In view of that, Andrew has shifted the focus of Spineworks services to concentrate on the assessment of patients with spinal disorders and the provision of non-operative pain control. He has found that the most effective service he can offer is to diagnose a condition, explain it thoroughly and supervise the treatment options of physical therapy and provide non-operative pain control.
In rare cases where surgery proves necessary, Andrew is more than happy to refer to the relevant surgeon. With his surgical background he is well placed to identify those patients for whom surgery could be useful.
We developed the idea of a ‘one stop’ approach to clinics to enable people to have an initial consultation followed by a scan, if felt necessary, and a follow up consultation to review the scan the same day.
Being referred to Spineworks is very simple. An appointment can be made via the telephone or via email. We will ask for a letter from your GP as that contains useful information about your past medical history and any treatments. We very much welcome communication from your physiotherapist, chiropractor or osteopath. We will send you a letter of confirmation and directions if required.
For further information on fees charged by Spineworks associate specialists please contact us on 01256 377653 or email our medical receptionist Lynne. Non-operative and minor interventional procedures are carried out at both the BMI Hampshire clinic in Old Basing, Basingstoke and BMI Mount Alvernia, Guildford. Surgical procedures will be carried out by the relevant specialist in hospitals of their choice.
We are happy to communicate with your insurer on your behalf which usually means filling in forms or providing information. This can be difficult for some people and we would be happy to help.
We are always happy to discuss individual costs for different procedures.
We can also advise you on payment schemes available through the hospitals.
We at Spineworks would like your journey through contact with us to be as painless as possible.
Your initial contact is likely to be via referral from your GP but equally via your Physical therapist.
A confirmation of your appointment will be sent to you along with directions to the clinic.
We'll also send through a pre-clinic questionnaire, just to get some basic information for our records.
If a 'One Stop' appointment has been booked then the scan time and review would already have been organised.
After your appointment a letter will be written to your GP and any other relevant treating practitioners.
At each stage of the process you will be contacted by the team.
If you have any concerns during treatment we are always contactable by telephone or email.