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Knee surgery meniscus


Damage to the knee cartilage can occur at any point in your life and may require a procedure known as a menisectomy or partial menisectomy. This operation, called an arthroscopy, removes all or part of the damaged cartilage and is one of the most commonly performed procedures by UK knee surgeons.

The procedure involves the insertion of a tiny camera, with a telescope attached, into a small incision at the front of the knee. Via a separate incision, the surgeon will use small instruments to cut away the damaged cartilage. The operation only takes around half an hour; however, since accessing the torn cartilage is often difficult, arthroscopic surgery should only be performed by a highly experienced surgeon.

You don’t need medical insurance to receive treatment at one of our hospitals. Treatment from a leading specialist using the very latest technologies is more affordable than you may have thought, and our prices are very competitive.

Are you paying for yourself? Click here for our self pay prices.

When you have meniscus knee repair surgery at one of our hospitals:

  • you’ll benefit from the most minimally invasive surgery available, thanks to advances in telescope technology
  • the complex procedure will be carried out by highly trained knee surgeons in a specialist knee unit

In terms of value for your money, we cannot be beaten. With us you can be sure you are getting the best available treatment. When you have any treatment in one of our units or hospitals, you will experience a number of benefits:

You’ll be treated by world-class consultants who are experts in their field, working with leading treatments and state-of-the-art technologies in superior facilities that smaller private hospitals cannot match.

You don’t need medical insurance to receive treatment at one of our hospitals. Treatment from a leading specialist using the very latest technologies is more affordable than you may have thought, and our prices are very competitive. As a guide, an initial consultation to clarify your condition and discuss the best course of action could be approximately £250.

You’ll be treated by London’s number 1 private hospital group. We treat over 400,000 patients each year, driving experience and excellence. In the past decade we have invested £500 million in the latest technologies, medication and up-to-date treatments, many of which are not available on the NHS or via smaller hospital groups.

You can be confident that we can look after all your treatment needs. We are the only private hospital group to offer patients of all ages such an extensive range of treatments.

You won't have to wait. Your care starts when you're ready, and often we have same day or next day appointments available.

Your safety is protected. Not all private hospitals are the same. Some private hospitals don’t have any on-site critical care facilities in the event of an emergency. Our consultants have access to more critical care beds 24/7 than any other private healthcare group in the UK. If you need urgent care you’ll receive it instantly – it’s very rare for us to transfer patients to another hospital. Our MRSA infection rates are nearly five times lower than the national average. And we have zero recorded cases of some other common infections.

What to do next

Once you have decided that you want to go ahead with your treatment, or would like further information, here's what to do next:

Self-pay two-step process to treatment

1. Contact us to discuss your needs, including HCA payment options for HCA private hospital treatments and surgery. We can help you choose the best consultant or specialist for your condition.

2. You can then book an initial consultation directly with us at a time and hospital that suits your needs – this could cost approximately £250. We can also give you a competitive guide price at the time of booking for any follow-up treatments that may be needed. Same day and next day appointments are available.

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