Pacemaker

Our state-of-the-art cardiology facilities and innovative technology support a wide range of specialist services.

A pacemaker is usually fitted because the electrical signals that control the pumping mechanism of your heart have been disrupted in some way. We have the ability to perform pacemaker implants in our Interventional Suite. This will help to correct irregular heart rhythms or rate control.

The first step is to have an initial consultation with one of our Consultant Cardiologists specialised in device implantation. With no waiting lists, you can access prompt care at a time that suits you whether you are paying for yourself or if you have medical insurance.

Book your appointment here or call us on 01622 237 727

We also offer a pacemaker box change procedure for anyone already fitted with a pacemaker. Our team can help answer any questions you may have, simply call for more information.

 

What to expect from a pacemaker implant

  • What does the procedure involve?

    At KIMS Hospital pacemaker implants are performed by a Consultant Cardiologist in our state-of-the-art Interventional Cardiac Suite. The consultant is supported by a dedicated team of specialist cardiac radiographers, nurses and physiologists.

    A pacemaker is a device, usually the size of a small matchbox, that is placed in the chest. It uses electrical impulses to help control abnormal heartbeats and keep it beating regularly. The procedure itself is carried out under local anaesthetic with sedation. The wires of the pacemaker are fed through blood vessels to the heart and your cardiologist will then implant the pacemaker under the skin close to the left collarbone.

    Once the procedure is complete, you will be transferred to the recovery area, and cared for by the same dedicated cardiac nursing team and should be able to go home the same day. 

  • How much does a pacemaker cost?

    At KIMS Hospital we offer a guide price of £6,393. However, there are lots of different types of device, and this can change depending on which type you need. 

    The guide price is based on the usual clinical needs of patients having this procedure. The price will only change if your pre-admission assessment identifies any additional clinical needs.

    Following your pre-admission assessment, your final quoted cost is part of our fixed price package that includes the nurse pre-assessment, consultant’s fee, the pacemaker device, follow-up consultation and all hospital costs including theatre time, nursing care and length of stay.

    Once you have made the decision to go ahead with the procedure, payment will be taken upfront. Our fixed price guarantee means there are no hidden costs and you can have peace of mind this is taken care of ahead of your procedure so you can concentrate on your treatment and recovery.

    Not everyone will have the funds to be able to pay for their procedure upfront. We offer 0% finance options which can help you spread the cost of your procedure over time.

    It is important to note that your initial consultation with your surgeon is not included in the package price. Your Cardiologist will invoice you separately for this.

  • How long will I stay in Hospital?
    A pacemaker implant is performed as a day case. You will be able to go home the same day as your procedure. Your consultant will discuss this with you in more detail during your initial consultation.
  • How long does it take to recover after a pacemaker implant and will I be in pain?

    Every patient is different but most patients make a full recovery between four to six weeks after their procedure. During the first three to four weeks you should avoid any strenuous activity and reduce the amount of stretching on your left side.

    You may be given exercises to follow to keep your left arm and shoulder mobile. Your consultant will be able to discuss this with you in your initial consultation.

  • When will I be able to drive?

    You will not be able to drive for at least a week after you have had your pacemaker fitted and you will need to make sure that someone can drive you home after your procedure. Your consultant will be able to discuss with you during your initial consultation.

  • How often will I need my pacemaker checked?

    Your pacemaker will be checked at your follow-up appointment. After that you will require regular monitoring and checks every six months. Your consultant will discuss this with you during your initial consultation.

Payment to suit you with 0% and fixed rate interest options

Following an appointment with your Consultant, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your treatment. With interest free finance at Representative 0% APR (fixed) along with longer term fixed rate loans, there is an option for everyone.

Our Consultants

  • Dr Shaumik Adhya

    MBBS (Hons), BSc (Hons), MRCP, CCDS, CEPS-AC

    • Ablation
    • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Recording
    • Electrophysiology Study
    • Healthy Heart Check
    • Pacemaker
  • Dr Peter Kabunga

    LMSSA (London), MRCP (UK), Grad Dip Cardiac Electrophysiology

    • Ablation
    • Electrophysiology Study
    • External Cardioversion
    • Healthy Heart Check
    • Pacemaker
  • Dr Scott Takeda

    Dr Scott Takeda

    MBBS CCST Cardiology and G(I)M FRCP

    • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Recording
    • Echocardiogram
    • Electrocardiogram
    • External Cardioversion
    • Healthy Heart Check
    • Heart2Heart Cardiac Care Package
    • Pacemaker
  • Dr Edward Petzer

    MBCHB FRCP CSST

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