Consultations

What to Expect

Mr Gillett understands your concerns about your health, and he will do his best to make you feel at ease.

Your initial appointment with Mr Gillett will last about 30 minutes and during this time he will take a thorough history and undertake a clinical examination. The examination will vary according to the nature of your consultation and certain specialized investigations may be performed. Because of the high standard of equipment available at the clinic, a thorough assessment can usually be achieved in this initial appointment,  limiting the need for follow up appointments. Special investigations performed at the time of the appointment may include an audiogram or tympanometry, ear microscopy or ear suction, rigid or flexible nasal or laryngopharyngeal endoscopy. All are undertaken by Mr Gillett himself.

Sometimes further tests are necessary, such as x-rays, blood tests, MRI scans, CT scans, Ultrasound scans or allergy testing. The majority of tests are performed on site and can usually be performed within 24 hours.
For complex balance assessments (which may take up to three hours to perform) or complex audiology tests, further arrangements will be made.

Please note that hearing tests on children aged 4 or under are not usually possible at the Clinic, and children of this age seeing Mr Gillett are referred to a Paediatric Audiologist for a hearing test.
Results of most tests are available within 48 hours and follow up appointments are arranged accordingly.
Follow up appointments are tailored to clinical need and will vary in length. In the interests of the patient we aim to complete treatment as quickly as possible and in the fewest sessions possible.