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Consultation Costs

Consultation Fees

  • Medical Appointments (15 minutes)
  • Initial Consultations: $210.00
    (Medicare Rebate: $72.75)
  • Subsequent Consultations/Reviews: $110.00
    (Medicare Rebate: $36.55)
  • No fees are charged for post-operative visits up to 6 weeks post-surgery.

Cosmetic Consultations

  • Initial Consultations: $330.00
  • Consultations where a Medicare rebate is applicable (ie. Rhinoplasty, Abdominoplasty, Breast Reduction Surgery): $300.00.  Rebate is $72.75
  • Subsequent Consultation: $150.00

*** Please obtain a referral from your general practitioner or specialist in order for us to process your Medicare rebate ***

This applies only to procedures that qualify for a Medicare rebate. (Procedures which are solely cosmetic do not qualify)

 

Surgery Costs

Generally, the overall fees for surgery includes several components:

  • Dr Damon Thomas’ fee which includes the routine post-operative follow-up (six weeks).
  • Surgical assistant fee
  • The anaesthetist’s fee.
  • Costs/theatre fee.
  • Pathology (where applicable).
  • Others (e.g. cost of implants, prosthesis, etc.).

Surgical Fees

  • For privately insured patients, your private insurance will generally cover part of your surgeon’s fees.
  • The remainder, also known as the “gap”, covers the costs of providing specialist healthcare that Medicare and private insurance rebates do not cover.
  • The amount of the “gap” varies depending on the nature and complexity of the surgery. In all instances, a written estimate is provided prior to the procedure being scheduled.
  • In the case of emergency or out of hours surgery a formal quote if often not possible and an invoice will be forwarded for the surgical and assistant fees after the procedure has been performed
  • We would strongly recommend all patients check with their private health fund to establish whether other costs apply.

Cosmetic Procedures

  • For certain cosmetic procedures (e.g. facelifts, lower eyelid surgery), no rebates are provided by either Medicare or your private health fund.
  • In these cases, a written estimate will be provided prior to the procedure being scheduled.

Payment Options

Payment is required at the time of consultation.

We accept the following forms of payment:

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • EFTPOS
  • Visa and Mastercard
  • Amex

Please feel free to contact us on 03 9034 7738 with any questions you may have.

Procedure Info

Dr Damon Thomas is dedicated to continuously improve the quality of medical and surgical procedures and creating new standards of innovation. His area of expertise are focused primarily in paediatric hand, adult hand, microsurgery, reconstructive surgery, and all other aspects of aesthetic and cosmetic surgery. In addition to surgical treatments, non-surgical cosmetic options are offered as well, including injectable treatments and skin rejuvenation.

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