Frequently asked questions

Please find below a list of frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer to your question below, please call 01622 538204 or email nichola@simonbaileysurgeon.co.uk

You can contact us directly or with a GP referral. You can book an appointment by calling Mr Bailey’s secretary on 01622 208014. She will be able to advise you of the next available appointment. Alternatively, you can use our Contact Form.
Routine appointments are available on Monday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday evening and Friday afternoons. If these times are not convenient for you, other times may be available by special arrangement.
We aim to provide you with an appointment within two or three days. We also have evening appointments available if this is more convenient.
Mr Bailey will ask you about your symptoms, your previous medical history and any family history. He may also need to examine you to get a better understanding of your problem. He will then be able to advise you on the next step in your treatment, whether that is further investigations, surgery or a watchful waiting process.
If you have had any recent investigations, scans or blood tests, it is helpful if you can bring the results with you whenever possible.
If you are covered by health insurance, Mr Bailey is fully recognised by all the major health insurance providers, including:

• Aviva
• AXA PPP Healthcare
• BUPA
• CS Healthcare
• Cigna
• Exeter Friendly Society
• Legal & General
• Pru Health Vitality
• Simply Health
• WPA Health Insurance

If you are funding your treatment yourself, we can arrange to get a quote for your treatment, so that you know exactly what costs are involved prior to your admission.

I work with the following reputable Anaesthetists:

  • West Kent Anaesthetic Group
  • Tunbridge Wells Anaesthetic Group

“Thank you all for your hard work on my operation last year. I am still doing all the things I did before my operation. All my treatment at your hospital was of the highest standard in every regard.”
Mr R, Sussex

“I just wanted to thank you for all your help and consideration during my spate of medical experiences. These factors gave me great comfort during these times of travail! Many thanks it was so reassuring.”
Mr P, East Sussex