PATIENT INFORMATION

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Initial Consultation

Following GP referral or self-referral, you can usually be seen within 3-4 days of contacting the clinic. Where an urgent appointment is required, every effort will be made for the consultant to see you as soon as possible.

On the day of your appointment, you will meet with the consultant who will take a detailed clinical history of your symptoms and any other relevant information including a detailed past medical and surgical history and list of medications. A physical examination will ensue, which will include a detailed examination of the anal canal and rectum, and potentially a direct internal visualisation with a proctoscope (short plastic tube). The consultant will then explain what may be causing your symptoms and offer you treatments or arrange any further investigations that may be necessary. The initial consultation and examination usually lasts 20 minutes.

The investigations that may be required can include a flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. These procedures involve an examination of the lining of the colon (large bowel) using a thin flexible, tube-like telescope. If either of these are necessary, they can usually be arranged for you within a week of the consultation.

If any treatments are needed for your condition, the consultant will go through the different treatment options in detail and allow you to make an informed decision. Treatments are usually arranged within two weeks of the consultation. On the day of the treatment, the procedure will be discussed again in detail. Most treatments are day case procedures with no overnight stay.

After your investigations or any treatments you will normally be seen back in the clinic. Follow up consultations may involve a further examination and normally last 10 minutes.

CONTACT US TODAY TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

For all enquiries call us on 0121 364 1600 (Option 2)
or email us info@thebirminghamhaemorrhoidclinic.com
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PATIENT FAQs

Ideally yes, a letter of referral from your GP or referring physician would be useful. This can be faxed, posted or emailed by your GP prior to your appointment, or you can bring it with you. You are also able to Self-refer; to do so please contact The Birmingham Haemorrhoid Clinic on 0121 364 1600 (Option 2).

Patients can usually be seen within 3-4 days of contacting the clinic. Where an urgent appointment is required, every effort will be made for the consultant to see you as soon as possible.

To make an appointment or should you have any queries please contact The Birmingham Haemorrhoid Clinic on 0121 364 1600 (Option 2).

You will meet with the consultant who will take a detailed clinical history of your symptoms. A physical examination will ensue, which will include a detailed examination of the anal canal and rectum, and potentially a direct internal visualisation with a proctoscope (short plastic tube). The consultant will then explain what may be causing your symptoms and offer you treatments or arrange any further investigations that may be necessary. The initial consultation and examination usually lasts 20 minutes.

A full range of investigations are available, which can usually be arranged for you within a week of the consultation.

After your investigations or any treatments you will normally be seen back in the clinic. Follow up consultations may involve a further examination and normally last 10 minutes

No, you do not need private healthcare insurance to be seen at The Birmingham Haemorrhoid Clinic. You are able to Self-pay. Payment for consultations can be made by cash, cheque, bank transfer or credit/debit card.

WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

We take pride in our work and patient satisfaction is very important to us. We are very grateful to everyone who has taken the time to gift us with feedback and words of thanks and appreciation.

This section is updated regularly.

"Having lived with painful and uncomfortable haemorrhoids linked with diverticula pain for too long believing it was age related and something I would have to live with I was extremely fortunate to be referred to David McArthur. 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. The result of the treatment has been fantastic and has made a huge difference to the comfort and quality of my day to day life. I would highly recommend David McArthur and his team, don’t hesitate out of embarrassment or any other reason."

Martin S

Solihull

"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. The process was explained fully and after an examination I was told that, thankfully, my haemorrhoids were treatable. I decided to proceed to treatment with eXroid. The procedure was uncomfortable at times but not painful. I had 2 internal and 1 external haemorrhoids treated and it only lasted about 20 minutes. I was able to leave straight away with absolutely no discomfort, the first time in years that I have felt pain free. The results are fantastic and even if I need a follow up appointment for further treatment on the external haemorrhoid, which at the moment seems to have disappeared completely, I would have no hesitation at all in going back."

Mrs W.E.

eXroid Treatment

2019.

"I went to see Mr David McArthur, as I was experiencing abdominal pain and change in my bowel movements.Mr McArthur immediately put me at my ease and was very professional and thorough. After a full examination he recommended a Colonoscopy, which he would be performing himself. Once again Mr McArthur made the whole procedure as stress free as possible, suggesting sedation to make me feel more comfortable, and explained what was happening as he went along, making sure I was ok and understood everything.

When I went to see Mr McArthur for my follow up appointment, he advised that they had found nothing, but because I was still experiencing the same problems, he recommended a CT scan just to make sure and to put my mind at rest. The scan did not show anything either and my symptoms have been put down to IBS, which I will be able to manage myself.I cannot praise Mr McArthur enough, for his professionalism, the way he explains everything to you, so you know what is happening, and why it is happening and the way he puts you at your ease, making everything as stress free as possible."

Mrs I

Birmingham

USEFUL LINKS

http://www.thebirminghamcolorectalclinic.com
Birmingham based Clinic led by Mr David McArthur.