ACL Surgery Cost
Out of pocket expenses for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction vary by thousands of dollars depending on your choice of surgeon and where you have surgery. There is no evidence that higher costs result in better outcomes for patients. It pays to shop around. I have always made sure that the my fees are reasonable and transparent. As a result I frequently treat patients from South Australia as well as those travelling from interstate and overseas who have done their research on pricing and quality.
An increasing number of people are choosing to "self insure" or pay for their own surgery, so they don't have to wait and can get back to work and sport as soon as possible.
For Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction out of pocket expenses for self insured patients are approximately $7900
This includes all the private hospital fees and implant costs as well as the surgical and anaesthetic fees. A proportion of my fee and the anaesthetic fee attract a rebate from Medicare.
This is an estimate only. If you would like a more accurate quote or further information then please contact my staff using the email form on this page at any time.
Many sporting clubs an associations have insurance programs that cover their athletes in case of injury. These vary greatly in the amount of coverage provided. Usually they cover part of the cost of the surgery and require patients to “self insure” and then obtain reimbursement from the insurance company. My staff are familiar with these programs and will be happy to provide you with a written quote and any assistance that you need dealing with the insurer.
Private Health Insurance allows you and your family to access the right health services at the right time. You have control of your health care and can choose the provider, facility and timing of your treatment.
For Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction for privately insured patients I charge a gap of zero to $500 depending on the health fund.
I participate in the agreed gap arrangements of all private health insurance programs. My staff can also help with your claim for benefits, but we remind you that your specific policy is an agreement between you and your insurance company.
Other out of pocket expenses such as any excess and the gap for the anaesthetist will vary depending on your heath fund. If you would like a more accurate quote or further information then please contact my staff using the email form on this page at any time.
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), Workers Compensation and Third Party
I am happy to see patients covered by DVA, Worker’s Compensation or Third Party insurance. These patients are all seen with no out of pocket expenses.
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