had anterior/posterio surgery a few months back done through private hospital and as much as I would like to tell you it went well sadly it didnt.  There was quite literally  aftercare from my specialist (even though I was advised there would be and the care from the hospital was disgraceful due to staffing issues amongst other things.  I do think though having read through this site that my experience was in the minority andthatothers have reported something much better.  As for hidden costs it was all covered by my insurance but the amounts they put through were astronomical even for the emerg admissions following surgery and they even had the audacity to submit  invoice to my insurer for treatment which didnt taken place which I could not believe and have still not rec apology for. I now see private healthcare in a completely different light.  I hope things go well for you and you get the aftercare of which all women going through this are deserved.
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