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    Default Cost of grommet - private but no health cover

    As above - has anyone paid for grommet surgery in a private hospital without having private health? How much did you pay all up for the surgery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by foggy View Post
    As above - has anyone paid for grommet surgery in a private hospital without having private health? How much did you pay all up for the surgery?
    Yes we did 2 years ago, it cost us $2500, with $500 back from Medicare. The bulk of the cost was the private hospital, $1500.

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    I'm not sure what the actual hospital fee was as we have insurance, but DS had grommets put in and adenoids taken out late last year and the surgery cost $1500, I think the anaesthetist was about $200 (but could be wrong on that one).

    Best bet is to call your private hospital for a quote as I'm sure they all vary.

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    It definitely depends which hospital you go to and the surgeon you choose. As grommet surgery is just day surgery you probably won't need to pay much for the hospital.

    I had my daughters adenoids removed at Saint John Monash in Melbourne just this Friday. The hospital cost was supposed to be 790, but the receptionist at the ent got them to put it down to 675, so it's worth asking for a "discount". You don't get anything back from Medicare for the hospital costs, so ask the surgeon which hospitals he/she attends and get an indication of which is cheaper.

    The anaesthetist cost was 550, but I will get part back from Medicare I'm not sure how much.

    The doctors cost was 750, again part back from Medicare.

    That was for adenoid surgery not sure how much it would cost for grommets although I imagine it may be less.

    Just giving an indication I suppose.

    Good luck xx

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    Ours was around $1300 after rebates, ended up just waiting on the public list and only waited 7 weeks and cost $0 for the exact same surgeon

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    Thanks so much for your replies everyone. I really appreciate it. It's looking like around $2000 all up, a necessary evil I'm afraid
    The surgeon said he is booked until January, but he did say that if my sons hearing (we have a hearing test Thursday) has deteriorated then he will definitely be operated on well before that.

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    I am confused... Thought main reason to go private is so you don't have to wait ..... January ......?

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    Yes, thats an awfully long time to wait if going private.

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    Wow thats a very long wait to be done privately for grommets.

    Might be an idea to ring around other ENT's to get an idea of their surgery bookings.

    Both my girls have had grommets done privately. One was done within 2wks of appt, the other about 6wks after appt but that was because we were going away

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    January?!! We see one of the top ENTs in Perth and each time (DD has had 4 sets of grommets) she's been booked in within a couple of weeks. Definitely try someone else.


 

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