We are pleased to offer ICG Imaging appointments at two locations: Stafford and Henley-on-Thames.
LymphVision, Third Floor, Stafford Education & Enterprise Park, Weston Road, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18 0BF
LymphVision at Healthium Clinics, Garden Cottage, Badgemore Park (Golf Course)
Henley-On-Thames, RG9 4NR
All other appointment types are only available at our Stafford clinic.
What to expect
Whether you're coming in for an initial consultation or a treatment, our staff will greet you with a smile and ensure you feel at ease. We have a large comfortable waiting area and our team would be pleased to provide you with hot or cold drinks. When it's time for your appointment a member of our team will bring your through to a clinical room where you will be introduced to your clinician. Each appointment can run slightly differently depending on the service you have booked and your personal needs and circumstances. Our facilities are designed to be safe, clean, and modern, and we use only the latest technology and techniques to ensure you receive the best care possible. We will do everything we can to make your experience with us as smooth and stress-free as possible
How to book an appointment
At LymphVision, we want to make it easy for you to book an appointment with our healthcare professionals. Whether you're looking to schedule a consultation, treatment or Imaging appointment, we're here to help. ICG Imaging appointments should be booked directly through our helpful team by contacting us. Many of our services can be booked online and paid for through the website. Find out more on our booking page.
You can request a copy of our current price list using the link below. The cost of an ICG Imaging appointment will depend on which clinic location you choose, your lymphoedema status and the level of investigation you require. Our helpful team are experienced at explaining this in more detail and can discuss with you the types of Imaging appointments and what the cost of this will be. ICG Imaging appointments start at £895.00
LymphVision does not currently accept private medical insurance as a method of payment.
Many Insurers will agree to reimburse you for the cost of your appointment with us and our team are happy to support you with this process.
How to pay
LymphVision offers flexible payment options to suit your needs. We are pleased to have introduced a 0% interest, pay in three payment option with PayPal for clients who may find this helpful. This is available only for ICG Imaging appointments. For full details and terms please visit PayPal Pay in 3: A £100 deposit payment is taken at the time of booking for ICG Imaging appointments. A 10% deposit payment is taken for all other appointment at the time of booking. For ICG Imaging appointments the balance of your appointmnet should be made no later than 7days before your scheduled procedure. This can be made either with a card payment online (Stripe) or through a Bank Transfer. The balance of all other appointments can be paid either, online, BACS or card or cash at your appointment.
What happens at an ICG Imaging Appointment?
The ICG Imaging appointments we provide are incredibly comprehensive and aim to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care. Our team of experienced clinicians are dedicated to providing high-quality imaging services to our patients, using state-of-the-art equipment and established protocols. We understand that undergoing medical imaging can be a stressful experience for some patients, which is why we strive to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for everyone who walks through our doors. Whether you attend for a single appointment or a screening programme you can trust that we will take the time to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide you with the care and support you need.
Once you have made the decision to book an appointment with Lymphvision you’ll begin your appointment journey by speaking to a member of our helpful team. They will be able to answer all the questions you may have about the procedure and appointment process. We will collect the standard medical history information we need on a self-referral form and complete other necessary paperwork to make your appointment on the day run smoothly.
As part of your comprehensive appointment, our clinicians will use a range of clinical devices, measurements and assessment criteria to better understand your lymphoedema and lymphatic status. This helps us to give you insight into your condition and helps to form your report and treatment plan.
Second Imaging phase
When you return for your phase 2 imaging, our clinicians will observe where the dye has reached in this time. During this session your lymphatics, areas of oedema, lymph nodes and anything else of note will be 'mapped' using a skin marker pen and recorded to create your bespoke plan.
Results and discussion
As your appointment draws to a close, our clinicians will discuss with you the conclusions of the imaging procedure, and importantly, what this means for your treatment, outcomes and future care. You are welcome to ask any questions you may have.
As your appointment date gets closer, you will have a telephone consultation with one of our experienced clinicians. This will provide you with plenty of opportunity to ask any further questions you may have. Our clinician will confirm your medical history and ask more detailed, relevant questions to start building all the information we need.
Initial ICG Imaging
We begin your imaging with a tiny injection of fluorescent dye (usually diluted Indocyanine Green) and observe the uptake of this and movement of the dye for around 30 minutes.
We begin your appointment on the day with an initial consultation the clinician will review your medical history, consent for the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
As the lymphatic system takes a while to move the dye (ICG), it gives you some time to grab a coffee, have a little walk or simply relax in our comfortable waiting area. Your clinician will let you know what time to return for your phase 2 imaging.
Possible second wait period and third imaging phase
A second waiting period, and third imaging phase, may be necessary for some patients depending on the individual response to the ICG. It doesn't move as quickly or as far in some due to the nature of their lymphatics. Our clinicians will discuss this with you, they may administer further injections or a longer wait phase. This all helps to ensure that nothing is missed and that your session provides you with as much information as possible.
Reporting and treatment plan
Following your appointment with LymphVision, you will receive a thorough report with all of the findings from your imaging procedure. This will include images, measurements, a details plan of care, treatment recommendations and even referral or prescription requests as necessary. Due to the amount of data to be processed and the complexity of the information, some reports could take up to two weeks to be received.
A member of the team may be in touch with you around a month after you receive your report to see how you are getting on and how you found your experience with LymphVision. We are always eager to support you with any requests from your GP if these have not been processed in this time, and to provide any extra help in following the recommendations if you feel you need some additional guidance. Sometimes it can take a while to process the information you have been given at your appointment and our team are happy to answer any questions you may have had since the procedure. We also appreciate hearing your feedback on your overall experience with LymphVision, and how effective you are finding the interventions recommended by our clinical team.