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 Portsmouth hospital.

Below is a list of the treatments available to insured patients. 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, St Mary’s Portsmouth.

If you would like to find out more, contact your insurance provider or call our friendly private patient team on 0330 058 1809.

General surgery

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

Eye surgery



Bunion surgery
Carpal tunnel
Dupuytren’s contracture release
Ganglion removal
Knee arthroscopy
Total hip replacement
Total knee replacement
Revision of knee replacement
Revision of hip replacement
Trigger finger release
Removal of internal fixation from bone
Fusion of joints
Morton’s neuroma
Spinal / epidural / facet injections / US guided injections


Excision of hydrocele sac
Frenuloplasty of penis
Excision of lesion of epididymis

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

0330 058 1809

How to start your treatment at Practice Plus Group Surgical Centre, St Mary’s Portsmouth

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, St Mary’s Portsmouth 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.