Watkins Medical Centre
Level 8, 225 Wickham Terrace,
Spring Hill QLD, 4000

All appointments
Phone: (07) 3831 7034

Surgical fees (includes assistant's fee)

A quote will be provided for recommended surgical procedures. Generally surgical fees are less than the Australian Medical Association recommended fees.

  • In most cases this practice accepts benefits paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs as full payment of surgical fees. For very complex surgery, or where associated medical conditions may extend the period of care, Dr McCombe may opt not to participate in the Department of Veteran Affairs benefits scheme. In this instance a quote will be provided.
  • For those patients who are uninsured and having a procedure as an intermediate patient at Royal Brisbane Hospital a quote will be provided.

IMPORTANT: Patients with NIB health fund should be aware that only NIB top hospital cover includes spinal fusion surgery, NIB basic plus and mid plus cover excludes spinal fusion surgery. As of August 2015 Medibank private only offers cover for spinal fusion for patients with top hospital cover.

Cancellation Policy
In the absence of reasonable medical or social reasons, short notice cancellation of a surgical procedure by a patient will incur a cancellation fee commensurate with time booked for the procedure to a maximum of $500.

A significant period time is set aside for outpatient appointments. In the absence of  reasonable medical or social reasons, cancellation of an appointment less than 2 business days before will generate a fee equivalent to the consultation fee unless we are able to fill the available appointment time.