What to expect from your first appointment?
Most appointments take place in the consulting suites at Shard. First appointments are normally for 30 minutes which allows time for you to explain your problems and also to be examined and a management plan to be formulated. Every consultation is followed up with a typed letter for you to keep, written in plain English so that you can understand what has been discussed. Letters and all correspondence are usually sent to you via email to save time and be environmentally friendly.
Quite often tests need to be organised which will require you to return for a subsequent appointment.
The most common test ordered is video Urodynamics and you will find more details about this in the advice sheet on the patient information page.
The results of your Urodynamics test will normally be discussed immediately afterwards to save you having to be seen at a further appointment, this again will be followed up with a letter explaining what was agreed.
You may also be advised to seek specialist help from a women’s physiotherapist in some cases and you will find more details about this in the patient information page.
If at any point there is any confusion please either phone Nicola or email her where we will endeavour to contact you back within 1 working day.
Dealing with medical insurance companies
Sushma is recognised by all major insurance companies and her patients have been insured with a variety of insurers including but not limited to include BUPA, AXA PPP, CIGNA, AVIVA, VITALITY, WPA, PHS and Standard life.
Sushma is a "recognised" or "approved" Consultant with most major insurance companies.
Her fees generally are covered by all the major insurers and she charges usually within BUPA rates. Sometimes your policy will have an excess and recent reductions in payments by certain insurers mean that the fees may occasionally have some additional top up required. This represents a change in the insurance companies attitude rather than an increase of the fees being charged, if in doubt please check with your insurance provider or speak to Nicola.
Words from Our Patients
I was very anxious and scared of the entire procedure, the anaesthetist, surgery and hospitals stay. However, you really put my mind at rest and along with the anaesthetist ensured a painless and stress free procedure. I cannot thank you enough.
Thank you so much for your time and patience. As you know I was very embarrassed by my symptoms and had lived with them for so many years- your down to earth approach and patience put my mind at rest immediately. Your team, including the physiotherapists and nurses have really helped me get my life back.
I had suffered from bladder infections all my life and really thought I had to just put up with them- my cousin suggested I see you and I am so glad I did. You gave me sensible advice and practical suggestions which really helped- and now for the first time I am infection free! Thank you so much!
Thank you so much . I was so embarrassed to talk about my personal life and the problems I was dealing with but you made it so matter of fact! I am so glad I came to see you.
I came to see Miss Srikrishna for a second opinion. I had been advised to have some more surgery and wasn’t sure. I was very surprised to hear that she advised me to not have surgery and start some intensive pelvic floor exercise therapy, at least till I felt my family was complete. I felt she really listened to what was important to me
I have been seeing Miss Srikrishna for a long time. I really felt looked after and listened to. I was reluctant initially to have surgery; but she advised me about pessaries and fitted me with one as well. I was happy with this treatment for several years. When I felt circumstances had changed and wanted surgery to correct my prolapse, she operated on me. I was delighted at how pain free I was and how quickly I was back on my feet again.
I was so pleased with the care you gave me; I have been singing your praises to everyone! I think you have now seen my aunty and my cousin too. Thanks so much.