Frequently Asked Questions

Things to do before surgery?

 

Private Hospitals:

Each hospital has slightly different instructions; however there are instructions which guide you through each step at the beginning of your admission booklet (these instructions) can also be downloaded online via the hospital website.

Public Hospitals:

A basic list of instructions is given to you on the day your surgery is first arranged by my Secretary. However; each individual public hospital later mails out guidelines for you to follow when a date for surgery has been arranged.

If at any time during the admission process you require assistance please contact the appropriate hospital or phone our Blacktown office to speak to my Secretary.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

  • Referral
  • X-rays, CT scans and MRI scans (with reports)
  • Medicare and private health fund details

If you are a new patient please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time to fill in a new patient registration form.

 For workers compensation patients:

  • An approval for your consultation is required from your Employer’s Workers Compensation Insurer prior to the day of your appointment.
  • Details of your employer, address, phone number and contact person at your employment.

What payment options are available?

We accept cash, EFTPOS and most major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard) for consultations in the private rooms.

For surgery payments either credit card transaction or bank cheque is preferred.