Fees for Professional Services:
The private health funds offer varying levels of reimbursement to patients, depending on the fund and the table taken in that fund.
I have made every effort to make out-of-pocket expenses reasonable for patients undergoing a given procedure.
My fee for each procedure is around that recommended by the Australian Medical Association
This means that you may meet others from the group covering Ward rounds, out of hours or on weekends, occasionally. Fees charged generally cover you for most expenses, including visits after your operation, during your recovery period.
The final bill for a surgical procedure is very difficult to predict exactly but my staff will provide an estimate of the likely fees at the time an operation is booked. This may change of course, depending on what operation needs to be performed at the time of the procedure.
Patients who hold a DVA card and Workcover procedures will not have any out of pocket expenses.
Note that anaesthetists, surgical assistants, peri-operative physicians and pathologists are all independent practitioners and I do not control their fees. They are usually mostly covered by your health fund. I belong to the group of General Surgeons on the Sunshine Coast and we all endeavour to provide a full after-hours service. This means that you may meet others from the group covering Ward rounds, out of hours or on weekends occasionally. Fees charged generally cover you for most expenses, including visits after your operation during your recovery period.