Knowing what to expect when preparing to visit our clinic either for a consultation or for an upcoming surgery, is important. For peace of mind, ensure you are informed and all your questions have been comprehensively answered.
Please review the patient information and contact us if you require any more information or clarification.
Before You Visit
It is important to note that we only accept General Practitioner referrals. Please ensure you visit your family GP for a consultation to establish if an orthopaedic surgeon is the best course of action for your conditions.
If you do not have a GP, kindly contact us and we can assist with sending you one of our referring GPs contact information. Once you have obtained your GP referral letter and have a consultation booked with us, please ensure to take note of the following steps:
Patient registration form can be filled in online or printed out to save time on the day.
Please bring a current referral from a General Practitioner or Specialist.
A current medication list should be brought in for the consultation.
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.
Please find our patient forms below, these include a patient registration form, medical history form and consent to the collection of personal information form.
Kindly complete all of these forms and return them to us prior to your consultation.
Fees and Billing
The consultation fee will be confirmed when the appointment is made. Payment in full is expected on the day of the consultation. We accept cash, credit (VISA and Mastercard) and debit cards. You can claim a portion of the consultation fee back from Medicare.
A detailed quotation for surgical procedures will be provided prior to the surgery. This will include the surgical, hospital and anaesthetist costs. We also advise on any Medicare or private health insurance rebates that may apply.
Frequently Asked Questions
An orthopaedic surgeon is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and nerves.
An orthopaedic surgeon can diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, perform surgeries, and provide rehabilitation and post-operative care.
If you are experiencing pain, discomfort or unusual symptoms in your musculoskeletal system, it is recommended that you schedule an appointment with an orthopaedic surgeon to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
Orthopaedic surgeons provide treatments such as medicines, physical therapy, injections, and surgeries.
Orthopaedic surgeons perform a variety of surgeries, including joint replacements, ligament and tendon repairs and fracture repairs.
Orthopaedic surgeries are generally safe when performed by an experienced and qualified orthopaedic surgeon.
The recovery time for orthopaedic surgery depends on the type of surgery and the individual’s healing rate. Generally, it takes 4-6 weeks to recover from orthopaedic surgery fully.
The cost of an orthopaedic surgery will depend on a number of factors. It’s difficult to provide an average cost without taking these factors into account. It’s best to talk directly to Dr Gong to get a clear estimate of the final cost of the procedure you are interested in.
The risks of orthopaedic surgery include infection, blood clots, nerve damage, and instability. Your orthopaedic surgeon will discuss the risks of the procedure with you before the surgery.