Fax, Email, Online,
Phone, Argus or Healthlink
If a medical practitioner needs a neurosurgical advice, Dr Aliashkevich can be contacted via our head office or Epworth Hospital switchboard. A phone call or a video conference can be arranged to answer the questions and discuss the suitable management plan.
Urgent appointments available on request
GP and Specialist Referrals
A current referral from a general practitioner (GP) or specialist is required for all new patients to claim Medicare rebate. GP referrals are usually valid for 12 months and specialist’s referrals for 3 months. Ideally, results of current radiological imaging (<12 months old) should be attached to a referral.
After receiving a referral, the patient will be contacted by our office to arrange an appointment.
TAC AND WORKCOVER WELCOME
Insurances and Surgery Funding
Private: Patients must have valid private health/hospital insurance with no waiting periods. Extras are not applicable for inpatient hospital treatment. The health funds don’t contribute to consultation and outpatient treatment fees.
Please note that so-called basic and bronze cover may not cover spinal surgery or neurosurgery in private hospitals. Cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacement (arthroplasty) falls into the Joint Replacement Category, which is usually included in Silver and Gold policies. Patients need to check their policy for coverage levels, exclusions, and inclusions.
TAC: Claim details and consultation approval from TAC.
Veteran Affairs/Military: Both “Gold Card” and “White Card” patients are eligible. For “White Card” holders, a condition must be covered by DVA.
Work Cover: Claim details and consultation approval from the WorkSafe insurer. Patients must pay the consultation fee upfront and claim reimbursement from their insurer.
Uninsured: Self-funded patients can be provided with a quote for all surgical, anaesthetic and hospital costs. For example, the minimum amount required for a single-segment spinal surgery not requiring any implants in a private hospital in Victoria can be around $15000 – $20000. This amount may include hospital and operating theatre fees, surgeon, assistant, anaesthetist, specialised care from a perioperative physician, and HDU or ICU care.
Dr Aliashkevich has no affiliation with a public hospital, so unless a patient is willing to pay for surgery in a private hospital, he cannot undertake surgery on someone without appropriate insurance. For all other uninsured referrals, please get in touch with the closest public hospital directly.
Online Referral Form
Our office will assist to coordinate an appointment at the location most convenient and accessible for your patients.
If you have any questions about our services, please call our main office on 0390084200 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our main office is located in Surrey Hills, within 2 minutes walking distance from the train station:
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Suite 4, Ground Floor, 619 Canterbury Road
SURREY HILLS VIC 3127