Select Healthcare is the private division for the Royal Sussex County and the Royal Alexandra Children’s hospitals in Brighton and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.
Why choose Select Healthcare?
We pride ourselves on providing:
- expertise in specialist centres
- high standards of care delivered by dedicated staff
- cutting edge technology
- excellent infection control measures
Cardiology is a specialty in which cardiologists investigate, diagnose, prevent and treat problems with the heart. This includes but is not limited to:
- coronary artery disease, angina, heart attacks
- heart failure
- problems with the heartbeat: tachycardia (a fast heart rate), bradycardia (a slow heart rate) and arrhythmia (an irregular heartbeat)
- heart valve problems and abnormalities
Investigations and tests are carried out by our highly experienced cardiac staff. Our friendly, professional team will ensure you receive excellent care that encompasses not only what you would expect from our cardiologists, but also the attention of our highly experienced physiologists and our support team.
We offer patients and their families both quality and safety. Our aim is for people with heart problems to access high-quality, effective and timely advice, assessment, diagnosis and treatment to enable them to fulfil their optimum health potential.
The non-invasive diagnosis and management procedures we can offer include:
- electrocardiogram (ECG)
- extensive list of blood tests
- blood pressure monitoring
- tilt table testing
- exercise tolerance test
- Cardiopulmonary bike test
- Stress Echocardiography
- Bubble Echocardiography
The invasive diagnosis and management procedures we can offer include:
- aortic valve implant
- trans-oesophageal echo
- myocardial perfusion
- implantable loop recorder
- coronary stenting
- balloon angioplasty
- catheter ablation
Private cardiology is located at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
Neurosurgery deals with the diagnosis and treatment of processes which affect the nervous system. It includes the operative, non-operative, intensive care management and rehabilitation of patients with disorders affecting the brain and skull, spine and nervous system.
Neurosurgery is based in Brighton where it is co-located with cardiac, renal and other essential specialist services enabling Brighton to develop as the Sussex Regional Trauma Centre.
We cover all aspects of neurosurgical practice including:
- cranial and spinal trauma
- complex skull base surgery
- complex cerebro-vascular surgery
- pituitary surgery
- spinal surgery including spinal tumors
- neuro-modulation for pain
- surgery for trigeminal neuralgia
- surgery for hydrocephalus
The Sussex Eye Hospital is a national centre of excellence and provides pioneering and innovative eye surgery and treatment.
Inpatient procedures include:
- osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (OOKP) (also known as “tooth in eye” surgery) is a procedure to restore vision in the most severe cases of corneal and ocular surface patients. The Sussex Eye Hospital is the national referral centre for OOKP, which means it is the only centre in the United Kingdom and one of only a few in Europe which provides this service. The procedure is complex and reserved for patients that have had all other treatments carried out or considered.
- cataract treatment
- vitrectomy/ Peel
- cyclodiode Laser
- ozuredex injection
- morden lamellar corneal transplant procedures
- keratoconus management including intracorneal rings and corneal collagen crosslinking
Outpatient procedures include:
- OCT Scan
- fluorescein angiography of Eye including ocular photography
- cyst removal
- visual field test
- laser trabeculoplasty
- lucentis injection / avastin
We can offer an exceptional PET-CT service which focuses on the diagnosis of disease and treatment response.
A PET-CT (Positron Emission Tomography-Computerised Tomography) is used to produce detailed and high quality 3-dimensional images of the whole body. The technique involves imaging at the molecular level and allows for the earlier detection, diagnosis and progress of a disease.
A PET-CT scan gives clinicians the essential information they need for the diagnosis and staging of cancer as well as the assessment of many cardiac, neurological (including dementia), and rheumatological disorders. It can help assess infection and inflammation. This high-resolution imaging technique makes it ideal for use in diagnostic imaging.
We have pioneered PET-CT in the Sussex and the UK. The Trust jointly with the Brighton Sussex Medical School provides a well-established, reputable clinical PET-CT service with the most advanced PET-CT research. The service has a high standing locally, nationally and internationally.
We offer a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in nuclear medicine, including PET-CT. Our consultants are fully trained in PET-CT and nuclear medicine and offer care across our three scanning sites at: the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Princess Royal Hospital and the Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre (CISC) at the University of Sussex campus.
Once a referral is received, we pride ourselves on a seven-day turnaround from referral to report with an increased turnaround time offered to private patients of two to five days. Scans are reported by the next working day. These efficient quick turnaround times mean that patients receive an early diagnosis which is key to giving successful treatment. From referral to report, we aim to provide the best possible care.
Trauma and orthopaedics
Elective orthopaedics and trauma is a specialty treating conditions related to the musculoskeletal system, such as arthritis, trauma and sports injuries, and other causes of joint, ligament or tendon disorders.
The Sussex Orthopaedic Treatment Centre (SOTC) provides high quality orthopaedic specialist care and treatment.
The SOTC offers both day case and inpatient facilities in single rooms with en suite bathrooms overlooking the beautiful South Downs. There are four operating theatres, a high dependency unit, and a suite of consulting rooms for both pre-operative and post-operative assessment and consultation.
We have one of the largest trauma and orthopaedic departments in the South East with dedicated consultants covering all sub-specialties.
Procedures offered include:
- hip replacement
- knee replacement
- arthroscopic knee surgery
- cartilage tears
- ACL reconstruction
- foot and ankle surgery
- minimally invasive techniques
- deformity correction
- surgery for arthritis
- ankle arthroscopy
- spinal surgery
- spinal fusions
- shoulder surgery
- arthroscopic (key hole) shoulder surgery
- tendon repairs
- shoulder replacement
- fracture fixation
- proximal humerus
- ACJ reconstruction (shoulder)
- hand and wrist surgery
- carpal tunnel
- tendon surgery
- surgery for arthritis
- wrist arthroscopy
- tennis/ Golfer’s elbow
- elbow arthroscopy
- surgery for arthritis
The Sussex Orthopaedic Treatment Centre is at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.
Urology focuses on the urinary tract of males and females and the reproductive tract of males. It is a broad speciality covering a large number of conditions.
The Sussex Lithotripter Centre specialises in the treatment of kidney stones. It’s the only ‘fixed site’ service for Sussex for both routine and emergency treatment of kidney stones.
Procedures offered include extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) for kidney stones and a portable shockwave device for men with Peyronie’s disease and chronic pelvic pain.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL) is an outpatient procedure involving high pressure sound waves (shockwaves) that are directed through the body and into kidney stones, causing them to fragment and pass out naturally in the urine. These shockwaves are guided to the stone by either x-ray or ultrasound. ESWL is performed using a device called a lithotripter. Lithotripsy was invented in the 1980s and remains the most common way for kidney stones to be treated. The advantages of ESWL are that it is very effective at clearing stones and it is an outpatient procedure, thus avoiding surgery and general anaesthesia.
Each treatment lasts around 30-45 minutes and patients should expect to be with us for 60-90 minutes in total.
Simple analgesia is offered. It’s common for patients to require more than one treatment and they are usually seen again four weeks after with an x-ray or ultrasound to decide if it’s needed. In rare cases, some stones are very hard and do not break and in that situation the surgeon would discuss surgery with you.
We also have available a portable shockwave device (Storz Duolith) that can be used to treat men with Peyronie’s disease and chronic pelvic pain.
The Sussex Lithotripter Centre is at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.
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