Private hospital treatments

We offer a wide range of private appointments, treatment and surgery. To find out more about how we can help, please select the area you are interested in from the list below or contact us using the simple online form at the bottom of the page.

Breast surgery

Yeovil hospital offers the full spectrum of breast services to patients across the UK. All patients experience a high standard of care in a safe and reassuring environment.

Our services include:

  • Breast assessment
  • HRT and Breast health
  • Breast pain
  • Breast lumps
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast uplift- mastopexy
  • Breast implant removal +/- replacement
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast asymmetry correction
  • Inverted nipple correction
  • Minor skin lesions under LA
  • Gynaecomastia management.

Safe, professional and established for your peace of mind.

Receive the professional care you expect from a private hospital and get added peace of mind because you’ll know your treatment is being delivered within the supporting structure of an established NHS hospital. We will always be here to support you when you need us.

To find out more or to ask us a question call 01935 384234 or contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.

  • Miss Salma Naseem, Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon, Kingston Cosmetics Ltd

    Miss Salma Naseem

    Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon

    To book a private outpatient appointment with Miss Naseem, please contact her private secretary Claire Mallinson on 07375 092559.

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About our breast consultants

Miss Salma Naseem

Miss Naseem is a fully accredited Consultant Oncoplastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Breast Surgeon. Miss Naseem joined YDH in 2019 where she set up the aesthetic breast surgery practice at the Kingston Wing. She was granted Cosmetic Certification by the Royal College of Surgeons, England in 2020. In addition to the Kingston Wing at Yeovil Hospital, she has practising privileges in Kent and London.

Miss Naseem practices the entire spectrum of breast surgery which includes benign, malignant and cosmetic breast procedures. Miss Naseem can help with holistic breast management and will be able to answer questions relating to issues of breast health. Her breadth of experience is derived from working in this specialty for over a decade in both the North-West and South-East of England.

She has performed a variety of cosmetic breast procedures, both primary and revisional. At the heart of Miss Naseem’s practice lies excellent communication and a tailored approach towards each patient. This involves giving patients control over their consultation from the start of their journey, ensuring that the patient feels like they are in the driving seat and equal partners in decision-making. This is achieved by examining the wider context of the patient and their reasons for attending. If there is a special request from a patient, Miss Naseem goes an extra mile with her team to ensure that expectations are met. She has received outstanding feedback from her patients highlighting that they felt incredibly well cared for and listened to throughout their journey.

Her communication skills have been acknowledged by the medical societies and she has been invited to speak on this subject at conferences. Her work on communication has been published and includes writing a chapter in a medical textbook.

Miss Naseem is passionate about medical education at all stages; from providing guidance to prospective university students to mentoring surgical trainees. She has over a decade of experience as a postgraduate tutor and examiner, notably both nationally and internationally at the RCSEng. She also examines the breast fellowship for the European Board of Surgery Qualification. She is an honorary lecturer and surgical tutor for the Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol. Miss Naseem has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, alongside being a peer reviewer herself.

Cardiology

Our private Consultant Cardiologist offers private consultations, investigations and treatments including:

  • A full range of investigations such as echocardiogram and 24 hour tape
  • Cardioversion
  • Pacemaker
  • Replacement of battery of pacemaker
  • Dr Andrew Broadley, Consultant Cardiologist

    Dr Andrew Broadly

    Consultant Cardiologist

    To book a private outpatient appointment with Dr Broadley, please contact Mrs Catherine Donaldson, Private Secretary on 07854 303399 (answer phone).

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About our cardiologist consultants

Dr Andrew Broadley

Dr Broadley trained in Cardiology in the United Kingdom and New Zealand (Cardiff, the South West, London and Auckland) and is a General Cardiologist who sees patients with all heart conditions. He specialises in assessing the heart using ultrasound or “echo” scans, CT scans and MRI scans. This sub-specialisation is known as “non-invasive imaging”. He has a particular interest in treating heart conditions in the elderly. Dr Broadley sees patients who have been referred to him by their GP (or another doctor, for example another Consultant or an Aviation Medicine doctor). He is approved as a provider of cardiology services by all Private Medical Insurers except BUPA and AXA-PPP.

DXA scan (body composition scan)

Our state-of-the-art DXA scanning will show you:

  • overall body fat, muscle & bone percentages
  • breakdowns of both legs, arms and torso
  • where your body fat and muscle is distributed
  • visceral fat (the dangerous fat around organs).

You can use this information with your personal trainer, nutritionist or dietitian to help:

  • plan your exercise regime
  • work out a weight loss program
  • identify your ideal body weight
  • discuss health risks associated with high/low levels of body fat
  • check for excess accumulation of intra-abdominal fat.

Multiple scans over time can deliver precise trending information so you can map your progress!

Cost and self-referral

You can refer yourself for DXA scanning today. The cost is just £130 for a scan or £330 for three.

For more information and to book your DXA Body Composition Scan call 01935 384234, e-mail kingston.wing@somersetft.nhs.uk or complete the form below.

Dermatology

Our private Consultant Dermatologist offers private consultations, investigations and cryotherapy treatment.  Please note we cannot currently offer skin lesion excisions.

