FAQ’s

How do I make an appointment?

Call the rooms on 4947 8177

What to bring to the appointment? 

Referral (from GP or specialists), Medicare card, Health fund card, Pension or Healthcare card and workers compensation details (if Applicable).

How long will my appointment take?

Appointment times can vary, you will see the nurse first and then see the doctor. This can take 30-45mins. This does not include any delays. We advise you to ring prior to your appointment to check if he is running on time.

How much will a consultation cost?

Initial consultations are $180 for appointments regarding general surgery and $200 for weight loss surgery. Follow-up consultations are $90. If it has been over 12 months since your last visit the cost is the same as the initial consultation. Medicare rebates are available and can be completed in the rooms while you are here. Health fund rebates are only available for in-hospital services. See here for more: Informed Financial Consent

What do I do in the lead up to surgery?

Ensure you have filled in the hospital admission booklet and presented it to the hospital where you will be undergoing surgery.

How do I find out details about the day of surgery?

The hospital will phone you the working day prior to your surgery and inform you of what time to be at the hospital, when to start fasting (stop eating or drinking) and any other special instructions.

Should I stop my medications prior to surgery?

Please call our nurse on 4947 8177 to discuss your medications.

FAQs specific to weight loss patients

What will happen at my first appointment?

You will see the nurse who will go through your medical history and then see the surgeon. You will be referred to have some blood test, see a dietician, have a gastroscopy and see a psychologist. Once these have been completed you will return to see doctor approximately 6 weeks after your first appointment.

Do I really need to see a psychologist?

Yes. If you have a psychologist that you already see please discuss this with us at your first appointment. If you do not, we have particular people that we refer to and will give you the instructions at the first appointment.

How much will surgery cost?

You will be approximately out-of-pocket $6000 after everyone’s fees. This includes the surgeon, anaesthetist, assistant and any pathology fees. Initially you will need to outlay more than $6000 and claim from Medicare and your private health fund.  This does not include your hospital excess if you have one. See here for more: Informed Financial Consent