The first appointment is usually a 30 minute consultation.
Please bring all your x-rays with you (not just the written report). If you have no previous images, please notify the rooms so we can organise for you to have an X-ray on the day of the consult.
After asking few questions, A/Prof Di Bella will examine you and review your x-rays.
If you come for a tumour consult, it is highly likely that A/Prof Di Bella will request other special scans that are necessary to obtain a clear diagnosis, together with a biopsy, which is usually performed under CT guidance. All the scans and procedures will usually take less than two weeks, after which Ms Di Bella will see you again to discuss the diagnosis and the treatment options.
A/Prof Di Bella strongly believes in clear communication and will make sure that all the information she has given you during the consult have been understood and discussed in detail.
First appointment fee $ 230
Review appointment fee $ 120
Orthopaedic surgeries fall under the purview of Medicare, each procedure being assigned specific item numbers with corresponding rebates. These rebates, set by the government, are further supplemented by private health insurance companies, augmenting them by up to 25%.
It is important to understand the medical and surgical fees you will incur. Please contact A/Prof Di Bella's practice for questions surrounding fees.
If you require surgery, A/Prof Di Bella will explain the procedure and what the expected outcomes are.
Sometimes there is the need for a medical physician to review your general health status before proceeding with surgery; in this case, A/Prof Di Bella will refer you to a specialist who will also see you during your in-patient stay and will follow you up afterwards.
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight of the day before surgery
- Avoid shaving or scratching in proximity of the surgical area
- Do not smoke or drink alcohol for 24 hrs before surgery
- Remove make-up, nail polish, earrings and piercings
Please ask A/Prof Di Bella which medications you can take and which ones you will have to withhold.