  • Dr Jibu Varghese

    Dr Jibu Varghese

    Consultant

    To book a private outpatient consultation with Dr Varghese, please ring Deborah Hope on 07740 086341.

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About our dermatologist consultants

Dr Jibu Varghese

Dr Varghese has acquired extensive experience and expertise in dermatology, having worked and trained in two countries, four large teaching hospitals, and several district general hospitals throughout the UK – all within dermatology departments. He completed his dermatology training in South West England, and underwent intensive training in skin cancer surgery, including Mohs micrographic surgery at the prestigious Welsh Institute of Dermatology in Cardiff. Throughout his training, he worked alongside leading dermatologists.

Dr Varghese has wide interests and skills in the diagnosis and management of HI skin cancers, undertaking laser treatments, Mohs micrographic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, dermoscopy, hair disorders, eczema, psoriasis, biological therapies, and general dermatology. Apart from various dermatological skills and techniques, such as laser treatments, wrinkle-smoothing injection, cryotherapy, curettage and cautery, Dr Varghese is fully competent in various aspects of dermatological surgery, including complex skin flaps, full thickness skin grafts, and advanced skin closure techniques.

Dr Varghese is actively involved in teaching undergraduates, post graduates, nurses, specialist registrars, and general practitioners with a special interest in dermatology. He is also actively involved in collaborative research, audits, and publications.

Dietetics and Nutrition

Dietetics and nutrition consists of:

  • Diabetes, pre-diabetes, insulin resistance
  • Fatty liver disease, other forms of liver disease and reducing visceral fat (thedangerous fat around your organs)
  • Weight management and body re-composition
  • Cholesterol and high blood pressure
  • Gallstones and pancreatitis
  • Yusuf Hammad

    Yusuf Hammad

    Specialist registered dietitian

    To find out more, or to book an appointment, please telephone the Kingston Wing on 01935 384234

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About our Dietetics and Nutrition colleagues

Yusuf Hammad

Yusuf Hammad is a specialist registered dietitian with years of experience in the NHS. He is offering face to face or virtual appointments in the Kingston wing to help you with:

  • Diabetes, pre-diabetes, insulin resistance
  • Fatty liver disease, other forms of liver disease and reducing visceral fat (the dangerous fat around your organs)
  • Weight management and body re-composition
  • Cholesterol and high blood pressure
  • Gallstones and pancreatitis

Working with Yusuf, you will get:

  • An initial 1-hour consultation and 45 minute follow ups to review your progress
  • A tailored diet plan specific to your goals and preferences
  • A holistic approach that accounts for all factors affecting your diet
  • Specific, evidence-based advice to get measurable results
  • A focus on behaviour change and sustainable long-term results

Costs

  • New patients (1 hour) £120
  • Follow up appointments (45 mins) £75
  • 6 session package £450 (discounted rate)

General practitioner (Private GP)

We are pleased to offer a private GP service at the Kingston Wing. Dr Charles Middle will be available on Monday afternoons and will offer standard 30 minute appointments, a shorter 15 minute, or an extended 55 minute appointment.

  • Dr Charles Middle

    Dr Charles Middle

    General Practitioner (Private GP)

    For further information or to book an appointment please call 01935 384234.

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About our general practitioners (Private GP)

Dr Charles Middle

Charlie is an experienced GP, working in the NHS since 1990, and as a partner at The Grove Medical Centre in Sherborne since 1998. He still works in NHS general practice but is also Director of Wessex Private General Practice  www.wessexprivategp.co.uk

Whilst strongly encouraging you to remain registered with your local GP, a private GP appointment at the Kingston Wing will give you the time to discuss your medical concerns, and to be heard by an experienced GP. Charlie is known for his kind and empathetic manner with patients, giving them the time they need to be understood. He favours a patient-centric approach to family medicine.

Private GP services include:-

  • Consultations: Short (15 minutes) £75. Standard (30 minutes) £120. Extended (55 minutes) £210.
  • Private prescriptions can be provided (without NHS prescribing restrictions).
  • Laboratory testing is available onsite, as are further investigations such as cardiac testing.
  • Imaging – referral for onsite scans and x-rays.
  • Vaccinations including shingles, HPV and travel.
  • Referral to top specialists at Yeovil hospital (or elsewhere if advised).
  • Medicals – a general medical check, or occupational and sports medicals.
  • Genetic testing

General surgery

The Kingston Wing offers a range of general surgery including access to leading experts in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. This includes:

  • Inguinal hernia repair (open and laparoscopic)
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal)
  • Haemorrhoid surgery (criteria dependent)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy.
  • Mr Nader Francis, General Surgeon MBChB FRCS PhD

    Mr Nader Francis

    General Surgeon MBChB FRCS PhD

    To book a private outpatient appointment with Mr Francis, please contact his private secretary on 07756 393891.

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Gynaecology

Our Gynaecology consultants offer a range of surgery and treatments including:

  • Colposcopy
  • Abdominal hysterectomy (criteria dependent)
  • Vaginal hysterectomy (criteria dependent)
  • Endometrial ablation (criteria dependent)
  • Hysteroscopy (criteria dependent)
  • Pelvic floor repair.
  • Mr Ahmar Shah, Consultant Gynaecologist

    Mr Ahmar Shah

    Consultant Gynaecologist

    To book a private outpatient appointment with Mr Shah, please telephone Claire Mallinson on 07375 092559.

