June 28, 2016

FAQs

How do I make an appointment?

Appointments can be made by calling our rooms directly on 08 7231 0097.

 

Do I need a referral?

Yes, a referral addressed to Dr Wilson is required from your local GP. You can either bring your referral with you on the day of your appointment or can be faxed directly to 08278 2172.

 

Is there parking available?

There is plenty of free car parking available on site for our Belair rooms, and off street parking is available on Farrell Street for our Glenelg rooms. Both sites offer disability car park spaces.

 

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

Along with your referral, we also require your Medicare card, Private Health Insurance details and any scans or X-rays that you may have in regards to your presenting complaint.

 

Where does Dr. Wilson consult?

Dr. Wilson currently consults at two convenient locations for his private patients: Southern Orthopaedics, 13 Laffers Road, Belair (previously Blackwood Hospital) and Glenelg Community Hospital, 5 Farrell Street, Glenelg South.

 

Where does Dr. Wilson operate?

Dr. Wilson currently operates privately at Flinders Private Hospital and The Glenelg Community Hospital.

 

Do I need to fast before surgery?

Yes, please call our rooms if you require clarification on your fasting time.

 

I am on blood thinning/blood pressure medication, do I need to stop these prior to surgery?

Yes, however this depends on what type of medication you are taking and should be discussed directly with Dr. Wilson and or your Anaesthetist prior to stopping any medication. If you are unsure please call our rooms directly.

 

I have been booked in for surgery, what happens next?

Once you have consented to surgery, we will guide you through a few easy steps to get you ready for your operation. Firstly, you will be given a confirmation letter confirming your chosen hospital, operation date, your Anaesthetist and Post op appointment. You will be handed a hospital admission booklet which will need to be completed and sent in to your chosen hospital at least one to two weeks prior to your surgery. Depending on your surgery, you may require an appointment with your Anaesthetist prior to you operation, and our reception staff will advise you of this. Pre-operative bloods will also need to be carried out, and this will be discussed with you.

 

What costs are involved for surgery?

You will pay no gap in relation to my services. If you have private health insurance we do not charge above the scheduled fee for operations. This means there are no “out of pocket” expenses for Dr. Wilson, and your invoice is submitted directly to your health fund. However, some patients may find that they do have to pay a hospital excess and there is usually a gap payable for your Anaesthetist services. Please contact these providers directly to discuss these payments.