Need private hysterectomy surgery?
On Private Healthcare UK, you can find 1296 private gynaecology surgeons and 220 private hospitals offering hysterectomy surgery and if you’re paying for yourself, you could expect it to cost between £3,850 and £8,435. We have over 20 years' experience helping people to make the right choice about private healthcare.
- Should I go private?
- Find a doctor
- Find a hospital/clinic
- What does it cost?
- Am I covered by insurance?
- Do I need a GP referral?
What is a hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is a major operation that removes the womb (uterus). The reasons for hysterectomy include cancer, fibroids, heavy periods and pelvic pain such as endometriosis. Hysterectomy types include a full hysterectomy where both the uterus and cervix are removed and a partial or subtotal hysterectomy where the body of the uterus is removed but the cervix is left intact. A radical hysterectomy removes the uterus and all surrounding tissues including the ovaries and fallopian tubes. If a woman is premenopausal, having a hysterectomy will not cause the menopause unless the ovaries are also removed. The hysterectomy surgery technique used depends on the reason for having the hysterectomy. In a Laparoscopic hysterectomy (also known as a keyhole hysterectomy), the womb is removed via small incisions in the abdomen. A vaginal hysterectomy removes the womb via the vagina. The womb is removed via a larger abdominal incision for an abdominal hysterectomy. Hysterectomy surgery takes between one to two hours. Hospital stays vary from 1 to 5 nights with abdominal hysterectomies patients typically having longer hospital stays. Post hysterectomy recovery time is up to six weeks, with laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomies typically having shorter recovery times. Hysterectomies can be performed under general, spinal or local anaesthetics depending on the surgical technique being used.
Should I go private?
Choosing to go private for hysterectomy surgery offers the following benefits:
- Gain access to fast treatment
- Beat the NHS waiting time for a hysterectomy
- A choice of when you want to be treated
- A choice of where to be treated
- A choice of the consultant or private specialist
- Sometimes, access to options which may not be available on the NHS such as choice of anaesthetic
Private General Surgeons in the UK
The following gynaecologists perform private hysterectomy operations in the UK.
How do I choose a private Gynaecology Surgeon?
We recommend preparing a list of questions to ask the surgeon, you might want to ask:
- Can you provide a detailed profile of your background, experience and qualifications?
- When and where did you receive training in surgery?
- What is your position and role within the NHS?
- How many hysterectomy operations do you undertake each year?
- Can I speak to any of your past patients to find out about their experience?
- How much do you charge for the initial consultation?
- What type of surgery will my hysterectomy be?
- Do I have a choice of anaesthetic?
How much does a hysterectomy cost?
If you're paying for yourself, hysterectomy surgery typically costs. £6,299. (between £3,850 and £8,435) at private hospitals and clinics in the UK. To get a more accurate cost, you can get a personalised quote from Private Healthcare UK.
What is included in the price?
In most cases, the following is included in the price, but you should double check exactly what is included:
- All medical and nursing care during your procedure
- Hospital fees
- Any drugs that you need while in the hospital
- Surgeon or consultant fees
The price is normally payable on or before admission to the hospital.
Is my private hysterectomy covered by insurance?
If you have health or private medical insurance, you likely covered for this operation – you should check with your insurer and get a claim authorised before booking an appointment with a specialist.
Do I need a referral from my GP?
Many private surgeons are reluctant to see a patient requiring treatment unless there is a referral letter from your GP and we recommend checking with individual specialists to see if this is required or not. If you do not have a GP, many private hospitals can arrange for you to have an appointment with a private GP in their outpatient department.
The practicalities of going private
Your initial consultation is a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you have about the procedure. You should bring any test results with you so that you won't have to repeat expensive tests or scans - you can get these from your GP. If you are paying for yourself, you should be prepared to pay the consultation fee on the day. If you are insured, remember to bring your registration documents and proof of pre-authorisation.
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Authors and sources
- Private healthcare information reviewed by Keith Pollard, UK private healthcare expert and Executive Chairman of LaingBuisson International Limited
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