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  • Mrs Fatima Shah, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

    Mrs Fatima Shah

    Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

    To book a private outpatient appointment with Mrs Shah, please telephone Claire Mallinson on 07375 092559.

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About our gynaecologist consultants

Mr Ahmar Shah

Specialises in general gynaecology, reproductive medicine, laparoscopic surgery (including laparoscopic hysterectomies – criteria dependent), menstrual disorders, endometriosis and pelvic pain. Patients requesting a private appointment can usually expect to be seen within one week.

Mrs Fatima Shah

Mrs Shah specialises in General Gynaecology with a special interest in menstrual disorders, hysteroscopy (criteria dependent) and urogynaecology including prolapse and urinary incontinence.

Hormone Clinic

We are pleased to offer a private hormone clinic on the Kingston Wing.

Packages include:

  • Consultation and advice £250
  • Consultation, blood tests and advice £350
  • Consultation, blood tests, advice & prescription £350
  • Consultation, blood tests, advice, prescription and Mirena Coil £635
  • Follow up consultation, advice and repeat prescription if required £200.
  • Mr Ahmar Shah, Consultant Gynaecologist

    Mr Ahmar Shah

    Consultant Gynaecologist

    To find out more, or to book an appointment, please telephone the Kingston Wing on 01935 384234.

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About our hormone consultants

Mr Ahmar Shah

Mr Ahmar Shah is an experienced Consultant Gynaecologist and is available to discuss, advise and manage all hormone-related problems, including menstrual irregularities, PMS (PMDD) and menopausal symptoms.

Iron clinic

The Kingston Wing Iron Clinic, is a popular service at Yeovil Hospital. The clinic has been set up to meet the needs of patients who would like a private review and treatment of iron deficiency.

Patient Testimonial: “I can now walk up hills and stairs without being short of breath. I’ve not had one episode of restless legs which was a regular occurrence for me. My nails are as strong as anything after being brittle for years and I’ve got so much more energy”.

Self referrals are now accepted, please complete the online form at the bottom of the page.

The impact of iron deficiency

Iron deficiency is a problem which can profoundly affect people’s lives. Iron deficiency is present in the vast majority of cases of anaemia; however it can be under-treated.

Iron deficiency is frequently highlighted with other co-morbidities, for example long term autoimmune inflammatory conditions, diabetes, heart and kidney disease.

As well as causing a reduction in the quality of life for the patient, iron deficiency significantly impacts other co-morbidities and could delay planned surgery. Iron deficiency increases the risk of stroke, the risk of falls and delays the healing process.

Iron deficiency will reduce the ability and prevent the inclination to exercise for weight loss and cardiac health.

Not only does iron deficiency have an impact on physical health, but also on mental health. Iron deficiency causes low mood, depression and fatigue. It can lead to reduction in the ability to work and socialise. It can also cause hair thinning and restless legs.

Requesting a referral to the Iron Clinic

Correcting iron deficiency is simple and quick. Please ensure that the following blood samples have been taken within the previous month:

  • FBC
  • Haematinics (folate, ferritin & B12)
  • Transferrin Saturation if there are any inflammatory conditions, high BMI, alcoholism, kidney or heart disease etc.

Alternatively, these tests can be arranged by the clinic at an additional cost.

Review and treatment

Following a full review of your blood results, you will receive a telephone call. This telephone appointment will include discussions of the possible treatment options.

If it is agreed that an iron infusion would be beneficial, this will be arranged to take place in a private outpatient room in the Kingston Wing, Yeovil Hospital at a date and time to fit in with your diary.

The iron infusion procedure will take a little over an hour.

Prices

Consultation £200

Iron infusion £495

Please note, investigations for the underlying cause of iron deficiency is not the responsibility of the iron clinic and is not part of the service offered.

Neurology

The Kingston wing provides neurology services.

  • Dr Jonathan Witherick, Consultant Neurologist

    Dr Jonathan Witherick

    Consultant Neurologist

    For appointments and enquiries please telephone 07936 008353.

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About our consultant neurologists

Dr Jonathan Witherick

Dr Witherick was appointed as a consultant Neurologist at Yeovil District Hospital in 2019. He has completed a postgraduate research degree in stem cell therapy for Multiple Sclerosis and is the Somerset service lead for Motor Neurone Disease. He also has substantive experience covering headache, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and peripheral nerve disorders.

Ophthalmology

Private cataract surgery

Private cataract surgery is now available via the Kingston Wing at Yeovil Hospital. Our experienced consultants are here to offer their advice on the best treatment for you. We’ll make sure you are well informed at all times and that you are offered the very best standards of care.

Appointments are available in Yeovil for pre-assessment and after your operation. All of our cataract surgery procedures take place in the modular theatre adjacent to Yeovil Hospital which offers ample parking and comfortable surroundings.

