Frequently Asked Questions







How do I get referred?

If you feel you are suffering with a problem that Midlands Colorectal can help with, in general the first port of call is your GP. Your GP can refer directly to us and most insurance companies do require a GP referral for reimbursement.

The referral letter can be faxed, posted or emailed by your GP prior to your appointment, or you can bring it with you to your appointment.

We are happy to see you without a referral letter but will require brief details from you to ensure that we are the most appropriate people to be dealing with your problem.


How do I make an appointment or make an enquiry about treatment?

To make an appointment or if you have an enquiry please clickhere.


How long will I have to wait?

Mr Peravali consults at multiple locations around Birmingham for your convenience. He can usually arrange to see you at one of his clinics within 48 hours.


How long will an appointment last?

Your initial consultation will be scheduled for 30 minutes. Any subsequent follow up consultations are scheduled for 15 minutes. We find that this is usually sufficient. Longer consultations can be arranged at your request and may incur an extra charge.


What will happen at my consultation?

Mr Peravali will take a detailed history asking you questions about your symptoms and about any other relevant medical facts. He will then examine you, before discussing a potential diagnosis and the need for any diagnostic tests or treatment. Ample time will be given for you to ask questions and ensure you have a full understanding of what is planned.


How quickly can investigations be carried out?

A full range of modern, state of the art investigations are available to Midlands Colorectal, and can usually be arranged for you within a week of the consultation.


What if I need surgery?

Mr Peravali will discuss and arrange a mutually convenient time with you. Prior to your admission date for surgery you will be asked to attend for a pre-operative assessment. This will be performed by a nurse, who will take any relevant blood tests, arrange heart tracings and any other work up that is needed for your surgery.


What is the OPCS code that my insurance company have asked me to obtain?

Every operation/procedure has an OPCS code. Mr Peravali will tell you what this code is. If you hold medical insurance it is important that this code is passed on to your insurers to ensure that you are covered for that procedure. Occasionally your treatment may consist of more than one OPCS code.


What form of anaesthetic will I need?

Mr Peravali will discuss this with you at the time of your consultation. Depending upon the procedure, options for anaesthesia include local anaesthesia, regional anaesthetic (such as spinal anaesthesia), sedation or general anaesthesia. The anaesthetist will also discuss the various forms of anaesthesia available for your treatment prior to surgery.


Who will do my operation?

Your operation or procedure will be performed by Mr Peravali.


Who will look after me following my procedure/operation?

You will be nursed on the ward and Mr Peravali will visit you on a daily basis to ensure that you are making good progress and recovering from your treatment. Private hospitals always have a doctor on site should there be an untoward event that requires emergency action. Mr Peravali will always be available and contactable by the nurses via telephone, while you are in hospital.


What happens if things go wrong?

Occasionally surgery can result in adverse consequences. If you feel that you have suffered an adverse consequence please do not hesitate to raise it with Mr Peravali. Alternatively the matter can be discussed with Matron in charge of the hospital. Mr Peravali is fully indemnified for any potential complications or adverse events.


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Conditions and Problems treated:


Gallstones



Bowel Problems:

  • Bowel cancer worries
  • Surgery for bowel cancer (colon and rectum)
  • Surgery for inflammatory bowel disease (Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease)
  • Surgery for diverticular disease
  • Colitis


Hernia:

  • Inguinal
  • Femoral
  • Umbilical
  • Epigastic
  • Incisional


Ano-rectal problems:

  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Irritation
  • Haemorrhoids (Piles)
  • Fissure
  • Fistula
  • Abscess


Pelvic floor problems:

  • Constipation
  • Faecal incontinence
  • Prolapse





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Contact us now

Contact us by clicking here or alternatively contact the secretaries as listed below:


  • Spire Little Aston Hospital:
    • Julie Harryman
    • E-mail: julie.harryman@spirehealthcare.com
    • Phone: 0121 580 7302
    • Mailing Address:
      • Little Aston Hall Drive,
        Sutton Coldfield,
        Birmingham,
        West Midlands,
        B74 3UP
  • BMI The Edgbaston/BMI The Priory Hospitals
    • Farah Baig
    • E-mail: farah.baig@bmihealthcare.co.uk
    • Phone: 0121 446 1684
    • Mailing Address:
      • Priory Road,
        Edgbaston,
        Birmingham,
        West Midlands,
        B5 7UG

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