Patient leaflet Information about how we help patients

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Our Chaperoning Policy

If you wish to be chaperoned during a consultation please let us know before coming in or let a receptionist or the doctor know when you arrive for your appointment. We are committed to the policy of safeguarding everyone, maintaining patient dignity and confidentiality. We are able to provide a chaperone providing we have 24 hours notice.

Translator

We are committed to making sure that every patient fully understands the medical advice that has been given by the doctor. Good communication is a vital part of maintaining high standards of patient care and patient dignity. If you need a translator or an advocate please let us know prior to your appointment with as much advance notice as possible so that we can arrange this for you as we may not be able to arrange one on the day.

Disability Access

There are lifts located at the side of the building via no 20 Harley Street. This ensures that there is easy access into our clinic.

Food and Drinks

We are not able to provide any food or drinks apart from water unless you have consent from the doctor. You are advised to bring your own snacks.

Complaints/Feedback/Suggestions

Complaints

We are aware that things can go wrong resulting in a patient feeling that they have genuine cause for complaint. If so we would wish for the matter to be resolved as quickly and as amicably as possible. Should you have anything to say regarding any aspect of our service or premises or any member of our medical staff including the surgeon please do not hesitate to voice your complaint either verbally or in writing to the clinic manager as soon as possible. Our clinic manager will be happy to deal with your concerns appropriately. We have a robust complaints policy (a copy of which is available at reception.) We take patient complaints extremely seriously. Our aim as a clinic is to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care and service and leave happy with the service that we have provided. We aim to resolve complaints as quickly as possible and our aim is to communicate with you directly to understand why the complaint has been made and to resolve this without any unnecessary delays. Our complains policy details the timescales of resolving complaints and is CQC approved. At the heart of our service is the goal of great communication and patient dignity.

We are members of CRS, which is an independent mediation body who will help patients with complaints to address and resolve their issues.

Feedback

Patient feedback is extremely valuable to us in improving our service. We provide forms located in our reception area. On the day of surgery you will be asked to fill our patient feedback form in so that we re informed about how satisfied you were with your experience in our clinic.This is extremely valuable in helping us to improve our services. We take patient feedback extremely seriously as we want all our patients to be happy and your feedback form is stored for the CQC to see should we have a visit or a CQC inspection. In addition we carry our regular audits of different aspects of patient satisfaction using the form you have filled in.Every patient will be contacted in writing after their treatment for feedback (subject to your consent). This information invaluable to the smooth, and safe provision of patient care. We regularly audit our performance based on your help with feedback.

Suggestions

Patient and/ or relative suggestion box is available in our clinic in the reception area and is invaluable feedback helping us to help you by improving our service and acts like a mirror for us to improve our clients’ experience.

Hair Transplant Restoration Surgery

Hair Transplant Surgery is carried out by two techniques, FUE and FUT. Both procedures are carried out under local anesthesia without any form of sedation and the patient is fully awake throughout the procedure.

FUE stands for Follicular Unit Excision. In this technique, individual follicular units are punched and extracted by 0.8 mm to 1mm punch manually and transplanted in the recipient area with hair loss. This is carried out under magnification with the help of assistants who are trained in assisting the surgeon. This is very precision and attention requiring procedure and on average takes 5 to 8 hours.

FUT also known as Strip surgery in which a strip of occipital scalp (back of the head) ranging from 5 x 1 cm to 20 x 1.5cm strip of skin is harvested ( excised ) followed by suturing of resulting wound. Follicles are then dissected out under magnification by the Specialist hair assistants and prepared for implantation into the pre determined recipient area. This procedure can take 5 to 8 hours depending on the size of the session. Post operative pain can be cause of concerns for some patients which is to be expected. Sutures are dissolvable but can be removed after two weeks if bothersome for some patients.

Patient Pathway

Patient makes an inquiry and contacts the clinic

Clinic arranges a Pre Op consultation with the Surgeon

Patient takes a cooling off period of minimum of one to two weeks and takes away paperwork including Advanced consent forms

Patient may request and attend a second pre op consultation with the surgeon

Patient receives verbal and pre- op information and prepare for surgery and fixes a date for surgery and post op instructions.

The patient has a telephone call prior to surgery to ensue they are fully informed of the pre operative instructions. These are sent out via e mail to the patient.The patient is given the telephone number of the clinic manager.

Patient has Surgery and details of post op appointments and post op support phone numbers which virtually are 24/7, 365 days of the years.

Patient attends surgery and has a full consultation with the surgeon going through pre op and post op instructions and the treatment.

After surgery the instructions post operatively re explained again and given in writing to the patient.

The patient receives a post operative phone call the day after surgery to make sure things are going smoothly and there are no issues.

The patient is invited for a post operative review within two weeks of surgery so the surgeon is able to examine the hair and scalp. After that and before final discharge after 18 months, all patients are entitled and informed that they can see the surgeon at any time if they have any concerns what we call, to see Surgeon on PRN basis.

The patient is under the care of the clinic for a full 18 months post surgery to ensure that the surgery and results have progressed smoothly and the patient is happy with their surgery results.

Patient confidentiality and patient records

Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.

The practice complies with data protection and access to medical records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:

  • To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
  • To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
  • When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases we may be required to allow access to patient records.

If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.

Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.