Safe, professional private cataract surgery at an established hospital

Receive the professional care you expect from a private hospital and get added peace of mind because you’ll know your treatment is being delivered within the supporting structure of an established NHS hospital. We will always be here to support you when you need us.

 

  • Mr Paritosh Shah, Consultant Ophthalmologist

    Mr Paritosh Shah

    Consultant Ophthalmologist

    Private appointments can be booked by telephoning Mr and Mrs Shah’s private medical secretary, Fiona Patten on: 07468 204541.

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  • Mrs Brinda Shah, Consultant Ophthalmologist

    Mrs Brinda Shah

    Consultant Ophthalmologist

    Private appointments can be booked by telephoning Mr and Mrs Shah’s private medical secretary, Fiona Patten on: 07468 204541.

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  • Miss Sudeshna Patra, Consultant Ophthalmologist

    Miss Sudeshna Patra

    Consultant Ophthalmologist

    Private appointments can be booked by telephoning Mr and Miss Patra's private medical secretary, Mechelle Duffy on: 07919563355.

About our Ophthalmology consultants

Mr Paritosh Shah and Mrs Brinda Shah

Mr Paritosh Shah and Mrs Brinda Shah, a husband and wife team, bring with them a wealth of experience. Mr Paritosh Shah joined Yeovil from Moorfields Eye Hospital having completed a fellowship in Medical retina and inflammatory eye disease.

Mrs Brinda Shah joined us from King’s Hospital in London and her special interest is glaucoma. She has completed her fellowship in Glaucoma at Moorfields Eye Hospital in 2012 following which she did a further Glaucoma research and clinical fellowship in Glaucoma at the prestigious St Thomas’ Hospital in London.

Since Mr and Mrs Shah started working at Yeovil Hospital in the Spring of 2014 considerable time has been devoted to developing the most used pathways: cataract surgery, glaucoma management, care of patients with macular degeneration and diabetic eye diseases.

Miss Sudeshna Patra

Miss Sudeshna Patra is an experienced Consultant ophthalmic surgeon with a special interest in cataract surgery and retinal disease. She joined Somerset NHS Foundation Trust in April 2023 after moving from London where she was a highly respected Consultant for 13 years. She relocated to Somerset in search of a better quality of life and new opportunities.

She is a highly competent cataract surgeon and has performed over 3400 cataract operations in the NHS, private sector and independent sector. She has comprehensive experience in managing retinal diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetes and holds prestigious UK Retina Fellowships from the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre and Kings College Hospital London.

Miss Sudeshna Patra has wide experience with using premium intraocular lens implants as well as managing cataracts in eyes with existing retinal diseases thereby optimising the visual outcome after surgery in all her patients.

She is also trained expert witness and accepts Medicolegal cases.

She has a passion for teaching and training and is interested in research with over 25 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She is a champion for greener and more sustainable healthcare and sits on the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Education Committee as the Lead for Leadership.

Please see my website for further details:- eyesurgery4u.com

Information about cataract surgery and what we offer

When is cataract surgery recommended?

As you get into older age it is normal to have minor cloudiness of the lens. However significant cloudiness or cataracts can slowly worsen and at this point surgery to remove the damaged lens is the only way to restore your normal vision. In many cases it is not necessary to have cataract surgery if your vision is not significantly affected. For example, if you are still able to carry out everyday tasks like reading and recognising faces without significant difficulty.

What’s involved in the cataract operation?

In comparison to many other surgical procedures cataract surgery is relatively straightforward. The full procedure will typically take between 30 and 45 minutes. You will be given a local anaesthetic, which means you will recover faster and be able to go home on the same day as the operation. The surgery involves removing the damaged lens from your eye. When the lens has been removed, the surgeon inserts a small plastic lens, called an intraocular implant, also known as an intraocular lens. Once the procedure is complete you are taken to a ward so you can recover before leaving the hospital later that day.

Where will the procedure take place?

You will have a pre-assessment appointment with your consultant at either Yeovil Hospital or the Yeatman Hospital in Sherborne and if you require a cataract operation you will be operated on at the Yeatman Hospital. Follow-up appointments will usually be held at the Yeatman too.

Who will complete the surgery on my cataracts?

The surgery will be completed by one of our experienced ophthalmology consultants. Mr and Mrs Shah are a husband and wife team, they both offer private cataract surgery via the Kingston Wing at Yeovil Hospital and at The Yeatman Hospital in Dorset. Mr Paritosh Shah and Mrs Brinda Shah, bring with them a wealth of experience. Mr Paritosh Shah joined Yeovil from Moorfields Eye Hospital having completed a fellowship in Medical retina and inflammatory eye disease. Mrs Brinda Shah joined us from King’s Hospital in London and her special interest is glaucoma. She has completed her fellowship in Glaucoma at Moorfields Eye Hospital in 2012 following which she did a further Glaucoma research and clinical fellowship in Glaucoma at the prestigious St Thomas’ Hospital in London.

