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10 Oct 2011 00:00 by formentera costa Star rating. 367 posts Send private message


can anyone tell me what the waiting times are for an arthroscopy

in spain, from seeing your doctor the first time to the actual

operation. (I am in the murcia region)



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10 Oct 2011 11:44 by joanmalaga Star rating in Costa del Sol. 422 posts Send private message

 This will depend on the medical centre of each place, there are not set timescales, i know people who have waited months for one thing and others only a few days, unfortunately there is no telling.


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10 Oct 2011 12:56 by gill556 Star rating in orihuela. 69 posts Send private message

There has been a statement issued this week saying that nobody has to wait any longer than 30 days for surgery in Torrevieja hospital All 12 theatres will not operate after 3.00pm other than emergencies. If you have problems in your area it might be an idea to ask for a referal. Here patients are often sent to San Jaime private hospital if Torrevieja is unable to treat the patient within the specified timescale.

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10 Oct 2011 14:29 by formentera costa Star rating. 367 posts Send private message

to joanmalaga

thanks for reply.

to gill556

do I ask my doctor to refer me to torrevieja, since I saw the specialist

and went onto the waiting list it is now 6 weeks, but my paper says that

the timescale is 90 - 150 days wait



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12 Oct 2011 12:33 by johnzx Star rating in Spain. 4099 posts Send private message


Yesterday I had an appointment with the eye dept at Mijas CARE.  I arrived 25 minutes early, was seen immediately and was back home at the time my was due. That must be some sort of record.


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