BrizBrain & Spine will coordinate and arrange all of your admission details. Once your admission has been arranged you will be Dr Askin and Dr Kahler surgerynotified in writing of your admission details. Prior to your admission to hospital you will be contacted to verbally confirm all of your admission details.

If you require any information or additional assistance throughout this time please do not hesitate to contact our office and ask to speak directly to your treating Doctor’s assistant.

Health fund cover

Most costs for your surgery will be covered by your private health fund, however a gap fee will still be incurred. It is important to note that not all procedures are covered by all health funds. Read more about the gap here.

Please contact your health fund prior to surgery to ensure that your procedure is covered in your policy.

Estimate of medical fees

BrizBrain & Spine aims to ensure our patients are informed of the associated surgical medical expenses. We encourage our patients to discuss these costs with a team member at BrizBrain & Spine before your procedure date to be sure you understand what you will be liable to pay. The estimate of fees will be provided to you prior to your elective surgery.

Sometimes in an emergency and out of budget_estimate_timer-512normal business hours it is not always possible to give an estimate of fees prior to surgery. This can be provided the next business day. Unless specified, the estimate refers only to the fees charged by this practice (including surgical assist fees). It does NOT cover services provided by other doctors, including anaesthetists, radiologists, nuclear physicians and pathologists, nor other costs associated with your stay in the hospital (e.g. accommodation, pharmacy, and physiotherapy).

Please be aware that this is an estimate only and the actual costs may differ from the estimate due to unforeseen circumstances that may arise during the procedure. In this instance it may be necessary to arrange additional medical services which you will be held liable to pay.