How do I get referred to a Neurosurgeon?
Your GP, Physiotherapist or other medical professional can refer you. This is usually done electronically by your GP practice direct to the appointments office at Spire but can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your first consultation will be 40 minutes and any subsequent follow-up consultations will be 20 minutes.
If you are insured, your Insurer may insist on a GP referral so it’s advisable to check with them first. For those patients that are self-funding, it’s always best to keep your GP informed and its good practice to have details on your medical history for your consultation.
What about Tests?
Most patients seeing a Neurosurgeon will require Radiological Investigations such as MRI or CT imaging. If you haven’t already been scanned, sometimes on receipt of your referral letter, we may want to arrange a scan before you are seen by your Consultant. This enables us to speed up your diagnosis and move forward with your treatment. If this is relevant in your case, we will contact you to discuss.
If you have already had an MRI or CT scan done before coming to us, it’s important that we have those images and the report here for your consultation. Please contact us for further information.
Other tests that may be required are Blood tests or Nerve Conductivity studies.