Information about Surgical Procedures
Surgical procedure will incur an out of pocket expense for all patients including children 15 years and younger. Resources such as suture materials, dressings, bandages, plaster and associated equipment and it’s sterilising incur a physical cost to the practice which cannot be covered by any medicare rebate. These fees are payable at the time of the procedure.
FEE: $80+ (higher fee would be due to extensive use of product)
Lesion removals will be booked after an initial consultation with your GP to assess the lesion and determine the best course of action or treatment.
Booking will then be made for the removal. Time is allocated for use of the treatment room, a nurse to assist and the doctor.
The facility fee is payable to the practice at the time of the appointment. In most instances the procedure is unable to be invoiced until the pathology result has be received in order to determine the correct item number to bill.
You will have a further out of pocket fee on this item. This fee will be dependant on your billing status eg private or concession card holder.