Mr David P Johnson
David specialises in surgery of the knee and has many years experience of undertaking Knee Replacement. He first started performing such surgery in 1982. His MD research thesis was an extensive research investigation into ways of optimising the surgical technique of knee replacement and minimising the problems and complications associated with knee replacement and in particular ways to optimise wound healing and minimise infection. This thesis was published in 1990 and is available for loan from the University of Manchester Library. Mr. Johnson undertakes a variety of types of knee replacement depending upon the needs of each individual patient. In particular he commonly uses the Oxford Unicompartmental Knee replacement and the Profix total knee replacement.
If you do not have private health insurance, a "fixed price" scheme is available from the hospital, which guarantees the price of your hospitalisation surgical and anaesthetic costs. Further details of this scheme are available on request from the hospital. For patients with medical insurance the fees charged for the surgery will be advised with an estimate prior to surgery. The fees are according to the BMA schedule with an allowance for inflation since 1992, and you should expect these to be usually and customary settled in full by your insurance company. If your insurance cover is limited or deficient then patients do remain responsible for the settlement of the surgeons' fees.
The invoice will be sent to you by post afterwards. The fees depend on the type and complexity of the procedure performed. Although these can usually be estimated prior to surgery, on occasion the procedure undertaken will prove to be more extensive than foreseen and additional procedures, or prolonged hospital stay may prove necessary. In such situations further fees may be added to your bill. The insurance companies generally make allowances for such contingencies and have ways of calculating such additional charges. These fees are fair, reasonable and customary and should usually be settled in full by your insurance company. If there is any problem with getting reimbursement for the fees from your insurer, please let the secretary know.
Payment is requested within 14 days. Interest and a late payment fee will be added if payment is delayed by more than 30 days and further costs added if further administration is necessary to secure payment beyond this time. You should expect these to be settled in full by your insurance company. If your insurance cover is deficient then patients do remain responsible for the settlement of all the surgeon's fees. If you do not have private health insurance, a "hospital fixed price" scheme is available which guarantees the price of your hospitalisation. Further details of this scheme are available on request from the hospital.
How to make an appointment
Contact us directly:
An appointment may be booked directly though Miss Jane Woodhead, Mr. Johnson's secretary by telephoning (44) 0117 970 6655 or via our e-mail contact form.
Appointments by referal::
Where a referal is from your GP or
physiotherapist a letter will ususally be provided including the details of
any previous treatment recieved or other relevant medical details.
Useful information to bring to your appointment:
It is helpful if any previous X-rays or scans which are available are brought to the consultation, and the general practitioner may wish to provide the details of previous treatment received and other medical conditions.