Private

Headache

Clinic

You may want to visit our headache clinic if you are suffering from new onset headaches, have a history of previous headaches or craniofacial pain that have become more frequent, unmanageable and unresponsive to conventional therapies. Or, your usual headaches are causing a negative impact in your day to day social, family and work interactions.

How to

Book

Whether you’re paying for yourself or using private medical insurance, accessing our services is really easy. 

Paying for yourself: 

To book an appointment, all you need to do is contact us on 0113 539 4646, alternatively you can click here to visit our book an appointment page, or you can email: thorpeparkclinic@livingcare.co.uk. Within 48 hours you will be offered a suitable appointment

 

Price: 

Initial Consultation:  £200

Follow-up Consultation: £125

 

I have private medical insurance:

To book an appointment using private medical insurance please contact our administrative team on 0113 539 4646. Please ensure you have your medical insurance registration details to hand. Within 48 hours you will be offered a suitable appointment. 

What happens during my initial appointment?


As part of our evaluations, we will ensure that any serious causes of your headache disorder are ruled out. Some of these secondary or symptomatic causes include conditions such as strokes, aneurysms, tumors, infections and inflammation. These can usually be ruled out after a careful clinical history and examination. We may then support this with specialised imaging techniques such as Brain Magnetic Resonance scans (Brain MRI scan). This can be arranged for you at another date. Once we have established that there are no sinister cause for your headache, our aim is to accurately diagnose and classify your underlying headache disorder. Once we have established a correct diagnosis, the next step is to develop a management plan for your specific headache disorder. This includes: 1) Education about what we know about your headache disorder 2) Potential triggers that may be worsening the headache problem 3) Discussion about your treatment options




What treatment is available?


We may need to prescribe daily medications to reduce your headache frequency and severity. More importantly, conventional painkillers sold over-the-counter, particularly opiates such as codeine containing tablets, may aggravate your headaches and could interfere with preventative medications. We will ensure to wean you off of these medications and establish a preventative approach that can allow you to become headache-free. In addition to this preventative approach, we have expertise on managing headaches acutely. This will require developing an effective treatment plan that will quickly stop your headache when it begins. If this approach fails, patients will have the option of coming into our clinic for an urgent appointment. Treatments include:

  • Intramuscular injections of anti-inflammatories
  • Anti-nausea medication
  • Trigeminal and occipital nerve blocks
The latter involve injections around nerve endings that supply the head, face and scalp. Injections of local anesthetic in these regions may lead to complete resolution of a severe headache.




Who will I see during my appointments at LivingCare?


You will always be seen in our headache clinic by Dr. Luis Idrovo DMed PGDip Consultant Stroke Neurologist with special interest in headache disorders Luis was appointed his current consultant post in Leeds in 2014 having completed a specialised neurology and stroke training program in “La Paz” Teaching Hospital and Autonoma University of Madrid, Spain in 2009. Dr Idrovo currently provides patient care in Leeds to individuals affected with neurological and stroke disorders (these can include headaches, epilepsy, dementia, parkinson's disease, and more). He is also a lecturer at Leeds University.




What results can I expect?


Our expert consultant Neurologist will advise the best treatment to suit your needs and our final goal is to work with patients to establish a headache-free state wherever possible.





  • We are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) - the independent regulator of health and social care in England. 

  • Free, on-site parking 

  • Clean, modern facilities with the latest technology

  • Easy access of the M62 and M1

  • You will only ever be seen for scans, tests and follow up appointments at the same site, unless you specify otherwise

  • Any self pay appointment will be arranged within 24 hours with assessment and treatment to be arranged within 1 week of when we first saw you

  • All our treatments will not require an overnight stay. You will always recover from the comfort of your own home.

  • You will only ever be seen by a local consultant who is an expert in their field and also works within Leeds and Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals. 

  • Your aftercare will not stop when you leave our clinic. We're here to help every step of the way.

Why

Choose

LivingCare?

LivingCare have provided high quality, safe, consultant-led care to thousands of patients and has an excellent local and national reputation. We are recognised by all medical insurers and also welcome non insured patients who wish to self pay for their treatment. LivingCare have also been working with the NHS to provide care for patients since 2002. 

All our private services are held at Thorpe Park Clinic; our purpose built modern facility based in Colton, Leeds.

 

Patients access the service from across the whole of West Yorkshire to come to our facility.  The clinic hosts a range of services that are available on the NHS and through our Private Patient Pathway.  The facility has a state of the art 3T Wide Bore MRI Scanner, X Ray and Ultrasound provision. It hosts fantastic services across many NHS Pathways. 

Thorpe Park Clinic is fully accessible, has transport routes from all over Leeds.  We welcome all referrals into Thorpe Park Clinic from across West Yorkshire.

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