Consultation Fees

You will need to see Prof Sidhu for a consultation prior to making arrangements for an operation. There is a fee associated with this consultation. However, with a valid referral from a GP or specialist & Medicare card, you are eligible to receive a rebate from Medicare for the consultation.

Medicare claims will be done automatically after payment is made in full – unless otherwise requested by the patient.

Our practice has a policy of payment of consultation costs on the day.

Fees for surgery

The costs for surgery will depend on the condition and type of surgery required for treatment. This will only be determined after your consultation with Prof Sidhu.

You can proceed through surgery either through a public or private hospital.

If you proceed to surgery in the public system, your costs will be covered completely by Medicare. However, please note that all public hospitals are teaching hospitals and you are also subject to a waitlist.

When you schedule your surgery, you will be sent an estimated quote for Professor Sidhu’s fees. This will outline:

  • Professor Sidhu’s fee
  • The amount you can claim from Medicare
  • The amount you can claim from your private health fund if applicable

In most cases you will be sent an account after surgery.  Once you have paid in full, we can submit it to Medicare on your behalf.  We will send receipts to you that can be forwarded to the private health fund.

Accepted payment methods are: Cash, EFTPOS, Direct Debit, bank cheques, and major credit cards. (We do not accept Diners Club or American Express)

Since 1985, the Medical Benefits Scheme has set a scheduled fee for medical consultations in Australia. However, over time the Medicare scheduled fee has not kept pace with inflation. As a result, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has now determined its own schedule of fees indexed to inflation. Our rooms set endocrine surgery fees are between the lower Medicare fee and the higher AMA fee.  More information here.

If you are travelling more than 100km to see Professor Sidhu to have endocrine surgery, you can claim some of your expenses through the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS).