Mr David P Johnson
David specialises in arthroscopic surgery and joint replacement, and has many years experience of
this type of "keyhole technique". He undertook fellowships in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and
shoulder in 1991. He undertakes arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow and joint
Self pay patients
If you do not have private health insurance, a "fixed price" scheme is available from
the hospital, which guarantees the price of your hospitalisation, surgical and anaesthetic
costs. Further details of this scheme are available on request from the hospital. All
outpatient appointments are charged separately to the fixed price scheme.
For patients with medical insurance the fees charged for the surgery will be advised with
an estimate prior to surgery. The fees are according to the BMA schedule with an allowance
for inflation since 1992, and you should expect these to be usually and customary settled
in full by your insurance company. You are advised to contact your insurance company to
ascertain your level of cover prior to undergoing treatment. If your insurance cover is
limited or deficient then patients do remain responsible for the settlement of the
The invoice will be sent to you by post after your surgery. The fees depend on the type and
complexity of the procedure performed. Although these can usually be estimated prior to
surgery, on occasion the procedure undertaken will prove to be more extensive than foreseen
and additional procedures, or prolonged hospital stay may prove necessary. In such situations
further fees may be added to your bill. The insurance companies generally make allowances for
such contingencies and have ways of calculating such additional charges. These fees are fair,
reasonable and customary and should usually be settled in full by your insurance company. If
there is any problem with getting reimbursement for the fees from your insurer, please let
the secretary know, however if your insurance cover is limited or deficient then patients do
remain responsible for the settlement of the surgeons' fees.
Payment is requested within 14 days. Interest and a late payment fee will be added if payment
is delayed by more than 30 days and further costs added if further administration is necessary
to secure payment beyond this time.
How to make an appointment
Contact us directly:
An appointment may be booked directly through Mrs Andrea Beaumont, Personal Assistant to Mr David P Johnson,
by telephoning (44) 0117 970 6655 or via our
e-mail contact form.
Appointments by referral::
Where a referral is from your GP or physiotherapist a letter will usually be provided including the details of
any previous treatment received or other relevant medical details.
Useful information to bring to your appointment:
It is helpful if any previous X-rays or scans which are available are brought to the consultation, and the
general practitioner may wish to provide the details of previous treatment received and other medical conditions.