What will my surgery cost?

What will my surgery cost?

As your surgery is customised to your personal visual and optical requirements, so too are surgical fees.

When surgical intervention is required, a full Estimate of Fees (Informed Financial Consent) will be provided to you by the Practice Manager. Whenever possible, this is given to you on the day of your consultation together with brochures and/or literature to help further explain the planned surgery. An estimate of Medicare and private health insurance rebates are included with the Estimate of Fees.

Cost Components

Costs are broken down into four components:

  • Surgeon’s Fee
  • Anaesthetist Fee
  • Hospital Fee
  • Pathology Fee

On acceptance of the Informed Financial Consent, your surgery will be scheduled in a timely manner. As insurance policies and levels of cover vary between different private health insurance funds, it is always advisable to contact your insurer to ascertain your level of cover prior to surgery.

What if I’m uninsured?

Dr Apel provides consultation and surgery for uninsured patients and similarly to insured patients, when surgical intervention is required, a full Estimate of Fees (Informed Financial Consent) will be provided to you by the Practice Manager on the day of your consultation together with brochures and/or literature to help further explain the planned surgery. An estimate of the Medicare rebate is included with the Estimate of Fees.

It is important that minimal “out of pocket” costs are incurred and every endeavour is made to achieve this.

If you require further clarification on surgical fees, the Practice Manager is always happy to provide this.

If you have questions of a clinical nature, The Eye Health Centre has clinical optometrists available Monday to Friday to answer any queries.