Fees and procedure for septoplasty, laser turbinectomy, KOS and
Clearing blocked noses: costs and procedure summary
Initial consultation, with endoscopy: £250 at HealthHub, more at private hospitals
Laser Turbinectomy under local anaesthetic using cocaine solution anaesthesia: £850/side
Laser turbinoplasty (general anaesthetic day case): £2700
Septoplasty +/- turbinate reduction (general anaesthetic day case) £3,500
Kinetic Oscillatory Stimulation (KOS): £495
first follow up consultation is free of charge
When do we recommend the procedure?
We perform surgery for nose blockage when there is a clear surgical problem within the nose, or medical therapy has been exhausted, or when the patient feels he or she does not want to take medication for a lifetime. Treatment options may include balloon sinuplasty, septoplasty or laser turbinectomy and turbinoplasty.
Where would the surgery take place?
In most instances the surgery would take place at Spire London East, in NorthEast London.
Time between consultation and procedure
Times may vary, but we can typically perform the operation within 14 days of consultation.
For sinus surgery, septoplasty and laser turbinoplasty, the operation takes place under general anaesthetic. Patients are required to not eat and drink in the six hours preceding the procedure, although clear water can be taken up to three hours pre-op. Patients are required to arrive at the Hospital at least two hours prior to their operation time slot.
Sinus surgery takes 30-60 minutes. Septoplasty and laser turbinoplasty are a little more involved. The operation takes 40-minutes. Turbinectomy under local anaesthetic takes 20 minutes.
With septoplasty, turbinoplasty and sinus surgery, including balloon Sinuplasty, antibiotics are prescribed post-operatively to prevent infection or bleeding. Return to work is usually around 48 – 72 hours post treatment. Painkillers are not usually required. The nose usually feels swollen inside, like having a cold. Decongestant and salt water sprays are prescribed to help this sensation, which lasts around one week post op.
With Turbinectomy, patients can return to work the same day if it’s the local anaesthetic technique, antibiotic cream is all that is required.
Any post op issue/problem just telephone the ward, or the clinic (0207 870 9161) or the manager Bal on 07432559097.
Is a follow up consultation required and does this cost extra?
Follow up is usually four weeks post op and is included within the core free structure. If you experience unexpected follow up issues thereafter we would initially speak with you on the phone. If required we would book an extra follow up consultation. Insured patients will be charged a postoperative consultation fee.
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