What Patients Are Saying

11 April 2019

As the partner of a very nervous patient, I want to tell you that if you choose Mr Malkani as your surgeon you will not be sorry. Shane had wanted this procedure for a while, but was nervous, he hates going to the doctors and even worse hospitals or anything like it.  It took lots of encouragement to get him to take the plunge, I knew 5 years down the line he would regret not having this done. The night before we stayed in London round the corner from Harley street, Shane was really nervous the night before, but as soon as we met Dr Malkani he made him feel really relaxed, he answered every question we had, completely honestly and within 5 minutes had earnt both of our respect and trust, something that remained throughout the day. Shane was really looked after, and Mr Malkani made me feel included. While I could not be in the room with Shane for the first part of the procedure, I was kept informed of progress and got to have lunch with him before the second part of the process.

If you are in doubt of to do this, and your doubt is related to the actual procedure, then let me tell you there is nothing at all to worry about with Malkani hair institute.

Sally Mashiter

11 April 2019

Going into this procedure I was nervous as you would expect, however after talking to Dr Malkani for the first 20 minutes and going over the procedure and how it would work, I can honestly say I felt really relaxed and I am not someone who likes to visit any doctor and hospitals fill me with dread. This was a totally different experience, I felt completely comfortable with Dr Malkani and both the nurses that assisted him with my procedure. Mr Malkani assured me that they would look after me like family, and that ‘today I was their priority’, saying this is easy, but honestly that is how I felt from start to finish. The whole procedure was weirdly one of the most relaxing days I have spent I even fell asleep during the first part of the procedure where hairs are removed from the donor site, the atmosphere is relaxed and the team are amazing at what they do. I can honestly say the only downside to the day was the my partner managed to get a picture of me wearing crocs, something I swore I would never do :).

Shane

26 January 2019

“The process is like no other and does take some time but I knew that in entering the procedure, Mr Malkani is really thorough and excellent at what he does reassuring along the way taking his time to get it right. The support he has from his team is first class and the ladies went about the implants really methodically working simultaneously together to place each follicle. So for me because I lived so far away from London I did develop some real soreness around the head and believed I had an infection which is something that can happen, I spoke to the emergency hot line and sent pictures in, to which Mr Malkani that same day prescribed some low level antibiotics, the pharmacist sent them out via a carrier but unfortunately they took three days to get to me despite being urgent, my head was sore and the weekend was coming so I had to source them myself from my own GP surgery. So now its almost five weeks on, things are looking normal, hair has taken, and is starting to look good and I can now see what it will look like longer term. Would I have done this now knowing what was actually involved – yes I would it is really worth it.”

Peter Saban

26 October 2018

“I had a beard transplant carried out on the 9th October 2018 in London by Dr Mir Malkani. It was a very long process, which I knew it would! Dr Malkani and his team were just wonderful!!! They made sure throughout the whole process that I was happy and comfortable, and they worked at my pace not theirs!

I do have to have several local anaesthetic injections in both the scalp (donor site) and the face. I didn’t experience any problem with this, but I do think I have quite a high pain threshold!
It’s now 17 days since the transplant, and I’m perfectly happy with everything! All the scabs and crusting (sorry about this, if you’re a bit squeamish!!) There’s absolutely no pain whatsoever! The hairs are quite noticeable on my chin, under my lower lip, as there wasn’t any hair there at all. And over all the appearance looks pretty good at the moment!

He couldn’t do enough to make me feel relaxed and happy! And he explained everything to before, during and after the procedure. And I would just like to mention his ‘team’, Farzana, Julie, Keira, Anni, and Marcin – what a great bunch of people! They made me hot drinks, supplied me with food, water, tv to watch and music to listen to!! I’m partially sighted, and they really took care of me!
If you are considering a hair transplant, this is the man to use!!!

Thanks so much, each and everyone of you!”

Aison

Aison

07 October 2018

“Superb job! I had my procedure two days ago performed by Dr Malkani and his team – they were very considerate and professional and I would recommend unreservedly . – fantastic job guys many many thanks !!!!!”

Diavel

05 October 2018

“Had a really positive experience with Dr Malkani from start to finish. Very friendly and informative initial meeting; following a decision to progress I was given an advisor I could call at any time. I was daunted ahead of the procedure , but I shouldn’t have been. Dr M was brilliant, really knowledgable and calm and the day passed very quickly. After care was good, my contact supported me through questions that arrived. 6 months on I’m over the moon.the results are amazing , however after my 6 month review I was told I only had 42% growth (which is normal) so that is just out of this world! I’d be happy if it stopped growing now, but to have the same again to come is life changing. I’d definitely recommend Dr Malkani.”

AJ

30 September 2018

“I am an aesthetician working in Harley Street and know lots of Hair transplant surgeons on Harley Street. I chose Dr Malkani because of recommendations from some of my own patients. I sent my uncle for a consultation with Dr Malkani.There was no pushy sales technique and Dr Malkani told my uncle what was best for him. He is now booked for September.”

Kate Smith

Kate Smith

24 September 2018

“I saw Dr Malkani for a consultation a year ago.It felt very different talking to a doctor from a sales person who I had met in other clinics . Dr Malkani was factual, realistic and honest and told me what was possible and not possible in the consultation . I have had a fantastic result nine months later. I am really pleased I went for it. It’s been life changing!”

Lee Willett

Lee Willett

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