Had pretty good meeting with the hospital. They were happy to help us get scans and x-rays that we need, but they do want to look into it a bit further. They want to look into possible complications (and would you have to keep going back ~ and paying! ~ if there were complications) as well as what is required in terms of post-op physio back in the UK. Which is fair enough. However, we can still send all of the stuff off to the states to see if he qualifies, while they are doing this.
Probably as good as expected, we just need to make sure we keep on top of appts for the x-rays, etc.