Should I Google and search about my condition?
The internet is potentially a powerful tool for patient education. However it can be confusing and even at times misleading, and does not cater for the individual and the variations and nuances of any condition. Too much information is related to advertising and often best way forwards is a and face to face consultation with an appropriately trained and accredited professional or surgeon. Often more than one consultation is necessary and during such consultation and after investigations, guidance can be given regarding specific websites that provide high quality and unbiased information.
Will my insurance company cover the cost of private neurosurgical treatment?
Most of the time this will be fine and not an issue, but will to a great extent depend on your insurance company and your policy; most companies will cover your costs. However Mr Foroughi has not accepted BUPA’s contract and terms, but other insurance companies such as AXA PPP, Vitality, AVIVA, Exeter, Cigna, Simply Health and WPA are satisfactory. Self-funding will give the greatest freedom and ease for arrangements of appointments.
Please make sure your insurance policy and company approve your private treatment, failing which you will be liable for all relevant costs.
Where will my operation be performed?
Spine surgery can be done at Nuffield Brighton Hospital, Spire Gatwick Park Hospital, or Royal Sussex County, and for cranial surgery, The Royal Sussex County Hospital or possibly London.