Are your staff fully qualified?
All our staff are fully qualified in their chosen field. Mr Ghosh has many years experience in plastic surgery and a great many qualifications in a variety of fields. His training has taken him to many places around the UK, and also to Japan and India. He has both an NHS practice and a private practice which can keep him busy, but also up to date, with all of the latest innovations in plastic surgery procedures.
As well as being a member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons and a member of the British Burns Association he is also on the Specialist Register as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon and a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in England.
Caron Vetter is our Micropigmentation Specialist and Clinic Director. She trained in America, has been carrying out micropigmentation procedures for over 20 years and now teaches the art of micropigmentation in the medical field to hospitals in the UK and Ireland.
Nikki Zanna is our Aesthetics & Skincare Nurse and Independent Nurse Prescriber offering non-surgical cosmetic treatments and professional skincare advice. Nikki is a registered nurse with 22 years experience in various medical and surgical specialities and has been practicing in aesthetic medicine since 2010. She received her training in non-surgical cosmetic treatments at one of the UK’s leading cosmetic surgery clinics, and is committed to ongoing training to enable her to offer you the latest, safest, most effective treatments available.
Nikki is registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council, is a member of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) and is also a guest lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire.
All of our Aesthetic Specialists are fully qualified and experienced in all our procedures including the specialist Laser Hair Removal and IPL.
Do I need a consultation?
It is advised that you should have a consultation prior to any treatment, and for some treatments this is compulsory. It is in your consultation that your practitioner will explain all treatment options available to you, and you can work together in creating your individual treatment plan. This is also the time in which we can recognise what treatments may not be suitable for you; for reasons like medications. It is an opportunity for you to meet your practitioner and ask any questions you may have before treatment, making sure that you are in no way unsure and fully understand what is involved in your proposed treatment.
If I have had treatment elsewhere before do I still have to have a consultation?
Yes. It is important for our practitioners to gain all relevant information and medical history from you, to understand your concerns and put together an appropriate treatment plan. If you have had Laser Hair Removal or IPL treatments elsewhere we will still need to carry out our own patch test due to company policy.
What aftercare is available once I have had treatment?
Your treatment does not stop once you have left the clinic. We are here for your support and advice at all times. Many treatments are on-going and numerous visits are required. When seeing our Registered Prescribing Nurse for any injectable treatments we will book you in two weeks after your treatment in order to have your treatment reviewed, any concerns addressed and any necessary top-ups made.
What information will you need?
On your first visit to the clinic you will be asked to fill out a Registration Form and a Medical Questionnaire asking you for some medical history and general information. This is all kept in strictest confidence.
How will my information be stored?
During your first appointment we will create your personal record with written and electronic notes. These are stored in a secure cabinet which is kept locked at all times. Other than the relevant members of staff no one will have access to these records and all information is held in the strictest confidence. The electronic records are kept under password protection. Whitethorn Fields MediClinic is registered under the Data Protection Act to keep detailed records for each client.
How can I pay?
We have a variety of options available to suit everybody. You can pay as you go, or we have specialist course prices. A payment plan known as FacePlan can also be set up which involves a direct debit to the clinic for your account here which can then be redeemed against treatments. There are numerous payment options available for any surgery, all of which will be discussed at consultation.
What is your cancellation policy?
The full fee of your treatment will be charged if you cancel or change your appointment without giving 24 hours notice.
What experience does your surgeon have?
Mr Ghosh has been a practising plastic surgeon since 1991, although he graduated in 1987. He has worked in this field continually since then.
Is plastic surgery the right choice for me?
Everyone has different reasons for wanting to undergo a plastic surgery procedure, whether it is for purely cosmetic reasons or as reconstruction following surgery. Each potential patient has a full consultation prior to making their decision. You can discuss your reasons for wanting the surgery to make sure it is really what you want to do, and our consultant will advise on the procedure so you are fully aware of what to expect before, during and after the procedure has been performed.
Do I need to speak to my GP to get a referral?
