Find out about the MG Orthopaedics appointment process and surgery fees.
Step 1. Your General Practitioner Consultation
Patients with a suspected orthopaedic condition must see a General Practitioner or GP for a referral before they can see an Orthopaedic surgeon for an advanced assessment of their suspected condition. A GP will be able to assess the immediate severity of the condition. If the condition is not so severe, your GP will be able to offer immediate conservative treatment such as pain and anti-inflammatory medication (NSAIDs), referral for an X-Ray or Ultra Sound or referral for physiotherapy for optimal care and rehabilitation. If your GP is unsure conservative treatment of your condition will suffice, you will need a referral from them to see an orthopaedic surgeon for an advanced assessment of your condition.
Step 2. Your X-Ray, Ultrasound or MRI appointment
If your GP has recommended you to get intermediate scans from an image centre, they will offer you a referral for X-Ray, Ultrasound and/or MRI. If you are referred to an image centre by a GP for X-Ray or Ultrasound, you are entitled to a medicare rebate on the fee for service.
Step 3. Your Orthopaedic Consultation
Dr Manish Gupta is a specialist orthopaedic surgeon. If your GP suspects you have an orthopaedic condition and the doctor will be required to provide you with a referral to Dr Gupta.
At your initial orthopaedic consultation with Dr Gupta, you will be asked a series of questions about your condition, your pain and function will be assessed with a physical assessment and you may be given a referral for further imaging including additional XRays, an MRI or CT arthrogram imaging for a conclusive diagnosis of your condition. If your condition is indicated for surgery, you will be asked to consent to a surgical procedure and determine a suitable date and location for the service.
Step 4. Additional Imaging Consultation
If Dr Gupta requests additional imaging for you, you will be given a referral and required to book an appointment at a recommended image centre. Once you have completed, you will be required to make a follow up appointment to see Dr Gupta to discuss the results.
Note that in NSW, taking a referral from an orthopaedic surgeon to an image centre entitles you to a medicare rebate on the cost of the imaging service requested.
Step 5. Your Follow Up Orthopaedic Consultation
In some instances you may be required to get scans or other tests before a diagnosis can be made. If this is the case you will need to book a follow up appointment to see Dr Gupta.
Step 6. Physiotherapy
Depending on your circumstance, you may or may not be eligible for medicare or private insurance entitlements for physiotherapy treatments. You should consult your GP at the time of treatment to ask about your medicare entitlements to physiotherapy and consult your health insurer for advice relating to your private health insurance level of cover for physiotherapy treatments.
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Bella Vista, Hospital for Specialist Surgery, Level 1,Suite 1, 17-19 Solent Circuit, Bella Vista, NSW, 2153
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Suite E Level 3, 20-22 Mons Road Westmead NSW 2154