Orthopaedics

Our expert orthopaedic consultants offer a range of private surgery and treatment for patients including:

  • Total hip replacement
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Total knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy (criteria dependent)
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Arthroscopic sub acromial decompression (criteria dependent)
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Carpal tunnel release (criteria dependent)
  • Trigger finger release (criteria dependent)
  • Dupuytren’s fasciectomy (criteria dependent)
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Excision of ganglion (criteria dependent)
  • Hallux valgus correction (bunion)
  • Injection under X-ray

For more information regarding the Orthopaedic Surgeons who visit the Kingston Wing, including useful information on conditions and operations, visit www.yeovilorthoclinic.co.uk.

  • Mr Oliver Donaldson MbChB FRCS (Orth), Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon

    Mr Oliver Donaldson

    MbChB FRCS (Orth), Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon

    For appointments and enquiries please telephone 01935 606589.

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  • Mr Julian Grundy MB ChB MRCS FRCS(Tr & Orth), Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

    Mr Julian Grundy

    MB ChB MRCS FRCS(Tr & Orth), Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

    Patients who require a private appointment with Mr Grundy can usually expect to be seen within one to two weeks. For appointments and enquiries please contact 01935 606589.

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  • Matthew Hall BSc(Hons), MBChB, FRCS(Trauma & Orthopaedics)

    Matthew Hall

    BSc(Hons), MBChB, FRCS(Trauma & Orthopaedics)

    For appointments and enquiries please contact 01935 606589.

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  • Mr Sam Heaton (MSc, FRCS Tr. and Orth)

    Mr Sam Heaton

    (MSc, FRCS Tr. and Orth)

    For appointments and enquiries please contact 01935 606589.

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  • Mr Ben Lankester, Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon, MA, BM BCh, MRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

    Mr Ben Lankester

    Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon, MA, BM BCh, MRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

    For appointments and enquiries please contact 01935 606589.

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  • Mr Paul Latimer, Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon, MBChB, MSc, PGCME, FRCS (tr & orth)

    Mr Paul Latimer

    Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon, MBChB, MSc, PGCME, FRCS (tr & orth)

    For appointments and enquiries please contact 01935 606589.

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  • John McFarlane BSc, MSc, MBBS, MRCS (Eng) FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    John McFarlane

    BSc, MSc, MBBS, MRCS (Eng) FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    For appointments and enquiries please contact 01935 606589.

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  • Mr Paul Porter, Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon, BM BSc(Hons) FRCS FRCS(Orth)

    Mr Paul Porter

    Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon, BM BSc(Hons) FRCS FRCS(Orth)

    For appointments and enquiries please contact 01935 606589.

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About our orthopaedic consultants

Mr Oliver Donaldson

Mr Donaldson was appointed as an orthopaedic consultant with a subspecialty interest in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in January 2014. His interests are in all aspects of shoulder and elbow surgery including joint replacement and arthroscopic reconstructive surgery for rotator cuff problems and shoulder instability. He qualified from University of Bristol in 2002 and completed higher surgical training in Wales before fulfilling a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery in Liverpool. Mr Donaldson has a strong interest in shoulder instability and is a lead author on the British Elbow and Shoulder Society’s evidence and consensus based guidelines on traumatic anterior shoulder instability.

Mr Julian Grundy

Appointed in 2010 having worked as a locum consultant at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital. Specialises in elective and trauma foot and ankle surgery, including arthroscopic (keyhole) and minimally invasive surgery. Broad experience of general orthopaedic surgery and trauma, including lower limb joint replacement. Has come to Yeovil to develop the foot and ankle service in the area. Training: University of Bristol Medical School 1997. Postgraduate training in orthopaedic surgery in Wessex. Specialist training in elective and trauma foot and ankle surgery in Bournemouth and Southampton, with Fellowship training in Melbourne, Australia. Membership of Professional Bodies: British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, British Orthopaedic Association (Fellow), Royal College of Surgeons of England (Fellow), British Medical Association, Medical Protection Society.

Matthew Hall

Mr Hall specialises in primary hip and knee replacement surgery, revision knee surgery and arthroscopic/keyhole knee surgery of the knee (criteria dependent). He was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Yeovil District Hospital in May 2013 and is Clinical Director for Orthopaedics and The Kingston Wing. Mr Hall graduated from Aberdeen University with subsequent postgraduate Orthopaedic training in the South West Peninsula region. He undertook specialist fellowship training in Australia focusing on all aspects of hip and knee replacement surgery as well as keyhole surgery of the knee. During his fellowship he used patient specific knee replacement technology as well as regularly using computer navigation for knee replacements. After returning to the UK, Mr Hall worked in the internationally renowned Exeter Hip Unit followed by a further hip and knee fellowship in Plymouth. Mr Hall is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association. AO Trauma, British Hip Society, National Joint Registry (NJR).

Mr Sam Heaton

Mr Sam Heaton (MSc, FRCS Tr. and Orth) is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in primary hip and knee replacement and revision hip surgery. He has expertise in young adult hip surgery and knee surgery using keyhole techniques (criteria dependent). Sam is also trained in all aspects of trauma surgery including major trauma and fragility fractures. He qualified from Kings College London in 2005 and undertook his orthopaedic training on the prestigious Royal London Hospital rotation which includes time at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. He also undertook a master’s degree in engineering at Cardiff University during this time. He was entered onto the specialist register in 2015. Sam subsequently completed a one year arthroplasty and trauma fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia. He then went on to complete a specialist hip surgery fellowship at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in all aspects of hip surgery, also for one year. In 2017 he was the visiting fellow at R. Cowley Shock Trauma Hospital in Baltimore USA specialising in major trauma. Sam has presented nationally and internationally numerous times winning the AO Asia pacific young investigator of the year for his work presented in Cheng Du China. He has published many papers and teaches trainee surgeons both locally and on national courses.

