Request an Appointment
To request an appointment, please complete the form below.
What to Bring
Your General Practitioner must be consulted first to decide if a orthopaedic
surgeon is suitable for you and to obtain the appropriate referral.
Please complete the patient registration form online or print and bring it with you to your first appointment.
Please bring a current referral from a General Practitioner or Specialist.
All your current medications must be physically brought to the appointment when you see Mr. Gong (Or an up to date list from your pharmacist).
Please ensure all of your investigations are brought along with you to the appointment with Mr. Gong. Especially any radiology reports and all relevant and recent x-rays themselves.
Frequently Asked Questions
A referral is required from a GP or specialist to be able to claim a medicare rebate otherwise you will have to pay the full consultation fee. A GP referral generally lasts 12 months and a specialist referral 3 months.
A portion of the consultation fee is covered by a Medicare rebate and the rest is an out-of pocket cost. The Medicare payment can be claimed directly on settlement of the invoice on site.
You will need to bring:
- The referral letter
- Medicare card, DVA card, pension card
- Private insurance details
- TAC/Worksafe claim number (if known)
- Any test results
- Xrays, CT, MRI scans on film or disc
In general, it is advisable for patients to be covered by private health insurance to be seen by Dr Gong.
The surgical fee consists of a proportion covered by your private health insurance and an out-of-pocket cost (often called the gap). The health funds differ significantly on what they will pay per surgical item number (Commonwealth Medical Benefits Schedule) so this will vary depending on the fund.
Additional fees include the anaesthetistic and assistant fee.
The hospital costs are separate and generally covered by your health insurance fund.