There is no need to consult your GP before making an appointment at Whitethorn Fields MediClinic; however it is advised that you do so. Your GP should be kept fully informed on all matters concerning your health and any medical treatments you plan to undergo, even those you will be paying for privately.
Will my first consultation be with the surgeon?
For any surgical procedures, the surgeon Mr Ghosh will conduct your consultation. When you first arrive at the clinic you will need to fill in a medical questionnaire and a registration form. Mr Ghosh will use this information to learn your medical history and a little bit more about you. You will then be given the chance to discuss your requirements with Mr Ghosh who will take you through the entire procedure. Mr Ghosh will be the one to carry out your initial examination during your consultation.
What happens next?
You will receive a lot of information during your consultation, including the quote for the procedure. You will be able to browse the literature in your own time before making a final decision as to whether or not to go ahead. There is no pressure to make your decision right away and you can book your appointment if you still want to go ahead with the procedure as soon as you are ready.
Is there a digital image of what I can expect to look like after surgery?
There will be no digital imagery of what you can expect to look like after the operation has been performed. Mr Ghosh believes that digital images will not show a true and accurate likeness, and from all his years of experience he believes that to have one would not be beneficial.
Am I able to ask questions?
You can ask Mr Ghosh any questions you like, the more the better as we would prefer you to have all the information you need to make the right decision for you. Write a list of questions beforehand so you are prepared. However if you forget anything you can always ask these questions at a later date.
How do I book a consultation?
You can book a consultation simply by making a call to Mr Ghosh’s private secretary, Cathy Young, on 0845 304 7083 or 07518914475 who will be happy to help you.
Where are you located?
Whitethorn Fields MediClinic is located in the beautiful Buckinghamshire country side, in the village of Stoke Mandeville. We are easily accessible by car, bus and train, with Stoke Mandeville train station just a ten minute walk from the clinic, connected to the main line coming from London Marylebone. We are situated on Old Risborough Road, coming off from Risborough Road, a ten minute drive from Aylesbury Town and Princes Risborough. We have our own private car park for all clients. Sat Nav postcode: HP22 5XJ
What days are you open?
The clinic operates at the following times:
- MONDAYS: 9am – 5pm
- TUESDAYS: 9am – 9pm
- WEDNESDAYS: 9am – 9pm
- THURSDAYS: 9am – 6pm
- FRIDAYS: 9am – 5pm
- SATURDAYS: 9am – 1pm
- SUNDAYS: CLOSED
Please note that these times are flexi and are subject to change at any one time without warning. If you are planning to visit the clinic but do not have an appointment, it is a good idea to call ahead prior to your arrival. 01296 614441.
When are your late night clinics?
Whitethorn Fields MediClinic appreciates that many of our clients have busy work schedules and so we offer late nights on Tuesday and Wednesday and every other Thursday to 9pm.
Do you offer free consultations?
We provide free no obligation consultations for all treatments at Whitethorn Fields MediClinic. We recognize the importance of a consultation as it is the chance for you to ask any questions you may have and gain full understanding of the treatments and procedures available to you. It is also a great way for you to meet and become acquainted with your practitioner and the team here at the clinic before commencement of any treatment.
Do you offer finance?
We have a selection of payment methods to suit everybody here at Whitethorn Fields. We can arrange a suitable payment scheme to suit you.
Can I purchase a Gift Voucher?
We have beautifully put together Gift Vouchers available for a specific treatment, or for any denomination starting from £35. You can pop into the clinic to purchase your voucher, or if your time is over stretched then simply give us a call and we can take payment over the phone and then post your voucher to you!
Am I able to get last minute appointments?
We do our absolute upmost to accommodate our valued clients. The clinic is busy and does get booked up so we do advise booking in advance, especially for selected treatments like Cosmetic and Medical tattooing, however we do operate a Cancellation List for all our clients. If there is no space for the week or day that you would prefer, we will put you on the list and if any appointments become available on that date then we will instantly give you a call! But you never know what will happen and you can’t predict availability so give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate you for any ‘last minute’ appointments.