Consultations

Professor Mark E. O'Donnell

DipSEM(GB&I) MB BCH BAO(Dist) MFSEM(UK) MFSEM(RCSI&RCPI) MFSTEd MMedSc(Dist) MD ECFMG RPVI(ARDMS) FCPhleb FRCSEd(Gen&Vasc Surg) FEBVS(Hon)

As a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, based within the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, I consult and treat all aspects of arterial, venous and lymphatic disease with out-patient clinics held in the Belfast City Hospital and Altnagelvin Area Hospital.

Elective and emergency vascular in-patient care is performed in the Northern Ireland Vascular Centre Hub based at the Royal Victoria Hospital .

In addition to my NHS practice, I participate in private practice with full clinical privileges for consultations evaluating all aspects of primary and complex arterial, venous and lymphatic disease at the Kingsbridge Private Hospital , North West Independent Hospital and The Newry Clinic . I provide the full remit of varicose vein treatment including endovenous radiofrequency ablation, foam sclerotherapy and microsclerotherapy as well as open surgery for complex or recurrent vein at the Kingsbridge Private Hospital and North West Independent Hospital . Venous procedures for patients attending The Newry Clinic may be performed at either of these hospitals. Private practice arterial surgery is performed at the Northern Ireland Regional Vascular Centre based at the Royal Victoria Hospital. The cost of private medical services can be settled using Private Medical Insurance (PMI) or using your own personal funds (self-funding).

Private Medical Insurance (PMI)

Private Medical Insurance is an insurance policy provided by a health insurance company. Such polices are underwritten by medical divisions of insurance companies which can provide many levels of clinical cover, often called plans, based on the various premiums that are paid by the patient to that insurance company.

Most companies require, you, the insured, to contact them before you attend a consultation or have a procedure. Prior to your consultation attendance or procedure, you should ask your insurer for a pre-authorisation number to cover your appointment or if required a series of appointments whichever is appropriate. Professor O’Donnell will also forward you a copy of your clinic consultation letter which will include procedural codes if warranted for you to present to your insurance company for authorisation. It is important to keep note of this authorisation number for all correspondence with Mark O’Donnell Vascular Surgery.

Mark O’Donnell Vascular Surgery works with all the major health insurance companies in the UK and Ireland which are listed below. As a registered provider with these companies, we will invoice them on your behalf.

Please check with your insurance company regarding the level of coverage your plan provides. Do not assume that your policy covers all aspects of your clinical appointments or procedures. In some cases, your policy may document a financial “excess” attached to your cover which you, the insured, have a liability to pay. Such additional excesses may only become apparent after your insurance company has settled their account with Mark O’Donnell Vascular Surgery. At this stage, you may receive an additional invoice to cover the “excess” difference.

Some insurers provide their cover in a different way where you, the patient, settle your account directly with Mark O’Donnell Vascular Surgery following your consultation or treatment. After provision of a receipt of payment, you then claim the payment back from them.

Benenden insured patients are now required to contact BUPA prior to treatment commencing.

Please click on Book Consultation for any queries relating to insurance payments.

Insurance Companies

Mark O’Donnell Vascular Surgery is registered with the following insurance companies based in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

United Kingdom

0808 231 3713

 

0800 132 203

0800 414 8004

0345 609 0111

01475 753 333

02890 469 990

0370 908 3481

0300 123 3201

0345 602 3523

0114 250 2000

01823 625 050

Republic of Ireland

021 202 2000

1890 444 444

Self-Funders

Some procedures may be available to self-funders on a Fixed Price Surgery (FPS) basis. Further information regarding FPS may be obtained from the hospital you are planning to attend using the contact details for the Kingsbridge Private Hospital or North West Independent Hospital below.

Patient Demographics and Additional Information

Occasionally, Mark O’Donnell Vascular Surgery will not have all the required information to complete your registration following your first consultation. As a result, you may be subsequently contacted for some additional details which may include;

Verification of you demographic information
Medical Insurance Policy Number
Medical Insurance Pre-Authorisation Number
Payment details

To comply with information governance and patient security, when Mark O’Donnell Vascular Surgery team members call they will always provide the following information to confirm caller status including; your full name, address, date of birth and your initial appointment date. These details are usually present on your clinic label provided during your consultation attendance. Do not provide any personal information unless these details have been presented.

Clinical Practice Locations

If you would like to book a private appointment with Professor O’Donnell, please call or email the Kingsbridge Private Hospital in Belfast, North West Independent Hospital in Ballykelly or The Newry Clinic using the contact details at the bottom of the webpage. Alternatively click on the Book Consultation link above and Professor O’Donnell’s team will contact you.

Professor O’Donnell receives vascular surgery referrals from throughout Northern Ireland including patients from Counties Antrim, Armagh, Down, Derry / Londonderry, Fermanagh and Tyrone. Patient referrals from all regions in the Republic of Ireland are also accepted.

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust


 

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Royal Victoria Hospital
Musgrave Wing
Grosvenor Road
Belfast BT12 6BA

Phone: 028 9063 5936

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Kingsbridge Private Hospital


 

Kingsbridge Private Hospital
811-815 Lisburn Road
Belfast BT9 7GX



Phone: 028 9066 7878

info@kingsbridgeprivatehospital.com

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North West Independent Hospital


 

North West Independent Hospital
Church Hill House
Main Street
Ballykelly BT49 9HS

Phone: 028 7776 3090

appointments@nwih.co.uk

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North West Independent Hospital


 

The Newry Clinic
Windsor Avenue
Newry BT34 1EG


Phone: 028 3025 7708

appointments@newryclinic.com

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Clinical Practice

Royal Victoria Hospital
Grosvenor Road
Belfast BT12 6BA
Phone: 02890 635936

Kingsbridge Private Hospital
811-815 Lisburn Road,
Belfast BT9 7GX
Phone: 028 9066 7878

NorthWest Independent Hospital
Church Hill House, Main Street
Ballykelly BT49 9HS
Phone: 028 7776 3090

The Newry Clinic
Windsor Avenue
Newry BT34 1EG
Phone: 028 3025 7708

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