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I am a kidney patient at Nottingham city hospital,

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I am a kidney patient at Nottingham city hospital, Nottingham. The surgeons seem only to do the operation of pd insertion ready for home dialysis under general anaesthetic using lapaoscopy (spelt wrongly}.
Can I insist that I am referred to a vascular surgeon who will perform the pd insertion under Local anaesthetic which is my preference even though this might be at another hospitial other than Nottingham City Hospital?

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you for your time and your help. Do you have an answer to my question

First you should find a surgeon who is willing and able to put your PD in under local anesthesia.

Once you have this surgeons name and contact information then you can file a written request to have her do your surgery.

Make sure to include in your letter the reasons you desire your PD to be place under local rather then general anesthesia.

Of course if placement of your PD catheter is time critical you may not have the luxury of waiting for the appeals process to work in your favor.

Another option, of course, would be go have a private surgeon do this for you....but I can imagine that this would be fairly expensive.

Does this make sense to you?

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
How doi search of find a surgon who will do the pd procedure under local anaesthetic. Would I call somewhere like NHS England

Yes. Contacting NHS England would be a good place to start.

You might also try asking the surgeon at Nottingham city hospital if he can recommend someone who could do the PD placement under local anesthesia....many surgeons know each other as they attend the same meetings etc.

You could also just call general surgeons and ask their office if the doctor would be willing to put in a PD catheter under local.....
Unfortunately it is going to take some leg work on your part to find a willing surgeon but, once you do, then your letter will be a lot stronger in that it actually names the surgeon you want to use....

Is this going to be an easy task?

No.

Are you going to get permission and a referral quickly?

Nope.

Can it be done?

I think so.

make sense?

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