Faints, Falls and Fits (One-stop clinic)

KIMS Hospital is offering a one-stop clinic specially designed for the diagnosis of unexplained faints, falls and fits in patients over the age of 18.  Led by consultant cardiologists and supported by specialist cardiac nurses and cardiac physiologists, this one-stop clinic can help diagnose your condition, develop a treatment plan, and bring you peace of mind.

  • Arranging your Treatment

    Before going ahead with this treatment, you will need to have an initial consultation with a specialist Consultant to go through your medical history and diagnosis. At this appointment, your consultant will confirm the exact treatment you require. If you would like to have an initial consultation, you can call us and we can help you find the consultant best for you. Alternatively, if you have already been diagnosed as needing a particular operation or treatment, our Reservations team can give you a guide price for this to be carried out at KIMS Hospital and book an appointment for you to meet a consultant. Call our sales advisors on 01622 237 727 or email enquiries@kims.org.uk.

  • Paying for your Treatment

    You can be treated at KIMS by using your private medical insurance or by paying for yourself. If you have private medical insurance, you will need to contact your insurer to ensure you are covered for the initial consultation prior to making an appointment and obtain an authorisation number. The insurance company will then need to be advised if you require further treatment. The insurance company usually settles bills on your behalf. If you are paying for your own treatment, you will need to pay for an initial consultation. This will be confirmed at the time of booking but is typically £150-£250. You will also need to pay for any associated diagnostic tests your consultant recommends (for example x-rays and blood tests). Following this consultation, if you don’t need any further treatment or if you decide paying for yourself isn’t the right option, there is no commitment to proceed further. If you require the operation or procedure to be carried out, you will receive a quote for your treatment. In most case this will be the fixed price package quoted on this website. If this quote is different for any reason, we will provide an explanation (see what’s included below). This quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital. Payment is required 7 days prior to admission.

  • Prices

    All costings can be discussed with your insurance company, or can be arranged as a self-pay package with KIMS. 

    One-stop clinic appointment including assessment, ECG and consultation£290
    Heart ultrasound (echocardiogram), if necessary.  At this point the consultant will be able to make a recommendation for your treatment, which may include the fitting of the ECG device.£450
    Device fitting and monitoring, if necessary (this includes device fitting, follow-up consultation at six weeks and three years of monitoring).£4,500
    Removal of device, if necessary£1,250
  • What’s Included

    The fixed price package above includes all the costs associated with this treatment at KIMS Hospital. You will be given a quote prior to admission to confirm this cost. The amount you are quoted may differ from the published price for a number of reasons: • The Consultant you choose • Your medical history and whether you have any associated medical conditions which may impact this treatment • The type of anaesthetic your Consultant advises is best for you • The type of implant or drug you choose or your Consultant advises is best for you In some cases, if you have certain pre-existing medical conditions, it may not be possible to provide you with a fixed price for your Main Treatment. If this is the case, the hospital will discuss the available options with you. Your quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

The clinic offers an initial assessment, electrocardiogram (ECG) test and consultation. Following this, an ultrasound of the heart can be carried out, and an ECG device fitted.

The small monitor is injected under the skin and can monitor the patient’s heart for up to three years. All this can be carried out during one appointment at KIMS Hospital. If a device is fitted, it will be monitored by cardiac physiologists and cardiologists. Should further treatment be required as a result of the information recorded, your cardiologist will recommend a treatment plan.

We can also refer your condition to other neurological or ear, nose and throat (ENT) consultants at KIMS, if your symptoms are not of cardiac origin.

To find out more:

If you would like to come to KIMS, contact our sales advisors on 01622 237 727 or email enquiries@kims.org.uk

Our Consultants

  • Dr Edward Petzer

    MBCHB FRCP CSST

    • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Recording
    • Electrocardiogram
    • External Cardioversion
    • Faints, Falls and Fits (One-stop clinic)
    • Pacemaker