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How do I book an appointment?

Simply call us at 07949 287 742 during our working hours or click here to request an appointment online.


Do I need a GP referral?

No, it’s possible to seek private treatment from a consultant or specialist without being referred by your GP. However, if you are insured, your insurance company may require you to be referred by your GP (please check with your insurance provider).


Can my physiotherapist refer me?

Your physiotherapist may refer you directly or via your GP. However, if you are privately insured, some insurance companies may require you to be referred by your GP (please check with your insurance provider).


On average, how long does it take to get an appointment?

Generally new patients are seen within a week of contact.


Will my health insurance cover all costs and fees?

Health insurance companies reimburse (to a greater or lesser extent) the costs of your treatment which can arise from the hospital, the surgeon and the anaesthetist. The amount of reimbursement will vary between insurance companies and between types of policy. It is essential that you clarify with your insurer what they will or will not cover before embarking on treatment. This is dependent on your level of cover and excess and it is important to ensure this prior to treatment. All invoices are your responsibility if costs cannot be retrieved from your insurance company.



What are the fees?

It is now mandatory that all ‘providers’ of healthcare make their fees available to all patients. The fees that will apply will depend on whether you have health insurance or are funding the consultation and / or surgery yourself. Any such fees – hospital, surgeon and (potentially) anaesthetist – will all be sent to you before your first appointment. Click here for further information.

Who do I contact if I have concerns after my operation?

If you have concerns after surgery, contact Mr Mahadevan's practice manager on 07949 287 742 during business hours. If it is out of hours please contact the ward you were discharged from; they will be able to contact Mr Mahadevan in an emergency.

Examples of splints / braces / insoles and post-surgical equipment

Below are examples of products recommended by patients who had previously used them to treat their foot and ankle ailments. *Please note that this is not a personal endorsement and neither is this list exhaustive.

  • Night splint for plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendon pain

    • ProCare Prowedge Night Splint

    • PRO 11 Wellbeing Night Splint

Night splint for plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle brace for ankle instability or arthritis

    • AirCast A60 ankle brace

    • Thuasne Dynastab ankle brace

    • Salto Ankle Stabilizer

Ankle brace for ankle arthritis or instability
  • Heel lift for Achilles tendon pain

    • Kaps TopMed

    • Orthotix Adjustable Heel Elevator

    • Proheel Heel Elevator

Heel lift for Achilles tendon pain
  • Metatarsal dome for metatarsalgia

    • Kaps T-Med

    • Pedag T-form

  • Padding to relief pain from bone prominence

    • Boots Pharmaceuticals Self Adhesive Thick Padding

    • Boots Pharmaceuticals Slim Comfort Padding 

Pads for foot and ankle pain

Post Operative Equipment

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  • Post-operative orthopaedic shoe/ sandal

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  • Post-operative boot

  • To aid mobility especially when non-weight bearing you may consider hiring a knee scooter / walker as an alternative to crutches; e.g. StrideOn or Kneescoot

  • To keep your dressing / plaster cast / boot dry during showers / baths, considering purchasing waterproof protectors; e.g. LimbO or Drypro

Where can I find exercises to do at home?

There are several online platforms for you to use; Click here for an effective exercise conditioning programme. You may also find specific exercise links for your condition in the Conditions section of this website.

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