If you or someone you know has a concern about a lump, you will undoubtedly have many questions. We’ve collated some of the most common questions we receive below. If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for in our patient information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Referrals & Appointments

There are a number of ways to get a referral to the Manchester Lumps Clinic:

  • Mr Kumar welcomes a referral from any healthcare professionals including General Practitioners (GP), other hospital doctors/surgeons, and physiotherapists.
  • If you are insured, you should check with your insurance company whether you need a letter from your GP.
  • Self-referral – if you wish you can make a self referral without the need for a GP letter.

We prefer if you have a GP referral including past medical history but it is not imperative to do so. You can book in without a referral.

Please bring any investigation results and where they were performed.

Manchester Lumps Clinic operates from a number of hospitals around Manchester. If you would like to book an appointment to see Mr Kumar please use the link for the hospital of your choice on our Appointment Booking Page.

Alternately send us a message to arrange a consultation.

  • A referral letter if you have one.
  • Any medication prescription.
  • If you are insured, you will need your insurance number and authorisation code.

The clinic can offer remote video and telephone consultations. If you require this please let the clinic team know.

What to expect from Manchester Lumps Clinic

Lumps are very common and majority of them are benign and non cancerous. However, they can be bothersome with pain, increasing in size, catching on clothes, or even a lump that has come back from previous surgery.

It’s always advisable to have a bump checked. Your GP should be your first port of call. Alternatively please contact us to discuss.

We deal with lumps around most of the body including arms, legs, torso and back.

We do not deal with breast lumps, or those on the head, face, scalp and neck.

The Manchester Lumps clinic is run by a Consultant Surgeon with radiology and nursing support. You can expect to have a personalised discussion of your symptoms and advise on the next best steps to manage your condition.

After contacting the booking team, we will ensure all your initial questions are answered and book you in to see the Consultant specialist.

We will answer all your queries and ensure you have a clear idea of investigation and treatment options available.

We believe in patient centred care maintaining high standards and satisfaction.

After the initial consultation you may require some investigations including:

  • Ultrasound Scan (usually same day report)
  • MRI scan (report within 48 hours)
  • X-ray (usually same day report)
  • CT Scan (report within 48 hours)
  • Blood tests

This may take place on the same day or booked in at another time convenience to you.

Please check with your insurer what outpatient investigations are covered.

Self pay patients may enquire here for the costs of these investigations.

All scans are reported by a Consultant Musculoskeletal and Sarcoma Radiologist, who will have specialist knowledge and skills in reading the results of the scans.

If you require a biopsy to establish the diagnosis this can be performed on the day or within the same week in an outpatient setting. The result of the histopathology may take up to 2 weeks at which point you will be seen back in clinic to discuss any management plans.

Treatment depends on the type of lump you have. Surgical removal as a day case procedure is the mainstay of treatment. All lumps are sent for histopathological analysis. Further input from the other specialists may be required.

Your treatment is completely Consultant led. Other specialists may need to be involved in your treatment.

You can be seen at any of the clinic locations listed on our contact page.


For new initial consultations the fee is £250. For Follow up appointments this starts at £190.

A one stop clinic package price is between £700-800 which includes an initial consultation, scan, and follow up consultation with results.

Investigation costs depend on the clinic location in the private hospitals locations. See our clinic locations here.

Costs for a lump excision start at £1200 under local anaesthetic and from £2500 under general anaesthetic.

Yes, for self-pay patients, our fees for clinic appointments, injections, or surgical fees, can be collected on the day of the clinic appointment by credit/debit card.

Alternatively, an invoice will be sent by the clinic team. The hospital/clinic will invoice you separately for any instigation, treatment and surgical costs.

Payment can be made by by cash or card to the clinic or hospital. Finance options are available on request via the hospital finance team.

Mr Kumar is registered with all major insurance companies. These include BUPA, AXA, WPA, AVIVA, Vitality, CIGNA, Police Mutual.

If you are unsure please discuss with the clinic team.