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Patient Info

Our Commitment

Dr Thiruchelvam takes a holistic approach to both paediatric and adult patients. He takes into account that no one treatment is right for every patient when it comes to ENT care. By integrating a holistic style approach into everyday medical care, he is able to support the patient achieving overall wellness. 

 Paediatrics

Dr Thiruchelvam has many years of experience working with children and their families. 

As an ENT Surgeon, he has been specifically trained in treating and managing all aspects of children's ears, nose and throat disorders, ranging from the more simple conditions, to the more complex/challenging conditions. 

Dr Thiruchelvam and his staff aim to provide a positive experience for all young patients and their families, as they understand this can be a very challenging and stressful time for all. 

Adult

Dr Thiruchelvam has many years of experience working with adult ENT disorders & conditions. 

Dr Thiruchelvam approaches his patients with a biopsychosocial assessment, as this allows his patients to be more aware of their disease, the back ground, and it's natural history. 

By taking this approach with adult ears, nose and throat disorders, Dr Thiruchelvam is providing the patient with knowledge and overall wellness. He understands that no one treatment is right for every patient. 

Sinus & Sleep

In the evaluation & surgical treatment of snoring and OSA, Dr Thiruchelvam is committed to providing outstanding, comprehensive & state of the art patient care while advancing in the field with ongoing education and training.

Dr Thiruchelvam works closely with patients and their families to determine what is the best treatment for their snoring and obstructive sleep. 

Dr Thiruchelvam works closely with other specialists and health professionals to ensure that the patient and their families understand their medical condition and the best treatment for them as an individual. 

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Appointments

Before we are able to make an appointment we need to receive your referral, either via fax or email.

To ensure your referral is processed as quickly as possible we need to know if you are covered by private health insurance. You can either make a note on your referral before sending, or give our team a call to let us know. 

Dr Thiruchelvam looks over each referral and will inform his team if further testing is required before your first appointment. Our team will let you know of this. 

Once your referral has been evaluated by Dr Thiruchelvam our team will either call or email you to organise an appointment date & time. 

Please ensure all contact details on your referral are correct.

Fees & Private Health Insurance

Private Health Insurance

Being in a Private health fund allows you and your family to access the right health services at the right time. You have control of the provider, facility and treatment. 

Depending on the level of cover you have chosen, you may be required to pay an excess prior to your admission. As private health insurance can be very difficult to navigate, we perform eligibility checks when any procedures have been recommended, to ensure that you are covered

With most health fund providers, you will have out of pocket costs. Some patients have been extremely disappointed with the rebates that their health fund offers, but we as a team will ensure that all of Dr Thiruchelvam's patients are aware of the costs involved with any surgery that has been recommended. 

Self Funding

Patients 

There are many ENT conditions that may not require surgery. These conditions can be assessed, discussed and managed in the private rooms. 

If surgery has been recommended, but you are not covered, you can opt to Self-Fund for the procedure. Self-Funding allows you to have the procedure that has been discussed at a private hospital and on a date that is convenient for you. 

There are fees that will be associated with the operation at a private hospital. These are: 

1. Surgeon's fee - We will provide you with a Surgical Fee Estimate after your appointment with Dr Thiruchelvam and will explain the costs involved.

2. Hospital fee - This covers the overnight stay which is required following your surgery.

3. Anaesthetist fee - Once a date has been chosen, we then provide you with the anaesthetist details. Your anaesthetist will contact you about your anaesthetic and any associated fees. 

Time off work

Following your procedure with Dr Thiruchelvam, you will be required to have two weeks off work, school or day care. 

Our team can provide you with a medical certificate if required. Please notify us before your surgery so this can be organised. 

What to bring to hospital

If Dr Thiruchelvam has requested you have a CT scan prior to surgery, you will need to take these films with you on the day of your surgery. Reminders will be sent a week before your surgery date, and the day before surgery by our team.

The hospital will also be able to provide you with a more detailed list of what is needed for your overnight stay in hospital.