Appointments & Surgery Scheduling


We welcome referrals from GPs, Physiotherapists and Allied Professionals. If we can assist you in any way, please call our office directly at any time. If  we are unable to help, we will identify a specialist colleague who can. The following sections explain your consultation process. Please read all sections to ensure we provide you with as much help as possible


How to make an appointment?

Please have your GP or physiotherapist send in a referral or consultation request via email or post to our main office at Sports Sugery Clinic, Santry.

The referral letter should state the joint affected and the duration of your symptoms, radiology results as well as any other medical history you may have. Please also include your preferred clinic location for your consultation appointment.

Our office staff handle large volumes of calls and e-mails. If you do not get an immediate answer to any call you place to us, please leave a voicemail and we will return your call at the earliest opportunity to arrange the appointment. This is sometimes the next day due to high clinic volumes.

On receipt of your referral, Professor Moran will advise if any further investigations are necessary before your consultation. Where possible we will co-ordinate these tests to coincide with your consultation. However please note that this may delay your appointment where extremely specialised imaging tests are required (eg. shoulder MR arthrogram) and for this reason we will provide you with the earliest possible appointment.

Following your clinical assessment, treatment options will be explained by Professor Moran and his team.

On occasion, further imaging and related tests are required before a final treatment plan is put in place. This may require a return visit to one of our clinics.

Insurance

Professor Moran deals with all the major insurance providers where surgery is required. The charges for consultations and injections must however be settled directly at the time of your visit.

We shall be happy to provide codes for all surgical procedures performed – these may be clarified with our office staff at the time of your consultation once a treatment plan has been established.

We also provide standardised costs for procedures where patients wish to pay directly or do not have insurance cover. These charges includes hospital charges, surgical fees and anaesthetic costs and may be provided to individuals, clubs and teams following the consultation.

Appointment Checklist

Please note you must bring the following items with you to your appointment:

1. Your MRI / Xrays (on CD disk) if these were performed outside of Sports Surgery Clinic, Galway Clinic or Blackrock Clinic.
2. Your MRI reports for our files.
3. Full details of your medical insurance including policy number
4. Contact details for your physiotherapist if you already have one.
5. Appropriate clothing for exposure and examination of both of your knees or your shoulders.
6. Our practice intake form with ALL details completed by you (see next section and print) – click to fill out form online

In addition, please note that all patients over 50 years of age MUST have a knee x-ray regardless of any MRI imaging performed.

If you have not had one done to date please attend our office 1 hour before your appointment so that it may be arranged for you on the day.

New Patient Practice Intake Form

Please fill in the online form below before attending your appointment. All fields are required.
New Patient Intake Form – Online Version
If you are unable to access to the online form please print the form below and bring this with you on the day of your appointment. New Patient Intake Form – Print Version

Treatment Options

All treatment options will be discussed with all patients.

This includes non-operative (without surgery) and operative (with surgery) treatment options that may be suitable for your injury or condition.  We will discuss what we feel may be most appropriate for you and help you make a decision.

Please visit the other sections of our website to better understand your knee and/or shoulder conditions, surgical animations as well as treatments offered, both before and after your visit.

Importance of Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy

It is strongly advised that you link in with a Chartered Physiotherapist in your area to facilitate your rehabilitation. Exercise therapy has been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of many knee and shoulder conditions. All of our rehabilitation protocols can be found in our rehabilitation section. If you would like to speak directly to our physiotherapy team please contact our office or send your enquiry to [email protected]