Mr Ben Lankester

Mr Lankester specialises in knee replacement surgery (primary and revision), partial (unicompartmental) knee replacement via a minimally-invasive (MIS) approach, keyhole knee surgery (including cartilage repair and stimulation techniques), Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction, patello-femoral joint surgery (realignment / stabilisation of kneecap, patellar resurfacing) & sporting injuries of the knee. He has been a consultant at Yeovil since 2007 and is a former clinical director and also council member of the South West Clinical Senate. He trained at Oxford University Medical School and undertook postgraduate orthopaedic training in Bristol, followed by fellowship training in specialist knee surgery.  He has an active interest in teaching and research and is an invited reviewer for “The Bone and Joint Journal” and “The Knee”.

Mr Paul Latimer

Paul Latimer comes to us from Derriford hospital where he worked as a locum consultant, having just returned from a fellowship in Australia. Specialises in revision hip replacement and trauma. Paul trained at Bristol, qualifying in 1996. Patients who require a private appointment with Mr Latimer can usually expect to be seen within one week.

John McFarlane

John McFarlane was appointed as a hand, wrist, elbow and general trauma surgeon at Yeovil Hospital in 2019.

After qualifying with a graduate entry Medicine degree from St Georges Hospital in London in 2006, John’s post graduate orthopaedic training was on the prestigious Oswestry training programme. In 2018 he then completed a year of sub-specialty hand and wrist Fellowship training at the QE and Royal Orthopaedic Hospitals in Birmingham. During this time he was trained in all aspects of hand and wrist elective and trauma surgery including wrist arthroscopy, small joint replacements and treatment modalities for Dupuytren’s disease including Xiapex injections.

He has presented both nationally and internationally on hand surgery, in particular the use of Xiapex for which he has published in the European Journal of Hand Surgery

Prior to his medical training he completed a degree in Biology and a Masters in Chemical Research.

John’s practice includes all aspects of hand, wrist and elbow surgery and he aims to develop a combined decision making process in order to provide patients with informed, successful outcomes.

Operations – General hand, wrist and elbow surgery. Nerve decompressions, carpal tunnel decompression, cubital tunnel decompression, trigger finger release, Dupuytren’s fasciectomy, small joint replacements, trapeziectomy, base of thumb replacements, tennis elbow release, de quervains release, ganglion excision, wrist arthroscopy and wrist fusions.

Professional memberships – British Society for Surgery of the Hand, British Orthopaedic Association

Personal Profile – Outside work John spends most of his time with his family and 3 young daughters who are all active gymnasts. In the past he ran competitively and has competed for Great Britain in the marathon. He also used to be an active member of the Territorial Army airborne infantry.

Mr Paul Porter

Appointed in 2004. Training: Southampton University Medical School 1991, F.R.C.S. (Glasgow) 1996, F.R.C.S. (Orth) 2002, Orthopaedic Registrar training – Yorkshire Rotation, 1997-2004 Fellowships: Arthroplasty Fellow at Leeds Teaching Hospitals. “I have experience across a wide range of orthopaedics and have a broad general interest. I undertook a Fellowship at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals in lower limb joint replacement and developed a special interest in this area. However, I also spent a year at St James’ Hospital in Leeds working for six months in the Hand Surgery Unit and for six months with the Reconstructive Trauma Team”. Membership of Professional Bodies: British Orthopaedic Society (Fellow), British Medical Association, Medical Defence Union, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow (Fellow). Specialises in hip & knee replacement, lower limb surgery, including hip and knee arthroplasty & knee arthroscopy (criteria dependent), general orthopaedics & trauma. Mr Porter also prepares medico-legal reports for personal injury claims. Patients who require a private appointment with Mr Porter can expect to be seen within one week.

For more information regarding the Orthopaedic Surgeons who visit the Kingston Wing, including useful information on conditions and operations, visit www.yeovilorthoclinic.co.uk

Physiotherapy

Private physiotherapy is available to book via the Kingston Wing at Elevate.

Call us on 01935 384234 or contact us via the online form at the bottom of this page.

Prices

Initial appointment – £52

Follow-up appointment – £47

Please note: Additional charges may apply for equipment used during your session, including Theraband. We will make you aware of any additional charges that may apply to you. Please contact us for more information.

Clothing

Please wear appropriate clothing that can easily be removed so that your physiotherapist can access parts of your body to treat you. You may also need to bring a vest top and shorts for your appointment. Please contact the team for more information or if you would like us to offer any advice on what to wear to your appointment.

CT scans, Plain X-rays, and DXA body composition scan

Radiology

Scans, diagnostic imaging and x-rays

We offer a wide range of private scans, diagnostic imaging and x-rays. Our hospital is located in Yeovil, South Somerset and close to the border with Dorset, which makes us easily accessible to patients across Somerset and Dorset.

