The Gloucester Outpatient Service
The Gloucester Outpatient Service offers fast, convenient access to high quality NHS care for adults across Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath and North Somerset.
To make access easier for our Gloucestershire patients, we run a one-stop outpatient service at the Gloucester Health Access Centre on Eastgate Street in Gloucester for a range of treatments.
Having been referred by your GP, you can have a first consultation with a consultant and a pre-operative assessment if required on the same day at the Gloucester Health Access Centre. If you require surgery, you will be offered the first available surgery date at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre in Bristol. Surgery is generally within 3 to 4 weeks of the first consultation in most specialties.
Following your surgery, there is no need for you to return to the treatment centre as your post-operative consultation can take place at the Gloucester Health Access Centre if this is more convenient for you.
Outpatient consultations provided at Gloucester Health Access Centre
ACL reconstruction is a surgical procedure that involves a torn ligament being removed from the knee. A tissue graft is then inserted. The surgery is performed via keyhole or minimally invasive surgery, to reduce scarring and bruising.
A bunion is a painful bony deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe which usually get worse over time. Surgical removal commonly involves part of the toe bone being cut or removed and the bones being realigned.
CTS is caused by the compression of the median nerve at the wrist in the carpal tunnel, resulting in pain and numbness in the fingers. It can be treated with steroids, splinting and physiotherapy, and, in severe cases, surgery.
Dupuytren's contracture occurs in the hand where the fingers bend towards the palm and cannot be fully straightened. Treatment includes surgery (fasciectomy) to remove the tissue causing the fingers to bend, or an injection to break down this tissue.
A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled swelling that develops near a joint or tendon, usually on the wrist, hand or fingers. The fluid is either drained out of the cyst using a syringe, or the cyst is removed during surgery.
A knee arthroscopy is used to investigate knee problems, including inflammation and injury, or to repair damaged tissue. An arthroscope - a telescope on a long, thin cord - is inserted through small cuts in the skin - enabling the patient to recover faster from surgery.
In this surgical procedure, the hip joint is replaced by an implant. It can be performed as a total replacement or a half replacement. Hip replacement is one of the most common orthopaedic operations.
Total knee replacement surgery involves the replacing of diseased or damaged joint surfaces of the knee with metal and plastic components shaped to allow continued motion of the knee.
Trigger finger is where the finger or thumb gets locked into place when bent towards the palm. Surgery, either keyhole or open surgery, involves dividing a ligament to release the tendon.
A procedure involving the complete surgical removal of a lump or bump from the external ear. Skin lesions may be removed if they are cancerous - to avoid the spread of the cancer - or to aid diagnosis of a condition.
FESS is used to treat severe problems with the sinusus - the air-filled spaces in the bones of the face and head. The surgery is all done inside the nose while the patient is under general anaesthetic.
A procedure whereby a tiny cut is made in the ear drum to relieve built up fluid in the middle ear. If thick fluid is present, a tiny plastic tube - a grommet - is placed in the hole to allow air to pass through, drying up any fluid.
Nasal polyps can arise due to chronic nasal and sinus infection. They aren't cancerous and can be removed via a polypectomy.
Rhinoplasty is surgery to repair or reshape the nose for cosmetic reasons or to correct a structural abnormality caused by injury or birth defect.
A quick surgical procedure to straighten the nasal septum - the partition between the two cavities - to improve airflow. The surgery can take place under local or general anaesthetic.
About the treatment centres
Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre is run by leading health and social care provider Care UK on behalf of the NHS. We use state-of-the-art technology and all our facilities are clean and modern and our teams friendly, experienced and passionate about what they do.