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.