Our scans, diagnostic imaging and x-rays are conducted by our consultant radiologists and expert sonographers. Your GP, physiotherapist or healthcare professional may refer you for a scan to help them recommend the correct course of treatment for you. Our team will complete the required scan and provide an initial report to explain the findings.

Once a referral has been made by your GP or consultant, to book your scan please call us on 01935 384576. For general enquiries please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

Scans available to private patients

MRI scans

Ultrasound scans

CT scans and costs

CT is short for Computerised Tomography, these scans are specially designed to capture images of your body. A CT scanner uses a computer to present cross sections of your body and internal organs for a specialist to review. Please note you cannot refer yourself for a CT scan, you must be referred to us by your GP or medical practitioner.

What does a CT scan cost?

CT scan prices range depending on how many parts of your body need to be scanned and whether contrast is required (in most cases a contrast is needed). Contrast is a special injection that helps to improve the diagnostic accuracy of the CT Scan. The prices below include consultant fees and scanning costs.

One body part scan – £385
Two body part scan – £660
Three body part scan – £950
Four body part scan – £1,200
Contrast cost – £100

How to book your CT scan

If you have any questions or you would like to book a CT scan please call us on 01935 384576 or complete the form below.

MRI scans and costs

MRI scans are specially designed to capture images of your body or internal organs. Your GP or a medical specialist may refer you to have an MRI scan to help them better understand your condition and to help them provide you with the right course of treatment.

An MRI scan can be used for a variety of reasons, including imaging:

  • Bone and joint injuries
  • Brain and spine
  • Liver and pelvic structures

How much does an MRI scan cost?

MRI scan prices range depending on how many parts of your body need to be scanned and whether Gadolinium contrast is required. Gadolinium is a special dye that helps to improve the diagnostic accuracy of the MRI Scan. The prices below include consultant fees and scanning costs.

  • One body part scan – £550
    Two body part scan – £696
    Three body part scan – £950
    MR Arthrogram – £775
    Gadolinium cost – £100

How to book your MRI scan

If you have any questions or you would like to book an MRI Scan please call us on 01935 384576 or complete the form below.

Ultrasound scans and costs

Your GP, physiotherapist or health professional can refer you for an ultrasound scan. All our scans are performed by Consultant Radiologists (specialist doctors in medical imaging and diagnostics).

What does an ultrasound scan cost?

The price depends on which part of your body is being scanned. Please see example prices below. All of our ultrasound prices include consultant fees.

  • Abdomen – £312
  • Musculoskeletal – £312
  • Pelvis with Kidneys, Ureters, and Bladder – £312

How to book your ultrasound scan

If you have any questions or you would like to book an Ultrasound Scan following referral by a health professional, please call us on 01935 384576 or complete the form below.

DXA Body Composition Scan costs

How to book a private scan

You can self refer for a DXA scan, to complete the online form visit our DXA scan page.

For the other scans, once a referral has been made by your GP or consultant, to book your scan please call us on 01935 384576. For general enquiries please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

Arthrographic Shoulder Distension for frozen shoulder

We now offer this much less invasive, yet very effective procedure than the alternative surgical option.

Richard Clarkson, Consultant Radiologist who performs this procedure says: “I have used this technique since arriving in Yeovil over 11 years ago and it has revolutionised treatment of frozen shoulders (adhesive capsulitis) locally and is now the first line of intervention.

The technique involves a three-pronged approach of: firstly distending the tight capsule with a combination of long acting local anaesthetic and air once dye has been injected and is shown using x-ray to be within the joint; secondly by then also injecting a dose of steroid into the joint; and thirdly through physio to maximise the effects and keep the released and often pain free joint moving.

Previous audits performed by both Radiology and Physiotherapy departments have shown 9 out of 10 patients have significantly reduced or no pain and much better movement post treatment and further treatment is not usually required.”

For further details, please contact the Kingston Wing on 01935 384234 or email kingston.wing@somersetft.nhs.uk

  • Richard Clarkson MBChB MRCS FRCR – Consultant Clinical Radiologist

    Mr Richard Clarkson

    MBChB MRCS FRCR – Consultant Clinical Radiologist

  • Dr Cenydd Thomas, Consultant Radiologist. MA, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR

    Dr Cenydd Thomas

    Consultant Radiologist. MA, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR

About our radiology consultants

Mr Richard Clarkson

I am a Consultant Clinical Radiologist who graduated from Birmingham University MBChB in 1997. After passing my membership to the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2000 I progressed to training in Radiology in Edinburgh, passing my Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2005 prior to commencing as a Consultant in 2007. I am a full member of the British Society of Skeletal Radiologists. I am a general radiologist with a particular interest in musculoskeletal radiology incorporating all orthopaedic imaging and sports medicine imaging including various interventional therapeutic techniques. I have worked with Yeovil Town Football Club since 2007 and was involved with the provision of imaging at both the London Olympics and Paralympics in 2012. I have been appointed an Honorary Clinical Tutor at the University of Bristol and have helped train local staff, army medical staff and national sports physicians in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Dr Cenydd Thomas

My medical training was at Oxford and Imperial College London at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington. MRCP was awarded in 2001. Radiology training was obtained from the region of Wessex, primarily based in Southampton and the FRCR was awarded in 2007. I have been working in Yeovil District Hospital since 2010, my interests lie in cross-sectional imaging and musculoskeletal imaging. I have helped develop CT colonography and Cardiac CT services at Yeovil Hospital. I have extensive oncological expertise having lead multidisciplinary in multiple fields, currently I am the radiology lead for colorectal and the deputy lead for urology cancer services.

