Has anyone had knee surgery carried out here on the costa del sol, either private or nhs(Spain).i need to have recommendation, waiting time, cost,etc.
Hi did you mean replacement knee surgery ? If so, I have had both knee and hip surgery here in Spain. What would you like to know ?
Dear Sir/ madame,
my name is Dr. Alf Neuhaus, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Clinica SANDALF. To be eligebil for surgery on the Spanish NHS system you would have to be Spanish resident, in which case you would have to see your GP who hopefully will refere you to the specialist (traumatologo). Once you are on the waiting list it might take up to 2 yeras before you will get surgery done.
If you decide to have the procedure done privately you won't have to wait at all. Depending on the kind of the requiered procedure the costs would vary from about 3.250,- Euros for a key hole surgery (arthroscopy) and 13.250,- Euros for a total knee replacement. These quotes are calculated on fees and costs if performed by me and my team, using a private hospital and include surgery, material, hospital stay, post-operative care and rehabilitation.
Depending on your age other treatment aproaches might be indicated.
I hope this information is helpful