During your first consultation, Dr van Mourik will ask you about your condition and your medical history. He may do a physical examination. He’ll look at your X-rays, scans and blood tests. Sometimes further scans or blood tests may be required.
Next, Dr van Mourik will make a treatment plan and discuss your options. If surgery is required, he’ll discuss it in detail and explain the benefits and risks. Dr van Mourik will also explain what to expect before and after surgery.
If surgery is required, the booking can be made at this consultation.
You’ll probably have questions and/or concerns. This is a good time to discuss them.
If surgery is required, the booking can be made after your consultation. Our administration staff will make any necessary hospital bookings on your behalf.
You’ll be asked to pay for your initial consultation. Medicare will reimburse you for part of it. We can lodge the Medicare claim on your behalf.
Medicare will reimburse you for part of your initial consultation.
Dr van Mourik will give you a written quote for the surgery cost. We’ll help you to make private health insurance claims and Medicare claims (if applicable) so that you’ll know how much of the cost will be covered.
If an anaesthetist is involved, we’ll give you contact details for the anaesthetist so you can obtain their fee schedule. Medicare and private health insurance will cover part of the anaesthetist’s costs.
Please note children under 18 years must be escorted by a guardian. If a mandarin interpreter is required, please advise us when you book your appointment.