We believe that telemedicine and telehealth can be an extremely valuable tool for doctors and patients. There are times when telemedicine cannot substitute for a face-to-face consultation, but equally there are some times when telemedicine can prevent you from having to travel for hours to see a specialist. Would you like to connect with us via telemedicine? Ask us how.
What is a surgical video consultation?
A consultation conducted by video conference between you and your surgeon at a distant location.
What are the advantages of surgical video consultations?
Every patient’s situation is different but in general the benefits of this service are:
• better access to specialist hand surgery care
• reduced waiting time to see your specialist hand surgeon
• reduced travel time and costs
• reduced absence from work.
How can I have a video consultation with my surgeon?
To have a video consultation with your surgeon, you must be referred by your GP and the doctors must consider it safe and suitable for you.
Why do I need to be referred by my GP?
You need to be referred by your GP to be eligible for a Medicare benefit.
Do I have to participate in a video consultation?
No - it is only for patients who wish to have a video consultation, and for those patients whose GP and surgeon consider it appropriate to have a video consultation.
Where are the video consultations provided?
Video consultations are generally arranged at your GP's practice.