2010 surgery costs for hysterectomy in NSW

One of our members in NSW has provided the following breakdown of costs (2010 figures).

“Dr #####’s secretary informs me that a hysterectomy by him (laparoscopic or abdominal) is only possible through a private hospital and costs as follows:

  • Surgeon $1,685.00 (Medicare claim: $500)
  • Assistant surgeon $468.00
  • Anaesthetist $600.00
  • Private Hospital $4,510.00
  • Total $7,263.00

He took private health insurance which covered the surgery.