To make an appointment or should you have any queries, please contact us on 0121 364 1600 (option 2).
You will meet with the consultant who will take a detailed clinical history of your symptoms and any other relevant information, including past medical and surgical history and list of medications. You will also have a physical examination of the anal canal and rectum, and potentially a direct internal visualisation with a proctoscope (short plastic tube). Your consultant will then explain what may be causing your symptoms, and either offer you treatments or arrange further investigations if necessary. The initial consultation and examination usually take 20 minutes.
We offer a full range of investigations, which we can usually arrange for you within a week of the consultation.
After your investigations or any treatment, we will normally see you for a follow-up consultation at the clinic. This may involve a further examination and usually lasts 10 minutes.
No, you do not need private healthcare insurance to become a patient with us. You can self-pay. We accept payment for consultations by cash, cheque, bank transfer or credit/debit card.
Haemorrhoids are classified into four grades:
Grade I haemorrhoids (internal piles) do not prolapse (push out) of the anal canal. They usually bleed as the patient goes to the toilet. The blood is typically fresh and red and seen to be separate from the stools, usually on the paper.
Grade II haemorrhoids are larger, and sometimes prolapse from the anus during defaecation. However, the piles return inside once the patient stops defaecating.
Grade III haemorrhoids prolapse from the anus during defaecation and the patient can push them back inside using a finger.
Grade IV haemorrhoids can permanently protrude from the anus and cannot be pushed back inside.
What our patients say
We take pride in our work, and patient satisfaction is very important to us. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to gift us with feedback and words of thanks.
"I made an appointment with David McArthur when my perianal abscess kept returning after several operations over the past years. I luckily saw him on the same day as making my initial enquiry and he was very thorough in explaining my exact problem and gave me clear next steps. I was seen for an MRI quickly and the results came back quickly too. When the results came back David explained exactly the procedure I should have to give me the best chance of not having a flare up again and the potential risks. On the day of the operation David came to see me before and run over the operation and risks again. My recovery was quick and there were no complications and I am really pleased to say I’ve had no further issues so far. Out of the many surgeons and doctors I have seen about this issue, David was the most helpful and I could put my complete trust in him. Thank you David!"
"From the first consultation through treatment including a colonoscopy and banding of the piles the respect and quality of the treatment I received from David and all of his staff was exceptional."
"I was extremely nervous as I was not sure what to expect, but I needn’t have worried, as from the moment I entered the treatment room I was put at ease by Mr McArthur and the nurse."
"May I take this opportunity to personally thank you and your team at Spire Parkway for the professionalism, care and comfort during my recent treatment and wish you all the best for the future."
"The whole process of my treatment was very professional and I felt at ease from start to finish, out of all my experiences within hospitals & private hospitals I can truly say that David McArthur and the rest of the staff went above and beyond.
This is the most successful treatment I have had and it really has changed my life (mentally and physically).
David knew exactly what I needed from my consultation and I was booked in for surgery within a week.
The recovery process was genuinely speedy and comfortable, David sent me a letter within a month for a check up.
I cannot thank David enough and I would highly recommend him."