An initial consultation with Mr Amir is priced at $198.00. If you have a private health fund that covers Podiatry, you will be able to claim a partial rebate. The first consultation, if it is surgical, generally lasts 1 hour. The charge for subsequent consultations is $110.00.
A referral from your Podiatrist or GP is not required, but if you have one, please bring it along, as we will keep close correspondence with them.
You will be required to complete a Registration Form for the clinic and your medical history will be reviewed and assessed.
For those considering foot surgery, Mr Amir will generally spend an hour with you discussing your specific concerns as well as the possible procedural options that you may benefit from. Photographs will usually be taken.
If you have a date in mind for your surgery, it may be booked during your first or subsequent consultation.
You will usually be encouraged to attend a second consultation. This allows time for you to consider all the information you have been given, prepare questions and conduct your own research.
It also allows time for a cost estimate to be prepared and sent to you. A suitable date & time for your surgery will be organised & any additional blood tests, x-rays, or other imaging will be arranged.
With all surgical procedures there are three costs that need to be considered. These are the surgical fee, the anaesthetic fee and the hospital fee. Currently, many private health funds do not cover the surgical fee.
The anaesthetic fee is time dependent, while the hospital fee may vary depending on which hospital you choose to have your surgery performed at. We will prepare a detailed invoice which will explain and itemise all the costs that are associated with your procedure.
Most foot & ankle procedures can be performed in a day surgery setting and will be performed in an accredited private hospital. Smaller procedures can be performed under local anaesthetic alone, while larger procedures will require general anaesthetic.
The majority of the time you may go home the same day as surgery, while for larger procedures a brief hospital stay may be required.