As a parent, you want to ensure that your child receives the best care at all times. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s health or development, or would simply like peace of mind, our Consultant Paediatricians can see your child promptly, at a time convenient for you, in a comfortable environment with plenty of time to discuss your concerns as a parent. We can help your baby, infant or child through a broad range of issues from common problems such as tummy aches, asthma and continence to developmental and behavioural problems such as eating disorders and ADHD.
We’re here for:
Bed wetting / Enuresis
Kidney and bladder problems
Urgent children’s service
Paediatric and paediatric urology surgery
As well as medical treatments, we also offer surgical opinions for your child. Mr Harish Chandran, our Paediatric Surgeon and Paediatric Urological Surgeon, will see you and your child where a surgical consultation is required. We recommend you book an appointment with Mr Harish if you are concerned about such problems as:
Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery
Bed wetting / Enuresis
Bed wetting rarely remains an issue past the age of five, but if you have any concerns, we’re here to help. While it may seem like a small private problem for your child, it can often be very disruptive to their daily lives and in developing self-esteem. It can sometimes lead to long term social and psychological issues if not properly managed.
It mostly occurs due to a lack of synergy between bladder and brain, but sometimes it can be due to lack of a hormone called Vasopressin required to suppress urine production at night, and less commonly due to an overactive bladder which is often combined with day-time problems as well.
We will assess your child by looking into their medical history and, when necessary, with a physical examination. We may need to investigate further with an ultrasound for kidneys and bladder but your paediatrician will always tell you if this is necessary. By the end of your consultation you will have a comprehensive management plan based on the individual needs of your child, with useful tips, guidance and links to self-help websites for you to help your child at home.
If your child develops an allergy in their infancy or childhood, it can severely disrupt their daily activities like bathing, playing and sleeping. Some allergies, especially those which trigger skin conditions such as eczema or hives, can be very painful and debilitating. Other allergies such as nut or shellfish allergies can be life-threatening if not managed correctly.
If you'd like to book an appointment or make an enquiry, please give us a call on 0300 247 0121.
We are DDA compliant, with wheelchair access to the building and a consulting room and disabled toilet on the ground floor. We are currently having a ramp built to allow easy wheelchair access. In the meantime we are using something called a ‘stair climber’ so wheelchair users can access the building while the works are being completed. Our client advisors will be able to assist with any other requirements you may have.
If, for whatever reason, you miss your consultant appointment and haven’t informed us at least 24 hours in advance, unfortunately we will need to charge you £180 towards the appointment as a late cancellation fee.
Your doctor may feel that further tests, for example blood tests, are needed in order to confirm any diagnosis. Please bear in mind that you will need need to pay for these additional tests yourself, but whether you decide to go ahead with these is up to you. You should always feel your doctor has given you enough information to help you make an informed decision about any of the options for additional services they might go through with you.
Currently unless you are a non-UK resident we are unable to directly accept any PMI or private health insurance. In some cases for non-UK residents your international health insurance may mean that you can use Virgin Care Private as part of your policy. Please check with your insurer. Any additional tests that your doctor may feel are necessary may also be available through the NHS. If you are interested in this please ask the doctor or consultant to advise. Unfortunately most UK-based private health insurance schemes do not cover primary care (such as private GP consultations), though some insurance companies require specialist referrals to be made by a GP (private or NHS) before they will cover the cost. Some policies cover the cost of laboratory tests. We are not able to liaise with insurance companies directly, and you will therefore need to pay for your treatment as a private patient. We will provide you with an itemised invoice to assist you in reclaiming any payments your insurance company may be able to cover.
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