redbullmaster wrote:Hey. Thank you for the reply. I am not sure the NHS is as swift as you describe. I have waited 14 months simply to see a Urologist before! I am also quite far from London.. our system would not be the same. If I could get it done within the year, then sure I would very much consider the NHS, but I honestly believe it would be three years - and that is if I am lucky.
Picking the surgeon is one thing, but being a paying customer comes with some benefits. I am very worried about not being fitted properly. The issue would be that on the NHS they would not refit it if i was unhappy as they would say my concern was cosmetic. If I go private I feel I will be able to confirm these details beforehand - like "if I have a floppy head I want to consider this in need of a revision".
Am I being crazy thinking this? I would really love to hear from people that have went through the NHS.
I’m not based in London either, so getting referred to the UCLH is the first step.
As for waiting 14 months that sounds crazy, think you needed to be more assertive.
Think the longest i had between appointments was maybe 3 months, but once i was seen then it was normally a month between appointments.
If I'm you, I would start the possess to be seen by the ULCH, as you might be lucky and get Mr Ralph if that’s who you want to do your surgery.
If you got the money to spend and just want to have the operation, i do get that, as why wait.
But if you got to save up for the money, you might as well go the NHS route.
Then if your not happy about having the NHS doing the operation, you can change your mind and go private.
I will say I'm not happy with my implant, due to 5cm RTE's and tubing on the side of my penis.
If i had the money i would go private to sort out these issues, as they are a big issue to me.
As your right as they not considered issues for a refit, think if you did have a floppy head they would redo it though.
So I'm not saying the UCLH/NHS is the best way to go, but I'm sure lots of men are happy with NHS implants. I also had issues with going private and being £7000 out of pocket for a stage operation on my penis.
So going private is no guarantee of a happy out come ether.