ESTIMATE  I   

INFORMED FINANCIAL CONSENT 

 

 

 

DR NAVEEN SOMIA

MBBS PhD FRACS

REG MED0001189889

Specialist Plastic Surgeon

 

Your estimate is composed of 4 main components:

 

Specialist Plastic Surgeon (2)  

OPTIMAL RECOVERY PROGRAM

A post operative program to assist with healing, comfort and recovery.  Includes low light therapy, radio frequency therapy and scar management protocol.

 

    

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BILATERAL BREAST REDUCTION MAMMAPLASTY -  4 HOURS

 

Dr Somia

$12,000

Anaesthetist

$3600

Pathology tissue testing

$500

Hospital overnight 

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TOTAL

$16,100 + fund excess

 

Medicare/Fund Rebates Item 45523 - $2000 ($1500 self funded)

Self Funded + $6500 depending on hospital choice*

 

 

 

Contact your private health insurer  to confirm private hospital cover. We do not participate in “no gap schemes”. Medicare/fund rebates approximate guide only (dependent on procedure and pathology) Cosmetic surgery does not attract medicare/fund rebates.  Self funded fees are a guide only.

 

 

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INFORMED FINANCIAL CONSENT NOTES

 

DR SOMIA

A $1050 non refundable deposit is required to book your surgery date and is due one month from booking. The balance of Dr Somia’s fee is due 3 weeks before. Receipts/claiming instructions will be issued at your post-operative visit. Final rebates depend on timing and medicare items used (no rebates for cosmetic). Valid for 3 months & includes 6 months follow-up.

OPTIMAL RECOVERY PROGRAM:

Includes a post operative course of low light therapy, radio frequency therapy and scar management protocol to assist with healing, and recovery.

 

ANAESTHETIST

The anaesthetist will contact you the day before surgery regarding payment and rebates applicable (above is a guide). If the listed surgical time extends $800 per hour is payable. Dr Koh 0403153275 Dr Miles 02 88502938

 

HOSPITAL

Eligible Fund Members: Contact your health fund with the medicare item/s number listed on your consent form regarding cover for this procedure in a private hospital.

Please note: We do not participate in Gap schemes.

Cosmetic procedures are not covered by health funds. Lakeview Private Hospital patients in BUPA, MBP and HCF funds pay a facility fee of $150 for day stay and $250 for overnight. Fund excess/Facility Fees are due at the time of hospital admission.

*Self-Funded/No Fund:

This is a guide only for Lakeview Private Hospital.  Other hospitals may have different fees. A formal hospital estimate will be obtained. Notes: In the event of a complication or listed surgical time extends you may be liable for added fees.  Extra fees will apply for in-hospital pathology testing. Please factor in an additional nights accommodation in the event of a complication.

Disclosure: Dr Somia is a shareholder in Lakeview Private.

 

OTHER ITEMS

 

PRE-SURGERY PATHOLOGY:

Schedule fee where possible.

 

IN HOSPITAL PATHOLOGY:

Out of pocket charges apply when required. Some health funds do not cover pathology and you will be liable for this portion of the invoice.

 

RADIOLOGY/PHARMACY:

As required.

 

SURGICAL ASSISTANT:

Dr Somia has a surgical assistant. In the event the listed surgical time extends $150 per hour is payable.

 

REVISION:

We cannot guarantee how the body will respond to surgery. Complications during the healing period, skin quality and other factors may result in the need for revision surgery. Some health fund's view revision surgery as cosmetic. If revision surgery is required there will be no additional change for Dr Somia. You will be liable for anaesthetist/hospital fees.

 

ESTIMATE EXPIRY:

Dr Somia’s fee valid for 3 mths. Other fees subject to change.

 

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS:

If you have any questions or concerns about any aspect of your treatment or our practice, please call us on 02 9387 2110 or info@naveensomia.com.au.

 
DISCLAIMERS:   All surgical procedures are performed by Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Naveen Somia (MBBS PhD, FRACS - APHRA Reg:  MED 0001189889).  For full information on Dr Somia's qualifications and risk/recovery information on procedures please visit the procedure page on this website.  From July 1, 2023 all surgical procedures require a GP referral.
 
All surgery carries risks.  information provided is general only.  Outcomes experienced by one person do not necessarily reflect the outcomes of others given factors such as genetics, diet and exercise.  Please seek a 2nd opinion from a qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon.