Appointments & Fees
Accounts are payable on the day of consultation, with Medicare Australia Online claiming available to eligible patients.
For all consultation and procedural fees please contact one of our consulting rooms
*Please give more than 24 hours’ notice for cancellation of an appointment or a $50 fee will be charged.
If you have provided your mobile number upon booking, you will be sent an SMS reminder 48 hours prior to your appointment.
Surgery and Private Health Insurance
Surgery is performed at Northpark Private Hospital Bundoora, Epworth Hospital Richmond and St Vincent’s Private Hospital East Melbourne.
All patients are required to pay a booking fee 14 days prior to surgery to enable the extensive administrative organisation of surgery.
If you have eligible Private Health Insurance your surgical costs will usually be covered with only an affordable out of pocket expense. There are many different levels of cover, and it is extremely important that you contact your Health Insurance Provider for more details, both for surgical and hospital costs. You will be provided with a comprehensive Perioperative quotation pack to guide you through this process. Our friendly staff are always happy to help at any time as we understand this can be a complicated and stressful time for patients. Our anaesthetists are of outstanding quality and have paediatric training with a wonderful ability to put all members of the family at ease. Details will be provided for you to contact them prior to surgery. We highly recommend this in order to discuss the procedure, your safety and their fee structure.
For those who are uninsured, your fees for surgery will be clearly outlined prior to you giving consent enabling you to make an informed decision about your surgery. Our hospitals try at all times to make this as accessible for you as possible and may be able to provide payment plans.
Patients may be able to go onto a Public waiting list for urgent procedures, however wait times frequently exceed 12 months. Non-urgent public procedures often require referral through the outpatient system incurring a longer wait. This referral should be provided by your general practitioner.
Pre and Post Op
Surgery may be done as either a day procedure with patients free to go home that day or in some cases an overnight stay will be required. It is rare for patients to require a longer inpatient stay. The relevant Hospital Bookings Department will call you the day before your surgery to discuss what you need to bring with you, fasting requirements and what time you will need to be at the hospital.
Dr Ryan will review you in a Post Operative consultation at a time depending on your procedure. This will be booked before your surgery and is free of charge.