I am also involved in performing image guided biopsies for tissue diagnosis.

I am the Radiology College tutor for training of registrars at Yeovil Hospital, tomorrow’s consultant radiologists.

Respiratory

Dr Phil Raines, Consultant Respiratory Physician

To book a private outpatient appointment with Dr Raines, please call Clair on 07713 498626 or e-mail

Clair.Tavener@SomersetFT.nhs.uk

Rheumatology

Dr A Bourn, Consultant Rheumatologist

To book a private outpatient appointment with Dr Bourn, please call 01935 384302 or e-mail Vanessa.damen@somersetft.nhs.uk

Urology

The Kingston Wing offers a range of private urology treatment and surgery covering the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate and male reproductive organs. We can also treat urological cancers, kidney stones, bladder symptoms and incontinence. Procedures offered include:

  • Cystoscopy
  • TURBT (Transurethral resection of bladder tumour)
  • TURP (Transurethral resection of the prostate)
  • Vasectomy
  • Mr S Andrews, Consultant Urologist

    Mr S Andrews

    Consultant Urologist

    Patients who require an appointment with Mr Andrews can expect to be seen within 2 weeks. To book a private outpatient appointment with Mr Andrews, please contact Caroline Moon on 07391 986792.

    Email
  • Mr T Pinczes, Consultant Urologist

    Mr T Pinczes

    Consultant Urologist

    To book a private outpatient appointment with Mr Pinczes, please contact Ruth Robson, Private Secretary to Mr Pinczes on 07885 616065.

    Email

About our consultant urologists

Mr S Andrews

Mr Stephen J Andrews
BSc MB BS(Lond) FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Urol)
Consultant Urological Surgeon
Year Qualified: 1990 Guy’s Hospital Medical School, London
GMC Number: 3332304 On the Specialist Register

Personal Profile

Mr Stephen Andrews is a Consultant Urological Surgeon. He spent 20 years as an NHS consultant working at Dorset County Hospital and the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. He now works privately in Dorset and at the Kingston Wing, Yeovil District Hospital.

Training and Appointment

Mr Andrews graduated from Guy’s Hospital Medical School, London in 1990. He then became House Surgeon to Lord Professor Ian McColl at Guy’s Hospital before going to Poole General Hospital in 1991. After general surgical training in the London region and Cheltenham, he joined the Institute of Urology training programme based at University College, London. He took up a Fellowship in uro-oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Chelsea. He was appointed as Consultant Urological Surgeon at Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in October 2003. He performed the first keyhole removal of a kidney cancer in West Dorset in 2006.

Current Practice

Mr Andrews offers a rapid diagnostic pathway for elevated PSA (prostate specific antigen), haematuria (blood in urine) and urinary tract infections. He has rapid access to multiparametric prostate MRI scans followed by transperineal template biopsies of the prostate if required. He specialises in the management of kidney, bladder, prostate and testis cancer. He performs all types of endoscopic surgery for bladder and prostate conditions as well as kidney stone disease. He is the only surgeon locally to use the operating microscope to perform microsurgical reversal of vasectomy.

Professional Membership

  • British Medical Association
  • British Association of Urological Surgeons
  • European Association of Urology
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Medical Defence Union
  • General Medical Council.

Research Interests
Mr Andrews was previously the lead consultant for urology research at Dorset County Hospital. He was Principal Investigator for several trials including kidney (SORCE) and bladder cancer (BOXIT). He was also involved in the genetics study for prostate cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital. He has published articles in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and presented at International meetings in the USA (AUA) and Europe (EAU).

Clinical Expertise:

  • Urological cancers – kidney, bladder, prostate and testis cancers
  • Laparoscopic kidney and adrenal surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Investigation of elevated PSA
  • Multiparametric MRI scan of the Prostate and avoidance of unnecessary transrectal biopsy
  • Transperineal template guided biopsies of the Prostate
  • Investigation and management of haematuria (blood in urine)
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)
  • General problems related to penis/scrotum
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections; UTIs
  • Botox injections for overactive bladder symptoms
  • Investigation of haematospemia (blood in semen)
  • Urinary stone disease – treatment and prevention
  • Laser stone surgery
  • Lithotripsy / Shockwave ESWL
  • Urethral stricture disease
  • Andrology
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Microsurgical reversal of vasectomy.

Mr T Pinczes

Mr Pinczes is a specialist in general urology with an interest in minimally invasive endoscopic urology, including telescopic procedures for kidney stone, prostate enlargement related endoscopic surgery and telescopic investigation of urinary bladder. Diagnostic and minor urology procedures, consultation in uro-oncology and benign urology conditions are also available. GP referral required prior to each private urology consultation.

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