When you are considering Surgery with Dr O'Mahony her office will always provide you with a written quotation for your proposed surgery after your consultation. If your surgery involves removal of a lesion the pre-operative quote may be approximate because the exact fee cannot be set until the pathology result is known. Estimated hospital costs are provided in the quotation, however it does not take into account any excess or co-payment required by some Health Fund policies. It is your responsibility to confirm this with your Health Fund Provider.
For procedures under sedation or general anaesthetic, the Specialist Anaesthetist working with Dr O'Mahony will send you a separate quotation of their fee.
If your surgery is not purely cosmetic a claim can usually be made on your Health Fund. Unfortunately there is no uniformity among Health Insurance Providers in Australia, and each Health Fund's individual policies vary greatly in the rebates they pay their customers for medical procedures. Some policies will cover most or all of your surgical costs whereas others will cover a much smaller proportion for the same surgery. You may be required to make an additional out of pocket 'Gap' payment. Furthermore, some policies exclude certain procedures such as Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. It is your responsibility to check the quote with your Health Fund so you know what your policy covers, and if you can expect any out of pocket costs, prior to proceeding with surgery.
If you require pathology or radiology tests as part of your treatment you may receive a separate bill from these specialists.
There is no Medicare or Health Fund rebate for purely cosmetic procedures. The costs of surgery include Dr O'Mahony's surgical fee, any implants used and the hospital and anaesthetic costs. A quote will be provided to you after your consultation and the anaesthetist will send a separate quote. Because every patient's requirements for surgery are different Dr O'Mahony does not supply quotations over the telephone without first consulting with you, performing an examination of the area requiring surgery and assessing your individual needs.
Please do not hesitate to ask Dr O'Mahony or her staff if you have any queries about fees.
If your question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to ask Dr O'Mahony via our contact us page.