Surgeries covered by your health insurance provider

Whether you have your own private medical insurance or are covered by your employer, you can now receive expert treatment at our Gillingham hospital.

Below you can find treatments that are covered through your private health insurance provider. Please be aware that all treatments need to be pre-authorised by your insurance provider and that not all insurers cover all treatments at Practice Plus Group Surgical Centre, Gillingham.

If you would like to find out more, contact your insurance provider or call our friendly private patient team on 0330 058 1732.

General surgery

Removal of benign skin lesions
Hernia repair
Anal skin tag removal / repair of anal fissure tear
Avulsion of nail / ingrowing toenail
Pilonidal sinus surgery

Eye surgery

Vitreous retinal procedures


Bunion surgery
Carpal tunnel
Dupuytren’s contracture release
Ganglion removal
Knee arthroscopy
Ankle arthroscopy
Total hip replacement
Shoulder replacement
Total knee replacement
ACL reconstruction
Complex knee surgery (not joint replacement or ACL)
Trigger finger release
Osteotomy and internal fixation
Shoulder decompression surgery
Endoscopic shoulder surgery
Removal of internal fixation from bone
Manipulation of joint
Rotator cuff repair
Fusion of joints
Arthroscopic meniscectomy
Shoulder manipulation
Morton’s neuroma

To learn more about getting treatment through your private health insurance call us on:

0330 058 1732

How to start your treatment at Practice Plus Group Surgical Centre, Gillingham

Step 1: Get your GP referral

Most insurers will require a GP referral before approving your treatment. Make sure your GP referral includes the recommended treatment and hospital of your choice.

Step 2: Call your insurer and get your pre-authorisation number

When you call your insurer, make sure you have your insurance membership number and the GP referral details ready. If you have a preferred hospital, let them know. Your insurer will give you a confirmation that your policy covers your required treatment. Keep this pre-authorisation number when you call our friendly Private Patient Advisors.

Step 3: Get your life back on track

Once you have decided you would like to proceed with your treatment at Practice Plus Group Surgical Centre, Gillingham and your insurer has agreed, we can arrange your first consultation. Your specialist will discuss treatment options with you and explain any diagnostic tests you might need as part of your individual care package.